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 Selected Comments in Bury

Dolly Entwistle
Had a lovely beautiful birthday meal
With my sister who was visiting from Rochdale
She remarked what a delicious meal
Only downside was we never had room for pudding
Friday, April 6, 2018Rating: rosettes

 Lovely friendly atmosphere
Clean, great beer, very well run and very friendly staff no idiots , landlords a big lad.... ran it for over 20 years. And yes Julie Goodyear was brought up in this pub
Saturday, December 9, 2017Rating: rosettes

Robert lyne jnr
 Searching for family
HI my family used to run the oddfellow's pub in haywood not sure if it was knocked down yrs ago they are clued the sweatmans could anyone help it's for my father who has not got long left thanks .
Saturday, April 22, 2017Rating: No rosettes

See the Wikipedia entry for Julie Goodyear. Can't confirm whether this was the same establishment.
Monday, January 25, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Ann pendlebury
 Please confirm
Is this the pub that Julie Goodyear lived in
Saturday, January 23, 2016Rating: No rosettes

David Rawlinson
 Wrong tel phone number
Cant call the pub as wrong number
Tuesday, August 12, 2014Rating: No rosettes

P Lewis
 Stay clear
When we arrived we were uncertain about staying because the pub itself didn't appear too clean - obviously not been vacuumed or dusted for a while!

However we decided that because of the good reviews we would stay for lunch. Wrong decision!!

All I can truthfully say is that this was the worst pub meal we have ever had!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Lia Doyle
Absolutely fantastic pub. Will be back. x
Friday, November 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Thank you for my birthday spread
Sunday, September 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stacey Strip
 The Trots
Food was not cooked
My Chicken was still hard in the middle and i spent friday night/ saturday morning on the toilet pan.
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Thursday, July 12, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Best looking Babe in Lancashire
the young lady behind the bar is beautiful.
so beautiful i married her.
The pub is also proberly the cheapest in Lancashire.
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

James Peterson
the victoria hotel has been under new management now for quite a few months. Dave and Sue are doing amazing, there is no other wy to put it, the food is on time and the drinks are always given to you from a friendly and caring barman/woman. Im really happy that they have taken over the vic and they should make it last forever!
Monday, February 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

 fab pub and restaurant
Booked an evening meal with 5 of my family members to celebrate my mums birthday and I can honestly say that the service and the food was fantastic. Also the staff and kieron were extremely helpful. Wonderful experience and would highly recommend
Tuesday, February 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sarah Earnshaw
 Great Place
Went into this place, had the 2 course for 8.95. Great value for money

Place was very busy at the time and staff was very good

Thursday, February 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rachel Roberts
I took my family to the Victoria for a meal over the Christmas period. We found the service excellent , the food delicious and the new landlord to be a really pleasant chap. I live abroad now but used to live in walshaw when the Victoria was not so good as it is now. I have travelled a lot and I would definitely recommend this pub to anyone!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Eric Fish
Horrible pub, very noisy at weekends with rowdy crowd shouting & swearing in the car park all afternoon - not the place to go if you have children or if just want a quiet drink. the landlord doesn,t care who goes there as long as they buy his beer.
Thursday, January 12, 2012Rating: No rosettes

John Yates
 Under New Management
Dave & Sue have been in the Victoria for about 4 months now & are doing a fantastic job, drinks are at a great low price, food is excellent - I highly recommend Sue's Soups, a new chef has just been appointed & the customers are very friendly & welcoming. Cheers Dave & Sue
Thursday, December 29, 2011Rating: rosettes

 happy days 1960's
Monday, December 26, 2011Rating: rosettes

Angela Cox
 Awful place
lovely beer garden with bouncy castle for kids - only trouble is local chavs sit there getting drunk whilst their teenage kids run riot. We had to carry our 2 yr old away crying because we could not let him go on the castle which was supposedly for under tens but was taken over by unruly teens. Shame on the landlord who did nothing - presumably did not care as long as the parents were lining his pockets. We wont be going back!
Saturday, July 2, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Nice friendly staff and customers
If you want a great pint and food at great prices and a friendly atmosphere this is the place to be.
Everyone is made welcome.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011Rating: rosettes

