My wife and I stayed here for 1 night whilst attending a seminar at nearby Knowsley Hall. The Premier Inn was the usual good standard (for the price) you find in most of their hotels. Clean room, comfy bed and helpful, cheerful staff. The only minor downside was perhaps this Premier Inn is due for a refurb, compared to some others it is a little tired around the edges.
The Brewers Fayre next door is, however another matter. It was really busy on the Wednesday night we arrived but we managed to get a table at 7.30pm. The menu was the same as you would find in all other chain pubs, but the food was awful. We ordered chicken wings to start with and after 5 minutes a polite waiter came out and said "sorry we are out of chicken, but we do have chicken drumsticks". He then went on to explain "they are like chicken wings, but bigger!" We agreed to this upgrade with a smile. 2 minutes later a mountain of drumsticks appeared, warm on the outside, cold in the middle. It appears they did not realise that a larger limb from a chicken would take longer to heat up, having already been cooked on previous occasion. Before we had a chance to catch a waiter the main course arrived - Brewers Fayre Steak and Ale Pie. At least this was hot! The rest was dreadful. A large ceramic dish 1/2 filled with 6 small lumps of beef floating around in the thinnest, most tasteless gravy you could imagine. The puff pastry lid appeared to have been soaked in oil to make sure it was devoid of any crispness, the chips had been through the same process. I do not expect first class food from a Brewers Fayre, but I would think they should be able to do a little better than this.
4 Stars for the Premier Inn, but be warned about the pub next door, I would give the food 1star. Breakfast next morning was not much better.
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