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 Selected Comments in Burnley

Joe Moulding
 
I am such a tool, sorry for being such a waste of space that I drag people into my pathetic crusade. I admit that I was fully responsible for what happened because I was a prat. I admit that going on about it every bloody day on social media is just sad and that I've hurt my own case beyond repair. I will now stop being such a drama queen and move on with my life.
Friday, November 24, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Joe Moulding
 
To the person making comments claiming to be me just a warning for you it's not very intelligent of you as you can be traced through your e-mail otherwise comments not bearing a name are worthless !
Thursday, November 23, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Joe Moulding
 Lets end this
To maggie and her friends that think its funny to wind me up, lets settle this once and for all. Meet me face to face at the colne xmas lights switch on this saturday, time to end this.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Joe moulding
 
Typical friends of Maggie's gutless people to afraid to enter your names as for the CCTV footage i couldn't give a toss whether you believe me or not but Maggie knows i have a copy has she got the document's about me to back her up in Court unless she produces fake ones i wouldn't be surprised ' that will be an end to my comments so find yourself something worth while if that's at all possible
Tuesday, November 21, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Wazzock
 Fake News
The only wazzock is the guy that lies about CCTV. Nothing happened, all a work of fiction.
Monday, November 20, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Joe Moulding
 
Well Don Kiddick don't know who your trying to impress but if your comment is to support Maggie then at least be brave enough to use your real name you could even be Maggie or Neil or her family why don't you just call yourself Wazzock if you don't know what Wazzock means look it up that's enough time spent on you except Maggie can always confess to the Police she made a false statement about me' FULL STOP
Monday, November 20, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Don Kiddick
 The Commercial
This is the nearest pub I could find to the Commercial and noticed they previously shared the landlady. Have to say the commercial is the best pub I've been to in Lancashire. So friendly and the undesirables are kept in check. Saw some knob head speaking to a guy like he was trash then swiftly dealt with by the bouncer. More pubs should be like this.
Monday, November 20, 2017Rating: rosettes

Joe moulding
 
To the Lord without a name and you call me a sad person making comments on something you know nothing about ?not as I owe you an explanation but i am not going to have my good name slandered without defending it your friend I am assuming she is perverted the course of Justice which is a criminal offence as for telling me to get a life i am now partially crippled some days needing a wheel chair due to what your friends doorman did to me as for the CCTV I will post it in due course i will leave it at that'
Saturday, November 18, 2017Rating: No rosettes

The Lord
 Dear Joe Moulding
Joe, get a life you sad little man, your crusade is making you look like an absolute prat because no one gives a stuff! Either upload the alleged CCTV and share it on twitter, facebook etc or shut the hell up! Perhaps it's time you got a new hobby and moved on with your life?
Thursday, November 16, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Joe Moulding
 SUING FOR SLANDER
Maggie Owens who now runs the Commercial Hotel says in her statement i am the biggest trouble maker in Town and barred from most pubs this is totally untrue as i have never in my entire life been barred from any pub or any where nor am i a trouble maker this is nothing but slander and i intend to sue her ! may i remind Maggie she employed unlicensed doormen on the cheap when she ran the Union Exchange ' note my name is not hidden
Friday, June 16, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Joe Blogs
 MAGGIE NOW RUNNING THE COMMERCIAL ?
No comment ? ? ? ?
Thursday, June 8, 2017Rating: No rosettes

Alan Whitehead
 A Thoroughly Good Pub
“A Joy to behold - Mark my words”
Saturday, January 3, 2015Rating: rosettes

Freda Bridge
 Food at hapton inn
Used to meet friends here for lunch. Always made very welcome and food cheap and cheerful. Now find it has closed down with no prior notice and no explanation. Is it going to reopen at any time. Do hope so.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014Rating: rosettes

Andrew
 Place is a dump!dj pekers escaped from oxfam
Magis bin on about repreiving people mt c a n d if they go inspire think maggie should go because they dont just deal with alchohol problems they deal with substance misuse as well shes been seen snorting coke int ladies off her bank card! And threatend the woman to keep her gob shv if she tells any one take mark walker comunity police man to hold ur hand!:-D
Saturday, August 17, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Roger Whalley
 
Every Friday lunchtime we four intrepid pensioners travel around looking for a place to have lunch and a drink in nice surroundings. Today we found a cracker, The Waggoners Inn!
It's a lovely friendly place, the food we had was smashing, the staff were all lovely and the prices were very fair. In all we really enjoyed it and will certainly go again. Can't wait.
Saturday, April 13, 2013Rating: rosettes

Sharon White
 Down Hill
Seems to have gone down hill lately with dodgy looking young girls ,who are on the game.
Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

The Main Man
 Joe Bloogs =jellyfish
If you are big enough to have a go
at least be big enough to leave your real name.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Ben
 AMY
£80.00 FOR THE NIGHT A £20.00 NEEDED A WEEK IN ADVANCE.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

amy
 
Heyy im just trying to get hold of you but i cant Please may you tell me how much will a room and the buffy be for 40 people for an 18th birthday party
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Nessy
 
Delightful pub with lot of local characters who don't bite will make this my local
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

joe blogs
 NEW LANDLORD REQUIRED
new Landlord is now required for the Union Exchange ,
what goes a- round comes a-round ?
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Brenda
 Best
Best pub in East Lancs
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ruth
 Staying Away.
We have never been back since Maggie shouted at my husband, the rage ws so bad that ahe reduced him to tears in front of everybody.
Monday, September 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

joe blogs
 
I was attacked by one of Maggies unlicensed thug doormen at the Union for no reason what so-ever ?whilst she stood there with a big grin on her face
Sunday, September 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

Steve Dawson
 intimadated
stayed 4 one drink and then left a bit rough. people barging into people felt a bit scared.
Monday, September 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

