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Reviewed 8 October 2023

What a wonderful find in Winster, friendly staff, excellent service, went for drink also had cornish pasty which did not disappoint. Large car park to rear. Tables and chairs on forecourt on a lovely peaceful street. Real fire in cold weather. Community run shop few...minutes walk away.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

We were delighted to be able to order a Saturday evening takeaway meal on another return trip to Winster. The quality of the food is as good as ever, tasty and served piping hot. We enjoyed a couple of drinks in the bar chatting to...people before we collected our food and it’s great to see the pub still so cheerful and popular. Thank you to David and Marilyn. See you next time!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

Another stay in our favourite village Winster so we pre-booked a takeaway Sunday lunch which was easy to collect and delicious. Piping hot pork roasts followed by syrup syrup sponge and custard. The pub itself is a lovely cosy place to stop by for a...drink. David and Marilyn are great hosts and always offer a friendly welcome. Takeaway meals only and open for drinks only on on certain days so check website. We will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

Staying near by at Cambridge Lodge order four meals. Wow! A simple ordering and collection process. Food still piping hot when served at home. Excellent. Take Away Only.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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peakparkpub, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Thanks for your kind review, really pleased that we ticked all the boxes. We continue to offer takeaways on Friaday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. These are a bit different from the norm as we prepare restaurant style meals. We also have genuine Cornish...More

Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

Rented a house in Winster for the weekend and by having a quick look through the guestbook, the Old Bowling Green was highly recommended! We went for a drink the first evening and were greeted by the loveliest staff; the bar worker at the time...was super chatty and friendly and we’re gutted we can’t remember her name. We ended up ordering takeout for the following evening, and it was absolutely delicious (the best chips I’ve genuinely ever eaten). Prices were incredible given the quality. Would completely recommend to anyone visiting the area, 5/5 stars.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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peakparkpub, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2022

Thank you very much for your review, it is reassuring to read that we ticked the boxes. We are continuing to offer our takeaway pub meal service on a Friday and Saturday evening, and Sunday lunchtime, whilst not serving meals in the pub - this...More

Reviewed 17 May 2021 via mobile

Another visit to wonderful Winster so we pre-ordered a takeaway Sunday roast. Generous, hot and delicious. A real treat. Hopefully next time we can eat in the bar again and see this lovely village inn bustling with life once more.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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peakparkpub, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2021

Thanks for your lovely review Carrowdale - we are reopening our bar on Friday 25th June just for weekends for now; Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday all day from 12 noon - however - we will not be serving meals in the pub at...More

Reviewed 29 November 2020

We stayed for one night in September. Bradwell is a good base for a walk which helped us work up a healthy appetite. The room was clean and equipped with everything we needed and the only issue was that the wi-fi did not reach the...room. The food in the evening and at breakfast the following morning was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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peakparkpub, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2021

Love the review but not ours! - Bradwell is about fifteen miles away in the Hope Valley near Castleton, and if you want to stay in that area this sounds like a good bet. Sorry we don't have letting rooms, just operating as a Takeaway...More

Reviewed 7 November 2020

We recently stayed in Winster and gave the Old Bowling Green takeaway menu a try on our first night. We enjoyed the food and service so much, we used it again and again!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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peakparkpub, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2021

Glad you enjoyed our takeaways, thanks for taking the time to submit a review. As we approach the end of Jan 2021 we are operating our takeaway service on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday lunch times. Pre-ordering only and precise staged collection slots avoid...More

Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

We had takeaway twice from this lovely pub because we enjoyed it so much. The food was delicious - chicken and ham pie, mash and mushy peas- the service was efficient, warm, and friendly. Hopefully when we next come back we’ll also be able to...have a drink inside. Highly, highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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peakparkpub, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2020

We sincerely hope that you will be able to enjoy a drink in our historic pub, latest government regulations limit pubs to table service and a 10pm close down; we are assessing whether we will be able to operate under those restrictions - although our...More

Reviewed 24 August 2020

David and Marylin’s takeaway is extensive and really feels like you’ve brought the pub to your front room ( especially with a vessel of real ale!) If you’ve not tried it you absolutely should. Extensive, efficient, Covid sorted 👍and delicious!

