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Friary Road, Lichfield, England
+44 1543 257344
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Went midweek for lunch with friends. Had the salmon teriyaki on egg noodles- very tasty and good portion, others had the garden pea risotto with rocket, again very good.Got to say, great food and service, thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, would definitely return.

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Thank travellalot011
BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Thank your for this review. I'm pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your visit and will be returning to us in the future. The team and I look forward to providing you with more great food and service. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have fond memories of the bowling green from past times when living in Lichfield. Now living overseas but back visiting family we decided to go back for Sunday lunch. The food was ok but not the good food of my memories. Service was good and friendly.

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BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, your feedback is valued greatly. I'm very disappointed to hear that you were let down by the food and that it didn't live up to your expectations, my deepest apologies for this. I hope you will be returning to us in the future to give us another chance at creating... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We regularly visit the Bowling Green, the food and service have always been wonderful, so much so that we travel 15 miles to visit because we like it so much.

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Thank MrsCAJohnson
BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review. It means a great deal to myself and the team how far you travel to visit us and I'm so happy to hear that you are always provided with wonderful service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Terrible chips - we went on a ~Tuesday night - a burger and a drink for £7.99 a good deal but leave the dry frozen boil in a bag straight from the back of a lorry boring tasteless chips alone. The pulled pork burger was tasty - the cheese and bacon burger was lovely, with tomato and letttuce and onion.... More 

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Thank Lindybow
BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, I'm sorry to hear that your meal was let down by bad quality chips. It is routine for our chefs to plate every meal with fresh, seasoned chips and it seems that on this occasion, that wasn't the case. This is not acceptable and will be passed onto the kitchen team during training. However, I... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I love this pub! Lovely atmosphere, cheap drinks and all the staff are lovely. I have been going here for many months now and is a great gathering place to catch up with friends and also have a nice dinner.

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BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, your kind comments are greatly valued. I'm glad to hear you visit us regularly and speak so highly of us. I hope to see you again soon. More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great location, perfect for sunny days with the outdoor seating Food and bar very basic but a great central location and casual pub!

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Thank bobslouise
BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm so happy to hear you enjoy visiting the Bowling Green and speak so fondly of it. The team and I look forward to your return. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Friday lunch, on the way to visit friends in centre of town. Lovely experience. Staff lovely,helpful, attentive, Wine reasonable price, reasonable quality. Couldn't have been better really. Would go again and would recommend.

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Thank ann w
BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and had an overall successful experience with us. Your comments and recommendations are greatly appreciated by us and I look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Food was ok, but service was extremely slow. Quiet Wednesday after 2pm but waited such a long time for food. Other tables getting their food before us. Disappointing, won't be coming back.

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Thank Julie S
BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about the issues you faced during your visit and understand your disappointment. Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention, your review will be shown to the team and used to address/solve the problem. I hope you will give us another try and allow us to provide you with the high standard of service we... More 

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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Bowling Green many a time and today was just as good as always. 2 kids meals (includes a drink, main meal and pudding) 2 x 3 course adult meals (starter, main and puddings) with extra drinks..... £36!! And it was so delicious we left happy and slightly fatter lol Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Thank Anna L
BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. I'm very happy to hear you all enjoyed your meals and appreciated the value of our set menus. I would like to say thank you for your kind comments on behalf of the whole Bowling Green team. See you again soon. More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great atmosphere , friendly staff , good choice of food and drinks available . Lots of different areas to choose to sit , family friendly .

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Thank pocketrocket1971
BG_Lichfield, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review, your comments are greatly appreciated. I'm glad to here you enjoy your time with us and I look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friary Road, Lichfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Lichfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1543 257344
Description
Ember Inns pub

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?