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 Selected Comments in Wirral

Sam
 Poor employment
This pub is the worst employment, a lot of victimisation and bullying, manager dave treats the place like his living room.his wife stands around and snarls at everybody although she's irrelevant to the pub, his daughter Kirsty was always negative stomping round with OCD. Manager was too personal and nosey and lazy, staff don't get breaks and don't get paid extra time for staying later than roated hours, the staff make the pub run day to day while.the manager is never around, although the manager took staffs hard work for granted and never appreciated staffs hard work.
Monday, January 11, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Freddie Brown
 
Not here any more - its been knocked down & replaced by bungalows.
Monday, June 1, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Chelsea
 I'm writing this while sat inside!!
I'm currently at 'fuzzy Eds' soft play at the cherry orchard. Arrived and my daughter wanted to use the toilet, I took her. The cubical doors do not lock, the flush on one is broken but worse if all is the smell!!!! OMG it took my breath away! It is awful Got to our table that my kids dad had sat at an it was full of dirty plates, I quickly took them back to the counter, no apology, I then had to ask for a cloth to clean our table, was handed a like warm cloth, again no apology! The staff stood talking while I cleaned the table. Now a party has just left the staff actually do know how to wipe a table down! Shocking!!!!
Saturday, March 21, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Jenny Davies
 Party date
Hi wanting to book 18th birthday party for 31st of January 2015 did try to phone !!! If u could get back to me please would appreciate it we do have own family as bouncers there will be many parents to supervise thanks Jeni Davies
Tuesday, December 30, 2014Rating: No rosettes

T stephens
 Great looking pub
What a transformation after I first went there over a year ago swear I never go back . Well mew manager and a fantastic refit . Its now my local
Thursday, December 4, 2014Rating: rosettes

Ian Dilligaf
 Closed
Now a Jack and Jill's nursery
Friday, November 14, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Phil
 Sunday 13th
We're looking for somewhere for 2 small families, 4 adults, 2 young children, with an indoor play area that is showing the Liverpool game on Sunday to keep everyone happy. Can you help please?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Julie
 Grotty dirty smelly pub
We made the mistake on going there for something to eat, the food we ordered at the grotty bar was overpriced. The woman serving was rude and have the stuff wasn't on the menu. The drinks were served in sticky glasses.whilst waiting for the food we had to fight off flies that were buzzing round the table. The pub itself was dirty the table and chairs tatty, food stains on the walls, mold and filth covered the windows.when the food arrived it was a joke, the sweet chilli chicken was like a bowl of vinegar soaked elastic bands with lumps of slimey flesh in it. The Burger was a ball of burnt grease soaked muck, the gammon looked like shoe leather. The knives and forks were dirty also. Complaints were made and money was refunded. Please avoid this dive at all costs
Wednesday, April 2, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Susan elliott
 
You kneed to update your profiles as some of the pubs you mention around ellesmere port have been closed foe a few years this includes the knot and the sportsmans
Sunday, December 29, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Liz trueman
 
Booked a table this evening at 630 ordered meal at635 walked out at 730 having received no meal no explanation and no apology a terrible experience would not reccomend this place to anybody a complete let down
Saturday, July 6, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Ian Gibbon
 Re-opened June 2012
The Refreshment Rooms (previously The Admiral) re-opened at the end of June 2012.
the pub has reverted back to the original name from the 1880's. Providing Restaurant quality food freshly made from locally sourced ingrediants. Real Cask Ales and Ciders. Live Music on Friday and Saturday Nights. Two pool tables. Late Bar. Function Rooms available. Visit website for more info.
Friday, January 18, 2013Rating: rosettes

Helen Haversham
 Avoid
Full of those Eastern People.
Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
went in last night
much improved
keep it up.
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

cherry orchard
 cherry orchard
any feedback is welcome please call the pub 0151 604 1241 we will be happy to discuss any issues
Saturday, August 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jodie freeman
 Absolute hell hole
Bad service, long waits, unfriendly staff, whole orders. Then had to wait 40 mins for 2 kids puddings after asking 4 times for 2 very impatient toddlers. The food was tasteless and poor quality.
Never ever will I visit this dive again, people work hard for their money and it is disgraceful that this place is allowed to stay open ....
Sunday, August 12, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Nigel Pickett
 Rich ?
Is Richard still about ?
Saturday, August 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ciderman from Devon
 Drink up ye Zider
The apples may be pressed in Birmingham but they are grown in Worcestershire which along with Herefordshire,Somerset and Devon are the only counties that know how to make real cider.
And Cromptons without doubt is the best.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Alison Slee
 On The Up
Seems the pub is finaly on the up the place is clean and busy and aonce again a pleasent place to drink.
Friday, July 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Debbie
 A Review not a Rant
I would like to thank the staff at the Cherry Orchard. I recently came for a Carvery with my daughter and the meal was delicious, hot, and extremely well cooked. I couldn't fault it.
I take my grandson to the Wacky and am always made to feel very welcome
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

dont work at the pub !
 everyone welcome
Very Proffesionaly run pub.
with good staff and a family pub. with nice food and ale.
everybody welcome apart from the dealers.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

anon
 unprofesional.
lets not forget that this a review site about the pub.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: No rosettes

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

ANON
 Give Richey a break
Look let's get this straight am 25 years old and have recently split from my boyfriend, Richey has been there for me when no one else not even my own father cared.
to be honest i dont think i would still be alive to day if it wasnt for Richey.
Richey is one of the most hardworking caring charismatic man i know.
Richey's main problem is he doesnt delagate and trys to take on too much work.
he is slowley turning the pub around and he is listining and trying to answer some of the complaints.
but mark my worda if anyone can turn this pub around then its Rich .
a lot of the citicism aimed at Richey is because a certain young girl developed a crush on him ,Richey being the gentleman he is let the girl down gently since then her and her gang of little bitches have spread lies about Rich and the pub.
He is a good man who doesnt deserve this
GROW UP
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dissapointed mother
 Half term
Father like figure to all the under 18s employed. And also dont be so niave your boss will have a company phone. if you actually read the comments you will see that no 'toilet roll' is mentioned! So unprofessional. the point has just been proven that it is staff reviewing the pub. I used to bring my children to this pub, until my youngest tripped in the ball pond and banged his head on a bar in the equipment and then i was told there was no ice pack or ice for that matter! All I here is negative comments about the place which i find a great shame as it used to be a nice place. the reason i have been directed here to this site is because i thought i would check out reviews for the wacky to see if it has improved any, before half term next week. Obviously not i will stay away. and with attitudes of the staff from below comments i think many others will too. In the current climate I think it is very brave to be telling customers they are not welcome.
The other site I was directed to from google was a facebook page where I seen a plee for outdoor equipment. The amount of money that people pay in there, surely the pub can afford to buy some of their own.
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Tasha
 Tasha
Rich
can you phone me please
Tasha 07707063051
thanks x
we need to talk
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Dennis
 rip-off
nice enough pub
but you'd have had to win the lottery to drink here as you're local
over £3.00 for a pint of cider thats made in Birmingham.
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anon
 
sorry Rich
but i have had enough of people coming on here and telling lies about our pub i think maybe iits one or two people who have a grudge against the pub.
Rich you are doing a good job despite the reccesion and you are one of the best bosses i have worked for and i cant stand back ans see people have a go at someone who not only is a friend ans a father-like figure but a hardworking boss. Rich has given his phone number out and that takes a real man despite all the flack he could possibly get.
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

richie
 honest feedback get in touch please
i have no time for this site as it ia anonomous and no follow up, all i would like to say is i am the venue manager and if any one has a genuine complaint then please get in touch with me directly and i will do everything in my power to rectify your complaint we really do care about what our customer and people thinks and say about us.

thanks again for taking the time out to give us some feed back 07557940028

i dont know who the comment below is but unlike other venues i will not get into individual conversations on this site
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anon
 not true
@Lesley
how dare you come out with utter rubbish.
the staff work very hard to keep the pub ship shape and Bristol fashion you seemed to to have been in a bad mood the moment you darkened our door please dont come back we dont need people like you.
@ Rob the reason the toilets were not cleaned was because we were short staffed and people like you had better habits they would not need cleaning so much .
Rob why did you not tell someone there was no toilet roll ?
was it you that left the mess in trap 2 ? matey
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Lynsey
 Shocking!
Waited an hour for a meal - wish I'd left! My salad had been left under a heat lamp for god knows how long, the lettuce was brown, the beef was like shoe leather and this was all after I'd had to remind them they still hadn't fed us! The tables were disgusting and we had to clean them with a baby wipe before we sat down. You'd expect them to have been busy and rushed off there feet? No! Two other tables to contend with - utter crap!
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Rob
 Disguting
Tottally agree with the below comment. Took kids up there today and there was a man running around with his kids in there...everytime i have been in with my kids av been told to get out. Gone right down hill. Staff seemed uninterested too busy sorting nights out. wouldnt eat in there again after bad experienced in past with undercooked food and dirty plates. plus the state with the state of the toilets, which customers see i would dread to think what the kitchen was like. I would reccomend that people avoid this place. Especially if you have children.
Sunday, May 20, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Lupo
 Crap
waste of time and space - if your on this site ignore the staff and friends who gave it 5 stars and read the people's comments who have had to fork out for the worst service and food you can imagine, this is a place you would recommend to your boss the day before you hand in your notice for a better job - I would imagine this is a hygenic place as any vermin would die before they could get a decent meal here!
Thursday, May 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Andrea
 visit on 29th April
Decided to try out the sunday carvery at the cherry orchard with my husband and so pleased that we did! The place was packed out and the staff dealt with the load amazingly! the carvery was delicious and even the extra touches of pork crackling made it extra tasty! Would definitely tell everyone to try it out and will definitely be returning!!!
Monday, April 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Bestpubs
 Area manager
Sharron Ward is no longer the area manager for this pub.
Sunday, April 15, 2012Rating: No rosettes

