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Samlesbury Hall Restauant

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Preston New Road, Preston PR5 0UP, England
+44 1254 812010
Sun - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a trip to Samlesbury Hall for christmas lunch whilst the in laws were visiting. Sat down to a three course set lunch menu at 2pm and asked for our drink orders immediately. After about 20 minutes we had not even seen another member of staff, asked our orders and had received no drinks. I actually ordered the families starter... More 

Thank char987
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall Restauant, responded to this review

Hi Char, Thank you for your review - I think your feedback is much needed. It's great to know the food is so good, and we will deal with the service accordingly (this is not acceptable at all) If you can please contact us at the Hall we would be delighted to welcome you back for a cream tea (on... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came with family for an afternoon that was purchased as a gift. Although the afternoon tea itself was ok we were fairly disappointed by the overall service. We wished to modify the booking from 2 to 3 people and tried without any success to phone from Thursday onwards (we visited on sunday). Finally got an answer on sunday morning... More 

Thank ladybectoria
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall Restauant, responded to this review

Dear Ladybectoria, We are horrified to read that you didn't have a pleasant afternoon tea - we have discovered that one of our phone lines isn't working correctly and are still waiting for BT to sort this out for us. Our afternoon tea standards should be as high as the rest of the food and we are mortified that we... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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141 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with 7 people as a nice place close to the motorway to meet. Beautiful surroundings and friendly staff when we arrived. It's a small menu but all good. The portions are not huge so don't come here if you are very hungry. Desserts in particular were very well presented. So everyone was happy with this place and... More 

Thank John B
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall Restauant, responded to this review

Hello How nice to hear that you enjoyed our food. Often, diners tell us that our portions are too big.. so we are not sure which 'small portion' you had We are applauded for the use of white gloves ... it saves offering food with bare hands which some people find offensive and we pride ourselves on hot plates ...... More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I'm sad to say we were very disappointed in our visit to this restaurant. We visited at lunch time for a sandwich and coffee and was directed to seating just outside the restaurant. None of the tables had been cleared and not one had a menu on. It took 10 minutes to get somebodies attention to ask for a menu... More 

Thank Amy I
Sharon J, Manager at Samlesbury Hall Restauant, responded to this review

Hi Amy, Thank you for your review - I am most upset to hear about your wait and the uncleared tables. Unfortunately we were so much busier than anticipated at the weekend, and this combined with lots of newer staff (we have lost a few of the team to university!) meant there was a bit of a wait. Please do... More 

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

Visited Samlesbury Hall with friends on 22/09/2016. Toured the hall and grounds for an hour or so before settling down at a reserved table in the hall restaurant. Lovely setting and a pleasant day out overall. Between us we had Sunday roast(with all the trimmings) trout and hot pot x 2 followed by puddings made up of brownies with chocolate... More 

2 Thank Edward K
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall Restauant, responded to this review

Thank you so much ... the trustees need to ensure that visitors are happy and that there is enough of an income to repair and maintain the Hall ... you have helped us fulfil those requirements... see you soon More 

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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I went with a group of almost 60 for a tour of the hall including lunch. Providing food to a large group often results in a disappointing meal but this was really very good. A good home made soup, salmon cooked perfectly, a very creditable fruit crumble with a nut topping and all served hot. I loved the tour, the... More 

Thank Jolliesaddict
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We just had a light lunch which included home made soup. Really tasty. Great selection. We will be returning soon for a full meal. The menu would suit all tastes. Lovely staff

Thank Choclover12
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The staff were very pleasant and helpful but all seemed inexperienced and lacked the attention to detail one would have expected at such a location. We had been informed that pre-booking was essential and the time given on the phone was confusing as upon arrival the restaurant was empty. We were told to wait while our table and food was... More 

Thank JoGarrigan
Sharon J, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall Restauant, responded to this review

Hello Jo It's such a shame that you didn't enjoy your afternoon tea We make a tremendous amount of these and are not sure why you find the food tasty but disappointing. As with most quality traditional afternoon teas white sliced bread with the crusts cut off is quite usual. Like all other quality afternoon tea purveyors, we need to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

On the whole we had excellent food, super swift and pleasant service and it was good value for money. The only complaint was from the four year old with us who said that the chips had no flavour. In fact he was quite right. They were very flavourless indeed. Possibly using the wrong variety of potato ?

Thank Travellight236
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We each ordered something different (there were 5 of us in our party) We all enjoyed our meals and impressed by the quality of the food and the staff's friendly manner!

Thank Nell_Huws

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Preston New Road, Preston PR5 0UP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 812010
Located within Samlesbury Hall is an award-winning restaurant open daily for Lunch Sunday - Friday (Closing occasionally on Fridays for weddings - please check before you travel)

There is no admission fee if you visit Samlesbury Hall just to dine in the restaurant.

Booking is advised on Sundays and on busy event days such as Mothers/Fathers Day and over the festive period.

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