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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Pub, Bar, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed as I popped in about 5.30 to ask if dogs were allowed, and if they had any garden burgers in stock. The girl said yes, and told me which part of the pub we could sit in. I said great, see you later....When we returned after an hour or so, we were told no more food orders were being taken! We were on a boat a fair walk away, and were meeting friends at the pub later, and as my husband is disabled we had no time to walk back to the boat and return. I just wish they would have warned me when I first went in. I said can't you even do a portion of chips only to be told no, if I did it for you, I'd have to do it for everyone! I imagine most other people would have transport to go elsewhere in that case, but we were stuck, with a packet of crisps for our evening meal. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 28 April 2024

The food was amazing I can’t fault the kitchen, but the staff lack the potential this place could have, people spilling drinks and there looking at them like they haven’t got it in them to be bothered at all to have that natural customer service...and understand accidents happen, that’s not all staff but there’s a few that could do with leaving there problems at the door and throwing a fake shift smile on there faces, as someone who works in hospitality I’m not one to complain but the service was lacking, there was one young lad who wore jeans and pretty high jeans and he was carrying the team if it wasn’t for him they would really have fallen completely flat and my review would be worse, the pub and food are amazing and I feel awful doing this review but the service could have done with a fake smile at leastMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Heather Davis, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2024

Hi thank you for taking the time to write your review. Yes Ryan is a great member of our team. Sorry that you feel our other members were lacking in customer service on the day. If you read our below reviews this is not our...More

Reviewed 5 April 2024

Nice and friendly atmosphere, staff were polite and courteous. The meal was lovely and cooked perfectly. And the price was good value. I will definitely be going again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

4 of us visited for dinner on Saturday night and had to return on Monday for lunch. Food is delicious served by lovely attentive staff in a great warm atmosphere. Well done to Heather and the team, so lucky to have this place as our...local.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

We had an amazing Sunday Lunch today, just can't fault the service, thank you so much Lyndsay who was so attentive not only to us but everyone in the restaurant, you are amazing

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

A lovely pub with friendly service. The food was excellent. The staff were really interested in what we were doing (5 day sponsored walk). The meal really set us up for the long walk along the towpath to Burscough.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

First time using this website as our server recommended leaving feedback after our meal. First time visiting this pub, decided to pop in for some lunch. Excellent food, my wife would very much recommend the gammon steak. Great service from the young man. Attentive, polite...and charismatic - very much added to our experience. Will be visiting again soon!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

This is our second visit and it was as good as the first. The food is amazing. I had the fish and chips and it was honestly the best I've ever tasted. I would highly recommend this plaice (fish n chips joke) to anybody. Thank...you for a gorgeous meal.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Lovely stop off at this pub with the dog after our walkies and it was warm, friendly, Very dog friendly with a great beer garden. Will definitely try the food next time.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Running Horses Lydiate Really friendly welcoming staff, nothing a problem, nice location on the edge of canal, great little stop off from a walk

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Just had a lovely mid week meal here. For a Tuesday tea time / evening / winter/ it was busy, Great menu, varied from steaks to pizza, burgers. Service was excellent , the staff here are friendly, professional and go the extra mile. My rump...steak was lovely, the 3 starters deal too is excellent as well. Can recommend the Running Horses for a great relaxed , pub meal , great atmosphere, value for money , lovely background music , not too loud , and great service from the staff. 👍👍More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

actually visited this pub/restaurant twice within a few weeks firstly to try it out and we were so impressed decided to book again for a 60th birthday meal good selection of items great service we will return

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

very impressive menu prices are about right .they also have some good offers throughout the week. very plesent surroundings and great service what more could you ask for !!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Heather Davis, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thank you Mark for taking the time to review us here at The Running Horses. We are so grateful for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2023

We booked here as a family of 7. It was very busy as it was a sunny Sunday. We ordered our meals. Had a little wait for them as it was very busy. Lyndsey was very apologetic. All meals arrived lovely and clean plates at...the end. My 2 granddaughters especially love the zip wire! Always a warm welcome in this establishment. All staff are lovely but a special mention for Lyndsay who is so friendly and has time for everyone even when it’s extremely busy!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Just found this place by chance after going for a walk. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. We always return to here for their amazing "desperado burger", it's the best I've ever had and can't be beaten.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Heather Davis, General Manager at The Running Horses, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2023

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We agree the desperado burger is one of our favourite dishes 😋. We hope you visit soon.

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
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