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Bar, Pub, British
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Excellent clean old style pub top class pool and 3 snooker tables, friendly and good prices cheers Rob

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2019

The carvery is good value with four choices of meat and plenty of vegetables. I felt a bit intimidated as I ordered at the bar as some locals were very rowdy. One was talking to me and I am sure he was just being friendly...but I couldn’t understand a word he said as he was intoxicated. The bar staff were helpful and friendly. The tablecloth was dirty although I did notice there were other clean tables that we could have moved to but felt a bit awkward doing that.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We were on our way home from North Wales on a Sunday and decided to stop off for some food as I spotted a sign for a Sunday Carvery 12-4 pm. The Hotel is situated next to the popular truck stop cafe. There was plenty...of parking at the hotel. The carvery is situated in a large room at the back of the pub. You can pay by cash or by card at the bar. Adult Carvery was £6.50 each and there was a choice of a smaller plate. The carvery became very busy at around 12-30. There was a choice of 4 meats including Beef, Pork, Turkey & Lamb. There was plenty of fresh veg and sauces. I really don't have any negatives regarding our visit. It's was a really nice Carvery at a very good competitive price.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

It is with a heavy heart but a full stomach that I must now say that the best breakfast for miles is here, for a mere £5.00 you get 2 quality thick cut bacon slices, 2 sausges, fried bread, egg, beans, tomato, hashbrown,mushrooms, blackpudding, toast,...mug of tea/coffee. The place is not a Palace but see past the decor and you'll have good food and friendly service. The 5 stars is for the food.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I wasn't expecting luxury just somewhere to stay at the end of a working day with a clean comfy bed and bathroom. Myself and my colleague, both female stayed for 2 nights and asked for a room change after the first night due to a...dirty bathroom with towels I wouldn't even use to dry the Dog with. The 2nd room was even worse. The manager wasn't helpful or even interested in our complaints. I'm not a fussy woman but never in my life have I experienced a shambles like itMore

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our coach company 2Ks travel celebrated our first year with a meal on Wednesday 19th October. All the tables had lovely white cloths on and we brought balloons and banners with us. I00 of us sat down to a really lovely carvery and given the...number we were all served in 45minutes. The Carvery served three delicious meats and a fine selection of vegetables beautifully cooked and quickly served so it remained piping hot. The staff were friendly very pleasant and helpful. In short everyone had a great time and we all said we would certainly be happy to come again and enjoy another carvery Thanks to everyone for making it a great dayMore

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Stopped off for a drink on the way home as the outside has loads of character, inside was well overdue for a refurbish. We wandered out side to the 'beer garden' to the rear which was along the same lines, gas cannisters and 3 old...wooden trestle tables seem to be the only features worth a mention. Had to move several times to get a good photo with a decent background! Somebody please buy it and spent half a million on it! It's in a prime location for the traveller and could be the centrepiece of the area.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

it was alright, wasn't the best, outside with all the broken Christmas lights that you don't take down makes the place look tacky

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Old building and you have to walk through the bar to get to the dining room. This is fine, as you can get your drinks on the way. Dining room is a little tired looking and in need of complete re-decoration. However, tables and seating...are clean and very tidy. Carvery is an absolute delight though, plenty of it, served with friendliness and care. Everything is as hot as a good roast dinner is meant to be and vegetables vary which is nice when returning. Usually plenty of room on tables, but does get tremendously busy (of course, it's lovely!) at lunchtimes on a Sunday. Overall, a lovely relaxing, family friendly place to have a fabulous roast dinner! We return many times.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

I was in the area and wanted something to eat before traveling home, this was the closest to my location so went. First impression from outside was that it was a nice building, shame inside let it down. It was really run down, the room...was uninviting and it didn't feel clean. The menus were sticky which is a big no, no for me. We were told they were only serving sandwiches at the time which wasn't really what we wanted so we left. The place needs a upgrade, the building is lovely and it has potential.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

Our family called in for a carvery on Sunday. What good value for money !! four meats to choose from lots of vegetables, parsnips, yorkshire puddings, stuffing balls. Staff all very helpful yes the place is not modern but is clean and tidy and excellent...value for money. I would rather have good food at a good price than a really modern place at silly money. The place was full so I would say lots of other people feel the sameMore

Date of visit: September 2014
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

The Raven is a local friendly pub, old fashioned but that's its character, family owned for a long time by what I was told by the staff, busy with rooms, a great busy carvery, coaches popping in and out and local teams snooker, pool, dominos...and darts also exhibition nights and private party's , friendly nice local all in all great pint!!More

Date of visit: June 2014
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

As part of an organised coach trip to Chester Races we stopped by on Saturday 16th for breakfast en-route to the races. The place was like stepping back in time. The bar staff were quick and the value was good. The restaurant area very dated...but again the staff were on top on things and our coach party were served and seated quickly and the food of average standard. The place is massive and in need to bringing into the 21st century. Easy parking and good access but - with investment - the place good become a place to visit again and again. Well done to the manager and staff though - they did us proud.....More

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

My Husband & i visited thisHotel/pub yesterday in the hope of booking two double rooms for 21st sept 2013. on entering we could see how shabby everything was but continued to ask about the rooms. we were shown to a chalet round the side and...on entering immediately could smell the damp in the room. (definatly not very encouraging.) Back in the main foyer we ordered two coffees and sat in a dowdy room. Before leaving, very disappointed, we used the ladies and gents cloakrooms only to find they were well below a hygenic standard. One of the ladies loos had no top to the cystern and had a plastic bag taped onto it. the toilet roll holders were incomplete and the toilet rolls were just pushed on to the fitting that was left on the wall so that when you went to take some paper the whole roll just fell off onto the floor. on our way out we looked in the dining room and were not impressed at all as none of the tablecloths had been ironed . The whole place needs a facelift and a good inspection by health and safety!! I could not recommend the Raven to anyone. Needless to say we DID NOT BOOK IN.More

Date of visit: September 2013
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Forget it! Derelict surroundings, basic meal! I am supposed to write 50 characters cannot think of anything worth printing!!

Date of visit: October 2012
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4