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 Selected Comments in Bolton

Raichel tillen
 Landlady of Blackdog belmont 2013?
I too lost touch with this lovely landlady if anyone knows were she is now please msg me raicheltillen@gmail.com thankyou!
Monday, October 9, 2017Rating: rosettes

S howe
 Good pub food
Friendly staff nothing to much trouble cooked to perfection
Thursday, August 4, 2016Rating: rosettes

Mary Mills
 
I visited this pub for the 1st time on the 30th July. The regulars are friendly and welcoming. The bar staff are courteous and friendly. The band JUICY is equal to the best of its kind. My Son is a fan of Rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Status Quo and Queen etc. After hearing the band JUICY I text my Son and said Led Zeppelin and Co eat your heart out!! I told the members of the band that I think they should be on TV not playing in pubs. The musicians are 1st class and the singer has a fantastic voice and is very good looking, in fact I fell in love with him. I think he should have sung the classic Rod Stewart song Do You think I'm Sexy. Nuff said!!
Sunday, July 31, 2016Rating: rosettes

Jay
 
What is this pub like nowadays? Thanks
Saturday, February 27, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Anon
 Correct phone number
According to the Camra website What Pub, the correct phone number is -

07401 057357
Thursday, February 11, 2016Rating: No rosettes

N.a
 Fight
Called in for drink and fight broke out poor bar maid is expecting and what could she do grown men fighting over a £1.00 there should be a bar manager on a pub at all time total out rage as language was appalling to would put people off going in no wonder there is no customers
Sunday, June 28, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Robbo
 Comments
What a ....hole of a pub! overpriced beer, crap service, full of piss heads, and dodgy people, give it a miss folks!
Friday, April 17, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Leanne
 21st
I Have Been Trying To Get Intouch For A Few Days Now. Do I Have The Correct Number 01204 61010?
Tuesday, October 1, 2013Rating: rosettes

Fred henderson
 Amazing
Hulton arms have been my local for years,and in my oppinion chelle the barmaid as a luvly pair of tits well worth going in to admire,
chris
Thursday, July 18, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Alan
 Landlords replly.
Thank you for your comments James. They have been noted and thank you for the kind words regarding myself. Just to point out a few things if i may and to clarify thing. There are no under age bar staff working or employed by me and never would be.The law which changed in 2007 does allow for bar staff from the age of 16 to serve under supervision but i do not employ under 18s in any of my pubs. The entertainment was mostly inherited and i did agree to to carry on with the bookings until they ran out which they are doing and slowly introduce some of the best tried and tested ones i use in my other pubs. I do appreciate comments and welcome constructive comments, after all it you the public that allow us to continue. I have only had the pub a few months and ask customers to allow us the time to make the Hulton into a great pub that it used to be. Many thanks, Alan
Wednesday, July 10, 2013Rating: No rosettes

James
 
I have met the new landlord and he is a fine man, on the other hand the ladies working there are on the opposite end of the scale. I think her name is michelle? the way she dresses is rather vulgar, she should probably cover up more and with clothes that fit her. i also heard they let underagers serve behind the bar and surely that is illegal? the entertainment is somewhat unappealing and i will NOT be going there again.
Saturday, June 22, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Natalie muresan
 Can u help
During the 1980's we used to go n stay at the black dog as my mum was friends with the landlady...such good memories.when the landlady...mavis...left my mum lost touch.i was only young n dont really remember why. my mum, hilda,passed away in jan 2013 and im trying to find mavis..she had 2 sons n a daughter n her husband was-well a bit of a misery!! thats all i remember really.i think her daughter was called claire and one of her sons called johnathon...plz reply if u have any information.many thanks.
Monday, May 27, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Mick
 Local boozer
Good l8cal pub, good staff, good management, no young arseholes hanging round. Excellent real ale, live mus7c every weekend, a very pkeasant pub. Well worth a visit, guarantee you will want to return
Wednesday, March 27, 2013Rating: rosettes

Stevo
 Tony
Spoil sport,,, lol Ive already been , Boooommmmm
Thursday, February 14, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Tony
 New Landlords - Alan and Hilary
Just want to wish Alan & Hilary all the best at the Hulton arms, they are a great couple, Chef, nina and Dee are staying on so you will see some of the old faces, plus Alans new team.