John
 
place has gone down hill full of old slappers.used to be good
Friday, August 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

arturo
 
went to waggoners last night & what a disaster had table booked for 5pm fr party of five had to wait 30mins for table.2 vegetarians in party only cheese & onion pie on menu when questioned was told what doyou want,we can cobble something together for you.place ws like an oven no ventilation food was terrible ordered sunday roast whenit came had to ak for more potatoes &mostly processed food not fresh even the chips are oven chips staffseemed rushed off their feet so not very friendly won,t be going again
Monday, July 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Josh
 Good Time
Took me new chick in last night the place was very friendly and the music was loud but good. also some good looking chicks and the beer flowed long into the night.
Thursday, July 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

mrs lynn metcalfe
 dog bite
what kind of landlord or landlady just wraps a bandage over a bleeding hand and sends you to hospital on a bus ???
you getting reported police said no dangerous dogs should be in public houses behind a fence or tied up.
Monday, July 23, 2012Rating: No rosettes

mrs lynn metcalfe
 need to get rid of dog
i got bit by your dog and i am seeking legal advice .
my arm wrist and fingers are so swollen ,bruised n dog bites all over my hand ,fingers n wrist.
you will be getting a visit from police and my solisitor will be in touch .
the sign you have got up is really old and faded had it checked out .if it a been a child could have took their hand off and it nearly got my face .
Monday, July 23, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Barny
 
Nice Bar maid
Wednesday, July 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

Angry Neighbour
 Turn the music down
Thursday, July 12, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Basil From Poole Dorset
 Lack of Ladies
was up north for me cousins wedding.
this place what an eye opener
not sure if the women were drag queens on a days release from Blackpool's funny girls or the usual ugly slags from Burnley.
anyway there was three fights and two of them involved the women if you can call them that there was sure no ladies.
was glad to get back to civilisation
cant believe how some people have fun. will give it 1 mark as the beer was allmost as cheap as the women folk.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 98% there
To start I live less than 5 mins away from this pub and after a horrific visit a couple of years ago I refused to return.
Hearing that it had changed hands I decided to give it one last chance.
I'm SO glad I did. The new staff are incredibly friendly and I genuinely can not fault their service at all.

YOU HAVE TO BOOK! Word of mouth seems to have spread about the fantastic service and it is ear impossible to get a table without booking (even on a Tuesday which is when we went!)

It is priced very reasonably and the quality of food is very high.

The views are beautiful outside and I can not wait to sit outside in summer.

I have ONE suggestion to the chefs. I am a vegetarian and it was so disheartening to see only one option - cheese and onion pie. Don't get me wrong the pie was BRILLIANT but I hope that it is not my only choice going forward. Bring maybe two other vegetarian choices to the board and you'd have hit the 100% mark for me.

I will be back up again for my mother's birthday along with all my family. It says something when I recommend a restaurant (I rarely ever do it!). I look forward to seeing you again.
(and again, and again and again).

Thank you!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Pam
 Very good food and excellent service
Had a saturday lunch a couple of weeks ago and the food was really good. Tried to get in on a Friday evening but it was packed so you need book. Will definitely go again.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Lee Darren
 
Went to a wedding reception, the room had a good atmosphere, the staff were friendly, the food was very good. The DJ was absolutely awfull, his equipment was feading back, screeching noises through the mics music kept going off, no light show just one miserable laser light. The DJ was scruffy, not dressed properly for the occasion. No idea how to get people dancing and did not play the right kind of music for the mixed audience and was exceptionally loud. The venue is great but take your own reputable DJ
Saturday, April 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

B St John
 poor
Perhaps sun glasses a good idea for your meal, average meal.
Our table situated badly.
We wont be going back>
Friday, March 23, 2012Rating: rosettes

anonymous
 Great food and service - but drop the oven chips
Just tried the new Waggoners. Lots of positives, nicely refurbished, good selection of food, excellent staff who were really helpful and obliging, nice atmosphere. Only one thing that would stop me recommending it across friends - please change to real chips not oven, it makes all the difference to us!!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Food Lovers
 EXCELLENT.
As long time customers of the Calfs Head we did not know if New Waggoners would live up to it but am pleased to say it was excellent. Great service, food, and price. Very busy so would book in advance so as not to be disappointed.
Sunday, March 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sasha.Nicole
 
this is a amazing pub alln you that slag it off look at yourself. this is amazing keep up auntie meggie
Wednesday, February 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Top Class
As a long term admirer of The Calfs Head, Worston - when I heard about them opening at The Waggoners I just had to go and try it out. I wasn't disappointed.

Although very busy, the standard of service from the staff was exellent and the food was top class. Great variety off good home cooked food, a specials menu and some tasty ales on offer - all round a great experience. WE WILL VISIT AGAIN.
Friday, February 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Samantha Hooper
 Valentines Dinner
Just tried and enjoyed very much great food at great prices! would defo book a table though as i noticed some people were waiting for 45mins or so. Great place will be going again.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Craig Carney
 Excellent food, great service
Tried the New Waggoners in Burnley recently and at first I was a bit dubious because I knew what the old Waggoners was like! However I was extremley impressed. Food was excellent with great service and there has been massive improvments to the surroundings. As you walk in you are presented with an open fire and friendly new bar. Waiting time without a booking is from 30 - 40 minutes but you can relax in fron of the fire with a drink and newspapers. Menu very basic but the quality of the food is amazing. I would recommend the thai fishcakes to start and the fillet steak for main. Also had a great menu of desserts.
Friday, February 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ian
 The New Waggoners
Just re-opened after being up for sale and fully refurbished. Excellent facilities, friendly staff and superb food all that with proper beer!
Sunday, February 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

lesley taylor
 awful
I have always loved this pub the owners carol and Ian were great and bought from the best stockists.
Now I will never go back in that place again the staff are young and uncaring they are more bothered about talking about their weekend and wanting to finish work and have a pint than helping customers the meat was awful and chewy the salad was limp the place is scruffy there was a young child running behind the bar apparantly the owners daughter surely this is unsafe for goodness sake somebody needs to take over that pub
Saturday, November 12, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Lifeman
 Harpers Inn Fence
Following a brief spell as a rather poor Thai Restaurant, then an Indian Restaurant, the place has been closed and boarded up for all of 2011 and part of 2010.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011Rating: No rosettes

john pilling
 absolutely dof shit... even the staff are useless
Monday, July 4, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Ann Armstrong
 Help Please
Does anyone in cyberspace read this site I wonder??
Can anyone help me, I'd love pictures of The Free Mason's Arms, Todmorden. Read my comments below. email Ann
Armstrong at chris.armstrong@actrix.co.nz
Thank you so much someone.
Sunday, May 29, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Ann armstrong
 
Hi Glyn, Fabulous, just refound this site and read your reply. (oops many years later) would love to hear from you again.
Bless you Ann New Zealand
Monday, May 16, 2011Rating: rosettes

Ann Armstrong
 
Hello again from New Zealand.
I'd love to have some photos of the Mason's Arms inside and out. Do you have any on the web site. I think it's the pub my Great Grandmother owned.
Would love a reply
Monday, May 16, 2011Rating: No rosettes

april
 discusting and vile
poor service, poor food and poor manners.

