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“Ok, if you don't need to use the toilet”
Review of Fibber McGee's

Fibber McGee's
Ranked #126 of 200 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Description: Doors open 11am, 7 days a week!! Fresh, quality food prepared daily and served from open till 6pm every day!! Lots of weekday offers. Best venue in Lancaster for all your sporting needs!! 12 Televisions and 2 big screens showing all the best from football to darts!! On Friday Nights, join us for DJ K playing all the best music from past 'til present! Kick start your weekend with your favourite chart and cheese! On Saturday nights, DJ Paul plays all the best party tunes for you to dance the night away to!
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The beer here is well kept and the food isn't too bad either. In addition the prices are good for both and it's quite close to the centre so you can pop in for a swift half whilst the wife takes ages to pay for her shopping.

The one downside was the gents toilet. It was DISGUSTING. Upon opening the outer door the smell permeated through the pub faster than Usain Bolt running the 100m. I opened the cubicle door to be met by brown splatter UP THE WALL. I gagged, ran out and used the disabled toilets.

Plenty of patrons utilised the facilities during my 20 minutes there and continued as if this were normal.

I guess the staff aren't paid enough to deal with such a biohazard.

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6  Thank Alistair S
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Me and a few friends go nearly every week for our lunch. We have the senior citizens meal. The fish is always so white the batter crisp but thin. The staff are so helpfull as well

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1  Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Went with my daughter .We where served by a nice guy .The drinks were fine but the place had an aroma of disinfectant .Why I dont know.Never had food so cannot say what it was like.But there was a few people who were there and they ordered food so I supposed it must have been ok.I never complain about anywhere but this wasnt the place for us sorry.

Thank Barrow123
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

We came across this place while wandering through Lancaster doing a bit of tourist shopping. Being strangers to the town we just had to bite the bullet and take a chance.

Walked in to a very "wooden" bar, wooden floors, tables, chairs, everything seemed to be wood. Sat down at a table, which like the others, was built from slats of wood. Nice from a distance but when you get sat down you notice all the old food, dust and grub in the grooves - urgh !!! Stick a cloth in and give them a wipe PLEASE !!

As we were looking at the menu another customer was yelling quite loudly at the barmaid, demanding a refund as they had "no food", and telling the whole pub what a horrible attitude she had. The barmaid got on the phone and asked her superior to "come downstairs and give this gentleman a refund as apparently I have a bad attitude" whilst looking like a petulant child. The person on the other end of the phone must have authorised the refund as she then went and opened the till and handed him his money. A couple of minutes later, the supervisor who was on the other end of the phone came downstairs. How brave ! She should have really come down and sorted it out herself.

Still, it was entertaining :) And we decided to stay. Turns out the only food they didn't have was burgers, which to be honest removed a third of the menu as there was a good few burger options, although they did have the Veggie burger, so I was happy. I went for that.

It was served with big thick chunky chips, which looked amazing, but sadly they were cooked in very old stale fat and peppered with black burnt remnants from previous fryings. (having working in kitchens over the years, I have grown to recognise the taste of fat when it needs changed)

The burger was good though :)

Hubby had a jacket potato, perfectly cooked with crispy skin and fluffy potato. It was topped with beans and cheese.

We wanted salt, but none to be found, so Hubby queued at the bar for ages to get some, there was only one barstaff on who was serving drinks at the bar, and taking the food out.

Once he got to the bar he was told that the salt was in the sauce pot on our table, we had to empty all the sauce sachets out of the little bowl to find the little salt packs laying at the bottom !

Luckily we weren't too worried about service or quality as we were just grabbing a quick lunch, good job really. So if it's just a bite to eat the place is ok, but just ok, if I was in Lancaster again I would try somewhere else.

You get what you pay for as they say :)

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