I wish all our/the customers well for the comming year, and hope they support the new team, As most of you have said you are comming up to see us at the Fighting Cocks Hotel in Arnside we look forward to seeing you all very soon. Apart from stevo who is not welcome. LOL

Tony & Jeanette
Wednesday, February 13, 2013Rating: rosettes

Stevo
 Tony
I did get my facts correct, you WERE bailing out, just like I said. Hopefully the new landlord will be more truthful.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Laura
 Wow
I attended the carvery on sunday along with my Mum and dad and i was very impressed. Wow the food looked and tasted amazing, but not as amazing as the chef!! That kiwi lad is well fit! and from what i could see... very well hung!!! I will definitely be back! Cheers team!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013Rating: rosettes

TONY
 SORRY - NEW LANDLORD COMES IN 11TH FEB
Tuesday, February 5, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Louise
 
My family & I had carvery yesterday & it was very nice . Stuart & his team gave great service all round & really made it a very pleasurable visit . Thank you

I think its time Stevo had a 1 to 1 to discuss his issues with the manager instead of airing his dirty laundry on this site .
Monday, February 4, 2013Rating: rosettes

Tony - Landlord
 Stevo Get your facts right !!!! AGAIN
I decided on thursday this week to accept the offer I had revieved, all the staff are being kept on and next week on monday 22th feb you will meet the new landlord,

I guess by Tuesday you will be on here slagging him off and getting the facts wrong again.

Stevo, I have just looked back at all your comments since we took over in the summer, you have never had a good word top say about the place, Why do you still go in there ??
Monday, February 4, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Stevo
 Grown up Tony
Referring back to my last comment, seems Stevo was and is right, Tony is a liar. Hes already passed the pub on and walked away from it, and had done so when he entered his essay below. Good call Tony
Sunday, February 3, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Jane
 
Went in hulton arms yesterday for a carvery with my family! Amazing food and service was spot on! Will be returning again and again!
Monday, January 28, 2013Rating: rosettes

Tony - Owner
 Stevo Get your facts right !!!!
I would like to put a few facts on this site rather than people making up there own stories which Stevo seems to be doing.

The manager has not been sacked and is still working today, a senior bar person was asked to leave owing to a situation which I am not not prepared to talk about on here.

The staffs hours have been adjusted to fall in line with the downturn you see in trade during Jan & feb, people generally dont spend as much money in these months, so why should I pay for 2 staff when 1 will do, thats good business.

The Carvery has a new chief starting this saturday as the old one hs moved away, I eat in there last week and was very happy with the quality.

Now as for me, as anyone who knows me my job is to go into a place turn it around and move onto another place, I spent 5 months working every hour and abourt £25000 of my money on turning the Hulton around, when I was happy I moved onto my next venture, you dont see Richard Branson working in his shops, flying his planes and driving his Trains !!!! Now I am not going to say there have not been teathing issues, but generally I am very happy with the way things are being run.

I have checked my CCTV and can not find one occcassion when Stuart the manager has been never been drunk or merry on duty, he does drink there when he is off duty, but thats allowed, I think you might be getting the other person mixed up with him.

Some people only want to see the negatives on any pub, it is taking 4 times what it did when I took over in August 2012, the place was redecoarted, Sky, live bands, new tables & chairs.

If you want me sell it at it go back to it being empty then ok, I wont loose my money, but I am convinced the hulton is a good pub with nice customers and looking at most of the comments they are positive people like the Hulton, My Team work hard to serve beer with a smile, I visit the pub at least twice a week and will ensure comments like this do not appear again

Tony - Landlord
Thursday, January 24, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Stevo
 Going under???
Come to the conclusion that sadly, this pub is going under, landlord is more interested in his hotel now, Hes cutting hours from the staff left right and centre, the carvery is rubbish, the pub manager is an arse who drinks on the job most of his shift and does not help the girls behind the bar, the bar manager has been sacked! The list goes on. Watch this space........ i will give it 6 weeks
Thursday, January 24, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Steve
 Great Pub!
This old style pub is set in the heart of Bromley cross in Bolton, the pub has old stone flooring and cask ales are on sale.

The pub I visited on a Friday evening and found it busy with a great atmosphere. The customers are 30s/40s and friendly all round.

The range of beers is good, from cask ales to the general lagers that we have become to expect from most pubs.

A good experience, I will certainly recommend.
Saturday, December 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Steve
 On the up!!
Called in tonight for a pint and was pleased to see a new landlady, shes only young but took time to say hello, the place looks clean and the beer was good.