I ordered the chicken tikka curry off the menu, it came an hour and 20mins late, under cooked - the chicken was still pink inside and im also 9 months pregnant! it wasnt value for money either it came to just over £7 and now id wish i would of gone down the road to ashoka!!

when i complained to the staff behind the bar they basically didnt care, very poor manners.
Monday, May 16, 2011Rating: No rosettes

julie
 
basic menu was a mon night maybe it was chefs night off but food was poor
Saturday, May 14, 2011Rating: rosettes

Dave Silva Askew
 Great
quality staff And great feeling,best weekend in the pub Toni and Bev class..
Monday, May 9, 2011Rating: rosettes

julie
 top pub
great atmosphere great music yea a fight now and then but soon dealt with by security doorman john top bloke and landlady maggie is the best
Sunday, May 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

adam
 great [pub
this pub is absoultly amazing best pub ever been to and neil is amazin at pool also as damo his son greatt
Friday, August 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

Ann Taylor
 agree with suan
its still same about the manager, thought very rude to staff and got lost going home
Monday, July 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

liz
 
To all those peeps who slag off the union, up yours, its the best night out in colne by far, i have been going there on a regular basis for about 9 months and i have never seen a fight yet. The dj also caters for all tastes and age. The staff are brill as well.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

anonymous
 great food
The portions are tasty and huge. Very family friendly!
Thursday, January 7, 2010Rating: rosettes

Lesley
 
Visited this establishment this summer, came over from the States , family took me there, I loved it , the views are outstanding the food was great and so was the atmosphere, theres no better place .Next time i am over, i will be there.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009Rating: rosettes

eddie
 
yes thankyou to every single person for there help and support
many regards
eddie
Monday, August 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

P Stringer
 Emmott Arms Laneshawbridge Colne
Eddie Is staying
Thanks to all the PEOPLE that supported him
Monday, August 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

garry
 
police are never away keep your back to the wall i will never set foot in there again and i have lived in colne for 48 years used to be my local
Wednesday, August 12, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Susan from Helmshore
 
I visited at lunch time today with my husband for the first time after hearing good reports. We were not disapointed. The food and the service were excellent. A bit more pricey than usual bar meals, but certainly worth paying a bit extra for quality and something a bit different from the norm.
Saturday, August 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

robert from burnley
 this pub has went down hill
how can one of the best run pubs in burnley go from brillant to very poor .i remember a few years back when dave and mike had it it was top food house in town had to wait for a seat on saturdays.and also top cabaret the late bernard manning stan boardman and also top karaoke copetitions giving away a grand ang holidays look at it now shame the way this pubs gone
Saturday, July 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

anon
 thwaites thwaites thwaites
went to old red lion as i was told that dave or michael were back in burnley in the pub they made there own after warren had got his night club.but when i got there to be told that the bar staff hadnt even heard of them and to be told that they werent there can thwaites get them back and get this once vibrant pub back on the move again and make it won of thwaites finest eating and drinking bars for food ale and entertainment get dave or michael back or even both if they can work together i know what happened in blackpool cause news travels fast in lancashire and i also read michaels say in another page in a bar in blackpool on this site i fancied dave like crazy anyway but wouldnt say nowt cause he was with michael and michael was a great lad
Saturday, April 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

carl holloway buxton
 whats happenned
went to burnley to see some old mates the other weekend and went to the old red lion and couldnt beleive it as the other person said it was the best food house in town big names like bernard manning and stan boardman carl schofield quality act and even the price for admission was great value it seems to have gone down hill since the lads went to blackpool but they ve gone from their to on there seperate ways shame
Saturday, April 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

leslie marshall
 not the same
visited the old red lion on a trip to burnley but pub has lost the buzz when dave and michael had it it was top food house in the town . bernard manning stan boardman big names
Tuesday, December 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

h
 best pub in town
what cant be said about this pub. the atmosphere is great the staff are friendly - the door staff are polite and do a great job - caters to all people with a variety of music - maggie and her staff are the best. so if you want a night out hit the union exchange you will not be sorry.
Sunday, October 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

ROB CHARNLEY
 come from afar
GREAT FOOD GREAT FUN....GREAT PEOPLE WHO TAKE PRIDE IN OWNERSHIP
Friday, October 24, 2008Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Sunday, August 17, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Alec Isherwood
 Top Class
The d s to die for. The mixed grill is to much to eat (that is good by the way!) Only ever finished it one and got a free drink.
Very friendly staff and loving enviroment.
TIP: Try to pre book a table as it very popular! :)
Sunday, July 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

caroline
 
i have been going into the union for a couple of years now and i think that there is a relly good atmosphere and the music is good 2 !!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008Rating: rosettes

DAVE
 go eleswere
why rubbish the best pub in the town
the current dj has been there for years i have never seen the pub empty at 1.00 am
neither has anyone else the music is great the only answer to anyone who dislikes the music is to go somwhere else,we love it
END OF STORY
p.s i supose some of you enjoyed the tower bar SHUT NOW INIT
Saturday, February 17, 2007Rating: rosettes

DAVE
 MUSIC RUBBISH
I AGREE WITH ??? THE MUSIC IS TERRIBLE AND SOMES SONGS PLAYED FOR 4- 5 TIMES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, SEEMS TO BE OPINIAN OF MOST CUSTOMERS, BY 1 O CLOCK PLACE IS EMPTY!!
Monday, February 12, 2007Rating: rosettes

john
 40ish
good to here of a pub that caters for the over 40s i will give it a try this weekend and comment again next week

john and mary
nelson
Tuesday, February 6, 2007Rating: rosettes

Barry Cooper
 Top Brink
hello i think the top brink has fine food and i would go the right now if i had some money
Sunday, January 28, 2007Rating: rosettes

