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Starting Gate

) #59 of 187 Restaurants in St Helens ££ - £££ British
129 Chain Lane | The Starting Gate Pub, St Helens WA11 9HB, England
+44 1744 602465
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
28 Dec 2016
“Nice pub”
14 Feb 2016
“New management and chef”
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££ - £££
129 Chain Lane | The Starting Gate Pub, St Helens WA11 9HB, England
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nice pub with friendly staff. Called in for a few with a friend as non-locals and was made to feel really welcome.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

WAS the best now quite easily the worst place to eat since the change of chef, i ordered a cheese burger and it was raw in the middle, sent it back and didnt bother asking for a replacement. Fries were slightly enemic not very hot...More

Thank Abm R
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We have been regular visitors for couple years here for sunday lunch was always booked up when we arrived one other table and temporary menu, told new manager whom was also the new chef, first impressions are sadly we're finished here nowhere near as good...More

Thank tomt1230
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Came in tonight for a meal with friends after we heard it was under new management. Was very pleased with the new menu, great range of foods to choose from. Couldn't fault the meal at all. Brilliantly cooked and very well presented. Excellent service from...More

1  Thank paramore26
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal tonight and want to thank the staff for a lovely meal and excellent service, we had heard it was under new management, and after visiting in December the improvement we saw tonight is amazing, looking forward to visiting again and seeing...More

1  Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Went to colleagues leaving do with 11 other people . The food was very large portions and very tasty bug we waited a long time. We had 3 courses and it took nearly 2 hours 30 mins. I will go back to see how long...More

Thank davebyrne169
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Went for a family celebration tonight 07/11/15 pre booked a week ago and were asked for our choices starters arrived which were really tasty, waited a while for main courses everybody got theirs my wife was last to be served then it came and wasn't...More

Thank Blade65
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We've been to the Stables half a dozen times or so and 2 things stick out that need to change. Firstly, the menu. I appreciate that there is a specials board, but when you get the menu delivered to your table, it never varies. That...More

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We go here quite often and always enjoy the food and staff are friendly. The food is always tasty and well presented and the portions are large

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We booked a meal Saturday night for 5 family members .. Hadn't been before all though 2 of our party had and had recommended it .. we arrived at 6.30 and the place was empty .. the bar staff / waitresses were nice friendly girls...More

1  Thank Paula K
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Questions & Answers
15 February 2016|
Response from | Property representative |
Yes the stables is now closed. We have a different food offer available, serving pub classics and grills. Food will be available 7 days a week from 21st Feb, after a little redecorating.
eileen p
22 February 2015|
Response from TraceyCollins | Reviewed this property |
yes it is very family friendly! and you can book to secure a table, if there is a group of you I would ring and book but they do let walk ins in but probably better to ring and book in
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Chain Lane | The Starting Gate Pub, St Helens WA11 9HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  St Helens
  • Phone Number: +44 1744 602465
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