Sam Taylor
What a great place to dine, great wine choice and excellent food

there were very busy, but the staff made everything happen right

Wednesday, March 30, 2011Rating: rosettes

Lindsay Haworth, Bury.
The Swan & Cemetry, Bury are under new management, I haven't been there for years. My mother and I went theirfor our evening meal on Saturday 7th August, 2010 and really enjoyed it. The place was buzzing when my mother went in at lunch-time to book the table, and it was still buzzing when we arrived for our meal at 7.00 pm. We are local and will certainly be eating their again. Apparantly, 2 builders have taken over it and the food is excellent and the staff are very polite and welcoming. It must have had bad management before, but it's certainly making up for it now. Excellent.
Friday, August 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

laura simpson
Must have new manager, the place has changed so much. EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE. There is a now an outside dinning area which is smoke free. Highly Recommended
Saturday, July 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

Tracey Carney
 Rubbish Food
I went on the Sunday 30th May 2010. Never again. Food was absolutely rubbish. I had the steak & ale pie. Pastry soggy as it was microwaved!!!

My friend had the scampi. Had to leave it as every time she bit into it, fat squirted out!!! Yuck.

What a shame. !

Food was hot.
Saturday, June 5, 2010Rating: rosettes

carol cadwallader
 New Managers
Award winning managers took over in 2008 try us now.

New team, new chefs new era
Tuesday, May 18, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Cracking Pub!
Great atmosphere and fantastic people, run extremely well with no idiots tolerated. You are made to feel welcome from the first time you enter - it's hard to stay away from that point on.
Monday, April 26, 2010Rating: rosettes

audra anderson
 Excellent food and service
My family and i went to the swan and cemetery for my daughters 21st birthday, the staff were so helpful and the food was amazing.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

Derek Boland
 Closed Up
Now Closed up
Saturday, October 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Derek Boland
 Closed Uo
Now Closed
Saturday, October 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Gordon Ball
Closed up also in Bury (Lancs)
Friday, October 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Gordon Ball
Closed Pub now.
Friday, October 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 2 Great Pub
Nice PH This in Bury,Good Beers and Food,This is well worth a Visit,Also just around the Corner on the East Lancs Railway is the The Trackside Bar on Platform 2,For a Superb choice in Real Ales with up to 9 on at a Time.And its one for the Kids aswell To see the Steam Trains.
Thursday, September 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Can food taste worse?
Fresh food? It maybe prepared fresh on site at the start of the week then freezing it or making enough to sell for the whole week is bang out of order!! The meal i and my family had there looked as though is was a week old, no colour, taste, cold, wasn't even busy so i can't think why it was sent out like that. When i asked for the manager i was told he was busy, yet i could see him at the end of the bar looking over with a smirk on his face not bothered, we ended up walking out without so much as a bye never mind a sorry! Never ever eat there its a joke!!!!!!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009Rating: No rosettes

chris walker
I eat at the Duckworth arms fairly often and have to say the service is absolutly quality. the service is fast and friendly. the food is very reasonably priced and i have to say very nice to. i would recommend anything on the menu as it is all cooked to a great standard
Thursday, April 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

arthur halligan
I was a regular from the day you opened until Sept 09,thats when i moved away from Bury.I used to sit with John and Cath Holt,Jimmy Stott and big Barry.They always sit at the round table next to the fire,good people.I hope to in Bury later on this year so i will call in.My best regards to all the staff and please pass on best wishes to John and Cath/friends. Yours Arthur Halligan.
Friday, April 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Ian Morrison
 Another worthwhile trip
Came back from Mallorca in April 2009 for another trip to Summerseat and to the Hamers ... we pretended we were coming to see our gorgeous grandson but really I wanted the mixed grill at The Hamers!! Only joking ... but the mixed grill is a pretty good second to our grandson ... and I got the liver this time!!
Thursday, April 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Ian Morrison
 Get the mixed grill ready - we're coming back
We are coming over from Mallorca again on 15 December so make sure you have that mixed grill ready ... and for the 16th, and 17th aswell - can't wait
Saturday, November 22, 2008Rating: rosettes

