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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
About
Under New Management! Home cooked 100% home cooked food. Families and Dogs welcome. Fabulous bar selection including cask and craft ales.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £6
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Had Sunday lunch today, the food was good, well cooked and plenty of it. Waited 50 minutes for it to served after ordering, was 1 person ordered before us and he received his about 30 minutes earlier than us, was a long time to wait....Only chicken or gammon available today, although there was more on the menu. It was £11 95 for 1 course, £14 95 for 2 courses and £19 95 for 3 which is the most expensive in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023 via mobile

Had several spud dinners in here since Andy took over, always prepared to exacting standards. Always enjoyed and always leave stuffed. Have a try, you will not be disappointed.

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

Been for Sunday Lunch today and had the best pub roast I’ve ever had 😋 food was amazing, 5 different vegetables as well as mash and roast, delicious gammon, huge portions. Great service. I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2022

Absolutely amazing. The bar staff seated us, Amelia and Emma our order was taken and the food was amazing cooked by the new chef George. George smashed it out the park! Will definitely return. Many thanks.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022

Well what can I say. I never write a bad review. If not up to standard, I just don't go back again but today was terrible customer service. Booked at teatime today, and ordered food, cheese burger and chips and sea bass with vegetables. Arrived...promptly, burger and chips were OK , but the sea bass smelt really strong and tasted sour.. It was definitely off. Waited a while to see if any one came to ask how it was, but no one came back. I quietly went to the bar and told a member of staff that there was a problem and someone came to take my plate away. That was it!! Sat there for a further 10 mins, no one arrived to apologise or offer alternative. Another 5 mins wait, no staff or manager came to the table. In the mean time my daughter had nearly finished her meal. In the end gave up and had had to go back to the bar, in order to ask for a refund Luke warm apology seems like new young staff working there, no manager in sight. Or if he or she was, they didn't present themselves. Apparently was told chef had left in the middle of the night. Not sure who cooked the meal but obviously someone with no sense of smell. Refund given with difficulty . That was it. Left hungry. Menu was also very basic with not a great deal of choice. It's such a shame as went every week a few years ago and the food was delicious. Unfortunately based on this experience, it's put me off going for a meal there again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

Xmas eve family meal. Lovely food Slow service Good value We used to be regulars until constant management changes. Needs some leadership. We tried to book further into the holiday week and were told they weren't doing food for a few days. Confusing.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 16 December 2021 via mobile

Ok so tonight we tried a different eating place, will we go again? No! Food was lovely don't get me wrong and a good deal at £30 for two of us including a bottle of wine (sauce never arrived) The 40 minute wait was a...bit too much, and then when I asked where our food was the poor young waitress was sent to advise that the order hadn't gone through to the kitchen and offered us a free drink ( unfortunately couldn't take it up due to driving).. There are a couple of other niggles ie a dog in our eating space and a sticky table and bar but we tried :-)More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2021 via mobile

Booked a table for a family Birthday party everything was great we all had different meals I had fish it was lovely with homemade chips ,there food is great all homemade ,there was not a problem with anything just nice clean plates nothing left we...all enjoyed the food × will be back soon thanks to the staff + Mel for a lovely Evening xxMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Today myself and family went the Windle. My boyfriend and son went approx 2 months ago (before change of ownership)& we were all surprised with how tasty the Sunday dinner was. So we decided to go today and let’s just say… shocking is an understatement....Firstly, we were given menu’s, to then be told only Sunday Roasts were available. The female member of staff seemed uninterested and like she had just woken up. We asked the price of the food to which she guessed because she wasn’t sure….. To then be told each meal was £4 more as per the new owners request. £12 adult and £8.50 kids…The food that came…. Was horrific, all frozen, a £3 Birdseye microwave dinner would of been a lot better… The ONLY positive was the lovely male member of staff, who apologised for the poor quality of food and in turn give us a round of drinks on the house, this was appreciated and he shouldn’t have to apologise for the shocking service and food we received.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2021

Great local pub, Aaron the manager is fantastic and very friendly. Great service and choice of drinks/ food. Highly reccomend!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 July 2021

Been coming this pub for years and as always Dan is amazing as always but met the new guy aaron who is equally as amazing as he talks to the regulars and has a laugh and joke with them and seems to get on with...the staff. So hopefully he is gonna be around much longer than the previous owners. Amazing this pubs starting to look in good hands !!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 May 2021

Regularly come for a drink after work or on the weekend, fantastic service with excellent food and drinks, very welcoming.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Ate here a few times since Molly & Tony took charge, can’t fault anything they’ve ever cooked as always good! Today though due to covid all that was available is Sunday roasts and unfortunately neither me or the better half fancied one albeit we were...both hungry! Asked if we could have two beef and gravy butty’s and before we knew it they was on our table ready to eat and boy were they good 😋 These guys will do anything to keep customers happy, would recommend to everyone without any hesitation!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2020

Went for Sunday lunch food was great but though the portions of mash and roast potatoes where very small ice cream scoop of mash potato and 2 roast potatoes just not enough in my view

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

Really friendly staff and tasty food with fair pricing and large portions of food. The only thing We didn’t like was the peppercorn sauce it was see through and didn’t taste very nice. It lacked cream and pepper in my opinion. But I will definitely...be returning.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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The Windle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5