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Travellers' Choice2023
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US$5 - US$23
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch, staff were great, food was excellent and great value on the cosy lunch menu. Definitely worth a visit.

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Date of visit: November 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening, Thanks for leaving us a review on your visit. We are happy to see you enjoyed everything and agree the cosy lunch menu is great. See you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in for Sunday lunch, never been before. I can say it was one of the best Sunday lunches we have had, and didn’t have to wait long before it was on the table. Staff very friendly and helpful and atmosphere relaxed.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou Jennifer for such a lovely review see you next Sunday from Team Vale

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table here as it was two minutes down the road from our holiday lodge and we wanted something local on our first night. I'm very glad we did. The pub is lovely with plenty of parking, the service very good and the...food excellent. It was so good we returned 3 days later. I rarely eat burgers but the one on the menu sounded really good so I ordered it and I'm so glad I did, the tastiest burger I have ever had, albeit very large. The onion rings and coleslaw were lovely also. On the next visit I ordered the small fish and chips (having seen the size of the large fish on the previous visit!), also delicious. My husband had the pie which he also found to be excellent. My youngest chose from the kids menu, chicken and then sausages on the next visit, clean plates all round. Unfortunately we were too full for pudding. Service was very good with exactly the right amount of attentiveness. I would add the pinot grigio was the best I have had in a pub also! I only wish this place was closer to where we live. Really good quality food, I would highly recommend and would definitely return if we come back to the area.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review of your visit(s). We are glad to hear you and the family all enjoyed everything, we hope you had a nice holiday too! The Brewery Tower Burger is also one of my favourites!...More

Reviewed 24 October 2023

After a long family walk in the adjacent Delamere Forrest with my Family, we decided to drop in for Sunday Lunch. Upon arrival, we were seated amedietly and offered drinks and menus as we sat down. The staff are friendly and punctual and the food...and drinks where high end quality! My overall experience here was a perfect 10/10! I'd definitely recommend this place!More

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Date of visit: October 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow 10/10! Thank you for your kind review. I'll pass your comments on to the team. Our award winning Sunday roast is definitely the most popular dish we have! Although I do recommend trying the Cheese & Onion pie We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 23 October 2023

Family had Sunday Roast. It was excellent. Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. Portions were good as was value for money. Planning our next visit already. Staff were lovely and friendly but professional.

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Date of visit: October 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thanks for your kind words & review. We are glad to see the time & effort the team put in is noticed. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 21 October 2023

Yet another lovely visit to the Vale. Great food , great service and staff who make you feel so welcome.

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Date of visit: October 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for leaving us a kind review, we are happy to see you enjoy your visits. See you again soon

Reviewed 13 October 2023

A lovely pub, but the bar staff need to learn to smile more and learn to pour a full pint. We didn’t eat but the food did look good.

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Date of visit: October 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Sorry to hear you were disappointed with some of your visit. I shall look into your comments. You are more than welcome to request a pint be topped up, we try and give the pickle to all customers. Hope to see you again

Reviewed 11 October 2023

Had a table for eight for my father's birthday,all the meals were really nice and the staff were so well mannered and helpful,thankyou ,would recommend I visit here !!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind comments, especially about the team. I'll be sure to pass them on. See you again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2023

Excellent Sunday lunch great food great atmosphere great service Will definitely visit again!! Fantastic!!

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Date of visit: October 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and thank you for the 5 stars. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2023

Had the 3 course lunch, good selection, excellent value. Pretty standard, nice pub but not sure if I would return. Staff pleasant and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We'd be intrigued to hear some feedback on why you feel you may not return if you could send us a message to valeroyal@jwlees.co.uk

Reviewed 1 October 2023

Lovely new menu great service the lunch menu excellent value for money lovely place to visit we will be back

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning, Thank you for your kind words. We think our set lunch menu is great value also and its proving to be more and more popular. I suggest trying the lamb scrumpets if you haven't already. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 27 September 2023

Really a very good meal - I seldom give 5 as everyone can improve, but the staff were keen to help. would give 3 star for the sea bass and 5 star for the pie and the gammon. The last pint was a bit "yeasty"

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We'd like to hear your thoughts on the seabass if would like to send them to valeroyal@jwlees.co.uk. we appreciate your comments and custom. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Just called in for a meal as staying nearby and wasn’t disappointed. The food was great and lovely. The steak and ale pie was a mean pie and glad I chose it. Good value for money too. Staff lovely. Would certainly go back if staying...in area againMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your kind words, our homemade steak and ale pie is a firm favourite with a lot of guests. We hope to see you again when visiting.

Reviewed 19 September 2023

it was OK, could be better. Can't argue with drinks selection, food was not the best. With it being served so quick,it was thought that it might be warmed up and we think it was just warmed up, & not cooked.More

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Date of visit: August 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to see you like our drink selection, we do try and have a good varied mix to suit most. Our food is fresh and certainly not frozen. If its Sunday roast you...More

Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent food . Very tasty. Great menu . Reasonably priced. Lovely environment. The staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend the vale royal Abbey Arms

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sam S, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon Paula, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review & such a kind one at that! It's rewarding seeing such nice comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon

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Vale Royal Abbey Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4