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The Grey Mare Inn

££ - £££, British,
Elton Road | Belthorn, Blackburn BB1 2PG, England
+44 1254 53308
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“rag pudding” (4 reviews)
“steak pie” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Elton Road | Belthorn, Blackburn BB1 2PG, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Grey Mare Inn
1. Great refurbishment good food
"Good pub grub the refurbishment is great it’s now a very contemporary"
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2. Lunch date
"After a few weeks renovation this little pub with a big heart"
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3. good atmosphere
"excellent views, quick service, excellent food, been going for years,"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the Grey Mare for years. We've always had lovely meals. The meals and drinks are reasonably priced. The staff are always smiling and always come to you with a smile. The pub has just had a big make over inside....More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

After a few weeks renovation this little pub with a big heart has now re-opened ...We were not disappointed, the new decor and transformation is stunning....new seating areas,new bar area and new toilets done to a very high standard ....Also some new things on the...More

Thank sue53402
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Visited off spec sunday dinner with a little edginess as last time i ate here a few years ago i was served with some right old frozen garbage. This was not the case this time . Lovely service belting food and very reasonably priced and...More

Thank Kev H
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Called in here on trip to waterfoot great food fantastic staff not pretentious just wholesome food not expensive either

Thank bj2004
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We had garlic prawns and black pudding starters. Both starters were fine, not amazing. Mains were sea bass in lemon and tarragon butter and hunters chicken. I suspect prepared dishes heated in microwave. Lemon butter was non existent and sauce on chicken was dried out...More

Thank MargandMick
Reviewed 6 January 2018

You get a real warm reception here from staff. Great choice of good quality food and prices are more than reasonable. Well worth a visit, I'll be back for another great evening experience.

Thank TRACEY029
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Had lunch here. Ordered the tower burger with Chips and salad .... delicious. Perfectly cooked and presented on a wooden board covered in greaseproof paper in the style of a newspaper, very charming. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Nice atmosphere.

Thank shellpink01
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting. Amazing pub lunch. All food was fresh, cooked nicely and served nicely. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back to sample the rest of the menu after January, when they are closed for a refurb.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 16 December 2017

excellent views, quick service, excellent food, been going for years, always consistent,lunchtime meals good value,going tomorrow for 12 people family xmas party, 2nd year in a row, great.

Thank connect2hair
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This pub is great. Good drinks menu, good choice of food all at excellent prices. Service was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much to ask. This is highly recommended for bar snacks and get togethers!

Thank Nik2017K
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Questions & Answers
John S
8 December 2017|
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Response from Stephen P | Property representative |
I’m sorry we are closed Christmas Day
Shannon-louise W
25 January 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
yes I'm sure they will bring it out to you. we have had a few celebrations there and sometimes the cake is on the table for when you arrive or they have brought it out. x
15 February 2016|
Response from zeus25 |
Mon to Thur lunch 12.00-2.00 Dinner 6.00-9.00 Fri and Sat All day 12.00 - 9.00 Sunday All day 12.00 - 8.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elton Road | Belthorn, Blackburn BB1 2PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 53308
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Traditional country pub situated on the moors of Lancashire. We serve exceptional food and the north west's finest ale, within a welcoming atmosphere.
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