A bit of young blood is what some of these old pubs need, give it a go folks!
Friday, December 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stevo
 Empty pub
Went in on xmas eve, no crisps, no snacks etc, went to red lion instead. come on guys its xmas!!! I like my grub which brings me back to the carvery, a few weeks ago its was great grub, went in recently and hard roasties, soggy veg, crusty meat etc, The bar is also low on stock. whats going on????
Friday, December 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Diana
 Wonderful
Beautiful pub in wonderful grounds. Been a few times with husband and kids. Warm atmosphere with some brill offers and good food. Plus a new bigger kids menu. Defo go back.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Cosy atmosphere
We have eaten here many times with the kids, Nice cosy atmosphere and good food , smashing offer on at the moment , 2 courses for 2 people and a bottle of wine for £16.50 , & a bigger kids menu .
Monday, December 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tony. landlord
 Barman.
Grown up tony here. Just to let you know the barperson in question is no longer employed by the hulton. I value all comments about the way in which we can continue to improve the hulton. I will have new friendly smiely faces behind the bar by the weekend. Thank you
Monday, November 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Cheryl
 Cheryl
Just came on here to read reviews as I was considering calling in this evening........ After reading these reviews I've opted for a trip to McDonalds and the local office-license instead.
I thought review pages were here for people to express their opinions (good and bad) but it's saying something when the landlady is at people's throats for putting something slightly negative! Why not take note of the negative comments and do something about it?
Saturday, November 3, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Stevo
 RE JACKIE
Your right that the barman has no skills, he is quite ignorant and winds people up the wrong way, On the other hand Tonys wife is really nice. Mrs Grants comment that Tony needs to grow up is quite true but on the other hand he also needs to open his eyes to whats going on in his absence regarding the barman. I know of 2 people already who dont want to go in when hes on shift, 3 if you count me now.
Thursday, October 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Grant
 Started off ok
the new people started off ok but i stand by what i said prviously that Tony needs to grow up and Jeany cant take any constructive criticism
Wednesday, October 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

JACKIE
 BARMAN
LOVELY PUB,GREAT LOCALS=GREAT ATMOSPHERE. BARMAN HAS NO PEOPLE SKILLS, NO COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND IS NOT VERY POLITE BUT HEY HO, THATS WHY HES A BARMAN AND CANT GET A PROPER JOB
Tuesday, October 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

stevo
 
went in last night, great pub, great locals. well done for turning this place around.
was slightly concerned as bar man was miserable , didnt make conversation and was having a go at a lady who was in with 5 others. told her she was being loud, in my opinion she wasnt, but it escolated and the bar man barred her for no apparrant reason, turns out after she left, i found out she was deaf!!! No wonder she was louder than the others. disgusting behaviour just because land lord was on holiday and left him in charge.
Sunday, October 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

A friend
 
Jeanette I think you and tony are doing an amazing job it's a good pub and there are some great people that go in there ! Well done to both of you for bringing it back to life ! To many people have too much to say sometimes and I always say ' if you can't say something positive , then don't say anything at all ' good luck to both of you x
Thursday, October 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

JEANETTE
 very good job!!!!!
Dear Mrs grant I am not jeany as u call me my name us Jeanette!!!, I find it very annoying that you call my other half, as u put needs grow up I think at his age and with tonys experience at running business for year he as grown up, as.uk will see this site us monitored and will not put up with slanderous comments and will be taken further if carry.on many thanks Jeanette!!!!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Friday, October 5, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Grant
 
luv jeany but Tony needs to grow up.
still they are doing a great job
Friday, October 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

John
 Monitoring
Bestpubs are currently monitoring comments on this pub. Malicious comments will be removed. We welcome comments which are simple reviews about the Hulton Arms
Sunday, September 30, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Local Lass
 Quality Service
Quality classy pub that serves a great pint with no fuss and the food is delicious and the staff work hard.
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Les
 purring
Brass Cat was reakky purring last night
had a banging evening.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Bring Back Tony
 
Monday, September 3, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Lizzie
 Lizzie
still the best pub in Bolton
Monday, September 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

ken gibson
 
Glad to see yo're still about young Justin
i always had a bit of a crush on your Dad too
still the Best Pub in Bolton.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Justin taylor
 Love you dad always Ste Taylor
Just to post this about the cotton tree , my dad Ste Taylor loved the cotton tree never had bad word about it and said the people were amazing so thanks for that justin his son and Sandra his sweetheart
Monday, August 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Friday, June 8, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Samantha Keen
 Another Hulton ?
what is it with you Bolton Lot ?
Friday, June 8, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Chris
 
