Victoria Inn

Victoria Inn

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Hours
Sun
11:00 - 20:30
Mon
11:00 - 21:00
Tue
11:00 - 21:00
Wed
11:00 - 21:00
Thu
11:00 - 21:00
Fri
11:00 - 21:00
Sat
11:00 - 21:00
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PRICE RANGE
£5.00 – £25.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles447 reviews
Excellent
204
Very good
110
Average
62
Poor
41
Terrible
30
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Michael
Manchester2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Visited with my partner for a celebratory lunch and chose the great value Bottomless Brunch which was a sufficient sharing platter with unlimited Prosecco for 90 minutes. Food was enjoyable and we were looked after by an outstanding waitress, Kate Moss nonetheless ! who could not do enough for us even though we were a bit merry later on. Strongly recommended,
Written 2 December 2020
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Agnes R
Manchester63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
We visited on Wednesday, table booked for 4 pm. We had our temperature taken at the door then asked to sanitise our hands. We were then led to the table and the waitress explained everything to us and took our drinks order. We asked if we could wait a little while before ordering our food which they said was okay to do. We all had fish and chips which we have had on previous visits. Absolutely delicious. Our table had to be vacated by 7.15 p.m. We asked if there was a table in the bar that we could go to and they found one which we went to for some more drinks. To say I was very impressed by the way they are following all the customers safety regulations is an understatement. I would recommend anyone who is still feeling a little nervous of going in public places please be assured that you will feel very safe here. All the staff were very pleasant and a special mention to Kate. Sorry I didn't get all the names of the staff.
Written 8 August 2020
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Scott_Kate
Horwich497 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Visited here as a group of 4 for lunch, menu choices were really good with a nice specials menu. The real ale is always good and kept well, we enjoyed a couple of pints of white rat. We each had a main course and they were delicious, served fresh and hot, really good fish and chips and excellent katsu chicken burger and Greek meze. We were impressed as we haven’t dined there for some time. We will be back soon. We sat in the extension at the back and they played some really good music just at the right volume too for us to enjoy it and still chat easily to each other. Good service too.
Written 5 February 2024
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Pamela P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
Unfortunately i am having to write this 1star review, my Mum did try and speak with the Manager on Monday morning 3rd May, unfortunately the manager had no empathy or understanding of our complaint. I booked a table, there was 14 of us, we was sat over 3 tables, which i knew about when i booked. We were booked in early 11.30am, there was only our party there. We had to wait over 10/15mins for coffees to arrive, when they did they were only luke warm, one of the waitresses said they were probably sat on the end of the bar? There wasn't any avocado on the breakfast menu, the toast that came with the breakfast, well it wasnt toast it was warm bread..NO decaf Tea/Coffee, NO almond/soya milk..really!!.. My Daughter waited over 10mins for brown sauce, by time it came she had finished...I could undersatand if it was busy, we were the only ones in !! " Fannys", how can you get it so wrong ! Ive been a few times before and never had this service.
Written 8 May 2021
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Janet
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
We were greeted by a friendly man who showed us to our table. The waitress who served us was miserable and clearly did not want to be there she showed no interest in us as a family and was rude at times. She never smiled.. not once!! It was our little grand childs 4th birthday today. When we questioned why we couldn't have the Monday to Thursday deal as the website said we could she told us it had finished. When we asked if there was ice cream for a child she said.. no there wasn't. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. If it hadn't been a child's birthday party i would have had a lot more to say. The young man who served our deserts was lovely, friendly and did come and ask us if our deserts were ok. Nobody bothered to ask if our main course was to our satisfaction. We are not a family that complains but really this was substandard and completely unacceptable. The waitress in my opinion was terrible. I cannot remember a time I have experienced such poor service. We have been regular visitors to the Victoria Inn over the past 10 years or so but I doubt if I shall return again after the experience we have had tonight
Written 14 November 2022
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Jegehubb
Bolton76 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Not following COVID guidelines, made us feel uncomfortable to the point we decided to leave. First signs were good as we had our temperature checked and asked to sanitise hands. Then the experience went downhill. First they sat us at a table for two within 1 metre of other tables which they confirmed would have diners at. They seemed to have made no effort to stay within the guidelines. When we mentioned this, they moved us into the bar area, but again we were close to other tables that they said would be taken by drinkers and would have higher footfall. We could not see any distancing measures that had been made, place was a cramped as usual.