gemma
 dire
sunday lunch, we decided to visit wow !!! where do i start disorganised staff, bad food, drink ok, carvery looked a mess, food all over the floor, no clean tables luckily the weather was on our side we could sit outside. asked for manager to complain.......not available?? on your busiest day, strange.i found the whole experience a shambles, not wasting my hard earned cash here again. left very disappointed
Sunday, March 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Wendy Jones.
 would not go back.
Gave this place a try before christmas and it seemed pretty bad so vouched never to go back. Then on sunday became stuck with distant relations turning up for dinner. rang round a few places but everywhere had long waits on for food so ended up with no choice but to ring this place. The wait was not as long as others so decided to give a second chance. Place was just the same, if not worse as the time before. Did not recognise any of the staff so presuming they are all new and they all seemed rude and unaware of any customer service skills! At least last time the staff did seem to actually care for our custom!! Food was very unsatisfying and actually had to drive to mcdonalds upon leaving just to feed the kids!! Funny smell in the kids area which also seems poorly run!! Felt embarrassed for the pub/company as well as for myself for taking family. Learnt my lesson now and will not be returning.
Monday, February 20, 2012Rating: No rosettes

L.Bateman
 
Hectic and unorganised.
Sunday, January 22, 2012Rating: No rosettes

debbie
 Family Feeling
We have always been regular customers to the cherry orhcard and i finally felt that it should be praised for its success. The carvery is always a delight with a wide range options with the veg- which having a vegetarian in the family helps alot!
Theyve recently hung up a community board which just excels the feeling of a family atmosphere...i would definitely reccommend this pub to anyway who want a family friendly and great tasting pub!
Friday, January 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Diane
 Excellent value
had sunday lunch roast, choice of chicken, pork or beef. Could not believe it was only £2. Live music all afternoon with gary Murphy and local artists. What a great afternoon.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

P
 
Richie
You had no intention of having that party on that day.More investigation has found out you scrubbed that party and another one out on the sunday before because someone came in and offered £100 to book between 4till 6.You were out of order plain and simple dont try to be we not in the buisness of turning people away said before and say again joke!!
Friday, January 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

mondeoron
 good meal
myself +5 good friends had a really good meal service 5 star food 5 star price 8 star,we all really enjoyed ,aaaaa well done
Wednesday, January 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Chris
 Shocking Service, 40 minutes for a starter?
Me and my friend visit this pub quite often and over christmas we decided to visit this pub 5 times (we normally enjoy the food). out of the 5 times we had 2 good experiances and they were on New years Eve and Christmas Eve. We had a meal yesterday but the pub wasnt full. The food took 40 minutes to reach us for a 'starter' and then proceeded to wait an hour until we gave up. There was a party on in the wacky warehouse and appears this was given priority. We ended up walking out and asking for a refund which many other people did as well. Sadly its hit and miss with this place and we've had food turn up without bits to it only to request this missing bits later. The only saving grace was a lad called Robbie who cooks in the bad who on one occasion was working as 'front manager' who went into the back to re-cook our meal!.

Its a real shame really they need to up their game as sadly I dontt hink we'll Visit again due to the poor experiance's over the last 2 weeks. £150 worth of trade! yes it was a one off!.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Smiddy
 Boxing day.
Place was a mess. Dirty toilets and staff seemed hungover.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011Rating: No rosettes

richie
 we are sorry we could not hold your party
dear mr and mrs harris,

i am truely sorry we where unable to hold your childs birthday party. We are not in the buisness of turning people away, we need all of your custom and will do anything we can to accomadate everyone we can. In this instance no deposit was paid and the contact details that had been left where incorrect, it does clearly state in our terms and conditions no booking is confirmed until a deposit it is made. i appreciate this is of no comfort to you but i would just like to let you know we are really sorry we could not hold your party and just hope that you and your daughter had a good birthday and where able to find alternative arrangements.
Thursday, December 15, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 TOTAL JOKE OF A PLACE
We had party for child booked by old manager when going to pay for it was told been cancelled for 2 weeks(even though they had given me the invites the week before.So had 3 days to try to find different venue even after invites had been sent.Manager(cough cough) was a disgrace really poor and basically not got a clue about anything. Same day as our party have heard of another complaint from people who had party there so really things are not run correctly.Would not reccomend this place to my worst enemy. Sent email to Sharon but has never been followed up after she asked for contact number.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011Rating: No rosettes

beerman
 
good pub, friendly staff, great real ale, much improved since my last visit a few years back when all of the above were simply awful to be honest. One of the better wetherspoons pubs ihave visited.
Friday, December 9, 2011Rating: rosettes

Janet
 
We visited your pub on 4th December 2011.

The staff were attentive, polite and well trained throughout our stay. The restaurant was clean and in good order. The bar staff advised us that it was a better deal to have a bottle of wine rather than buy two glasses which is always a good start.

The starters were delivered quickly and were of a high quality.

The carvery meal was excellent with a wide variety of meats and sides on offer. We did not have to wait for any of the sides or for the meat to be carved. All the food was hot. The gravy in the soup toureen is a good idea. We finished off with dessert and coffee.

The staff were attentive but not intrusive. A sure sign of good training.

The staff take pride in their work and the pub has come on in leaps and bounds since our last visit, great improvement to that of our last experience - WELL DONE.

We will certainly be coming again and recommending it to our friends.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011Rating: rosettes

Stuart
 Fantastic Day
Decided to take the kids for a trip to funhouse at the Cherry Orchard yesterday and i'm glad i did! the staff were friendly and helpful (especially when they informed me that we could now eat in the funhouse). The meals were fantastic and quick to be served, id advise anyone to try the mixed grill. We will definitely be returning soon and have already booked our tickets for the xmas party.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

susan
 the best funhouse around
called in on tuesday it was relatively quiet i was able to sit and have a relaxing coffee whilst i think her name was emily was playing games with my kids they had a whale of a time and i will be returning.
Thursday, December 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

P. Redmond
 
I had meal here over the weekend. Carvery queue was large and dont get much meat on it. Bar and carvery lines are right next to each other...Surely there is a better way of doing this. blonde girl cleared the table and had red, puffy eyes - obviously been crying.Probably had a run in with the manager. Overall the service was poor and organisation needs looking into. Last time I went was back in July and seems like the place has gone very much downhill. would not reccommend the place. We did ask to speak to manager but was told he was preoccupied elsewhere (on a saturday dinner time!!).

Read past comments and seen manager has wrote a few times asking people to contact him. Maybe if he was there when the problems were happening then he would find out what was going wrong. Also after last comment, dont think I would want to contact him.

Left this comment to warn others of my experience not to complain to pub.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011Rating: No rosettes

CAROLINE GRIFFITH
 SHOCKED
ABSOLUTE JOKE THIS PLACE. MANAGER IS RUDE. SEEN THE WAY HE SPOKE TO OTHER CUSTOMER SEEMED TO BE GETTING REALLY IRATE. DIDNT EVEN STAY TO ORDER MEALS, WE STOOD WAITING TO BE SERVED FOR A WHILE BUT AS WE WERE GETTING IGNORED HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO STAND AND WAIT, WHEN THE CONVERSATIONS STARTED GETTING A LITTLE HEATED I SEEN THIS AS TIME TO LEAVE. I DNT CARE WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE THIS WAS HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE. THE WOMAN LOOKED REALLY UPSET. I WAS WITH MY CHILDRENAND DID NOT WANT THEM TO WITNESS THIS AS EVEN I WAS SHOCKED. I ONLY DISCOVERED THE PUB ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO AND IT BECAME THE PUB THAT WE GO TO ON FAMILY OCCATIONS. REST ASSURED I WILL NOT BE MAKING A RETURN ANYTIME SOON OR RECCOMENDING TO ANYBODY WOULDNT WANT ANYBODY TO HAVE TO FACE BEING YELLED AT IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM. I HOPE THAT THE CUSTOMERS INVOLVED HAVE GONE TO HEAD OFFICE ABOUT THIS.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Mr Robinson
 Planning to take the wife for a meal today, after
Wednesday, November 23, 2011Rating: No rosettes

mischa
 send in the spies
Whilst customers, well myself, certainly recognise that managers have an extremely difficult and demanding job, and have to be 100% commited to their career it is unfortunate that duty managers an staff do not feel the same way. They obviously do not have the dedication it takes to make customers feel welcome and looked after as they should. As a manager myself I am fully aware that I am only as good as the staff who I manage, unfortunately the staff here are lacking in supervision and enthusiasm. Whilst I understand keeping your team motivated is not always easy it is an important part of a managers role, if the staff involved were happier in their work this would reflect in the service given. Yes your manager should be able to rely on his deputy to oversee and manage the shifts whilst he is not there, sadly it seems he cannot. Sharon, it is commendable that you defend your team in this way, however maybe you should send in a couple of friends as mystery diners, on a few occasions to get an accurate account of what is lacking before you say that comments may not be accurate/true however you wish to put it.
Thursday, November 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Sharon Ward
 Orchid Group
My name is Sharon Ward and I am the Area Manager for the Cherry Orchard on the Wirral. Our company is called Orchid Pubs and Dining. We are a small, yet talented group of people who delight in being named by the Sunday Times as the 5th Best Company to work for in the UK. We have around 300 pub and restaurant businesses scattered across our fair country. Richie is a new, yet highly experienced manager who has been in the driving seat at the Cherry Orchard since August 2011. I am delighted with his performance, and that of our new team in managing the Cherry Orchard. They are completely committed to ensuring that service, food and overall experience is everything you could, and should, expect when spending your hard earned cash! I am aware there were issues in the past that needed addressing, and we could have done better to meet and exceed our customers’ requirements. It is my job to ensure that the very best people are running our pubs, and yet I know this may not have always been true in the past. Part of the journey of getting where we want to be is reflecting on where we have been in the past. On that basis your feedback, if genuine, is of great importance to us and we really want to hear more about how you felt about going to the Cherry Orchard.