Nathan Dutchman
 TOP BRINK
The top brink in todmorden has good food and i wud go now or in 2 days time and the pub wud be as good
Sunday, January 28, 2007Rating: rosettes

T. Moore
 food
Just like to say we came in for a meal and the food was lovely and lots on the plates - it was a challenge to eat it all.
The staff were friendly and it was a welcoming and warm atmosphere.
Friday, January 26, 2007Rating: rosettes

???
 Dj terrible
This pub used to be ok but the dj set is very repetitive and suited to a 40+ customer. Dj also rude and refuses requests. Other staff ok. shepards is alot better!!
AVOID AVOID AVOID
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Angie
 
Excellent pub everyone really friendly doesnt get so busy you cant get served. Good music and a laugh a minute. The drinks are mega cheap definately a pub you can stay the whole night in.
Monday, January 15, 2007Rating: rosettes

M. Pattison
 lunch time
I met up with a colleague for lunch today at about 12.30pm. The pub was very busy with the lunchtime rush well under way.
Our meals were lovely and the service was fast and friendly considering how busy they were.
All the staff were very helpful.
Friday, January 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

Laura
 Up Yours
Local pub, everyone friendly, cheap drinks good music what more do you want? an the bar staff are always friendly and i have become good friends with them, maybe you had a stick up your bottom and didnt smile at them therefore why should they smile back at you =)
Friday, January 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

R. Thompson
 veggie specials
Came in on wed eve (3rd Jan)
Had the veggie special off the board - it was delicious.
Great to see some imagination gone into the veggie options. Been a vegetarian for a long time and its always the usual veg lasagne or veg curry but not here.
THANKS
Thursday, January 4, 2007Rating: rosettes

J. Smith
 service with a smile !!
Had a great meal food was tasty (if a little too much) & reasonably priced.
Fast, friendly & efficient service from the girl waiting on (it was Monday 1st Jan)
p.s the uniforms look great.
Thursday, January 4, 2007Rating: rosettes

hapton resident
 New Years Eve
What a great night!
I had a fantastic time on New Year's Eve, the disco and dj's were great
Tuesday, January 2, 2007Rating: rosettes

J Rawcliffe
 Disappointed Visitor
Stopped off at the Hapton Inn for a lunch with a business colleague at 12:45 18th December 2006. Car park quite empty -not the usual I had experienced in the past. Plenty of seats to choose from once inside; again not the usual lunch time rush I had been used to.
I ordered the soup and sandwich. Choose the Potato and Leek soup with Beef and onion sandwich. Sorry to say this was a great let down. No home made soup I’m afraid only packet which had not seen the light of a potato in it’s making let alone leek - just hot water and flavouring. The sandwich did have beef in it but was covered (over the sandwich) with too much raw onion. Presentation was not good - I was embarrassed at having brought my business colleague to such a place and have relayed this back to my organisation.
Children have always been provided for and accommodated up to the time allowed - that’s nothing new.

If ‘Michelle’ considers the comments on this page, then please start and think about your catering suppliers & presentation of your food and look at having ’actual homemade soups’ not packet soups.
Thursday, December 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Ian Jackson
 Great Food
I've been going to this pub since I was a nipper, my dad has been going since he was 16. The food has always remain consistant over the years, perhaps even improved, if that's possible. The cumberland sausage is fantastic and has a secret recepie. I wood recommend this place to anyone. It's really good and I hpoe that my children will carry on going too.
Friday, December 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

richard
 upper market bar
gay churchill's is burnley's newest gay bar.
Nice atmosphere, and very friendly.
web site www.gaychurchills.com
Wednesday, December 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

richard
 once was amazing but much quieter now
Garden bar is a gay friendly bar. It used to jam packed every week and was just the best place ever. Music top notch, still good. People still come in but lots leave as it's not very busy, it closes earlier also.
The new gay bar is churchill's
Wednesday, December 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

richard
 excellent pub
I really enjoy this pub it is great for a game of pool or watching footy. The music is amazing and at 3 wkds for a fiver on sat is great value!
Top marks all around.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

Dot - a more frequent visitor
 A Buzzing Pub!!
I have been going into the Hapton Inn for quite a while both under the old owners and the new ones. More since the new owners took over as I have found it a more pleasant experience. The food is excellent and the portions are very substantial. I now don't just go in to eat as there is quite a variety of entertainment going on, with monthly quizzes and regular bands playing the pub is usually buzzing!!. I happen to pass the pub quite a lot on my way into town and work and the car park is always busy, especially at the weekends. The service has improved greatly and the pub is very clean, I think that Michell and Nick are making a great effort to improve the pub in all directions, quite a feat with a new baby I must say. I will certainly be spending more time at the Hapton Inn in the future!!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Michelle
 THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all those that have taken the time to put a comment on this web site.
It has been a challenge this year one to which I hope we have risen to. We have taken on board people's comments.
Thanks to a great team who put their all into making the pub work for everyone, they have a lot of pride in their work.
Thanks to everyone (both old and new) for sticking by us and hello to the new faces we are beginning to see.
Thanks for the compliments and thanks for coming to the pub whether it be for a celebration or just a quick meal it means a lot to us.
Michelle & Nick
Monday, December 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

loxal resident
 kids xmas party
What a great idea.
My daughter had a brilliant time at the kids xmas party on Saturday. Santa made all the children's faces light up when he gave out the presents.
Thanks for doing something for the kids and I hope you will be doing the same next year
Monday, December 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

A happy family with kids
 Sunday Dinner
We haven't been in for a while but there is a noticable difference in the quality and standards since we were in last time (for the BETTER we must say). We asked someone if the pub had changed hands and ended up speaking to Michelle the new landlady. We were impressed by the standard of service and the amount and quality of the food.
We told Michelle that there aren't many places now that welcome children into their places but we have found somewhere that likes children and genuinely cares about its cutomers.
Thanks and we will now be making your pub our regular
Monday, December 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 xmas party
I had my works christmas paerty over the weekend. The food was fantastic and it was noticable that a lot of effort had gone into the preparation. There was a live band on 'Condition Black', they were great.
Thanks to Michelle & Nick and all your great team they are a credit to you
Monday, December 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

A happy couple
 food
Great to see nice, fresh and hot food being served here.
We have been coming here for years and there has definately been a change for the better since the new owners have taken over.
There is a pleasant atmosohere and everyone is very polite and helpful.
Thursday, December 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