Written 29 August 2020
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Andy
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Not sure if they have changed the chef but the last 2 times i have been, the food has been dull and bland. I had the meatballs and they where dry and tasteless with the pasta. They need some tomato sauce or flavouring. I then had the chicken swingers and it was the worst chicken i have had. If it wasnt for the mayo sauce they had to add to the taste, i would have sent it back. The foods really has gone down hill and needs addressing as the last 2 times have been poor. Not sure whats happened as the food used to be nice.
Written 7 October 2021
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dez
Lagos23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
This is our go to place when we are in the U.K. We have never written a review on it because we probably take it for granted. However, our experience is consistently excellent. The food is great and it is impressive that the kitchen produces country themed specials most weeks. Today, it was Italy and it was spot on. The service is so friendly and we must mention the irrepressible Holly and the ever cheerful Lucas. Long may it continue!
Written 6 September 2023
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Carl J
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
First drank here in 1971 as a teenager, returned 50 years later for a reunion with fellow old boys. All very jolly except wandered out to the car park at the end of the evening to set off home only to discover a big dent down the side where my neighbouring parkee had made a hash of pulling out. Called the manager next day who took down details and assured me there was CCTV and they would have picked up the hit and run scoundrel. Heard nothing so called back a week later. Details taken down, assured they'd have a look and let me know. A week later having heard nothing called yet again (there seems to be a lack of communications here). Manager apologetic, re-assures he will take a look right away and call back. Which he does, hurrah, except it's to confess the CCTV only runs for 14 days and wipes clean after that. And this is now the fifteenth day.... Brilliant. Can't blame the staff but hardly finest hour. So if you're the owner of the red car that didn't give your name or number, may your cowardly actions come back and bite you in the backside. Or you could do the decent thing and drop your name at the bar and 'fess up and take the tarnish of what was otherwise a happy day.. Red car by the way.
Written 10 November 2021
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Jeanette L
Bury2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Called in for a drink after a choir rehearsal . It was 10pm , we ordered drinks & once served we were advised that they were closing at 10:30pm . Still we thought we’ve got 30 minutes . 10:10 pm last orders were rung & the music turned off . 10:25pm the staff started to turn off lights . We were made to feel uncomfortable & unwanted . Recent experiences have definitely not been the same friendly atmosphere we’ve experienced in the past . Think twice before going there for a drink because we won’t be back anytime soon !
Written 28 May 2024
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susan
Bolton7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We go fairly frequently to Fanny’s as we live nearby. The food tonight was excellent - it seems to get better at every visit! It was Friday so pretty busy but the staff were fabulous - friendly and very helpful. The starters were brought out within 15-20 of ordering. The garlic mushrooms were the best I’ve had in a pub and the garlic prawns were wonderful ( apologies to friends and family tomorrow!). I thoroughly recommend this pub for its excellent food and fabulous atmosphere.
Written 9 February 2024
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Richard L
Houghton Conquest12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
This was a real last minute decision, at gone 7pm on a Friday evening!!! Must be mad. What a good decision though. The member of staff on the phone was totally honest, explaining they were busy and there were no tables available in the restaurant so it would have to be the bar area… and it sure was. Having said that, we had more than enough elbow room even though we were actually quite close to the busy bar and it’s customers, and the service and food were great. Definitely a good choice, although will plan next time and arrive earlier
Written 12 August 2022
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Will Cocker
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
I come from a bit of a rough area in Bolton and had thought that some of the patrons of this establishment were aloof or superior. Consequently I was a bit apprehensive about going as I felt a bit out of my depth in a place like this. However I was actually made to feel really welcome by the staff and the food and drink were great. I will now recommend it to everyone I meet.
Written 17 August 2020
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Joanne W
Manchester41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Worst buffet ever, salad , sandwiches and chicken with cake. £15 per head. It was disgusting, staff miserable took away table before deserts were served. Worst experience in my life. So sorry for the lady who paid for the horrible food at a sad time.
Written 14 October 2022
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Sharon Alexander
Bolton19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Very poor service - had to get up and ask for initial and subsequent drinks, over an hour before food order was taken (after we asked to order) staff a little shirty because we asked! The food was good , drinks ok but very expensive.
Written 29 March 2024
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