There are many different ways to speak with us at Orchid and we value everyones’ feedback. Indeed if you have any issues, Richie, I, or a member of our head office team, are keen to find out more and address your concerns. Without our customers we are nothing and without our Team, we are no-one. Without your feedback, we can’t move forward, so instead of leaving comments on this site, please feel free to contact us in the following ways.
Richie 0151 604 1241 or 07557940028
Head Office feedback@orchidgroup.co.uk or 01727 871100
Me - Sharon Ward: Sharon.ward@orchidgroup.co.uk
Thursday, November 10, 2011Rating: rosettes

richie
 misha
please give me a call so can address these issues for you. i need to know what manager spoke to you and what staff where on so i can adress these issues.
Thursday, November 10, 2011Rating: rosettes

richie
 hi sheldon
hi sheldon,

thankyou for taking the time to review our pub and i am sorry to hear of the lack of customer service you recieved i will take this up with sean. can you give me a call please on 0151 604 1241 or 07557940028 so i can talk to you about the times and what staff where on duty so i can ensure nobody else experiances what you have.
Thursday, November 10, 2011Rating: rosettes

mischa
 head office
and no i wont be contacting the pub itself, i will go straight orchid pubs and dinings who might actually care about customer service.
Thursday, November 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

mischa
 never again
Duty manager is incompitent, food is a disgrace. under new management, what excatly did you run before a burgar van? i have never been so humiliated in my life. the way i was spoken to by the young boy who called himself a manager was awful. no tact and no understanding. How does the offer of a drink compensate for myself spending over £40 on what looked and tasted like hospital food, actually that is being unfair to hospital food. If you do venture into here please be sure not to complain as you are treated like you have done something wrong.
Thursday, November 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

sheldon
 Total farce
After a long day at work I decided to treat the family to a meal out, my first mistake was choosing this place. What an absolute nightmare from start to finish. Arrived an was greatest by Sean I think he said his name was, smiled nicely told us to find a table, most of which were dirty, finally gets someone to clean a table for 6 an orders drinks, once again dirty glasses, flat pint. They did swap the pint but still flat hmmm. Orders starters an. Mains costing a fair bit which all came out together. The staff took the mains back an then left them under the lights ap when the meals. came back our staff were no longer medium but shoe leather and salad had wilted and gone brown. I spoke to Sean to be offered a drink, I said I didn't want a flat beer thank you to which I was told he couldn't help then. What an insult, who actually puts these people in to manage their business. I only went back because the awful managers had gone back to Liverpool, seems to be replaced by someone equally useless. staff too busy on phones and chatting to clean up, food an absolute joke and a manager 'supposedly' who looks like he has just fell out of school and can't be bothered. What a way to run a successful business. Orchid pubs must be over the moon with you all. AVOID like the plague
Wednesday, November 9, 2011Rating: No rosettes

richie
 hi mick
hi mick, yesterday was my day off i am sorry i missed your call. here is my mobile number please give me a call back 07557940028 or i will be at the pub tomorrow from 12 till 10 thanks
Wednesday, November 9, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mick
 
Just tried ringing the pub but told manager not available so left my number.
Mick
Tuesday, November 8, 2011Rating: No rosettes

richie
 did you ask for the manager???
julie, bev, gill, mike.

this is an anonymous site that any one can leave reviews with out having a log in i have no way of contacting you. So please can you contact me at the site and discuss your experiance as you have not told us in site how you felt we have not had a chance to put things write for you. I have asked three times on here for people to make contact and no one ever has our number is 0151 604 1241 if peoples complaints are genuine then please please make contact with us all complaints are taken seriously.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011Rating: rosettes

Julie Jones
 
staff are more interested in getting your money then actually looking after you. Family of 6 so 6 drinks and not given a tray or offered any help when 2 people behind bar having a chat. Was waiting at the carvery for 15 mins and chef was too busy finding out the latest football scores then giving me my food. Toilets smell and dont look like they have been cleaned properly for a while either.
Monday, November 7, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Bev
 eee
Allright if you like under cooked food and over priced drinks. Won't be coming here again.
Monday, November 7, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Gill
 
Been to better pubs. The Arrowe is better.
Monday, November 7, 2011Rating: No rosettes

joan
 very pleasant staff
i had my childs party there on sunday, i must say for the amount of kids i took the staff handled it very well, it ran exactly as i was told after it i called next door and had a carvery it topped of a very good morning for us - thanks
Monday, November 7, 2011Rating: rosettes

Julian Smith
 Great Service
I recently visited The Cherry Orchard with my family, after strong reccomendation from a couple of friends. Entered the pub to be warmly greeted by a pleasant barman, and told to take a seat where i would like, as the pub wasn't too busy. I ordered my food and drink from the bar, for it to be delivered to my table very efficiently with great presentation. The meals were really enjoyable and we chose to take up the waiters offer on having a dessert, which again was equally as nice. We finished off our meals and enjoyed an hour in the Funhouse attached to the pub! turned out to be a good day out!
Sunday, November 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mick Cott
 
Place a mess. Was there last night and me daughter nearly went flying of slippy floor. Food tastes like cardboard.
Friday, November 4, 2011Rating: No rosettes

richie
 let us know how you found your visit
it is with great regret we seem to have let you down on your recent visits. we take all your comments seriously and act upon all of them. please please get in touch with me on 0151 6041241 or email cherryorchard@orchidpubs.co.uk so i can find out exactly what we got wrong and compensate you for your bad experiance. If you visit are site and you are unhappy at any point please just ask for me and i will do everything i can to ensure you are left feeling a valued and satisfied customer. In current financial climate comments as below can become really damaging to buisnesses and people's livelihoods so please speak to us on site give me a call and let me put things right for you as a new pub manager here at the cherry orchard we are not going to get things right straight away but with your help and comments i can speed the process up and keep my valued customers happy in the short term until we get to the ideal of being perfect every time. Thank you for taking the time to read this and please continue to leave your feedback good or bad we appreciate your feed back. thanks richie
Tuesday, November 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

Di Lloyd
 not worth the hassle.
If you are after a nice family meal...DO NOT GO TO THE CHERRY ORCHARD. over priced, dirty tables, food all over the floor, food cold and well not very apetising at all. manager just a kid and was very rude. If he doesnt want to be told the truth about the 'food' then he should not come over to ask if everything ok with the food! Will not be returning anytime soon.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Amanda Booth
 has not changed.
Hadn't been here for a while due to bad experiences in past and well what can I say... the place has not changed. Carvery chef didnt seem to know what he was doing and was very rude. Overheard what I presume was the manager arguing with unhappy customer. Tables were dirty as were the loos and food was cold. Drinks really over priced and bar man trying to plub some card scheme and would not take no for an answer ( was asked at bar, by carvery and then again at table). Place needs closing down.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Jill Smith
 
Went for Sunday dinner with family, granted the pub was a little busy, but don't see this as an excuse for rude staff. Man on the bar seemed to be very abrupt and rude. I didnt get given a carvery ticket and then the chef said he could not serve me, despite me queing for 15 minutes. Went back to the bar to ask for ticket and was ignored whilst a conversation was going on with the bar staff and then eventually got given the ticket and was told i would have to que up again. No one came to check our food was ok, probably due to the noticable lack of staff in the restaurant ( I think I seen more on the bar then I did giving food out) . If they had we would have told them it was cold as this was the case. Would not reccommend this pub.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011Rating: rosettes

Niel and Moreen Phillips
 Rude management and cold food.
I don't normally leave reviews for places but feel I need to this time. The place is a shambles! The food was cold and drinks given in dirty glasses. Told the barman that the glasses were dirty and he swopped them no problem, but into dirtier glasses! Toilets were dirty with no loo roll, told the manager who was very rude and told me to use the disabled, which was locked. Got the carvery which was cold and the veg was dry. Only 2 of us eating and place was quiet, yet had to wait over half an hour for desserts, which we had asked for and had obviosly been forgotten about. Was asked by manager if everything was ok, told him our problems and found him very rude and un apoligetic saying that we could of put our meals in the microwave to be warmed up, the glasses he said were not dirty, the soap had dried up !. Would definately advise anyone to avoid this place at all costs.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Patricia Salisbury
 mixed grill small over cooked looked warmed up
have been to cherry for years worst meal served to us chips Macdonald type not same quality as usually. asked for medium steak was well done black pudding sausage looked like it had been cooked for some time and warmed up toms chicken black. not that we could eat it but portions were noticeable a lot smaller. asked if the meal was ok BEFORE I had chance to taste it. when complained told they asked first in case it had to be warmed up. meals drinks cost £28 waste of money will go somewhere else next time.
Friday, October 21, 2011Rating: No rosettes

richie
 could you make contact please
hi my name is richie and i am the pub manager at the cherry orchard, i would be very greatful if you could call me 604 1241 or call in to discuss your comments and to see if we can get you to come back and give us a second chance to get things right. we are really trying hard at the moment to turn this pub arounfd
Saturday, October 15, 2011Rating: rosettes