A newcomer
 Band night
what a great night on sat with the band 4th street traffic on. It was fantastic a great night was had by all. I will be going there again the pub was full and lively.
Thursday, December 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

sue
 not fair
just like to say as a customer of the keys the last two comments are completely out of order!!!! The bar staff are always welcoming and friendly obviously working behind a bar you cant smaile all the time DO YOU SMILE ALL THE TIME IN YOUR JOBS!!! and to have to deal with drunks i would give them a gold medal!!!! Its always been a good night out about time you people had a look up town where its less friendly...
Thursday, November 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

PTG
 ...
i went to an ale house i used to frequent
i saw dodgy dave and i thought he were bent
i asked him for credit
he answered me nay
we only serve pancakes and those that are gay
Saturday, November 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Bobby
 Agreed!!!!
Got to agree with Rik and Michelle!! Kiddies playground at the best of times!!! Parents actually turning up to drag their kids out of the place and the bar staff well enough said. I would have thought that the management would keep their staff sober, but when they can't stay sober themselves then I suppose one must expect the staff to follow suit!!!!!!!
Thursday, November 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

bob
 you are right
allwas thought this was a fighting pub god was i wrong top place for a night out
Friday, October 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

rik and michelle
 not reccomended
one of the worst nights out in my life felt as tho i was in the local youth center with my 15 year old daughter would not recomend the pub at all, the bar staff were really drunk and ignorant not friendly and smily at all.................
Sunday, October 8, 2006Rating: No rosettes

tony
 o wot a nite
had my birthday party here
wot a great nite thanks to maggie the landlady & all the staff
especially the resident d.j. ron
wot a great disco .....THANKS
Sunday, October 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

J Sund
 Sadly
Nice to see that the Hapton Inn has a web site; BUT - Sorry to see that the car park is still empty, where once full to brimming. What has happened?
Looked at the web page for Christmas and this is not available until November 2006. This I feel is rather too late and I shall now book else where. All other establishments are providing Christmas Menus in August; and booking up.
If the new patrons of this establishment could see and heed the recommendations then I hope that they would do something about this - not only too keep the Hapton Inn , as their investment, but also for the locals that loved this pub so much.
Monday, September 18, 2006Rating: No rosettes

ste rawstron
 excellent food, lovely surroundings
this place cant be beat for quality food at cheap prices. Really good pint of BECKS. I'll recommend the mix grill> best yet. staff very friendly ....many thanks ste
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jacqueline and Jason
 A great place with great food and drink.
We had a lovely meal and the staff were very friendly. What a wonderful location and a great place for a meal.
Friday, September 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Amanda
 Disappointing
The menu is fairly ordinary and for children, very unimaginative (smaller portions would work well from the main menu). Seemed quite expensive for standard of food and service. Reminded me of Brewer's Fayre.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

Local Resident
 What a shame that this has happened., and custom i
Sadly the Hapton Inn is no longer the place to eat. This is very evident in the number of cars in the car park. This car park was usually very full 7 days a week, often having to get there for 5pm for a space in the evening and was packed constantly at weekends; now it is more or less empty - speaks volumes to delivery and quality of food. Booking a was also required to ensure a table later on in the evening.
Yes we could still go there for a drink but the main attraction for this pub was the food and service.
What a shame that this has happened., and custom is obviously going elsewhere.
Sunday, August 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Local resident
 Wonderful
Visited the Hapton Inn. Food was wonderful as usual, nice to see it extremely busy under the new management. Staff friendly and polite as usual. Can't wait to go again.
Thursday, August 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Thatch
Not as good as it was now that the DJ has been got rid of at weekend. Food is alright but beer is pricey.Needs more friendlier staff esp managment.
Thursday, August 10, 2006Rating: No rosettes

john
 BRILLIANT
i visited friday lovely place to go during the week for a peaceful drink, plenty of comfy seating, prices of drinks very reasonable, young lady i was served by very friendly always smiling.. simply the best
Wednesday, August 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Standards
 No Longer the best since it's ben sold !
Sadly the pub has changed hands and we were not aware of this! Noticed the distinct change in the service and meals, that we have been used to over the past 7 years; but initially thought the owners had enlisted managers during their holiday, and that on their return would be very angry at the potential loss of custom and denigration of the status that Hapton Inn has around this area. The Curry dish no longer had the popodomms and chutney with it, as it says on the menu. I complained but they never arrived. The waitresses were spilling gravy and soup on the floor as they walked towards the tables, and despite people explaining that they were doing this; it did not cause them to falter. What a mess the carpets will be in months to come. This great pub has served Hapton, Padiham and the surrounding areas well over the years. Sadly the new owners do not have the same standards! I will not be returning, but I will move my custom to the Whitaker Arms down the Road towards Accrington

Sadly upper Hapton Resident.
Tuesday, August 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

merylyn duell
 vegetable selection poor
couldnt taste the food for the smoke
Sunday, July 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

Peter Metcalfe
 MAASIVVVVV
The mixed grill is class, you even get a pint of Stella at the end of it free of charge!!!
Friday, July 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Vic Adams
 best music in town
The friday night DJ in the keys is just fantastic. I had a superb night.
Saturday, July 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

anthony murgatryd
 good food and beer goood
welcome u with open arms
Saturday, July 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alf & Julie
 A1
an excellent venue. Good choice of drinks and very friendly staff. The place to go for an enjoyable night out.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

georgie
 Great place
Great atmosphere with the best jukebox tunes in town. Nice & cosy inside, fantastic beer garden out. Beer good from tap ;-) if not a tad expensive...
Saturday, June 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

georgie
 Woo
Best place in town by a mile. Great friendly atmosphere (staff and psheads alike) & the best music.
Saturday, June 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Phoenix
 PHOENIX
Should have been 5 rosettes!!!!
Monday, June 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Phoenix
 Superb Night
We played a gig here a few saturdays ago in may. A superb night , brilliant and welcoming crowd.
Hope we get to play for you again soon
Monday, June 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Susan Habbit
 The Keys
I had the time of my life @ The Keys. Best Place in Burnley.