Hi the lady that as been banned from the brasscat gets followed every time by the landlord , there are lots off other people that don't buy a drink so why target one person ? The person as been going there for the last 4 yrs and to get barred its disgusting .
Thursday, June 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Richey
 crap
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Steve
 Brass cat
On viewing this comment let me defend myself. First of all may I say that if you had bought a drink in the first place, maybe Tony the last landlord would still be in the pub. As it was quite obvious to see the reason why he left ( ever increasing bills ).
As documented in the Bolton Evening News. Now back on the subject of being barred. On four occasions I have had various problems with this lady. Two occasions she accused my Dj Russ winstanley and Diane herring of stealing out of her whilst left behind the Dj stand. And two other occasions of not buying a drink. But the best one being accusing my bar staff of short changing her. When checking back on CCTV it was pointed out that she had not even been to the bar to purchase a drink. When asked about this she said her friend had bought her one. Again when quizzed she admitted she hadn't bought a drink. To which she was asked to leave.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012Rating: No rosettes

isobel
 get rid of the landlord,hes bringing a good pub do
used to be good when Tony Ogorman was the landlord,,now its total rubbish since Ste new landlord has come..barred people for not buying a drink,how pathetic is he..a lot of people disgusted with him,and do not like him.
Sunday, February 19, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mr. S Jones
 Gone severly down the drain, not worth a visit
This place used to be such a cracking pub until the current Landlord and Landlady took over, they were most rude and abusive on my last visit, i'd merely mentioned that they had got my order wrong! I certainly won't be returning. I've also heard tales from some of the regulars about them being drunk whilst working and attacking customers. Give it a miss.
Thursday, November 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Daz
 Horrid landlady.
Absolutely horrible landlady, known as Sharon, looks like Andy off little Britain. Avoid like the plague.
Sunday, August 7, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Think About It
 come on leaps and bounds recently after re-opening
This pub has come on leaps and bounds recently. It did close down not too long ago but has re-opened and has more real ale on offer. Local emphasis with 'Bank Top' being served. Good hi tech jukebox along with plasma screens. Friendly place.
Saturday, April 2, 2011Rating: rosettes

Joan Scott
 Just too awful
Awful food, watery soup with huge pieces of broccoli stalk in it.Chips that looked and tasted like yesterdays potatoes dropped in a fryer and truly awful coffee
Thursday, August 5, 2010Rating: rosettes

Christine Shone
 Staff need some serious customer care training!
Really disappointed with the whole dining experience! Food leaves a lot to be desired and is overpriced. I feel really let down by the lack of customer care and had hoped that the place had retained it's standards as before, a few years ago. Sadly it hadn't. One to avoid!
Thursday, June 17, 2010Rating: No rosettes

steve davies.
 absolute disaster!
went for curry night. waited hour & 1/2. no food arrived . had bar bill refunded & left.
Friday, June 4, 2010Rating: No rosettes

A complainer
 very disappointing
I do not know what has happened to Blundel arms food At one time it was exceedingly nice but having been twice of late I could not recommend. My friend thought it was ok but I thought it terrible. Having had steak one night and a roast dinner both were terrible. Luke warm, not fresh (the veg) the steak overcooked and tasteless! Get a new chef, business is going downhill!!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

J
 
Our experiences of the Blundell Arms would challenge the desires of even the most severely gastronomically destitute; the two rump steaks would have outlasted the soles on my current pair of shoes which have themselves provided sterling service over the last 12 months. Neither steak was cooked to instructions. The sirloin steak “well done” was oozing blood sufficient to transfuse a severely anaemic cow. The accompanying chips were massive soggy offerings and quite tasteless. Our vegetarian member had to endure an undercooked and tasteless pie of questionable contents. The rump steaks were returned to the kitchen after 30 minutes mastication had failed to make any impression on the first mouthful. After a prolonged wait, fresh rump steaks were produced again with doorstep soggy chips, and were edible and just about cooked to order.
After remonstrating with the manageress over the very poor quality of food and service and suggesting a complimentary round of drinks, these were grudgingly produced.
At no stage did anyone come to our table to check on our (lack of) satisfaction.
Our experiences were distressing enough, but the blind indifference of the Blundell Arms to our complaints leads me to wonder how it continues to trade.
Thursday, February 4, 2010Rating: No rosettes

ann
 lovely building but food & staff very poor
we went to the blundell arms for our team xmas lunch. We were all very disappointed with the food, badly cooked, cold when it reached the table plus they got our orders wrong! I've never encountered such rude unhelpful staff. This was my first and last visit....only good thing I can say is the wine was nice but I can get good wine elswhere!
Sunday, December 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Roger Hanson
 closed up
now closed up
Friday, October 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Roger Hanson
 closed up
now closed up
Friday, October 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Roger Hanson
 Closed
closed up
Friday, October 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Cannonball Tom
 
I totally agree stitchy sue. Fantastic atmosphere and friendly service. Im guessing Yvonne is the woman thats always on hand to entertain the crowd! Brill pub definatly worth a visit.
Saturday, April 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

STITCHY SUE
 Great Pub
Love thi splace now its been taken over!LOTS GOING ON!!!fRIENDLY OWNERS AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE IN THERE ESPECIALLY ONE CALLED YVONE SHES CLASSIC!
Saturday, April 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