Tara Smith
 DISGUSTING!
Absolute joke. Carvery cold, veg dried up and management rude. AVOID!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011Rating: No rosettes

louise
 excellant
i have not been to the cherry for 12 months after bad experiances i called in this sunday with my family and i was shocked it appears there is a new management the staff where all friendly and helpful the carvery meat was delicious and there was a really good selection. its well worth a visit
Monday, October 3, 2011Rating: rosettes

John Glover
 Great pub
Nice smoking area, nice staff, reasonable prices. Good local with nice people.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011Rating: rosettes

Su
 This pub is no longer trading
Sadly, It has been converted into flats.
Sunday, August 28, 2011Rating: No rosettes

dave and todd
 sadly demolished early august 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011Rating: rosettes

Joyce cross
 
Went to play area with children, ordered food a nd was shocked when we were told that we were not allowed to sit outside in the childrens play area but had to sit on the benches by the road!!! What a joke! There was two men sitting outside with pints of beer, in the play area but children couldnt eat there!! What's that about!!!! When spoke to the manager was told this was the company rules! Read all the rewiews and not supprised got so many bad ones the place is pathetic and need to getr a grip if they want decent customers. Will never go there again and wouldn't reccomend to anyone, as there are much better places that are very child friendly with nicer managers!!!
Monday, August 8, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Chris
 New Management
Friendly crowd and management. Great looking bar and exterior. Excellent value on alcohol. Highly recommend.
Saturday, July 30, 2011Rating: rosettes

Claire
 Unhappy Customer
I would like to make a complaint against a visit I had to the Cherry Orchard today 24/7/11, around 18.00. I came with my husband and five of my children. There were tables available as soon as I walked in. The restaurant was clean and inviting We had hoped to have the carvery, but this was not available and were only informed about this once we had sat down. I then asked the waitress if there was any thing else that was not available off the menu, I was told that every thing else was available. We proceeded to make an order which came to the value of £55.00. As i was placing the order I was told there were no bananas so i changed the children's desired desert bananas sundae to jelly & ice-cream, this wasn't this big of an issue at this time. Just before are food came out an other waitress came out to inform me that there were no onions to go with the mushrooms & onions i had ordered. Her answer to this problem was just to give me extra mushrooms. I started to feel unhappy. I asked to speak to the manager. The manager came over after waiting 5 minutes. I explain to the manager that i was unhappy that i had asked the waitress if there was any thing unavailable on the menu, which i was assured every thing was available, only when i got to the end of ordering deserts there were no bananas. then just before are food came out i was told there were no onions. When speaking to the manager she was un aware that there were no onions. The manager asked me what she would like to do? she said she would refund me for my meal. Which was a steak to the value of £16.60. The manager brought me the differance of my meal.Then are meals came out. Adults meals served before the chilrens thats when i notice there were no mushrooms on the steak which i had paid for. Then the childrens meals came out. I again had to go and see the manager. I explained there were no mushroom on the plate. I explained that i was really unhappy now, this has spoilt my family time with me children and husband. i sent my meal back untouched.She refunded a total of £18.35 which i think is not good enough.
Sunday, July 24, 2011Rating: No rosettes

melanie
 Disappointed
Walked in, found 1 table which was suitable for 3+ people taht was clean as many tables had not been emptied. Passsed carvery on entering - what food was left was very dry. Didnt see any staff in our short time there. Decided to go get a chinese after seeing the dried gravy splashes on the walls next to the table!
Sunday, July 24, 2011Rating: No rosettes

cathy
 bad bad bad
poor service, bad food, manager with a bad attitude all the things you should avoid when going out to eat. arrive at 12 lunchtime to be told staff had lot the office keys and the manager was in bed...joke. finally got in at 12.45 tables were all left dirty no cutlery of condiments we were told to take some off another table, food was overcooked and dry and service was disgraceful, complained to a young blond man claiming to be the deputy manager, couldnt manage to get dressed on his own, told him we would not be coming back he said.... so thats your choice leave now if you want. what sort of company hires these people to run their business
Thursday, July 7, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Vince Fairhurst
 waste of time and money
Went last saturday night to have a little suprise party/ carvery for my girlfriend, 6 adults and 4 children - the night started by clearing and then cleaning the tables with baby wipes that my girlfriends daughter brought with her for her youngest, no service to do that - the children ordered from the kids menu and all of their meals came at different times - the adults had the carvery once they finally managed to get some one out to cut the meat ( although there were to helpful girls gossiping down the other end casually saying he'll be out in a min) , the guy disappeared before he had finished and part of the adult party then had to wait for him to return.
The minute amount of meat served would have been starvation rations for a fly and now to the veg - powdered mash potato (asda cheap own brand flavour) roasties - some cooked some still hard, carrots the same and appeared to have been sliced by a blind man with a maschette, sprouts weren't too bad but the cabbage looked like it had just been rescued - no other veg availiable and the gravy didn't have enough flavour to kill the taste of the food so far. - amazed to actually get a meal as the bar staff didn't appear to give a toss if they served you or not - to top it off my girlfriends daughters asked the place to look after a suprice chocolate birthday cake and could they bring it out after the meal - after 20 minutes trying to get someone to bring out the cake after the alleged meal it arrived after having being stood in the hot kitchen, couldn't cut it there as it would have collapsed. If you ever want a really bad night then try this place, otherwise a transport cafe would give you a better meal with much better service and a lot cheaper - won't ever return to this place nor will my family or any of our friends that we will tell when they ask how the suprise party went.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Trevor
 Nearly fell asleep...
...after waiting 40 minutes for two meals.

It wasn't busy, one other family eating, I ordered fish and chips for my son and myself.

After half an hour I asked one of the kitchen staff if they were busy in there. They weren't. Very apologetic and a couple of free drinks were offered and accepted.

The meals turned up five minutes later, looked nice, but the 'fish' tasted funny. I asked what it was, the kitchen was asked and I was told it was Pangasius, otherwise known as Vietnamese River Cobbler. This is an extremely cheap, farmed fish funnily enough from Vietnam.

This is becoming more common in back street chippys, looks great but doesn't taste good. But it increases profit margins greatly.

I got 2 meals for the price of one. Would not have been happy paying £ 10 each, and not very happy at a fiver!!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011Rating: rosettes

Keith
 
Good food on a sizzler but sometimes depends who is cooking it. Friendly staff but the loudmouth barmaid puts u off going in there she never shuts up
Sunday, August 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

PLS
 
Linda and her staff are brill.
The beers are good with a wide selection of excellent bitters.
Good scoff
Pleasant surroundings and atmosphere
Friday, August 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

anon
 
I wouldn't normally bother leaving a comment but feel others need not waste their well earned money in this place, Lovely lookin place but thats where it ends, i visited with my family which is a rare treat having two young children, service was shocking, after having to go to the bar to see about a missing meal, whilst mine went cold their was not a member of staff to be seen just a child behind the bar! After a long disappointing visit i asked to speak to the manager who i found to be rude and not in the slightest bit interested in my feelings.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010Rating: No rosettes

anom
 funhouse
Just to point out to Kathryn M, there is no under 2s area in the funhouse at the cherry orchard, there is an area recommended for under 5s. children throwing the balls is not the fault of anyone other than the parents as it is the parents who are to supervise the children whilst playing and not the staff. If you were sat on a party table, there would have been a big board behind you stating the name of the child who's party it was and also there would have been balloons on the back of the chairs.
Sunday, July 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

Duncan Woods
 very smelly toilets
I visited this pub last week after a long absence. I will not be going back. I gagged when I entered the toilets early in the evening. It was a warm night and the whole pub was suffocating stuffy and smelly. Not the “in” place it used to be!
Friday, May 28, 2010Rating: rosettes

Chris Hale
 Meal
Had a really bad meal here. Hair and animal hair in 2 meals, when I complained it was totally surreal, a bit like the Monty Python parrot sketch and Fawlty Towers all mixed into one…I had to stop myself laughing out loud. The cook was aggressive and could not accept that the food had hair in it … she seemed unable to grasp the concept that it was not up to me to find out where the hair came from… would avoid at all costs !!! unless you want to have a laugh and wind up the cook !!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Kathryn M
 wont be back anytime soon.
Went for a meal bank holiday just gone. Carvery meat portions were like world war 1 rations, veg was warm, hubbys stood at bar ages waiting to be served drinks and kids food was awful. Then went onto wacky warehouse was awful and hectic got shofted of chairs as apparently they were booked for a party yet they werent signed posted or anything. Never again kids throwing balls at each other older kids in under2's play area. Awful day.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Wirraldrinker
 Renamed
Went bust March 2010 then re-opened and renamed 'The Milners' April 2010.
Monday, April 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

Peter Jones
 Visitor to Birkenhead
Have visited this pub on two occasions and have found it to be a warm and friendly family run pub. On the second occasion there was a pool competition with a another local pub. Could not fault hospitality of both the staff and other drinkers. I am very confused by the previous review as it not a fair and accurate representation of this establishment.ý
Monday, March 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

maeve
 my son is 21 this week
we wondered if i need to reserve seats for lunch on easter saturday as a few of us want to come. about twenty. enjoyed the carvery, pity its not on a saturday, as can't come sunday that week.
Monday, March 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

John
 Family tree enquiry
Good morning



I am researching my family tree and have discovered that an ancestor was licensee at the Pier Bar Eastham Wirral Merseyside that is now The Tap and I think now one of your pubs.



His name was George Kendrick Foster and I know he was licensee in 1916 and possibly a couple of years before prior to enlisting in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve during the 1914-1918 war. His wife Jane was also living at The Pier. I think from previous enquiries with Burtonwood, later Marstons, who I thought he had worked for that records are kept of all licensees and hope this is common with ownership of all pubs.