The Managers (Simon&Darleen) are Really Cool
Monday, June 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

ian
 robb
just to say i visited the station and had the time of my life the lanlord is the most kind and helpfull poeple you will ever meet
Wednesday, June 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Lisa Bentley
 Thai Restaurant
My family and I recently visited the Harpers Inn for a Thai meal. We ordered various starters and main courses. We thought the food was fantastic !!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the thai hot and sour soup.We are really pleased that such a fantastic restaurant is located so nearby. This will save plently of trips to Manchester!!!
Tuesday, May 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

Grumpy-Cow
 Yummy
Wonderful venue, wonderful menu and wonderfuly friendly efficient service. This won't be the last time we visit this place!! The wine was a tad over priced but this is the norm I suppose.
Friday, May 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

rob
 excellent
one of the best places to go in burnley
Friday, May 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

syd
 great night,great disco,classic tunes.
by far and away the best pub in pendle
great disco & karaoke nights till 2.am
function room for hire
* biggest & best *
Tuesday, May 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Glenn
 Thatch
Good place for food and drink. Manager Steve is very pleasant and helpful. Some of the staff are good too. Music can be a bit loud on Friday and Saturday nights but its a good night out.
Saturday, May 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Grumpy-Cow
 Yukkkk.
My idea of a rough and roudy pub, lots of kids hanging around outside make matters worse. won't go again...ever.
Thursday, May 4, 2006Rating: No rosettes

dave murray
 Mans urban pub
good beer (Moorhouses) Friendly bar staff, no food, no loud music.
Expect a bit (a lot) of swearing.
Fine for blokes, but don't take the wife if she is a bit squeamish.
Saturday, April 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

Woody
 New Shooters Website
Just thought I'd inform anybody that The Shooters Arms now has its own website and blog.

The Main Shooters site is here:
www.shooters-arms.co.uk

And The Tap Room Blog is here:
www.shooters-arms.co.uk/pub-blog/
Wednesday, April 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

HAPPY CUSTOMER
 BRILL ALL ROUND
Although the pub was quiet.had a raly enjoyable time. the food was great and the beer good. the service was friendly and helpful. the chef was all to willing to help with the menu. all in all brill
Thursday, April 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Gavin
 New website
Hi Gly,
You mention a new website - still no sign of it? The URL http://www.masonsarmsfreehouse.co.uk/ which is on the Copper Dragon website doesn't work.

Do you allow children in the pub and is there an outside drinking area?


Gavin
Saturday, March 25, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Andy
 Local lad
This place has really come along since they made the changes, mostly none smoking and cosey pub, plenty of choice to drink if your an ale or wine connoisseurs, and to top it all off the food is fantastic with a different mouth watering special board each day, friendly staff and very spacious for all to enjoy..... you'll love it!!!!
Monday, March 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

Charlotte Ainsworth
 Cheap prices, good food!
This is my local and we always go here for food every friday dinner time and sometimes on a Sunday. Really cheap and good food!
Tuesday, March 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

brau-ayinger
 the worship table...
i think you will find that the 'knights templar' table is a tradition to uphold, one day you just may be invited across to join us..

and the bald grunter is 'sol'.
Friday, March 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

Roxy
 10 out of 10
Great pub, excellent atmosphere

kingpin the band on saturday nite.
absolutley fantastic
Thursday, March 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Martin
 like it
Great food and you can still have a fag cos there is a smoking section in the resteraunt
Wednesday, March 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

Addy
 Graden Bar is ace
Exelent night out for everyone, great place, great friendly atmoshpere great night

got to the garden bar!
Monday, February 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

susan
 +
the top brink provides quality food and one of the managers is nice and friendly wheras the other is rude and is mean to the workers
Monday, February 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

s
 best music in town
everybody should vist smacks on there night out it rocks
Sunday, February 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

marie
 best after 9 o'clock
been going for ten years snd still going strong. love it!
Sunday, February 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

colin fanning
 FANTASTIC FOOD AND SERVED TAP WATER
I dined in the brasserie last night with my wife and was very impressed by the fantastic food and service .I also read how they did not serve tap water but was suprised to be offered it with my meal, they must have had a change of policy because plenty of other people had jugs of tap water on the tables also.We both enjoyed a fantastic night and will be returning.
Saturday, February 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Anne - Marie
 Local Pub and Thai restaurant
Fantastic pub with Thai restaurant attached, great atmosphere and very friendly staff and regulars.
Good English bar snacks during the day with a very popular carvery on Sunday. Thje Thai food is authentic and excellant both on presentation and taste - Don't miss it!
Tuesday, January 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Hilary Lee
 Interesting menu, heavy main courses
Dined last night at the Topiary Brasserie and, during the course of the meal, mentioned to my partner that I had read reviews revealing the fact that the restuarant refused to serve tap water (by this time we had ordered wine and bottled, sparkling mineral water). My partner wanted to test the system and true enough we were told that tap water could not be served! Starters and deserts were excellent but main courses were rather heavy and over-cooked. Disgusted with the tap water issue, my partner has decreed that he will not eat again until they lift the tap water ban.
Saturday, January 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Leigh
 Happy memories
My ancestors the Tunstalls owned part of Wheatley Lane and pre 1939 we would luncheon here after visiting the tennants.
My grandfather marriedone of the a Tunstall sisters
Friday, January 20, 2006Rating: No rosettes

darren truby
 the greyhound barnoldwick
the greyhound is great little pub every member of staff ver yhelpful and the football on the screens was good the land lady and landlord very friendly people
Wednesday, December 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

dave
 what happened
used to be the best place in burnley went down when the old dj left to go to pharos
Wednesday, December 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

j p
 oldish
eddy annd ptsy
r u still around
jeff torquay
Sunday, December 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dylan Kay
 expensive but good food
Had the pleasure of going to the Topiary for a birthday bash. A party of 10 all on 3 courses. The food was excellent but definitely London prices. The main disappointment was as for many such establishments - it was noisey so conversation was difficult. In addition, they refused to serve free tap water. With this, they'll certainly be on my visit only on very special occasion list. Also, I didn't like how our party was asked to leave within milliseconds are the bill being paid even though some were still having their coffee.
Sunday, December 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

phil de greco
 time travel
my wife and i visited the tim bobbin on friday night, it was like going back in time to the 1980s, funny looking people, wearing funny clothes, and all seemed to be worshiping at a round table in the middle of the pub, and a bald man with glasses who just grunted every now and again seemed to think he was god. but strange locals aside it was very good beer even though you are restricted as to choice, landlord and lady were very nice, might i just suggest a wipe round with a damp cloth, and a minibus from a mental hospital to pick up the escapees, better make that a 42 seater coach.
Monday, December 5, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Victoria Robinson
 fantastic place to eat and drink
Food here is beautiful. whether its traditional pub food or more unusual taste your after its catered for there in the public bar and brasserie.I recently went to a special event at the fence gate inn and was amazed by the four course meal from the starter to the stunning petit fours which were made up of items like candy floss, popcorn cones, petit toffee apples and petit ice creams cones which had our table totally blown away .you've just got to try this place.Great atmophere and great value for money.
Friday, December 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

tracy marsh
 wrong number
please cqan you supply the correct number for the Devonshire pub company?
Thursday, November 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

James
 All Moved
Used to be the best place in town now closed down.

