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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Quick Bites, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Located on the stunning seafront at Cleveleys is a privately owned, multi-award winning complex of restaurants, bars and a function suite; Spirit providing unparralled wining, dining and entertainment facilities for all age groups. In fact, it is the complete venue for any occasion. Open daily from 12 noon till 2am, The Venue offers a fabulous choice of meals, snacks, coffees and alcoholic refreshment and provides regular entertainment in the evenings, especially every weekend, when we feature top live bands and DJs.
US$7 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we had a meal here was nearly eighteen months ago before the pandemic hit in. It was very enjoyable then and it was today when we called for Sunday Lunch. The welcome was friendly and I was pleased to see covid measures...in place with customers being seated just far enough away from each other. Every request, from drinks to the food was taken at the table, ensuring nobody had to order from the counter. I cannot resist the Steak and Ale Pie and my better half the Fish Pie so it was a given what we would order, although everything on the menu was tempting. The dessert list made it hard to choose but Chocolate Cake and Bakewell Suet Pudding really rounded off the meal. I just cannot fault anything about it.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered fish and chips, halloumi fries, and gammon. The gammon was cooked delicious but the chips and everything else on the place was undercooked. The Halloumi fries was like frozen cheesestrings dipped in a disgusting bread!!! The fish was so soggy however the chips on...this dish was cooked to perfection. Overall for the price you charge which I would say is overpriced for food grub. Definitely won't be coming to eat again, will stick to drinking.More

Date of visit: September 2021
A Smith, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Natlouise92xx Thank you for your feedback. However, we are somewhat bewildered by your review as it would appear you have joined TripAdvisor to post a review from a visit at least two months ago as we have not had halloumi on the menu since...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a few drinks here recently, the view is incredible especially at sunset. So today we thought we'd eat here, unfortunately found it very disappointing. We both went for the rack of ribs. Firstly, there was a big difference in the amount of meat on...the two. They were slathered in sauce but the meat itself was pretty tasteless, it didn't taste like it had been seasoned or marinated before cooking Definitely didn't meet the boast on the menu that the chef picks the finest ribs and lovingly coats them in their signature sauce. It was served with chips, which were ok, corn on the cob which was awful... half of it looked manky and it tasted sour, it may have been bad, and finally the titchiest, tiniest amount of coleslaw you could imagine, in a plastic pot. I was hugely disappointed because they give the impression this is slightly more upmarket when in fact you get better food at Wetherspoons for far less.More

Date of visit: September 2021
A Smith, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 214darrellt Thank you for your review, and we agree our views at The Venue are spectacular especially the sunsets. However, I’m sorry but I have to disagree with your review on our ribs and I am very pleased you included the photo as it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place. The food was delicious, not onoy great fish, but tye best chips i've had in a very long time. Helpful, efficient and friendly staff made the whole experience great.

Date of visit: September 2021
Hannah B, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi cmoir3 WOW! Thank you so much for this outstanding review. We're so pleased you had such a lovely meal and we hope to see you again very soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The family and myself love visiting the venue, we visited on Saturday, the service was good, the staff friendly but then we started the ordering process. Our order was taken by a polite young waitress and I chose my trusty choice of the best fish...and chips on the Fylde! Soon arrived my favourite choice and just one mouthful in something had changed this wasn’t to its normal standard but then you question is it me? No, the more I ate the less impressed I became the fish has been changed it had clearly been frozen and is nowhere near as tasty as the usual ‘whale and chips’ I’ve become accustomed too. In fear of sounding like a grump, for £13 I do not expect to be eating frozen fish! I don’t know if this is a supply issue with the lack of drivers in the world but please go back to the amazing fresh fish this is sacrilege it’s a sea front venue serving frozen fish! I did point this out to the waiting team and was told the chef was trying a new supplier, well Chef go back to the old one!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Hannah B, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Companion66135860012 Thank you for taking the time to post your review, and to be frank we do agree with you that the fish this week was unfortunately not from our normal supplier. We are encountering problems with delivery and supply issues as you have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used this place a lot in the past but after last night’s experience I think we will be giving it a miss . First of all sat outside as it was a gorgeous evening and the table hadn’t been cleared or cleaned . I...asked a young girl to clean it please when she had time and eventually she came , the spray went more over me than the table which she did just half of and never cleared the table of others sauces etc . I will say the table was hard to clean as they are new wood and not easy to clean . Anyway that was the first complaint. The second was when our dinner actually arrived the egg on my meal was as hard as rock and a funny colour of yellow it had obviously been sat under a heater before serving . So I asked politely if I could have another freshly cooked egg . It eventually arrived just as I was finishing my meal . The chips on the meal tasted of old oil the peas were dried up I assume from sitting under a heat lamp waiting to be served . The only thing that was ok was the gammon . When the young girl did eventually bring the egg to me she said she was so sorry we are very busy tonight . Sorry ….. that is not an excuse , they should employ more staff as it is a busy place . Sadly it was not a nice experience .More

Date of visit: August 2021
Hannah B, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lynn Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry you did not enjoy your recent visit. I will pass on your feedback to the team. However, we are still dealing with the repercussions of the pandemic with staff either isolating or taking care of their...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came with my husband and a friend. I ordered the tuna and cheese melt which was amazing. It had plenty of filling and a salad garnish which had a lovely dressing on it. I also had the cheese and onion pie with chips and...veg. The chips are amazing and the portion sizes are very generous. I couldn’t finish the whole plate. Although the food was amazing and I couldn’t fault it, the only downside was we waited 20 mins and no body came to take our order. So we had to get up to order at the counter. I don’t know if this is normal practice for the restaurant, especially since with new COVID related rules at restaurants everything seems to be table service instead. I did notice other people were having orders taken at the table though. When I received my mains I had no cutlery so had to get up again to get some. I also wanted to try some of the desserts which sound amazing on the menu but was too full after my mains, will definitely be going back to try them. Parking is also very convenient.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Hannah B, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi FA070719 Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Great news that you had such amazing food! I can only apologise for the lack of service you received as this should not have happened. We are still trying to keep as many...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's not too much to say about this place, visited a couple weeks back with mis padres y mis niños. It was pretty average, your standard family restraunt 'turkey dinosaurs' and the alike. kids liked it, parents liked it. only thing I would point out...is what I think was sweet potato. it's a 0/10 from me. for what was probably a quarter of your meal, it should be improved, especially if the guest didn't even ask for it. other than that, the steak and kidney pie was lovely and pops loved his Thai style noodles 🥧🍻More

Date of visit: August 2021
Hannah B, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chardonnay, This review confuse us a little, we're not entirely sure you're reviewing the correct place as we don't sell any of these products. But thank you for your feedback all the same. Kind Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the venue today for a late lunch with a friend, had a beautiful chicken and bacon salad 😍the service was fantastic. Had great banter with a member of staff called Lewis 👌 will definitely visit again 👍

Date of visit: August 2021
Hannah B, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Leah, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're so pleased you enjoyed our famous chicken and bacon caesar and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the venue today with my friend for a late lunch and the service was fantastic a young lad named Lewis made are visit very enjoyable as he had great banter with us and had us in stitches laughing he was a great asset to...the venue teamMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Hannah B, Manager at The Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi E7771DBsophies Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! Thank you for your lovely comments and I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to Lewis and the team. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

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The Venue is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5