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Jolly Crofters


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Excellent value pub in Bolton We offer everything you'd expect from a traditional British pub, from homemade dishes to quality Cask Ale and wines from around the world. We're the ideal pub to while away the hours in front of a fire with your friends and family, and enjoy classic pub events; from quizzes to live sport.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed today via mobile

Booked a table for 4 on 16 th feb , no chicken , beef burgers or homemade Yorkshire puddings available amongst other dishes ! Felt sorry for the poor waitress who was so apologetic ! Another couple informed us there no white wine ,needless to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank C8284FQjulieb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here tonight for a birthday meal. Wasnt impressed at all. Very slow service from the get go, we rang and asked to reserve a table, we arrived and they clearly hadn't done what they said they would do. Sat down and picked what we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Beans92
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited today at lunch time with a friend. On arrival we were told it would be a 30 minute wait for food - fair enough , though it wasn't terribly busy. We ordered and sat having a drink.This used to be a great pub...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank pipbibby
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Used to love lunch out at The Jolly Crofters in Horwich, but sadly will not be going again. Just had a refurbishment and new menu. Ordered lunch , a vegetarian burger and a brunch burger, then was told it would be half an hour. After...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank LouiseC3412
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with friends for a meal yesterday however cannot see where the £250K has been spent apart from on the new furnishings. The food was mediocre to say the least, far smaller portions and greatly increased prices, had to send a few dishes back too....More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank 918salsa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Holley crofters on a Sunday afternoon for a drink after a walk around haig hall ,at 3 o'clock it was very busy but we were served quickly the ace has undergone a recent refit and looks very fresh ,nice atmosphere and pleasent...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Jolly Crofters last night, Saturday, for a meal with friends. We had booked a table which was just as well as the place was extremely busy. Then we encountered our first problem. We asked for a bottle of white wine and we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband took me for a meal at your pub yesterday Valentine’s Day, the place looks really nice and the staff where lovely and very attentive, the menu was great so we ordered our food and then it went down hill, my husband ordered mixed...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ktfenton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant on a very busy Friday night the service was great especially with how busy the place was all our three courses tasted fabulous and piping hot would like to thank Johnathan and all the staff be it bar kitchen waiters and cleaners...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JohnS9782
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always had a love-hate relationship with this place... some awesome times, some horrendous times but then it closed for re-furbishment when Marston's took over the pub... so I decided to take my mum for her lunch on the day they re-opened. What a marked difference!!!!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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John F
7 December 2016|
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Response from GeneralManagerA699 | Property representative |
We do try and keep Dogs in the bar area, and it does state on the entrance that we are a dog friendly pub, unfortunately this will not be changing anytime soon, Kind Regards David Thomas GM
John F
9 March 2016|
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Response from Rooster_1966 | Reviewed this property |
I too think John F is confused. I will go again soon and see if what you say is true, but I am doubtful. I wonder if John F has an ulterior motive, maybe supports a local pub/restaurant that is losing business to the Jolly... More
John F
9 March 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
20 plus years ago it was a great pub. I don't think the place has been cleaned since then. We should complain away, hopefully the place will be closed down!
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