Date of visit: August 2020
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peakparkpub, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2020

What can we say?! - we're still blushing after reading your report. Thanks for your review, and please keep coming... best wishes David Marilyn and Team

Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

We visited here for take away and received a lovely meal and good, friendly service. Collection and payment were simple.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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peakparkpub, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2020

Thank you, we appreciate your taking time to submit a review of your experience, we are in uncertain times at present and we will be continuing with our takeaways which are a safe way of enjoying pub food, in the comfort of your own surroundings....More

Reviewed 23 March 2020

In these challenging times of isolation it's great to have a treat or two. To celebrate Mothers Day we sat down to a wonderful Sunday Roast, coutesy of the Old Bowling Green washed down with a few pints of Moonshine. But this was on our...table, in our dining room in front of our blazing fire. And it was great. Well presented on proper plates with a separate pot of gravy. The Yorkshire pudding was fantastic. Thank you David and the team for creating this service which will surely become something else to celebrate in this amazing village.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2020

Thank you Steve W for your kind words, and pleased that you found our offerings acceptable. Currently restricting the service to our Club members but hope to be able to offer it more widely when we have established our routines... Keep Safe. best wishes David...More

Reviewed 25 February 2020

We, my wife and I and an 85 year old lady enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal. There was a lot of choice and the staff asked if our guest wanted a smaller portion after hearing her say she was worried about lots of vegetables....We said No (she just wanted to make sure she gets lots of meat!) and she finished the lot. The nice thing was that they paid attention to our discussion. This was Sunday lunch and we had the roast. Good meat, no gristle and the right amount of fat. The puddings were large but very light and my ginger sponge was to die for! The pub was well set up with tables and in a small Derbyshire village there was plenty of parking - usually a problem.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

How very kind of you to go to the trouble of posting a review, we were indeed impressed by the appetite of your senior guest; and very pleased to learn that the lunch was satisfactory. I understand that you journeyed here for the lunch and...More

Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

Great place. Still feels like a good old fashioned pub. Lovely open fires. Huge selection of drinks many local brews. Great Sunday lunch. David and Marilyn fantastic hosts. Lovely staff in a beautiful village that’s great for a weekend away. Pub not open Mondays or...Tuesdays 😩More

Date of visit: February 2020
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DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2020

How nice to read your review! Really sorry that we don't open Mondays & Tuesdays - or serve meals on Wednesday evenings - ( when we do offer complimentary nibbles between six and seven...) and we hope that you will hurry back soon. After celebrating...More

Reviewed 21 January 2020

After several visits, this pub cannot be faulted. There is a warm (literal and metaphorical) welcome and one is not rushed. After ordering, there is sufficient time to enjoy a drink before the meal is served by local teenagers who are extremely polite and efficient....The beef roast dinner was delicious as usual, as was the dessert. It has to be one of the best Sunday lunches around - thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2020

Thank you very much ArthurBarrie, and we really appreciate your diplomatic way of stating that our service was not rushed... we are not a fast food outlet and are pleased that you appreciate the time you had to relax with a pre-lunch drink. All the...More

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Roy R
20 September 2018|
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Response from DavidB_and_MarilynB | Property representative |
Hi Roy Thanks for your query - We are open just for drinks on Christmas Eve, just for drinks Christmas day lunchtime and for drinks and a Quiz on Boxing day. Hope this helps with your planning. David & Marilyn
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Response from DavidB_and_MarilynB | Property representative |
Thanks for your query - yes we are dog friendly in parts of our pub; always worth making a reservation though. Hope this helps David & Marilyn
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No sorry, there is a B&B opposite us, contact us for details should you still need somewhere.
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