I would be grateful if you are able to look into this for me as any records or information of George Foster would be greatly appreciated. From previous research I am aware that when I've made enquires it can be very black and white. When requests like this are made people can be of great help or not there's no in-between. If you've done your own family research you will appreciate any help is welcome and the slightest information can lead to other leads which is how I discovered he was licensee at The Pier.



Hope you are able to help.



Many thanks



John
Thursday, February 25, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Gemma Gosling
 awful food and service
I recently visited the Cherry Orchard and i have never seen anything like it! there is clearly not enough staff as the tables were unclean and nobody in sight. My steak was awful and my partners chips were uncooked. When i sent the food back i didnt recieve a fresh meal but the same dirty plate with chips that looked like they had just been chucked back in the fryer. Wont be recommending this place to anybody!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Al Bundy
 Demolished
Thursday, February 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Al Bundy
 Burnt down.
Thursday, February 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Al Bundy
 Now called The Fender
Thursday, February 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Emma Hurst
 the carvary is top
me n my friend had the carvay n puddin n we both really enjoyed it all it was that nice we can not stop thinkin of it & are goin bk 4 more next week
Sunday, February 7, 2010Rating: rosettes

Craig
 Food was rank
I went to the Cherry Orchard and wanted to see whether or not the food was as good as the new look but the food was shocking.


I had chicken that was toasted and inedible, the worst food and service in a very, very long time.
Friday, February 5, 2010Rating: No rosettes

paul
 Poor
Although not busy(wonder why) it took ages for tables to be cleaned. Service was slow and of a very poor standard. The food was poorly cooked and overpriced. Won't be going back any time soon
Friday, January 29, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Wirraldrinker
 Cheap
You get what you pay for here.
Cheap food and Eurofizz attracts low-life who think that Arrowe Park is the countryside.
Saturday, January 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

Wirraldrinker
 Indian
Now an Indian restaurant.
Saturday, January 16, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Wirraldrinker
 Awful!
Hasn;t been a 'Yates's' for a few years but still attracts the low-life.
Saturday, January 16, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Wirraldrinker
 Excellent Real Ale
A 'must do' if in Birkenhead.
Excellent selection of real ale and unspoilt architecture.
Saturday, January 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

Al Bundy
 CLOSED
Friday, January 8, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Al Bundy
 CLOSED
Friday, January 8, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Susan Priestley
 Very Disappointing
Went to the Cherry Orchard today for the first time and it will definately be our last. On arrival you have to find your own table - they were in total disarray. Some tables were empty but filthy and had no chairs. After finding a table, we had to clean it ourselves as none of the staff took notice. I went to the bar to order our meal and there were no staff behind the bar. After about 7 minutes someone appeared who was incredibly unfriendly.
There were no utensils on our table so I asked a waitress - who was carrying several sets of cutlery - where I could get some and she told me to help myself at the end of the carvery and rushed off. We moved on to get our carvery and again there was nobody there to serve it. We stood for about 5 minutes before a chef came and then left again as there were no plates available. After a further wait we got our meat cut and helped ourselves to vegetables that were well overcooked. The bowls containing mint sauce etc were either empty or had bits of veg in them. The meal itself was average and certainly not what I was looking forward too.
The overall cleanliness of the restuarant was poor. My glass was dirty. Tables around us were left with dirty plates on them. Our desert didn't arrive and when I went to enquire, I was told I'd have to wait.
Very very disappointing - would not recommened to anyone. I love a cheap and cheerful restaurant, but this one is talking the micky. I left feeling stressed and very sorry that I'd gone there in the first place.
Sunday, October 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Stevo78//
 
Not sure what other pubs on in the area Wirraldrinker and Bored to tears have been too can't be many.
The Half Way House is one of the better pubs in the area by far, along with the Mersey Clipper
Sunday, August 30, 2009Rating: rosettes

john thorogood
 Dreadful food
what can I say, don't go there. Faulty Towers has nothing on this place, management rude and very unhelpful. Ate there two weeks ago - never ever again! Prices cheap enough but you get what you pay for.............. re-heated chips, inedible steak, I'd been recommended last march but it's clear that the place hasn't changed.
Friday, July 17, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Wirraldrinker
 Poor
A dreadful place. I went in here at 10:40pm on a Friday night recently and there were 3 customers. Two were playing pool and one drunk was balancing on a bar stool.
A keg bitter and a couple of lagers were on offer.
Don't think I'll bother again especially as the Stork is just a few hundred yards away.
Thursday, July 2, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Shut
Shut down and boarded up!
Monday, April 6, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Stephen Gillshaw, Pensby
 ....
nice pub, clean, and lively. there is alot of drugs goin on hee but u get that in most pubs dont u? beer is ok...food is nice... had better... wouldnt go here on a regular basis as mentioned before, some staff are ignorant and arrogant but i certainly wont desert the pub. in my 40 years of visiting pubs this certainly isnt the best pub ive ever been in but i suppose its not the worst. u can see the managment r trying to do things for the place, - for the better.. they jus need a little help and decent staff....this is an honest review, i have no grudges against the staff or pub,. just my honest opinion. Managment - keep trying with the hard work, take on board some tips an comments on this website, the pub has alot of potential, if you listen you should be able to turn the place COMPLETELY around, good luck! I hope no-one sees this comment as nasty or vindictive, it is just my honest opinion.
Monday, April 6, 2009Rating: rosettes

farrell
 agreed
Been in this pub a few times recently as i heard that it had changed, i drank here frequentley many many years ago, but i soon stopped goin because of the image the pub had gained. As i say i come to the pub recentley an was not impressed! completely agree with the statement below. its a drug house for the under 18's and the bar staff are awful an i agree with the person who has said in their review that the bar staff serve their mates before anyone...even if you have been waitin for ages. if they dont know you then u can wait! wouldnt reccomend this pub unless your under 18 an take some sort of class A B or even C drugs.
beer - carling - was also flat
Monday, April 6, 2009Rating: rosettes

c
 Great pub... sadly no longer!
Barristers a brilliant pub.
Many a great night spent there. superb food served through the day.
Warm and friendly management and staff.
Great shame new management where not up to the task when they changed name to Hornblowers, just couldn't keep it up.Management and staff alike. Totally lost the friendly atmosphere when new management took over.
Monday, March 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Monday, March 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

wirraldrinker
 No longer the Black Horse
Closed and re-opened as the Collingwood.
A trendy up-market bar selling Eurofizz and cocktails.
Very expensive drinks and food.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Nice old pub
One of the few pubs to still have a 'bar' and a 'lounge'. Friendly atmosphere but very quiet even at weekends. Good selection of real ales. Doesn't seem to do food.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Nice old pub
An old pub with a modern interior. Popular.
Reasonably priced pub-chain food.
Good selection of beers including a real ale.
Nice area on the 'roadside’ of the pub where drinkers can get away from those eating meals.
Large beer garden which is nice to sit in on a summers evening.
Well worth a visit.

Friday, February 27, 2009Rating: rosettes

kay
 ok
reasonably priced meals...however ive been on a number of occasions and the food has been awful i would rate this pub 4/10
Tuesday, February 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Excellent food
This large pub is just off the A41 and close to the M53. Also Hooton station is a 10min walk away. Large car park.
The Chimneys has a reputation for good food and I can confirm that there was a good selection on my recent visit.
Reasonable choice of beers including one real ale.
Open fire and various rooms give this pub a nice feeling. There is an outside seating area for the summer.
Only downside is that it can get very busy.
I rarely go to this pub as it is outside my patch but when I do I always enjoy the experience.

Monday, February 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

julian
 a good traditional boozer
a good atmosphere a good pint and by the way the toilets are spotless
Friday, February 20, 2009Rating: rosettes

donald
 Fantasticcc
the cherry orchardd is a beautiful place where the adults can go unwind it serves the most beautiful food with beautiful staff with loads differnt hair types but all .. beautiful i love it in there i ofen go in and say .. i live here i love it .. its beautiful :)
Monday, February 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

andy
 honest review
not a very nice place! one side full of underage druggies and empty other side...if you go in they all stare at you because your not a frequent in the pub. I live near the pen and know for a fact alot of drug deals go on here, especially around the side of the pub! if you go in you can see this for yourself as most of the younguns are drugged up to the eye balls. bar staff do not know how to pour a pint. I've worked in the bar trade for over 30 years and if i run the pub the first thing i would do is retrain the staff....i dont know if managment are tryin hard enough to regain the name. Get rid of the drugs and maybe it will become a nicer pub to drink in!
Friday, February 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

andy
 good
great pub, best tasting REAL ale around for miles! friendly atmosphere and managment keep all the scallys out so it feels like a nice safe place to drink. would recommend this house to anyone. Fantastic when the football is on and the staff are great and not slow...like some pubs in heswall..all in all a fantastic pub which i will continue to visit
Friday, February 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Great beer selection
Went in there at 1:30 this afternoon.
4 real ales on.
Had a pint of Deuchars and a bacon & tomato toastie. Excellent.
A bit pricey at just over a fiver but very nice.
Thursday, February 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

TC
 Recent change of owner means better deal all round
I have eaten here a few times since the pub changed hands late in 2008, I even had Christmas dinner here.

The food is excellent and really well priced. I had the sirloin steak, my wife had the gammon - both very generous portions and cooked perfectly.