Carl Howcroft
 This Public House is now Demolished
Sunday, November 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

 I have been there several times the staff are love
Tuesday, October 7, 2008Rating: rosettes

Ian Morrison
 Best Mixed Grill in the world
Have jjust travelled from Mallorca on he recommendation of our daughter to try the best mixed grill in Lancashire - wrong, it was the best in the world ... Jam Roly Poly not bad either. If coming to Mallorca chck out our website: www.santa-ponsa.com
Wednesday, September 17, 2008Rating: rosettes

 please leave all dirty work boots outside
where's your shoes lynn.
Thursday, May 22, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Thursday, May 22, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 Give it a go!
just moved to Totty and this is a great pub! Live music at the weekend, friendly host's, Kay and John who make you feel very welcome. The regulars come in all shape and sizes, but are a ,great bunch and help to make the night. This is a pub you need to vist. It will not be everybody's cup of tea but give it a go, join in and enjoy one of the best pub's in the Bury.
Saturday, February 24, 2007Rating: rosettes

dave & sue
lovely surondings with the river and lakes beatufull scenery, the food was excellent too
Wednesday, January 3, 2007Rating: rosettes

Alan Pedder
 Best Pub in the Villiage
This is the pub for real people. Great quiz night every Thursday. Good food, beer and they have the best bar staff in the area.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

You couldnt ask for a more heart warming enviroment!!
That selection of beverages are a plenty.

Also Thursday nights is jam nite where you can get up and have a jam with the local musicians!!!

5 out of 5 in any mans book
Thursday, October 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alex Hawkins-Drew
 Poor service and food
We have regularly eaten at the Pack Horse Innn and enjoyed the fact that the menu is varied and the food is usually good. However we visited the newly refurbished and extended Restraunt in Aug 2006 and were sorely dissapointed, the restraunt was gorgeous and very clean, howver the highchair provided was gubby, service was very slow dispite being vitrually empty and the food was poor to the point that most of it was left on the plate. None of the waiting staff checked to see if we were happy with the meal and I resorted to writing to the manager who has still not responded 4 weeks later. I am very dissapointed as we used to enjoy frequenting this establishment but now am left to feel that they really don't care about their customers.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 watch out
been known to short change people when the football is on....
Wednesday, September 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

June Yates
 Rubbish service
Visited the put for Sunday lunch and sat outside. Before our meal was served it started to rain but were locked out by the staff as they were full. (we did book our table) They forgot two of our meals and when we complained we were told they it was our fault as we hadn't ordered them. No apology not even an offer to get them for us. When we told them their customer service was non existent we were told not to bother coming back then.
Monday, July 31, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Excellent pub
Everyone is friendly, live music on weekly (good live music!) and great booze. You couldn't want more from a pub!
Tuesday, June 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Super Local!
Every Thursday i go out i go into the terriers, What a fantastic pub it has turned into with the new owners!!
Friday, June 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Great pub, brilliant music, fantastic people, what more could you ask for!
Tuesday, June 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

paul cloran
Monday, June 5, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Bay Horse Hopwood
Ian! you can't rate your mum & dads pub.
Thursday, May 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Tuesday, May 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

 lovely Brian
Thursday, May 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Don Reed
 selective hours
We were just in there and the sign at the entrance door clearly states that the closing time on a Friday night is 12.00. The landlady informed us that as it was 'quiet' last orders was 11pm. Despite my protestations she said that the licensing hours were at her discretion (despite the notice). Is this legal?
Friday, March 3, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Not to sure about this pub, one moment it seems ok but another it doesnt, seems to be full of kids to me that think they are older.
it gets very busy so you end up spending most of your time waiting to be served and there may be good music but to be able to see it u have to cramp into a smaller room or look through a whole in the wall.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

