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537 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 3BJ, England
+44 1704 574161
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On our recent visit to the Toby Carvery I was pleasantly surprised to find the improvement in the temperature of the food. As always the meats were up to the correct standard and the staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs. Although I will say the constant changing of the menu is a downfall for the menus. Overall,... More 

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general manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Ainsdale, responded to this review

Dear critic2002, Thanks for reviewing the Toby Carvery Ainsdale on Trip Advisor and giving us such a positive review. This does mean so much to myself and the team here at Toby Carvery Ainsdale and we would like to extend our gratitude for you're kind comments. The team and I look forward to seeing you again soon, and once again... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've recently come back to have lunch here after an absence of few weeks because we were not happy or satisfied with overall quality of food or service. Glad to report that things have very much improved; quality of food and standard of service have both significantly improved and we now feel properly relaxed here again. Manager has resolved all... More 

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general manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Ainsdale, responded to this review

Dear rondavieswillilliams, Thank you so much for you're kind comments and positive review on Trip Advisor, I'm glad to read that we have now corrected any and all errors in regards to service and quality of food and that we have secured you're much appreciated custom. Our aim is to treat each customer as a guest in our own home... More 

Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Advised this was good by a staff member at Pontins. Food excellent and good value, staff fantastic really made us welcome. Well done chef your humour was very welcome.

Thank alan h
general manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Ainsdale, responded to this review

Dear alan h, Thank you so much for you're positive review on Trip Advisor, I have shared you're comments with the team especially the humorous chef that you are referring to (I know exactly which chef you mean!). I hope you had a pleasant stay at Pontins and we hope to see you again soon in the next holiday season.... More 

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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice place to get the family together for a meal. We had a great, with our traditional weekly gathering, a delicious Sunday roast for diner, lots of laughs and a fantastic cheesecake and apple crumbles with custard for dessert.

Thank Lari D
general manager A, General Manager at Toby Carvery Ainsdale, responded to this review

Dear Lari D, Thank you so much for you're kind comments, you're review has been shared with the entire team here at Ainsdale and we cant thank you enough for you're positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you and you're family again soon if we don't see you before Christmas have a very merry Christmas and a happy new... More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much for a warm welcome. Restaurant was cold. Food even colder, indelible. Complained and was offered a reheat but given they were obviously not following the procedures for keeping the food warm then the chances of them reheating it safely seemed remote so we decided to pay up and leg it instead without eating any of it. No refund... More 

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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast today ordered the buffet breakfast and coffee. Price was fine and this may just be me me, however with a sign outside saying the home of the full English it seemed a little strange that black pudding wasn't on offer. Worse still the lady watched me put food off my plate back in to the pans on... More 

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

On our way home from Southport we came across the Carvery. Just called in and were quickly seated (just in time, queues later). The service was quick, knowledgeable and friendly. We asked about gluten free options, initially the man didn't have much knowledge, but the manager and our waitress (Justine) were knowledgeable and friendly. We opted for the carvery and... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We visit a lovely restaurant Toby Carvery the food was lovely and the premise is very clean and the staff were very polite and funny I would definitely go back here Thank you

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Have visited here several times this year..bit of a hit and miss. Sometimes good sometimes not so good. Beef can be chewy, gravy watery. Food not always hot as would like. Ice cream quite runny. Giving it a miss for a while or may not return at all. Shame as staff are very nice.

Thank Frances S
Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Wasn't too impressed last time I went to the Toby carveryhowever my other half was adamant that we should go. We were greeted by friendly staff and the food was SO much better than the last time I was there. Our server was a lovely girl (can't remember her name, Nicole or Natalie I think) but nothing was too much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 3BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Southport  >  Ainsdale
  • Phone Number: +44 1704 574161
Welcome to the Toby Carvery Ainsdale. When it comes to roast dinners, we really know our stuff. Every day our chefs lay on a feast of tender, hand-carved meats with all the trimmings – including towering Yorkshire puds, golden roasties with all those lovely little crunchy bits, and plenty of freshly prepared veg, all crowned with proper gravy. So it's no wonder we're Southport’s favourite carvery restaurant. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts and tasty specials.

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