Went downhill when the owner sold up and bought Pharoahs which is now the place to be!
Tuesday, November 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

jonny p
 gud laugh
nt bad at all! gud 4 footy and beer!
Thursday, November 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

jonny p
 fab local indie bar
smacks is da bomb 4 a casual beer and sum gud indie tunes. bt 18+ only please no kids thanks!
Thursday, November 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

quinny
 orignal half seven crew
terrible place now but used to be immense.last year of teds out on a thursday night. your lucky to find someone over 18 now
Tuesday, October 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Uncle Quinny
 dead 60s riot radio
smacks is amazing. may i suggest you try the kremlin komfort cocktail?
Tuesday, October 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

kelly
 gone wors over the years.
weekend full of 12 year olds. gone down hill used to be fantastic now it is the worst place in burnly. very disapointed
Monday, October 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

kathy
 brilliant
the food is good and i love carol and ian and the kids are polite
Wednesday, September 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Glyn Schofield
 The Masons Arms
Hello Anne,
My name is Glyn and I run the Masons Arms along with my wife Lynn, I have just found the best pubs website and read your comments. If you go to http://www.copperdragon.uk.com/ and follow the links, you will find our old website, we will be opening a new site in the near future with more up to date pictures. Let me know your e-mail address and I will send you a couple of recent pics.

Regards

Glyn
Thursday, September 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

elaine
 pub
needs more info
Tuesday, September 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

JohnE
 an afternoon to remember
called in for a meal just off the motor way, one of the more memorablechoices, the food and drink were as good as we have ever tasted, and the service could not be faulted, we shal surely be calling again
Monday, August 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Bri
 Wonderful!
I went there today for a meal with my work colleagues, i couldnt have asked for a nicer place to eat, all the staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. I'll definately be coming back in the future even if it is very out of the way for me!
Wednesday, August 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

chris teene
 gyro
many people with many drinks. u may be lucky enough to see craig john peter gavin
Sunday, July 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jane Ingham
 Drinks
Pimms, is the best drink I have ever tasted in this hot weather. Cool, refreshing and very tasty. Perphaps Fence Gate would like to try:
Turbo Pimms No.1
As normal but
5 parts lemonade, 2 parts Pimms, 1 part Gin

Good food, real ale and plenty of Pimms what more does a body need!!
Tuesday, July 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ann Armstrong
 The Masons Arms, Todmorden Burnley
Greetings from New Zealand.
My great grandmother owned the Masons Arms and my grandmother was born there.
Any chance of getting a photo of the pub, inside and out.
One day I will visit.
I believe it was once called the Red house or something similar. Ann
Tuesday, July 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Geoff
 on the up and up
This pub is really a good night out now of a weekend. Its good to see someone making it into a good place to be . it's not dark and dreary any more and the food is 100% better. some of the staff could do with smiling a bit more but they are in the minority as the rest of the staff are happy and pleasant and helpful. the managment couple aren't afraid to get involved cos I even saw manageress washing glasses.
Saturday, June 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

ben
 wat a good night out
its good every one is very friendly and its a good atomosphere , recommend it to any one really , its a good night out !
Wednesday, June 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

JOHN
 SECOND VISIT
invited to pre opening evening, great night, food was very good, and the beer was good as well, seems likeit will go well, and the new manager and his wife seem to know their jobs, hope all goes as well in the futre as it did on the guest night
Friday, June 10, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Bob
 Well Done
Was invited to pre-opening dummy run training session.Food was top class and staff (old and new) did a superb job.Also eent to the re-opening last night. Place looks great after re-furb.Glad to see some old faces and lots of new faces. manager Steve and his wife are great hosts and staff look smart in the uniform. There was live entertainment last nigh, not my taste in music, but entertaining nonetheless. Can recommend this pub to anyone.
Friday, June 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

karen
 Little village ,big pub
Wonderful atmosphere ,wonderful people , fantastic landlord and landlady . The food in this place is well above the average and I have eaten there many times! Highly recommended,bring your friends and family ,they will love it too.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

W & S
 Top Food
The food here is excellent and reasonably priced. The home-made pies are delicious. It's nice and cosy inside and lots of seating outside, plus you have plenty of room for dning in the conservatory. It's worth going just to take in the view of Pendle Hill on the way.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

burnleygal12345
 smackz
Smackz is a great place to go all wkend. thurs and sun are best indie anthems with dj scotty. drinks are cheap and atmosphere great
Monday, May 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

STEVE
 HILLINGDON ARMS
NOT AS GOOD AS THE HILLINGDON ARMS UP THE ROAD{ITS A FREE HOUSE CHEAPER DRINKS)
Monday, May 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