Revd. Steve McGregor
 Brillesville.
On Sunday night we paid a visit to this pub after an absence of a few years. Really happy to say we had a wonderful time. The service was excellant and friendly; the food was good. The whole experience was brilliant. God bless.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

Sharon Calvert
 AVOID food disgusting!!!
Nice looking pub however food was disgusting. Average pub tea prices steak just over £10 but tasted awful - worst pub tea we've ever had. We have never known steak to taste like liver!!! Sea bass was ok, kids meal (sausages and mash) one sausage and no veg. Gordon Ramsey needs to give this place a visit as it could be really good!!!
Sunday, April 5, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Matt/Joanne
 Great
Went for a meal last night and was very impressed.Staff were so friendly and able to answer any questions you may have about the menu.I ordered a board special fish and the chef was not happy with the standard of the fish.Good to see some common sense and that they didn't just serve it up but asked me first if I still wanted it.Food was brilliant and worth the money.Will make sure here is one of the first places I will visit again to eat and drink.Thanks for a great meal.
Friday, March 6, 2009Rating: rosettes

A Szmagala
 Whats happened
Last 2 visits, pub empty, staff unfriendly. Last 2 visits for pub food, terrible. Went last night service didn't let me down, rubbish yet again! Waited 30 mins for a coffee! Ordered Duck, came as half a duck, impossible to cut up, not enough veg', nothing to clean hands with, waited ages for a bowl of water to clean hands. Left just as hungry as when I came in! See ya!
Sunday, February 1, 2009Rating: No rosettes

jenny martindale
 new ownership
was really pleased to find out this pub had changed hands just before xmas in 2008....the diffrence is unbelievable, friendly staff, food fantastic and a landlord who actually cares....would like to say thankyou for the great meal and welcome to our community
Friday, January 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

l
 
went for lunch today with a friend. we waited over an hour for our food to arrive, and when it did it was cold. my friends dish was described as hand carved ham which it definately wasnt. We waited another 5 mins for the manager to arrive who was very rude. he proceeded to talk over me and said that they were only doing chrictmas parties. when I questioned why we were allowed to order food he then replied that he wasnt going to tun away a booking. When I tried to complain his response was to walk off. The barman (whilst speaking with a receipt dangling from his mouth)aggreed that the managers attitude was appaling, I have been several times before and had good meals but will never go there again
Tuesday, December 16, 2008Rating: No rosettes

lynne readett
 
new menu quite nice except that the starters are poor, welsh rarebit was a dried up slice of toasted bread with very little cheese or bacon on it. still a good dining experience but the menu is somewhat bland now.
Monday, December 15, 2008Rating: No rosettes

carl/nicky
 excellent
We ve been going to our local for the last 7 yrs and i can say it is the best it has ever been..the food is excellent and the service is second to none....the staff are helpful and on the ball..
Well done....its back to the good old days
Saturday, December 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

Emma & family
 excellent
our visit was very enjoyable with excellent service, good food and this is only 1 week under new management we will be making further visits also its nice to see them suppoprting local produce and Bank Top Brewery cask ales. A proper local pub just what we needed.
Thursday, December 4, 2008Rating: rosettes

RHYS
 
My sister and i work at the Unity Brook Inn. It is true. Its amazing how much nicer it is...
Another great attraction here is the HUGE car park which has cctv recorded 24/7. There is also internal recorded cctv as well - which adds a warm feeling of safety in this day and age.
Outside there is also a children's play area, and lots of benches for people to sit with a cold beer or a hot drink - or even a meal.
Its a great little pub - but don't take my word for it - come and see for yourself!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008Rating: rosettes

stef
 UNITY BROOK INN, KEARSLEY.
In the last 6 months this pub has improved in leaps and bounds. The interior has been redecorated, totally cleaned throughout, and new leather seating and made really homely. It has a lovely warm atmosphere and seems to be doing really well. They even have a new website www.unitybrook.co.uk
Wednesday, October 15, 2008Rating: rosettes

Susan *& Alan
 comfortable, friendly, good food
Good job we did not read the previous comments - this inn has obviously undergone a transformation - when we called in we found the staff friendly, nothing too much trouble - the food was excellent value for money. Clean and comfortable atsmosphere - will definitely be calling again.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008Rating: rosettes

Shelly
 change name!!!!
sally up steps no longer exists, it's now a chinese restaurant.
Try it, it's lovely.
Saturday, February 17, 2007Rating: rosettes

