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“Villa Express Restaurant 26th April” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Villa Express Kirkham

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The Villa Express Kirkham
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wesham
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Villa Express Restaurant 26th April”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Just had another amazing meal at the Villa Express Restaurant thanks to their new star chef Stefano, who always makes sure everything is fine and gives you a warm welcome. I would highly recommend to anyone who hasnt already tried his food to do so as you are missing out. We had some beautiful fresh pasta dishes and have previously had some of the speciality seafood and chicken.
Plenty of food and there were allot of additional specials to choose from as well as the standard menu choices.
We will be back again as its nice to see fresh food being served by such lovely staff.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

My wife Carole and I had a fantastic ramble around Silverdale and Arnside on a beautiful April day,on our journey home we were faced with our usual dilemma, where are we going to eat tonight. We had noticed in the local press that the Villa at Wrea Green had taken over at the Premier Inn at the Kirkham exit on the M55 so we decided to give it a try. Stefano the chef take a bow. We both decided on the Fritto Misto (a selection of local deep fried seafood) with homemade tartar sauce and homemade hollandaise sauce, a bed of rocket salad and thin chips on the side. Besides the meal beig exquisit the staff were a delight and Stefano (The Chef) made an appearance to ensure everything was Ok. The Villaexpress Kirkham. I'll be back

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Frank S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

walked in was told to go find a seat all member's of staff just stood and looked at myself and partner with indifference, the menu was very limited and very overpriced, the waitress was very nice and polite, unfortunately our choice of food was quite the opposite, have not had a meal like this before both steaks were exactly the same although we did ask our food to be cooked quite differently, the salad was very poor.
We ate our food very quickly when we asked for the dessert menu, the poor girl came out with a hand written peice of paper for the sweet menu, we asked for the bill and left very quickly vowing never to return. And still feeling hungry! !!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Visited the restaurant yesterday after seeing it was under new management. A big change in prices which is likely to scare of customers as they used to be able to get two meals for the price of what they are now. £4.60 just for a pint also! Too much change too soon...... Not enough option on the menu only 6/7 mains to pick from. Same staff as before when it was a fayre and square who are always polite, friendly and attentive. Pub is going to go down hill if it doesn't improve or get a little CHEAPER. Also you do not get a lot of food for the price you pay !

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Beths80
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WhitbreadHotels, Online Customer Service at The Villa Express Kirkham, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for your review. At Premier Inn it remains our main objective to provide guests with a comfortable stay and deliver a high level of service in all our establishments, both in our hotels and restaurants. We sincerely apologise that on this occasion we failed provide this. Please be assured that your comments will be duly followed up by Guest Relations and the Management Team at this hotel. We hope to welcome you back to Premier Inn in the future.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Been here many times before when it was "fayre and square" so came again.only this time it is villa express. The entire menu fits on one page so choice is minimal. I had calamari for starters which was over rubbery served with rocket. My partner had a horrible tasting pate which was very sloppy served with rocket. Main meal was steak that is only cooked one way because of how thin it is,again served with rocket. Chicken was very dry and hand cut chips with dirty skin still on. Staff are very polite and realise there is a major problem with the owners as there was a Lot of customers walking out after looking at the menu. The hole pub was empty. Would not be returning here any time soon

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DavidBirkett1986
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WhitbreadHotels, Online Customer Service at The Villa Express Kirkham, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you for your review. At Premier Inn it remains our main objective to provide guests with a comfortable stay and deliver a high level of service in all our establishments, both in our hotels and restaurants. We sincerely apologise that on this occasion we failed provide this. Please be assured that your comments will be duly followed up by Guest Relations and the Management Team at this hotel. We hope to welcome you back to Premier Inn in the future.
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Went to this pub to eat last night having been before and it was wonderful however when walking in we were told immediately by the lady on the bar that we needed to be aware it was no longer the Fairfield pub and was now the villa express. Upon asking the difference she told us the menu was very different and the prices a lot more expensive. There were 6 of us, a mix of adults teenagers and a child so decided to find a seat an look at the menu. Whilst on our way to a table we met another waitress who asked are you aware we are now the villa express not the Fairfield - I would say being told this twice in as many minutes means a lot of people have been disappointed with the menu as we were. We sat down had a look at a very limited menu and struggled to find enough items the 6 of us would eat and all were quite overpriced. We decided to go and eat elsewhere and judging on the limited amount of customers present in this establishment and the fact not one member of staff bothered that we were leaving I would say this has happen a few times. I cannot comment on the hotel as didn't stay there but unless the menu was to be increased in items we sadly will not return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Rhiaanya1
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Basildon
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We've eaten twice at this Fair and Square restaurant - the first time there were several menu options unavailable, but nonetheless, we tried it again last night. Sadly, we waited 45 minutes from ordering to getting our meal (and only then because we went back to the bar and asked how much longer it would be). The meal I would describe as acceptable - no more than that. The staff were pleasant, there just seems to be a staff shortage in the kitchen or maybe they need to be a bit more organised. Whatever, the should certainly warn customers, at the time of ordering that there is a long delay before meals are served, so that the customer has a choice as to whether they stay there and wait a long time for their meal or go somewhere else. This is a very basic principle and one of the first rules of restuarant management.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Joyce J
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Villa W, Manager at The Villa Express Kirkham, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thank you for your review of the restaurant. Im sorry your meal was not upto expectation. The Fair & Square pub next door is nothing to do with The Villa Group I am afraid and so although i understand your frustrations i think it is a little unfair to write this review on our site.
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Property: The Villa Express Kirkham
Address: Fleetwood Road | Greenhalgh - Kirkham, Wesham PR4 3HD, England (Formerly Premier Inn Blackpool Kirkham - M55, Jct3)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Wesham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wesham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Villa Express Kirkham 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa Express has 28 bedrooms in varying styles from doubles & twins to family rooms. Please be careful not to mix us up with the Villa Italian next door as they have a separate page on here for their own reviews.This page is solely for the hotel side ... more   less 
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