STEVE HINDLEY
 SMASHING LOCALS PUB
SERVES REAL ALE. GO ON GIVE US A TRY.
Monday, May 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

paul cook
 fantastic meal and great service
I recently visited fencegate inn after a recomendation from a freind who had an excellent meal and a very enjoyable night.I was happy to to find that i experianced exactly the same excellent food and service which made it a very special night for me and my wife.The choice of food from the ala carte, bar and specials menu would suit any tastes and the chef should be congratulated on the great tasting food with excellent presention.I recomend anybody to try this establishment, im sure you will enoy the traditional lancashire public house with very welcoming staff, excellent food and a brasserie second to none
Friday, April 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Bob
 Thatch & Thislte
This pub is excellent. The food is fab now that they have a new chef, the staff are pleasant, the new manager seems like a really top bloke. Can't wait to see what it's like after the re-furb thats happening over the next 6 weeks. Should be excellent.
Friday, April 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

trevor
 very nice pub
this is a really nice pub staff are great and friendly
Tuesday, April 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

rocking ronnie
 nice pub
thy the golden ball every bit as good as
Tuesday, April 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

cool dude
 nice pub
very nice pub but i prefer the golden ball to be honest golden ball is cool
Tuesday, April 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

cool dude
 cool pub
best pub in lancashire is this one bar staff are fab especially jackie shes great actually shes fab and i mean fab what a pub
Tuesday, April 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

andrew paul fildes
 great nite
best place in colne disco and karaoke thur to sun very busy got to visit to see
Tuesday, April 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

s ratcliffe
 AMAZINGLY GOOD!
i luv goin to the garden bar. its the place where u can b urslef and ave a gud laugh! i wud recomend it to anyone!
Wednesday, April 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

steph
 great place, friendly staff, atmosphere is good
i really enjoyed my visit, the food was gr8. the staff are kind and really friendly. the apperance is gr8 aswell
Friday, April 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

shelly
 cheap and cheerful
thursday and sunday great place to go. have drinks offers and great music. mighy see you down one nite
Friday, April 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

caz
 smacks give it a go
Get to to smacks for a great thursday night everything gets going at 10.30pm when indie nite kicks in. great drinks offers too. i enjoy it.
Friday, April 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Michelle
 Real beer Real people!
Brilliant friendly atmosphere, excellent quality tradional ales, live bands every Saturday night.
Monday, March 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

STEVE DUGDALE
 Excellent B& B
Comfortable and friendly town centre location close to emerging football club!
Thursday, March 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jerry The Berry
 Dead
No atmosphere
Monday, February 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Jerry The Berry
 Superb!
Newly renovated and a cracking quiz night on a Tuesday.
Monday, February 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jerry The Berry
 It rocks!
Cheap drinks and top quality indie music on Thursday and Sunday!!!
Monday, February 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Food was better
Food used to be top notch now almost uneatable
Wednesday, January 26, 2005Rating: No rosettes

paul henderson
 very good
i have just moved to this area and was very wary about the locals bust this is the best local anyone could ask for great food along with a great range of beers along with cask ales. spirits and wines but to name a few. all at reasonable prices. you will always get a great welcome and you couldnt ask for better managers in sam and james. well done to you.
Wednesday, January 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

Valerie Rose(Worrall)
 Trying to set a family meal
I am trying to Contact Carol if she is still there.
Need to book August 8th as per my letter from Canada
Sunday, January 23, 2005Rating: No rosettes

sedders
 excellent
brilliant
Saturday, January 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

zoe seddon
 excellent pub for food and drink
a very nice pub with a friendly atmosphere and staff with a smile and two great owners and the best food around
Saturday, January 15, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Judge
 Rock On
What a spot for a few bevies when avoiding the winter rain,
Sunday, January 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

leah
 leah
hey! wot a pub. i had such a christmas here as i was staying with friends in laneshawbridge! the food is top of the world and so is the ale! the locals all seem really friendly too! this pub has 2 parts to it, smoking and non-smoking and also hosts a large dining room. you can get a great sunday lunch here, but you must try the ocean bake!
Sunday, December 26, 2004Rating: rosettes

barry
 le chef
the food is top and so is the service, keep up the good work and will be back again! thanks to all the friendly staff, and the food was really good! i feel you pay that little bit more here for food, but it is worth it because everything comes out that little bit better! really nice pub, good atmosphere. thanks guys!
Sunday, December 26, 2004Rating: rosettes

Chris Cullen
 Great Meal & Bistro, shame about the rest
I paid my first visit to the Topiary at The Fence Gate Inn last night. having been fortunate to eat at many top restaurants in places as far afield as Sydney, Cape Town and San Francisco, I was pleased to discover a restaurant locally, where the food and surroundings compared very favourably with anywhere I had eaten. The chef should be congratulated and it is these two factors which will bring me back again. However in virtually every restaurant of any quality these days a jug of ice water is made available without asking, here we had to ask and were refused. If we wanted water to accompany the meal for 4 and the wine we had bought, we had to pay for it. This is not a good, welcome or endearing practice and when added to the hit and miss service detracted from the overall enjoyment of what was a top class meal and hints of complacency. I hope this isn't the case as good restaurants are hard to find. I would have happily rated the experience between 4 and 5, but I have to score as a 3, due to the factors described. Shame.
Saturday, November 27, 2004Rating: rosettes

Michael Horne
 a Warm and friendly pub with pleasant staff
a good pub with traditional food and excellent range of drinks at low prices.The best local ive ever had!
Monday, November 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

catz
 whay
great atmosphere,
friendly bar staff
friendly door staff,
and great beer :)
Wednesday, November 3, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Erka
 Erka
I was blown away by the sheer classy area that chrchills is
Thursday, July 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

DAN
 WICKED!!!! SMOOTH!!!
ITS WELL GOOD
Thursday, July 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

RENO
 WELL GOOD
GOOD ATMOSPHERE. GOOD BOOZER
Tuesday, July 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

Sue Moris
 Unsafe carpet
I went to a Soroptimist International 60th anniversary at this venue on Saturday June 19th where there were over a 100 guests. because space was limited a piece of carpet was placed over a small dance floor and not taped down - contravening Health & Safety regulations. My friend (who is a pensioner) caught her foot in it and fell against the table hurting her chest and leg and knocking over a glass of wine which went over her and the table, causing the table to be reset. Staff then rushed out and taped down the carpet and reset the table. AT NO TIME did anyone from the hotel ask how she was or apolgise for the accident. They obviously knew about the incident because of re setting the table and taping down the carpet. When she later asked a waiter if she could see the manager he went away and did not return. She now has a huge bruise on her chest and leg and has to have her outfit drycleanedI am disgusted at the lack of customer care and the appaling way my friend was ignored . This hotel does not deserve anyones patronage if this is the way they treat guests.
Sunday, June 20, 2004Rating: No rosettes

andy
 great d j
saturday nights george playing top tunes from new and old
Thursday, April 13, 2000Rating: rosettes


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