It is usually fairly quiet as the word has not yet spread about this hidden gem. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Thursday, February 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Closed
Closed down in 2008 due to arson attack.
Re-opened as the Heswall Bar & Courtyard in January 2009.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Real ale
A tiny backstreet pub but a huge reputation for well-kept real ale.
I only go to this pub on sunny summer evenings when I can sit outside with a nice pint.
You are unlikely to find this pub unless someone takes you.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Reputation
This pub has a poor reputation going back decades.
Even though new management have taken over a few years ago it is going to take a long time and probably a new generation of drinkers to shake off its' image.
Standard beer selection. No real ale. Limited food available.
Occasional bands at weekend.
A pub for locals.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Rough
Avoid at all costs!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Friendly
A small, friendly pub with pleasant staff and good selection of beers including a local real ale.
Usually has a singer/band on a Wednesday night.
TV and small outside smoking area. Outside drinking area for the summer.
A restaurant in the rear of the building. Carpark.
Well worth a visit.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Popular
A lively pub with a modern interior but old-looking exterior. (even though it isn’t!)
Good selection of beers including a real ale.
Can get crowded at weekends.
However, has little atmosphere.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Popular
A modern pub with a fake windmill attached to the front. (the whole site was a haulage yard years ago!)
Reasonably priced corporate meals. Standard beer selection.
Not really a pub but more of a restaurant.
Popular because of its fake windmill and large carpark.
Not my sort of place.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Wonderful
A wonderful, old, country pub.
Great real ale selection.
Excellent food.
Small terrace at rear.
Small carpark.
Well worth a visit.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Food pub
Not a drinkers pub. Known more for food. Pricey.
Snooty clientele.
Standard beer selection.
Car park at rear.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

Wirraldrinker
 Real ale
Small, old-world pub on a hairpin bend. Small carpark.
Best real ale pub in Heswall. Usually 4 ales available as well as usual selection of beers. Meals available.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Popular
Popular meeting place before gangs head for Birkenhead or Liverpool. Also busy for televised footy.
Standard beer selection. No real ale. Occasionaly has a band on.
Nothing much to recommend it.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Busy
Due to this place housing a very cheap carvery it is busy most days with pensioners and families.
NOT a drinkers pub.
Standard beer selection.
Good views over the Dee marshes.
Large carpark.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Poor
A tired pub catering for a few locals.
Standard beer selection. No real ale.
Beer 'garden' at back.
Poorly attended even at weekends.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Depressing
Has slowly gone downhill over the last couple of years.
Limited beer selection. No real ale.
Cheap food.
Good customer age range but many track-suited riff-raff.
Now poorly attended even at weekends.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 A dump
A small, dingy, dump of a place.
An old building that either needs a lot of money spending on it or closing down.
Limited beer selection. No real ale.
Frequented by under-age lager swillers who play pool.
Disgusting tiolets.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Closed
After much opening and closing now appears to be closed permanently.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Pleasant
Used to be a rough and ready pub but now nicely decorated and young riff-raff excluded.
Great improvement.
Real ale and reasonable food.
Sometimes a singer at weekend.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Lively
Liveliest pub in Neston.
Good range of ages.
Real ale.
Sometimes a DJ or singer at weekends.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Dull
Nothing much to recommend this pub. Standard selection of beers.
No real ale. Frequented by loud lager swillers.
I only go in here occasionaly at the weekend when a decent band are playing.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

joanne wood
 new staff, excellent pub
i took my family here for a meal last week and the food was great, i had homemade soup and a sirloin steak, hubby had same and kids had chicken nuggets and chips then ice cream, the portions were fantastic, i had no room for pudding, steak was very tender, easy to cut, not at all tough, they also do sunday roasts 2 for £9 so will be making sunday there a regular thing, bar staff were very attentative, highly recommended
Tuesday, February 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Dee Hotel
Not been in this pub for a couple of years until last week when I popped in prior to catching a bus home. (very handy for both bus and train)
Standard Wetherspoons ale selection, which was fine. Had a very acceptable pint of IPA.
Not very busy but then it was late afternoon.
Not worth going out of your way to visit but go in if you are in West Kirby.
Monday, February 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Randele
 Fantastic
I spent 8 years in the UK and all my mates drink here and I had the greatest time of my life with these people. I considered them all my family.
Best wishes to you mates!
Saturday, February 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Standard town pub
Standard town pub. Just a few yards from Tranmere Rovers ground. Crowded on match days.
Standard beers. Frequented by lager swillers.
Nothing much to recommend it.
Thursday, February 5, 2009Rating: No rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Next to Tranmere Rovers FC
50 yards from Tranmere Rovers main stand. Crowded on match days. Standard selection of beers. Reasonable pub grub.
Well known for featuring local bands at the weekend.
Good car park.
Thursday, February 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Dull
I've never understood the popularity of this place but the locals seem to like it!
Typical pub food. Reasonably priced food and beer. Nothing special.
Often caters for funeral parties during the day!
Thursday, February 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Lovely old pub
A rather small but lovely old pub in Oxton. Has a reputation for good real ale. Has a beer beer garden which I often sit in on summer evenings. Can get crowded but well worth visiting.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009Rating: rosettes

wirraldrinker
 Rather dull pub
Modern Banks's pub in centre of the town.
Does most of its' business during the day due to shoppers and pensioners going in for the reasonably priced meals.
Usual selection of beers including a real ale.
Deadly dull at night.
This pub could be so much better.
Needs a change of management and new ideas.
Thursday, January 29, 2009Rating: rosettes

Gemma
 Outstanding service
My family and I came here for a birthday meal and a table had been pre-booked, on the phone I exlained it was a birthday for my sister. When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by friendly staff and were shown to our table that had been decorated with lovely balloons and napkins, as a surprise and free of charge! This was a lovely gesture and made our experience all the better. The food was nice, generous portions and good value being two for one. Manager was especially nice and bar staff were friendly. Customer service was good and they had made a real effort to please us. Lovely time had by all.
Thursday, January 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mark
 Very Poor
after pre-booking, our table for 9 wasn't ready. Service was very slow and poor. Carvery food was the worst I have ever tasted - well overcooked. There was a footy match on that night, and the staff kept disappearing to watch!!! Definately would not recommend.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Louise
 Best carvery in Wirral
Every time I have visited The Cherry Orchard I have had a lovely meal, the service has been to a good standard and the atmosphere has been great. In my opinion the carvery is the best available in Wirral with fresh vegetables and a lovely selection of meat, on one occasion the vegetables looked a bit soggy and browned and after mentioning this to the chef fresh veg was brought out within ten minutes, so we just sat down and waited and a member of staff told us when we could go up. The staff are cheerful and willing to help and have always explained if there was a problem or wait on food. Overall I would highly reccommend this pub and it is great for families as there is a play area attached, however we found last time we went during the day that this opens later on when children finish school, but is open all day during the holidays.
Monday, October 20, 2008Rating: rosettes

roslyn
 A Fantastic Pub Which I will Re-Visit
I recently visited the pub a few weeks ago as mym mum had just come out of a long stay in hospital and i wanted to treat hera. I was made to feel very welcome! The place has a friendly atmosphere and most of the staff are very helpful, they couldnt do enough to help you. My mum (who is 87)and i both had fish and chips with mushy pea's, and i can honeslty say it was one of the nicest plates of food I have had in a long time. My only complaint was one of the barmen, (very slim and orban hair)he didnt seem to care, and looked very miserable. I thought i had said something for him to be rude towards me but i then realised he spoke to all customers like that. I think he lets the pub down. I am going again this week with my husband and i am really looking foward to my fish and chips! Keep up the hardwork.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008Rating: rosettes

Not given
 Complaint
We went hear for a meal after a funeral. The table was pre-booked, it wasn't ready and nobody had time to serve us although it wasn't busy and was only 12. Only 2 staff and the Manager was upstairs! We pushed our own tables together. After waiting ages we asked for the chef to serve at the buffet as he hadn't appeared, this still took ages. The plates were cold, the food tepid, the ham was ok although very salty, the rest of the meat tastless. The vegetables were soggy, overcooked, probably previous days reheated. As it was only 12 and they only start serving at 12 I would have expected better. As it was after a funeral, it's not really the time you want to start causing a fuss.
Saturday, October 11, 2008Rating: No rosettes

John
 The Editor
It's not really the intention of this web site to host this type of dialogue. Although I must admit that many of the comments are eloquently stated, I am afraid I will have too soon delete them. Now's the time to take copies of the dialogue if you wish to do so!
Monday, September 29, 2008Rating: rosettes

A .J.
 Feed back on The Pensby
Looking at the feed back on the Pensby, good comments and not so good comments,like Mrs M,who has lived in Pensby for 52 yrs.Maybe she should call in & have a drink & a meal,first to meet the new manager before she assumes one might end up in Hospital ! As for Dave's remarks,well they just get worse.I get the impression Dave, your enjoying this blogg very much,seeing how you started it,but I know for sure the management do read the the blogg and are taking notice of each & everyones good & bad reviews in relation to the Pensby future.
Sunday, September 28, 2008Rating: rosettes

diane & richie
 watever
I went the pensby a couple of weeks ago and certainly wouldnt say its as good as everyone is saying here...ok its not as bad as dave says but its ok. I must admit the staff can be quite abrupt and rude...the tall gentle man with his eyebrow peirced and the short lad with blonde hair seemed nice chaps and was polite and seemed to care but as for the short girl and a few others - terrible! i think its been mentioned before in another comment that you will get served at the bar staffs leisure! if they know the people they are serving then they will get served straight away but if you dont know the staff then you are left waiting! this is what has put me off going to the pub!!! the food is alright! puddings are to die for!! lovely!! the sports side has been completley turned around for the better and the lounge needs tidying up and new furniture but i think they r in the process of doing that....if they want to up the opinion on the pub then get rid of the staff and employ some nice, decent, polite staff and staff that know how to pour pints! If i learn that the staff have either been rid of or become miraculously polite then i will bring me and my family back!! im not a moaner, this is just my opinion and how i feel about the pub!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Let`s hear it for the Pen. Great Pub.
Thursday, September 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

Steph
 
Hi all, firstly Dave are you going to comment further as you seem to have left your comment and vanished!! Show yourself!! We would all love to know who u are??

