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“Friendly and reasonable food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Eric Bartholomew

The Eric Bartholomew
Ranked #14 of 110 Restaurants in Morecambe
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oldham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Friendly and reasonable food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

It was a wetherspoons so not much more to say....it was fair food for a fair price. It came hot and well cooked and the service was good. This by the way is morecambe not lancaster.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Drinks not bad, but forget the food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

When this establishment first opened (and it wasn't that long ago), the food was not bad at all and about average for a Wetherspoons. The drinks are good value and if you've been to other establishments owned by the chain beforehand, this is exactly what you get.

However, in recent years the standard of food has dropped considerably. Visiting today is what really prompted me to write a review, as I honestly feel the quality control is virtually non-existent. For the record, I had a beef burger and beer meal deal.

The food only ever feels warm and not 'hot' as it should be. The presentation is unacceptable and looks thrown together in a rush (e.g. the top of my burger was on my chips). The portion sizes are also getting smaller and to add insult to injury, they are even cutting back on side dips like salsa, where I received 1/5 of the small pot size - enough for a few dunks. I only had to assume that this pathetic sized dip was second hand and taken from a left over plate that had recently been cleared.

Not only this, the food tastes uninspiring, like it's just been thrown into a microwave. On the plus side, this pub has recently moved into the 21st Century by adding condiment baskets onto the tables, but this can't hide the fact the food needs a serious looking at by regional management.

Now, despite some other comments, the Wetherspoons pubs in Lancaster tend to be better quality and service is usually with a smile. You won't get these luxuries in Morecambe I'm afraid. More likely you'll be treated like an inconvenience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good Pub Grub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I had the Sunday club Roast (£7.09 including a drink), and my husband had Gammon steak, it was very nice and reasonably priced. We stayed in the Travelodge which is on the same road which was very convenient. Overall good food and service.

Visited April 2014
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing and inflexible response to company policy”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

My wife and I entered this establishment to order some food and a pint of beer for me. We waited at the bar for a moment or two and were approached by a man who was about to take our order when he realised that my wife was eating a half eaten ice cream cone which we had bought from another establishment outside weather spoons. He told her in no uncertain terms that she could not eat the ice cream in wetherspoons as the company policy said that food bought outside cannot be eaten inside the restaurant and I can understand why; weather spoons make their money from food, rather than beer BUT
Company policy is one thing, common sense should be another. This was a half eaten ice cream! It wasn't a bag of fish and chips or a sandwich or a picnic hamper It was a half eaten ice cream cone!
So, we left and Wetherspoons did not get our food order or our beverages order either. Perhaps the manager should reconsider the policy and advise his staff that common sense should be exercised when they see people eating ice cream cones!

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Rossendale
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228 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“What would Eric have said?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Well when in Morecambe we thought we would try their wetherspoons, well it was not the best wetherspoons by a long way quite dark struggling to read the menu, cold peas and a old woman and her daughter falling out. Not up to what I expect from this chain.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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