I went to this pub the other week and it it has a great atmosphere!
They have a different band on every week, and serve the nicest food EVER!
They also have karaoke and the landlord and landlady are so friendly!!
Definate recommendation :-)
Tuesday, February 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Fantastic Pub
John & Kay are excellent - they are fair to everyone and welcome new people. Bands are on at weekends - great themed pub.
Friday, February 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Great Pub !
Fantastic Pub with a brilliant atmosphere. As a stranger and a newcomer, I had one of the warmest welcomes I have ever had ! This is one pub you can go to alone, and have a great night !
The beer is good, the music on Thursday night is better than watching Jools Holland - what more could you ask ?
Friday, January 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

 best pub!!
The best pub we know, and the only one we visit when we come over from Holland!!
Monday, January 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Excellent priced beer! Small but cosy, nice people, cheap pool table! Fantastic Live music on thursdays and saturdays! Very high standard of musicians from far and wide! Well worth a trip, especially on a thursday or saturday!
Saturday, January 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Great friendly pub!
Well I visited this pub after moving to the area, and found it a warm welcoming envioroment to be in. No rowdy teenagers! Just couples drinking together making polite conversation.
The pub also do tasty pub lunches on a Saturday and Sunday, where the most expensive item on the menu is no more than 5 pounds!
Friday, January 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Good & Friendly Service
Friendly staff, Not having to wait long, Food superb
Monday, January 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

 proper pub
A traditional working man's pub with the best beer garden for miles around and ample parking at the rear. Good regular clientele. Serves JW Lees real ale. Has a longe area, a little 'snug' area and a lino floored tap room for the 'lads'. A far better pub than the nearby bigger ones or the ones down in the town centre.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

unsatisfied customer
This pub is good for different types of beer but it is not set out very well, its very cramped and the people dont seem to like newcomers.
it plays good music but also seems to be the same every week, no change.
much better pubs out there,
Monday, December 19, 2005Rating: No rosettes

The pub has now changed hands, so there is no loud angry landlady anymore, come down, great food and great atmosphere!!! :-)
Monday, December 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs C Carlile
 Manager needs training
Rude, unwelcoming manager. An error by the staff was turned around to be our fault. Abusive comments by him made to one of our party for no reason - we were told that ' insignificant, little people like us were not welcome'. Needless to say we will not be visiting this pub again - and neither will any of our 200 colleagues!!! We have spread the word.
Monday, December 19, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Mrs A Ryder
 Rude staff
My colleagues and I visited the Swan & Cemetery after we had pre booked a table. There was a mistake on their part with the booking so we were turfed off our table and into the 'smokey bar'. The manager was rude and down right obnoxious, we have never encountered such nasty and unhlepful staff. Needless to say we will not be visiting again and as we work for a large organisation, we have spread the word. If you want to eat out and be treated with courtesy do not visit this establishment.
Monday, December 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Steven Griffiths
 Best Pub in the World.
Personally I belive that the Two Tubs has to be the best pub in the world. It has the most relaxed atmosphere I have ever experienced in a Pub. The bar staff are friendly, the beer is spot on and the regulars are excellent company. I often pop in for just the One but always end up stopping for hours chatting away in the front bar (my favourite bar).
Saturday, December 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

joanne goodwin
 very urgent
We are Unit One Entertainments and we are trying to get intouch with you to confirm your race night on Saturday and the telephone number you have does not receive any incoming calls and we are quite anxious to see if the race night is still going ahead
Thursday, November 24, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 back to its old self
since the new managers have arrived the atmosphere has changed dramatically. it is now back to the friendly welcoming pub it was previously. glad we can enjoy the views and food without the glares of the old landlady!!!
Tuesday, November 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Michael Slater
 Good traditional pub
Good traditional pub with great beer. I strongly recommend a pint of
Flat Cap!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

gray bags
 good locals pub
one a few decent pubs in bury to shout about now..if you like your real ale i mean..nicely situated next to a busstop...rossendale ales boozer second best to the railway in stockprt another of their fine pubs..well kept beer at affordable prices.if you hate the noise in town..hop on the rochdale-bolton bustowards bolton and visit this little gem
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

the restraunt is buitifull and the staff kick ass
Sunday, July 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

neil ashmall
 food & service absolutley terrible
waited over an hour for the food - 3 bagettes and 2 burgers !!!, it never arrived, we asked for our money back before it came. After the hour we were told they had run out of prawns.
Such a shame in the early 80's it was the place I had proposed to my wife in the upstairs resturaunt.
Monday, June 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Best in Bury
The church inn on bell lane has got to be by far the best and cleanest pub in bury. With karaoke and disco on a friday and a live act on most saturdays you are never far away from some good entertainment.

