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The Hand & Dagger is a traditional country pub, dog friendly, with an open fire and Beer Garden, enjoying a pretty rural location by the Lancaster Canal at Treales, nr. Kirkham. Serves a range of excellent home-made dishes mixing traditional pub fayre with modern dishes and the best Sunday Lunch in the area. Also bar nibbles and daily specials and all dishes are available in half portions for children. Food allergies catered for on request. Table reservations recommended. Outside catering service offered and available for private functions. Campsite open Friday to Sunday, 5 Pitches available at £5 per night, subject to availability. All pitches must be booked in advance.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in this afternoon for a drink and we’re not disappointed. We have been going to the Hand & Dagger for a few years as it is the most friendly traditional local pub which serves great food and alcohol at a very reasonable price.... What sets the experience off is the Landlord who is the best entertaining host with a very dry humour but gives a customer experience like no other I have ever seen. I have managed many hotels as an Operations Director but never found an establishment with such great management and staff with a great onbiance.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Always comes highly recommended but our first visit. The haggis starter was delicious and we had beef bourginion and sea bass meals which were both really good. Atmosphere was welcoming and service was great. We all agreed we will definitely be returning

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Well it is that time again where has this year gone so as usual we would go nowhere else for our Xmas lunch than the Hand & Dagger It was just loveley with the usual roaring fire friendly staff and of course the landlord Martin...who never tires of chatting to all his customers The food was divine so fresh & always served hot This pub survived the pandemic & is thriving as always due to determination & hard work by all Keep up the good work & we will see you soon Kind Regards Gary & JennyMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

We arrived impromptu to quite obviously a very busy time with a complete expectancy of being told there were no tables available , however from our first ask the bar staff and restaurant staff made a great effort to fit us in , we didn't...have to wait for excellence service nor for our quality food..10 out 10 in everyway ..however then ( and if you read previous reviews ) MARTIN appeared ...I feel the only way to describe him , showing my age here is a thin Bernard Mannings , loud, opinionated , in your face type of guy ...but ...it ups my rating from a 10 to a 12 ..he and his fantastic staff made our experience one of the great nights out ..please dont take all the negative things said about Martin as true its just the way he his in my opinion .. it was our first time meeting him and the crew tonight and both of us will be back in a heartbeat ...thank you all for a funny night and good scram xxMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Just been to hand and dagger for lunch 2 of are meals were cold we had prawn cocktail never had it on plate before not agood choice going there won't be going again to have asunday lunch like that awful

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Wonderful friendly relaxed atmosphere . Absolute top quality food. The lady who served us was very pleasant,food to die for home cooked great price.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

After a good walk along the canal and a spot of geocaching we visited the Hand and Dagger for lunch. The fish, chips and mushy peas was very good. Although not a very big piece of fish it was tasty with a thin crispy batter....The staff were excellent, very polite and helpful. Definitely well worth a visit and we will return in the future.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Having had the Hand & Dagger recommended,we went for lunch. I ordered a steak burger, it came with lovely crisp fries & coleslaw, delicious. My husband ordered baby ribs, he enjoyed them & said they were first class. No complaints from us & we will...go again. Only complaint was it was quite cold, had to keep coats on.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Found this pub after looking on Google for a dog friendly pub , and have to say it is fantastic super super dog friendly our Rosie got a nice bowl of water and some tripe and was fussed over by the extremely friendly staff, the...food is delicious I had the steak burger and a side of onion some onion rings Karen and her mum had gammon chips and egg which also came with salad portions are massive and all of our food was quite simply outstanding, Karen is ceiliac so normally limited on the desert front not here fantastic choice I had new York cheesecake cake Karen's mum had sticky toffee pudding and Karen had chocolate cake with ice cream all delicious, I can't recommend this little gem of a pub highly enough great staff great food lovely atmosphere highly recommended 10/10More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

A mid-week evening meal with my dad. Martin and his team couldn't have been more welcoming and the food was excellent. We had fish and chips - both were perfectly cooked, the fish great quality and the chips properly home cooked. Very much recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Had Sunday lunch here, limited menu as it was a Sunday. Some of the items would cost less on any other day but in this case every main course was £17 I had the beef dinner. Over sized Yorkshire pudding which made the plate look...full. The beef was tough. Veg sparse. Carrot and swede mash was the size of a desert spoon. Two roast potatoes. Everything was over salty so I couldn't eat it all. Very disappointed as the food is usually good. However, I have seen a few bad reviews lately about this place. It's really gone down hill in my opinion. Think they've got too big for their boots! I won't be going again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

I was told about this place by a friend/colleague and looked it up, the reviews were pretty good. So, we were planning a trip to Lytham and thought we’d call on the way home. The table was ready for us when we arrived and the...service was speedy, pleasant and efficient. I liked that the landlord was meandering through the restaurant and bar area keeping a watchful eye on things and checking that staff were on top of things - direction from the boss is a must in my book! The food was spot on - fish & chips (chips to die for), butter chicken tikka, king prawn curry and sticky toffee pudding. Pub grub at its best - well done 👩‍🍳 It’s good to see a local place doing things well, it was packed and rightly so 👏👏👏More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023 via mobile

Just had haddock and chips and Teley real ale. Superb! And the food wasn't half bad either! I jest of course! The food and the ale were brilliant. The haddock was firm & flakey with crisp tasty batter. The chips were real (not frozen) and...to die for. Cheese cake looked good and tasted mww! All in all a very pleasant experience. I would say this is the the best pub for food and ale in Lancashire. None of this ' chain pub ' frozen, microwaved rubbish here.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023

An Absolutely amazing local proper pub! Thankyou Martin and the team. The fish menu was perfect! We can’t Thankyou enough.😁👍Buonissimo! 😘gratzie Mille

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023

Popped in for dinner last night and had the always marvellous steak pie, a huge portion of melt in the mouth steak topped with the lightest of pastry and first rate chips and fresh vegetable selection. Finished with cheesecake and ice cream topped with toffee...sauce. Naughty but very nice. The waiting staff were attentive and polite and Martin was as ever the perfect host. We're so lucky having this gem of a pub on our doorstep.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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