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“Unhappy”
Review of The Jolly Carter

The Jolly Carter
Ranked #128 of 533 Restaurants in Bolton
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unhappy”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Absolutely disgusted and will not be coming back. The landlady herself is very rude. She told a 2 yr old to be quiet he was scaring her customers off and in light conversation she made she said I dont mind children but when theyre loud and playing about I can't have it. Iy upsets my other customers. Thought it was welcome to children? The pub was empty!!! They made a fortune out of 4 adult meals and 5 childrens meals yet they came out cold, late-45mins/1 hr after ordering on a quiet day. And missing salad, child's meal got given beans not peas. Landlady gave looks of disgust our way because there was food in the high chairs-we'd removed most of it just leaving what we couldn't physically wipe. Landlady asked outright what have we done with her other menus and who'd been biting her cardboard place mats bought from asda. Well neither of those concerned us as we were there just for a relaxing meal, mums day out with the toddlers and if anything it turned to a rubbish day! Waste of money on food that's obviously not home cooked and rationed portions! !!! Stay clear

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manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Changed owner”
Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

Pub ok but had to wait 40 mins for food. Fish and chips. Frozen chips. Fish was tasteless. Won't be going again. Bank holiday Monday and it wasn't busy. Good beer garden but we were eating inside. Lots of staff were all friendly but still waited too long for food .

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“community pub and bed and breakfast”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Newly painted, new menu, enthusiasm and nothing too much trouble
This village pub is very user friendly. the owners care about their environment. There are even newly crochetted flowers attached to the garden fence.Good car park and spotless loos.
Extensive menu at a fair price- well presented and easy to read - and a vegetarian menu for diners wanting a change from eating meat. We tried the vegan option - stir fry and sweet potato - on a busy easter monday. Watch this pub - nothing will stop them from making the village alive and wecolming.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Menu gone downhill”
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Used to have a nice pub food menu. It changed to a posh restaurant type of menu. It was disappointing

Visited June 2012
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Manchester
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Horrible food. Can't even get the basics right”
Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Visited the pub basically as there was new management in place. Food under previous landlord had gone seriously down hill. Unfortunately new land lord has done nothing to rectify this. I had what should have been simple to do. Hot beef baguette with chips. Well what i got was raw greasy chips. Brown water, supposedly gravy and the most disgusting beef I have ever tasted. I don't complain at the establishment because if you can't get it right first time you don't deserve a second chance, and would you trust food that came out after complaining.

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Thank MarkJManchester
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