Heather
 brill pub
This really is a brilliant pub. Everyone is friendly the atmosphere is warm, the bar staff are happy and love to interact with the customers.
If your ever in or near Horwich then come and have a drink in this pub, you won't be disapointed.
When I first came in this pub I was a stranger but now I'm a friend. Everyone has become like my 2nd family, I know if I'm upset at anytime there is always someone to help cheer me up. You couldn't ask for a better bunch of people who are connected with this pub.
Monday, February 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

Fred Parkinson
 Not impressed
Having visited the 'Black Dog' in Belmont for many years i decided to drop in recently after a walking trip with my friend. After rude service and a less than pleasant comment from the landlord i am afraid i will definately not be returning to the establishment.
Since the incident i have spoken to many people, mostly locals who completely agree with my sentiments.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Kung-Li Guo & Haoli Yio
 We likes
hallo to you. We come china and come to your poob. We likes drink but unfortunate the man called 'CJ'. We no like. Me and my friend back to the arms of Lotock tonight. Have nice day.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007Rating: rosettes

The Barnstormers Crew
 The place to be on a saturday night
This pub is the best!!! Its open til l8 so you can go and have a few beers around horwich then get a taxi to barnstormers and it's not dear at all. You need to make sure your there before 12!! Or Darren, Andy and Lou will not let you past!! (there scary) You get in the beer is cheap and the ppl are great!! You'll dance the night away and before you know it its time to go. You can have sing song aswell on a thurs fri and sat so get practicing!! The Guy's behind the bar are nice and Andy the new landloard makes you feel right at home!! On a thurs they have a quiz night with a cool new guy who will get everyone involved and youcan win a gallon of beer for being clever!! Get down to Barnstormers or you will regret it!!!
Monday, January 15, 2007Rating: rosettes

Jess Evans
 A Good Pub
A great atmosphere, good beer with a good mix of people. Landlord & Landlady very friendly, inexpensive and good quality home cooked food. A real find, and great for Bolton matches.
Thursday, December 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

alan j herron
 see long desc.
Been coming here for years.The food is always good, if not rather expensive,but you never get any morons in the place-I guess that's what you are paying for. The bank top beer is always in good condition. Chef and Brewer is a good brand of pub.
Saturday, October 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Gary
 Thank god for varsity
the only place in bolton where there are no chavs! it rules, i love it!
Thursday, October 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Timbo!!
 Good Pub!
This is a wicked pub! because Danny; aka dan the man works there!!!!! so get yourself & friends to pop in and see him! :)
Wednesday, September 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Garry Smith
 Another one banned
In this ancient hostelry Gerard Hart alias Jez drank his last pint of Thatchers prior to being banned. Sat. 16 Sept.2006.
Thursday, September 21, 2006Rating: No rosettes

alan carl
 rosettes
the 5 rosettes where a mistake i actually rated it at minus -5 i will never go there again unless i have a spare century to wait for food.
Sunday, September 10, 2006Rating: No rosettes

alan carl
 waiting times
we waited 45mins for a table only to wait another hour for food that did not appear,after that i instisted a refund and will never go there again the customer service is a joke in my opinion.
Sunday, September 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

The Iron Fist
 Top Pub / Brill Staff / Fantastic Licensees
Best Pub in Bolton, but if you are a bit of a D**k Head and do Drugs - this IS NOT the place to be seen. You will NOT be tolerated. They rule with an iron fist !! - If you want to go out, have a good drink, meet friendly regulars (well most are! )- and feel very safe - then this is the place to be - Nice people - Welcome - D**k Heads !!! - Don't even think about it !!
Sunday, September 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

The Rebel!
 Finally got her own way
Staff are all friendly and polite, and most smile all the time! I must say when I walk in there and a glass is already under the tap awaiting, i'm happy. Balls to pub courses saying you shoudn't assume a customers drink! I think there is only one in there! Thatchers! (although I don't drink it)

So, there is a decent jukebox, many a live band and even sometimes Miss Martell (woo hoo?!?)

Gets loud and stuffy on a busy night, but all the regulars are happy, and you can't beat their banter (nor get away from it!)
Wednesday, August 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

paul
 spread eagle
thanks for your comments & reviews please note phone number is 01204 400999 (paul the landlord)
Tuesday, August 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

paul
 spread eagle
thanks for your comments & reviews please note phone number is 01204 400999 (paul the landlord)
Tuesday, August 22, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Claire Astbury
 Good pub
This is a good pub / restaurant, I would like to know if there is a chain of these restaurant's and where they are suituated ?
Tuesday, August 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Martin
 Quiz Night-Tuesday
what a great atmosphere and the quiz is a great laugh!!! Last week i won the booby prize!
Monday, August 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

lisa wright
 spread eagle
spread eagle bromley cross bolton called for a curry on monday night (curry night) fantastic value £6.95 inc a pint food excelent service excelent a great night out
Saturday, August 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Gavin Hudson
 Thatch Fabulous
The Thatch & Thistle is a fantastic eatery, and the atmosphere is warm and friendly.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