Monday, June 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great pub!
Cheap beer, friendly staff and customers adds up to a great drinking environment! AAAA**
(plus no dogs lol)
Wednesday, May 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Not brilliant!
As a former regular of the pub I thought that i would share my experience. Gone down the pan since new management took over, if you like dogs this pub is for you as there is one running loose around the pub, causing havoc i.e. barking, excreting on floor. It gets better dont worry not only is there a dog but a lack of beer! Runs out regularly so not a pub for the thirsty!
Wednesday, May 11, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Elaine and Brian Ferris
 Superb food/service and location
The perfect place to sit and admire the views, whilst enjoying the excellent food from a superb menu. Something for every one at affordable prices. The food, service and atmosphere is brilliant, well worth a visit.
Friday, March 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Not bad pub!
This is the website address for the Cricketers Inn:-

Check it out! Only take you a minute!
Wednesday, February 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

This is the website for the Cricketers Inn. A small pub with a big atmosphere. Extremely friendly locals and regulars-plus staff.
Currently (2004-2005) Maxine and Bob manage this pub with Maxine son Lee.
Close to the Burrs county park (and the brilliant Brown Cow Pub)
5 mins by car/bus/taxi to Bury Centre and near by Ramsbottom.
Only a small pub-but worth a look.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

 it is great
i think it is th best pub ever there is some thing for every 1
Saturday, February 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Stuart Tanner
 Well Worth A Vsit
Pete The Landlord is a Nice Bloke!!

Good Ale and Good Food

Regular Live Events!!

Friendlty Welcome always guaranteed!
Friday, February 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Barry Fletcher
Traditional English boozer set into a row of 19th century terraced houses on the main A56 route from Manchester to Bury. Not much in the way of traditional fixtures but there are pictures of boxers and city players. Pool costs 60p and is very popular Cheap vodka doubles available (1.80 a shot!!).
Thursday, February 3, 2005Rating: No rosettes

unsatisfied customer
 dont go to this pub
it is rubbish and the landlady is loud rude and obnoxious
Friday, January 14, 2005Rating: No rosettes

ian smith
 Bay Horse Heywood
Bay Horse Hotel-Heywood. The best pub in Heywood!
Thursday, December 30, 2004Rating: rosettes

Dropped in for a drink and loved the home cooked food. Certainly what I was looking for.

Sunday, December 19, 2004Rating: rosettes

Alan Ward
 small village pub
Very friendly people were in this pub when ivisrted it last Sunday from young people like me to the villager that been going there for years. most folk at the bar were having a good laugh between themselves which is limited in the pub i normaly go in. A bit more sparkle it could be the pub of the Village.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004Rating: rosettes

cracking little pub. been drinking there for 26 years. fond memories of bands, meals (when the back half was a kitchen) quizzes, alumni meetings, drinking on the church wall (different laws those days) various landlords, tons of memories
Friday, November 12, 2004Rating: rosettes

 Fortnightly Quiz
There's a Music/General Knowledge Quiz on every other Thursday. No more than 4 to a team and it's free entry!
Thursday, October 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

Jon Hanson
 Tottington - Live Music Venue
The pub is fast becoming a celebrated music venue with many top Rock/Indie/Folk/Jazz bands playing there.
There's a great little website...www.hark2towler.co.uk
Thursday, October 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

 nice location, shame about the staff...
set in a really nice location overlooking all manner of countryside etc, its just a shame the landlord/landlady make anybody who isn't a regular feel about as welcome as a leper...it's a real shame as the pub looks lovely but i won't be going back.
Thursday, September 9, 2004Rating: rosettes

john rowbotham
cool pub the staff are great and helpful
Sunday, July 11, 2004Rating: rosettes

see it to believe it friendly atmosphere good music good food and situated in the heart of the town
Saturday, May 5, 2001Rating: rosettes

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