Secondly, since Arthur, Shane and Alan have taken over this pub it has become alot more friendly and welcoming. I visit the pub regularly now (previously never enterered the place) and as well as the lovely sunday dinners they also do the best breakfasts around at a great price.

Having attended the Jamm recently the atmosphere in the pub was really good - all the bar staff are excellent and make you feel welcome. Bank holiday was excellent for families and all those adults who think they are still kids that went on the rides 2 (you know who you are!!).

Overall the pub has become one of the best in the area so I encourage everyone to go along and try the food - you won't be disappointed.
Arthur and his team also put food on for big events i.e Liverpool v Everton. I also believe they are going to start putting a few bands on in the future.

Good luck to the Pensby!


Sunday, September 14, 2008Rating: rosettes

Andrea
 
Hello, firstly I must congratulate Arthur Shane & Alan. They have worked hard to get the Pensby up & running.It's taking shape each week inside & out.
I came to live in Pensby in 1976 and have seen over the years many changes, good & bad with the Pensby Pub. Its had its good managers & not so good managers.My late parents from Liverpool,were staying in the Wirral, when it first opened in 1935.Its a lovely building to look at.
My husband & I had our wedding reception at the Pensby in 1987,could not fault it with good food,decor & all our guests had a lovely time.Naturally living so close to the Pensby, we have had problems with patrons in the past,but I am glad to say there are no problems now.Its well run & the management are trying thier best to give back The Pensby its GOOD NAME .The local commuinity needs to give their support, by visiting & promoting the Pensby.You guys deserve a pat on the back,so the younger generation can learn to respect thier local & have enjoyment at the same time, with out any misbehaviour & thought for local residents upon leaving the pensby at closing times.I think the Pensby is on the up,eventually with meals being served during the week, as well as weekends,with the local press giving The Pensby a good review.(Dave, whoever you are I hope you will take note of the comments made from each & everyone of us) Cheers Guys. Andrea & Stanley.
Thursday, September 11, 2008Rating: rosettes

Jed
 Yes, Let`s hear it for The Pen
I agree Dave has certainly done the Pensby Hotel a favour if all this positive response is anything to go by. It`s easy to drag the reputation of a pub down but it really takes something to pick it up and put it back on it`s feet again, and that`s just what the management have done with the Pen. All credit to Shane, Arthur, Al, & Co.
As for Dave`s commments, apparantly he makes a habit of sending his demented ramblings to all and sundry - he`ll be seeing pink elephants next. ! ! !
Thursday, September 11, 2008Rating: rosettes

Sue G
 Lets hear it for the Pen
Well Dave (if thats your real name) your little plan seems to have backfired! Although we don't know who you are you have certainly not been in The Pensby for quite some time. It might be that you live locally and thought that your blogg would put customers off, perhaps you thought you might be able to close the pub down and enhance the value of your propery. Not a chance my friend! The Pen was built presumably before you were born and it will be there after you have gone, rest assured!!

The Pensby is a community pub but everyone is made welcome, the staff are brilliant and always willing to help. Arthur loves to play mine host which he does in a quite and unassuming manner.

The previous reviewers have not really mentioned the football team, the darts team and let us not forget the golf society, all of which are supported by the owner of the pub who takes great pride in providing the teams with sportswear showing the Pensby logo.

If you have not been to the pub recently then give it a go. The tribute band the Jam are appearing in the sports bar tomorrow night and as ever the music nights are well attended.

So Dave, why not give it a try, you never know after a few drinks you may get to enjoy the atmosphere and make friends with business men, company directors, civil servants and the likes. Sorry no monkeys with long arms allowed!!

Well done to Shane and the gang, great to have our pub back.

Sue & Steve
Thursday, September 11, 2008Rating: rosettes

Jimmy --- Anglesey
 Pensby Hotel
A nice friendly pub. I have really enjoyed my visits there and look forward to my next one.
Monday, September 8, 2008Rating: rosettes

sharon
 Pensby Hotel
I visit the Pensby Hotel every so often with my partner and now with our young family. Not being from Pensby, I have to say I was very dubious at first when I ventured to a pub out of my comfort zone!! I need not of worried. I have always been made to feel very welcome and the same has to be said of late when I have taken my children to the Pensby Hotel for Sunday lunch. Arthur and his team go out of their way to ensure you have a lovely meal and in my opinion, nothing is too much trouble. I have attended several functions at the newly refurbished function room upstairs, and would recommend it to anybody in the area looking for a decent party venue. In my opinion the Pensby Hotel has something for all tastes. A trendy Sports Bar for the Sports fans, a comfortable Lounge for the regulars and older clients and a super function room upstairs.

It seems to me Dave (that's of course if it is his real name?) has a real Bee in his bonnet and I do wonder where he chooses to drink?????

Neil, Sharon & Family x
Sunday, September 7, 2008Rating: rosettes

Robert
 Pensby Hotel
A friendly, family pub with a good atmosphere and excellent food.
Sunday, September 7, 2008Rating: rosettes

Belle
 
After reading the comments that the sad person called Dave left i feel i have to say somthing.I visit the pensby hotel almost every weekend with my husband.Most of my family go there too,we are all hard working honest people.My father aged 78 loves to go to watch the football and he tucks in to the delicious sunday roast almost every week.The mangement and the staff are all hard working people too.They have turned the pub round over the past few years and are trying to bring the local community together.The new sports bar is great for the younger people and upstairs is great for parties.Its great to have somewhere local to go and meet up with the family and we will continue to go,in fact we are going there today for a roast.I think that sad Dave was in the wrong place myself as there isnt a snug,maybe he was dreaming or drunk.
Sunday, September 7, 2008Rating: rosettes

Sandra
 good pub
I have been the Pensby hotel a few times both before and after the new managment and i have to say i think it has come a long way from what it used to be. Yes you do scallys hanging round who think they own the place, but what pub dont you get that in?? The staff are nice and friendly and they cant do enough for you however i do feel i need to say about one barmaid with dyed redish hair, i took a disliking to...she seemd to serve the people she knew first and as for the people she didnt know...well they can wait!! she was also quite snotty whn i asked for my ice and straw 3 times ...even then i still didnt get any!! anyway enough about that...The sports bar is quite good and is definatly suited for football and the younger ones, however the other side is a bit quieter and for the diners. The food is definatly home cooked, None of the plastic microwave stuff you get in other pubs. MOST of the roast dinners ive had have been nice but there has been one or two occasions where i have not enjoyed it as much, but still nice!! The pensby isnt the best pub ive been in, but it certainly isnt the worst!!
Sunday, September 7, 2008Rating: rosettes

Wanda. West Country
 
I have Visited the Pensby Hotel several times mainly to meet up with friends and family on my trips back home to the Wirral. It`s a smashing pub, great atmosphere, great staff, great beer, great food. (Don`t let Dave in, he`ll lower the tone.)
Saturday, September 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

katrina
 very welcoming!
i have recently started drinking in the pensby hotel as i live in new ferry an the standard off the pubs in new ferry is well below average compared to the pensby hotel i think there is a lovely atmosphere and you are made to feel realy welcome. The home cooked traditional food is lovely an personaly i dont really eat at pubs as you never no whats actually in your food but in the pensby what you see is what you get. i will personaly carry on drinking in the pensby as its a higher class off a pub compared to some pubs i have been in in new ferry!
Saturday, September 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

The Cooks
 The Cooks
I beg to differ with 'Dave' i dont remember seeing you in the kitchen so how can you possibly comment on it. We've had no reports of food poisoning from Arrowe Park so think your mistaken and extremely wrong in all your comments about The Pensby Hotel. Your very welcome to come over introduce yourself and have a complimentary meal- free of charge of course THEN you can comment on it truthfully!!
~~THE COOKS
Saturday, September 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

Charlotte
 BRILLIANT TURN AROUND
Ive lived in Pensby all my life, I think the new management and all its new bar staff deserve a big pat on the back for turning the pub around. The time and effort gone into turning it around is clear to see. The bar was a bit grotty when i went about 2 years ago and was amazed that it could look so good on the opening night as the sports bar. The lounge is still the same but thats what makes it traditional, although i did see on sunday while having a fabulous home cooked roast dinner they where having all the fixed seating re-upholstered. As for the comments made about the food i have eaten there a few times now and will be in the future. The roast dinner was lovely none of this frozen veg or ready made roasties and the gravy is done the good old fashioned way!
~ Hats off to the chef!!~
Clearly 'Dave' has NOT been in the Pensby pub for quite a while and doesnt have a clue what he's talking about. The fair was brilliant the kids had a great time bumped into some old faces too, was a great community gathering shame some of our community are moaning killjoys!!!

Brilliant turn around!! Its great to have our local back! Thanks to The Pensby Pub management.