PB
 Not Bad
New Landlord in now. Friendlier than the last one.
Beer very good.
Friday, July 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

rob
 brill
fantastic, this pub is quality, clean, short wait for food and meals were excellent, much more impreased in recent weeks (apparently due to a few new good chefs) all round impreased!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ken Taylor
 Gods Own Pub!
At last,Deane has got its pub back!
After over 12 months of sheer hell,'The Kings' has at last got a decent Landlord and Landlady.The beer is back to its best,and a fabulous chef is working wonders at the weekend.
Guest cask ales and fab.Guinness
Definitely one to visit!
Monday, March 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Dave
 GREAT NIGHTS OUT.
Karaoke nights, Tuesday Wednesday & Saturdays. Some very good singers, Even i got up fr a sing song. Top Artist on every Friday Night, Sundays are Country And Western night..with live artist,, good night if only for the line dancing & trilogy out at end of the night. Al this from a local pub... What more could you ask for?? You can even post comments to them at Thecottontree@hotmail.com
Saturday, March 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jane Janeson
 Abrupt waitress service, mostly poor food
See above
Monday, March 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

me
 Burned Down
The Bradford Arms is now closed after being burned down several years ago
Wednesday, March 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

steve
 weekend entertainment
Hi, I have visited the grey man on many occasions, as they have a great karaoke on Friday & Sunday nights...
The atmosphere is great & the people friendly.. Even though it's 3 miles from my house, it's become my new local !!
Friday, February 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

J SMITH
 EXCELLENT
CLEAN PUB VERY NICE BEERS AND VERY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE
Tuesday, February 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

mick
 top pub for food
brilliant pub just undergone a major refurbishment top class pub food& ala carta menu we visited tuesday it was quiz night dj tommo is top class
Tuesday, January 31, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sid
 Sythe a Panto these days!
I have bieng going to this pub on & off for 20 years, & I have to say that the beer is overpriced & the landlady is not very polite!
Best thing that could happen to this pub is to get new management in that does not prance around in period dress & walk around assif they are royalty!
Also I'm sure most of the regulars are barred now as thay don't suit the landlady's taiste in people!
Monday, January 30, 2006Rating: No rosettes

John Schofield
 Memorable for the wrong reasons
Possibly the worst dining experience ever - less than clean tables, long wait for food and dreadful quality. Mashed potato was a unidentifiable substance!. Sorry - we are short staffed today was the excuse.
The last time we will visit.
Thursday, January 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Vis
 Dirty
Although good beer is sold here the lounge area is not very clean. The toilets are quite disgusting, tiolet paper stuck to the walls and the ladies toilets seem to be infested with slugs.
Sunday, January 22, 2006Rating: No rosettes

unknown
 graet food and outstanding ales
great pub great people great staff
just well errrrr great!!!!!!!!
Friday, January 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

lee
 Karaoke competitions
Karaoke competitions are a thing of the early nineties. Does the landlady not realise that people just want to sing and once the competion is over then any new punters will just go back from wence they came. wake up and smell the coffee.
Friday, January 13, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Ben
 karaoke guy gets shafted
New owners have shafted long serving Karaoke presenter who built up the reputation.
Thursday, January 12, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Zack Rickenbacker
 HORRIBLE PLACE
New owners rip off bands. They agree one fee then come up £100 short.

Bands.......AVOID THIS GIG.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006Rating: No rosettes

sarah collins
 great community pub with ex. atmosphere
A cracking pub that has a hotel across the court yard as well!!!

Friendly & helpful staff, with well kept beers & cracking food. Big screen football always packs them in & the quiz on Thursday is probably the best in Bolton!!!
Tuesday, December 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ian Reynolds
 Bolton's Best
This must be Bolton's best pub. Walking from the front door to the end of the bar, you might encounter The Lads watching the footy, the old lady singing Irish ballads in the corner, the man with many tattooes; the barman who's reading Philosophy or my crowd - mature students comparing notes. And the Landlord is great. He's not a laugh a minute, but he has a dry sense of humour and he knows exactly how a pub should be run (at least from a punter's perspective).

