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Oswalds @ Helter Skelter

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31 Church Street, Frodsham WA6 6PN, England
+44 1928 731883
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my boyfriend last night for Valentine's Day. The food was lovely as were the staff however there was a slight issue with the price we ended up paying. I had hunters chicken and he had steak and ale pie along with one lemonade and one Jack Daniel's and coke. Somehow just these two mains and two drinks... More 

Thank amyyyyr2017
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off the main street in Frodsham and it looks nondescript from the outside. The side courtyard leads you upstairs to the restaurant which is tastefully done with the decor and seating arrangements. The choice of food was excellent with an additional specials board. The prices were well set and on Mondays they do buy one and get one free... More 

2 Thank Gill C
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here many times and always enjoyed the food and had good service. You can eat the same menu upstairs in the restaurant or downstairs in the pub (downstairs is slightly cheaper) but the pub can get very busy, especially at weekends, so upstairs has a nicer atmosphere for dining! A good choice of well kept draught beers always... More 

Thank MARK H
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we go to this place both for a meal & just a drink great range of beers & lagers but as the title says have the management taken their eye off the ball? and i do not like dogs sitting on the bench seats

1 Thank eivetsrednow
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If you like real ales then this is your place! They offer a large range of ales, Perry's and ciders. If your in the area then you must stop in! Great atmosphere and lovely food too, what's not to like?

Thank kate100x
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Came here a few weeks ago with some friends. Had some drinks downstairs, then adjourned upstairs for Dinner. We had a selection of 'small plates' from the starters menu, which were lovely and very nicely presented. Then I had the Pork Belly. I have to say it is one of the best I have ever tasted, and cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank littlechops2016
Chester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had hot sandwches and chips from the bar food menu and all were really tasty. The staff are always friendly and very helpful.

Thank cath b
Widnes, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I went here after Xmas with a group of friends from work and was pleasently suprised . The restaurant was spacious ,clean and homely. However it was quite dated and could do with some modernisation. The staff were lovely and helpful but not always around or easily accessible. The food was beautiful and I can't fault it at all and... More 

Thank ClaireMummyof2
Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you like Real Artisan Ales or as I like to call them 'Chewy Beers' this place is right up your street.

2 Thank M G
nbroome, Owner at Oswalds @ Helter Skelter, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, although a very mixed bag of thoughts! You are obviously trying to impress on people that although we serve a wide range of, as you put it "Real Artisan Ales" your palate is simply not cultured in that way! You fail to mention that we serve 12 different draught products along side our Award Winning... More 

Chester, Cheshire
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. My fillet steak was cooked to perfection and my partners Red Thai Fish curry was lovely. Friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended. :)

2 Thank JAMMYC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Church Street, Frodsham WA6 6PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Frodsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1928 731883
Formerly known as The Drovers, The Gaping Gander, The Rowlands and the plain old Helter Skelter, Oswalds@Helter Skelter is a good old-fashioned pub serving real beer and real food. The first floor of this Cheshire restaurant serves a mix of traditional and contemporary cuisine, including meals such as black pudding with potato rosti, bacon and a tomato sauce, swordfish with chilli prawns, chorizo and wild rice and duck with a plum and ginger sauce, while the 'Home Comforts' section offers dishes like a cask ale pie served with chips and peas. A pub that serves good food and a good pint - It doesn't get much better than that!

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