Good choice of beers, very welcoming, excellent service - but the clientel is priceless.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

tommy.
 historic
glad they sold holts bitter,and fosters lager.nice historic pub,but
who are the escaped nutters in the
first room on the right as you enter
the pub?.
Friday, October 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

andy
 small,old fashioned local.
This is the place to be in Farnworth on a Friday/Saturday after 10pm . Superbly entertaining,with a Karaoke and a bit of mad dancing thrown in for good measur.. Staff knowledgable and friendly,especially if you become a regularish customer.Good atmosphere. Beer good at a sensible price.
Monday, October 10, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Marcus
 Rubbish
Utter rubbish, Worst beer, landlord and staff in Bolton
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

Christine hogg
 disaster zone! avoid at all costs.
This was possibley one of the worst meals I have ever had. It was a seventies night ? In an old fashioned pub? Noisy, the service was dreadful- had to wait 40 minutes for a meal which came from a microwave (soggy pastry) etc. and instant mashed potatoe. Expensive rubbish. Have been using this pub for about 6 years now but this is the last time.
Sunday, September 25, 2005Rating: No rosettes

barnstormers lover!
 Best pub around!
Love barnstormers!!one of the best pubs around! thursday nights they have a quiz night present by the lovely and charming Billy!!! weekends are also great, normally only livens up at about 11-11.30 though, but as last orders is only served at quater to 1 it doesnt really matter!!! look out for alana behind the bar!class bird!you cant really miss her! love it love it love it!!!!!
Monday, September 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ali Martin
 great
bank holiday weekend visit to see Steve and Cathy Smith and the rest of family.Had a great Sunday and my Scottish husband John certainley bonded with the locals after drinking all day at the legendry grey mare
Tuesday, August 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

ANON
 UNHAPPY
STAFF GREAT !!!
BEER GOOD!!
LANDLORD VERY UNFRIENDLY
Monday, August 1, 2005Rating: No rosettes

BIggie Shackleton
 Man and Scythe ROCKS
Spot the barred person. lol.


THATCHER'S RULES!!!

\m/
Tuesday, June 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

The Party Boys
 PARTY ON!
This is The Pub of Party.

See the famous chair; drink the famous cider; and die the death of glory!!!

Wicked pub. Wicked cider......Different people.

Complete with mobile furniture.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

stek
 Black eyed frozen peas
Good for sport, Boxing,darts, & snooker. Wish they had used someone else though.
Saturday, June 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

David Cavelle
 Not the best of pubs
I have visited this pub a few times now and basically it is very poor and unfriendly

The decoration and supposdly refurbishment is false and the famous cider, well I don't think there is any apples in it.

There are also quiet a few dubious charecters.

Best to have a walk around.

Cheers
Thursday, June 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

James Elliott
 Local's finest
Excellent pub, excellent beer. Always filled with a decent crowd
Thursday, June 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lindsay Bridge
 Man and Scythe, Churchgate, Bolton
A welcoming and completely unique pub. I have been going to the Man and Scythe for 8 years and I always have a great time. Try the scrumpy (but not too many pints!) and sample the home made soups and chilli.
Monday, May 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

alice jarrett
 great pub
Monday nights band are great, they play covers to classic rock bands such as AC/DC, deep purple, rolling stones, free, bad company...etc. Seems like most of the monday night audience are rivie 6th form students. Friday nights are always great too :)
Friday, April 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ste P
 The best little Local Pub in Bolton
Wed - Football team and Bike Club Meet.
Thur - Free to enter QUIZ NIGHT.
Fri - Karaoke with Lee
Sat - Live Band (See website for listings www.thefarmers.co.uk)
Sun - Karaoke with Stu-D-O
www.thefarmers.co.uk
Tuesday, April 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

anthony
 brilliant night out
if u cant b arsed goin into town i reckon this is the next best thing. its a great nite out.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

wendy reed
 ancestors
i came to this website to see if i could find out anything about the history of the pub my ancestors might of worked there in the 1800
Monday, March 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

adam
 best pub in horwich for pool...
best pub in horwich for pool...
Saturday, February 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

adam
 best pub in horwich
easily the best pub in horwich...
Saturday, February 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Bodi Mitchell
 Fantastic Music
The best time to visit for students and old time rockers alike seems to be mondays and fridays. on mondays the resident band plays which always goes down well, and a guest band usually Plays on fridays. My firends and i have never been dissapionted
Saturday, February 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

anthony
 dear jess
thanks for the letter and i love u
Monday, February 7, 2005Rating: No rosettes

dag18
 entertaining
freindly; amusing highly entertaining, some queing probably due to the excellent beer quality, all to be expected but understandable ta for a good night out
Saturday, January 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

ken gibson
 nightly entertainmet
Good beer,food,and company.Nice land lady and land lord,home from home.
Saturday, December 25, 2004Rating: rosettes

Claire
 great pub
Love it, its a studenty pub but its friendly and great if there's a footie match on plus the food there is fantastic :)
Friday, August 13, 2004Rating: rosettes


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