Saturday, September 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

Jean from Wales
 
Although we don`t live in the area we as a family vist the Pensby Hotel when we are nearby, usually for one of their delicious Sunday lunches. We enjoy the nice relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the staff are always pleasant and efficient. The food is good, traditional home cooking, none of your boil in the bag microwaved stuff that is served in so many pubs these days. I was astonished to read the last message, is this person for real?
I was slightly amused to see it was anonymous, it should have been signed The Storyteller. Incidently, I am one of the people who goes outside for a smoke, I don`t have tattoos or wear a football shirt, replica or otherwise and I`m just about knocking on 70! Keep up the good work Pensby Hotel, we love it.
Saturday, September 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Saturday, September 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

denise burrell-clements
 seacombe ferry hotel
i was with friends from cumbria and took them for a meal at seacombe ferry hotel 13th july i ordered steak and ale pie for 3 pers cost over 25 pounds the meat was tough ,so i complained, to make up for it we ordered 3deserts
sticky toffee pud the pud was cold
my friends were not happy and motored back to cumbria hungry andthis spoiled our lovely weekend i dont like complaining, i know it was change over of staff time at 6 pm i live in seacombe and this is the only pub serving food close to my home
Monday, July 14, 2008Rating: No rosettes

denise burrell-clements
 
i was with friends from cumbria and took them for a meal at seacombe ferry hotel 13th july i ordered steak and ale pie for 3 pers cost over 25 pounds the meat was tough ,so i complained, to make up for it we ordered 3deserts
sticky toffee pud the pud was cold
my friends were not happy and motored back to cumbria hungry andthis spoiled our lovely weekend i dont like complaining, i know it was change over of staff time at 6 pm i live in seacombe and this is the only pub serving food close to my home
Monday, July 14, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Pinky
 Fitties.
Cherry is a beast :D
Thursday, July 3, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mr R Richard
 bad pub spoils great view!
i would not recommend this to anybody with tastebuds, food was dry, overcooked, unimaginative, and presentation was awful.
I brought my family in here for a meal last week and i will not be going back, no wonder there was no customers in there, if the attitude of the staff was anything to go by.
A waste of time and money.
Saturday, June 21, 2008Rating: No rosettes

paul newman
 friendly atmosphere, best pint around
function room free for party bookings, recently refubished.beer garden,quiz night on sunday, disco/karaoke on saturday.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008Rating: rosettes

david kirby
 Dont let Diane go on leave again
One of the main reasons for going to this pub is to see the exceptionally lovely Diane. A bit bossy, but incredibly nice. Big, buxom and incredibly lovely!
Friday, February 23, 2007Rating: rosettes

Tommy
 best bar in the town
Under new management , August 2006
Live music every night , Refurbished, Nice dercor , great crowd ,no triouble , well trained staff , bar open till 1.00pm every night , a fantastic night out , Busiest pub in the Town
Friday, February 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

HRyder
 
Staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble, home cooked food absolutely amazing. some of the nicest people you could possilby meet. a good day and night out, karaoke saturdays with bands and quiz nights throughout the week. Best pub in the north west
Tuesday, February 13, 2007Rating: rosettes

dave kirby
 My second home
The barmaid there, she's a lovely big delicious buxom beauty. Pity she smokes so much! Nonetheless, she's beautiful... and er, the beers pretty good too!
Monday, February 12, 2007Rating: rosettes

Cookie
 Mick Rules !!! xx
I love his handle bar moustache - it turns me on !!
Friday, February 2, 2007Rating: rosettes

Cookie
 Barry Rocks !!
Enjoyable gammon steak and friendly atmosphere. Pain in the arse though after funerals - cant get served !!
Friday, February 2, 2007Rating: rosettes

Cookie
 Ten On Ten
I love the quiz machine, its the best!
Friday, February 2, 2007Rating: rosettes

jake heslop
 
I would have loved to have booked a table to eat this evening but was unable to contact you as nobody was prepared to answer the phone. We rang the number that appears in the local directory and on the web page
Saturday, January 20, 2007Rating: No rosettes

nicky
 good food good drink good staff
went to the blue anchor for new year and had a fabulous time. the food was stunning a mix of hot and cold buffet from thai curry to more traditional food. the entertainment was great and the staff were great. the atmosphere was so friendly i would definatly go back. i believe they have some more great nights to come i will not miss the swing and bling evening. it promises to be wonderful
Friday, January 12, 2007Rating: rosettes

E Sayle
 great pub
I used to work at the Johnny Pye and I was always taught the importance of good customer service. The managers and staff are excellent and the Johnny Pye is a great place to eat/drink/socialise.
Sunday, January 7, 2007Rating: rosettes

Stanley Armstrong
 
Am looking for any info on Bessie Bennett Wheeler nee Birch. who may have been a licensee/owner/manager in early 1900s. Apologise for vagueness. Would be grateful for any info at all.
Monday, January 1, 2007Rating: No rosettes

A Cartwright
 
Had one meal and served undercooked chicken. Tried again and refused entry as we had our baby with us.
Friday, December 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

billy
 it was shit in there
Tuesday, December 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Smidger
 Nice pint
Great place,as a stranger i was very welcomed
Thursday, November 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Gordon johnson
 Top act
Saw a meat loaf tribute in here a few weeks back and loved it.
His name was Dave Black i think , he also is a dj from back in the day.
If you get a chance go see him.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

S Grundy
 Nice, trendy but pricey pub.
I am a regular visitor. The meals ARE served all day, usually up to scratch and not ridiculously priced. Drinks aren't cheap, but not outrageous. A pint of Carling Cold is £2.20 (15/10/06). Worth a visit but expect huge crowds on Friday and Saturday nights.
Sunday, October 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

joy keith
 supurb
great pub nice and clean staff great just love the pub
Tuesday, October 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

John
 Sold
Named after and owned by Mick Turley who sold the pub for demolition for the sake of a few extra pounds. He tried, but failed, to destroy the community which had used this place to meet, socialise and have fun. Shame on him!
Sunday, October 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Bored to tears
 Crap
Most overrated pub I've ever been in. Don't know why so many people love it. Tried it out never again!!!!!!
Friday, September 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Michael Baxter
 Fantastic
Great pub, great atmosphere, locals are friendly and welcoming just don't go when tranmere are playing at home it can get pretty hairy!!!
Friday, September 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

pamela davies
 fabulous meal and service
Great pub food, pub had a nice atmsosphere and staff were friendly and attentive. Liked it so much have booked our Christams party.
Thursday, September 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Johnathon Jones
 Cherry
I dont know who these people who gave the last review but the last few meals we have had have been large, hearty meals. If they were'nt happy with the service they should have explained it to the staff.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sue Martin
 Best pub in little sutton
Great family pub one of the very best friendly landlord and landlady smashing bar staff your always made to feel very welcome your made to feel like part of the family.
Thursday, August 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Andy
 nice pub!
The' Wellie' is a good pub with friendly staff, the food is of a good standard and nicely priced, only downside was the bottles of Magners were £3.35.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Andy
 gone!!
The Little House has been demolished, it wasn't very good anyway.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Ian Caress
 Good karaoke!
Karaoke with stevie D is very good, great system and a good singer himself, normally performs Sunday,Monday and Thursday. ps. Elvis is alive and kicking!!!
Wednesday, August 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

craig leach
 Good blues on a saturday with vinny.
Saturday's always good with Vinny performing some great blues songs and bottles of Magners for £2.05 a go! (get well stevie)
Monday, July 31, 2006Rating: rosettes

katy quarry
 see below
changed from barristers to 'hornblowers' and in changing the name they also hired very rude managers and staff .
Tuesday, June 20, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Tomo
 great beer
A grand pub with great staff and even better beer.
Friday, May 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sue Smith
 Great
A great pub with a decent old bar, well worth a visit
Friday, May 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

harry
 Lidle
Gone but not forgotten, going to be a supermarket,sad day.
Friday, May 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

John L Douglas
 A friendly atmosphere
The wirral is a friendly pub with loyal customers,there's a good selection of live music and karaoke through out the week. The lads who drink with keith and steve are the best.
Thursday, May 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

pat
 best pub in town
Grate pub new management as of 04/2006 traditional yet bright and clean Very friendly staff happy to help Large menu and hot bar snacks as well and soon to be getting free flow.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

joan
 crown n cush
Good atmposphere, good singers, well most.
12 bar now, which is good.

Great Boss' Martin n Pat

Great service

Friday, April 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

John Charlton
 Nelson Grove Road
Had a combo starter and steak meals.Combo was basic and uninteresting, Steak overdone and dry, meal generally very poor. Wont be eating there again.
Friday, April 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Marie Edwards
 Best pub ever
I work in the coach and horses, but also drink there too. The atmosphere is great and the services is fantastic. If you want a quiet, little, friendly pub then this one is just for you. x
Tuesday, April 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Nick
 Compost Corner at the Vicky
Compost Corner is the soul of the pub. Made up of a wide cross section of people, we meet up on weekends and have a laugh
Tuesday, April 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Richard J. Piatt
 Billiards Marker
My Great-Grandfather worked at this hotel back in 1891 as a Billiards Marker! Anyone have any idea what that job involved? Also, does the hotel have staff records going back that far? Any assistance gratefully received!
Friday, April 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Dave Kirby
 Small and friendly pub.
A traditional old fashoined drinkers pub. No food other than sandwiches but there is no restriction on smoking - as yet!
Friday, March 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

David Kirby
 Good pub grub.
Best pub grub and very good value for money from Carol's kitchen. 4 large plasma screen TV's. Happy hour is between 17:00 and 19:00
Friday, March 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ian Holtaway
 A Real Pub Selling Real Ale
Karen & Larry keep 4 hand pumps fully stocked and with a daily Happy Hour (or 3) this must be one of the best value pints around at sub 30 bob. The pub is Trad and friendly and sports a superb mosaic floor (only uncovered in recent years). With a Bar, Snug, Dining Room and News Room - character is maintained. The Bar itself is an island in the centre. My fave spot when back home. Give it a go..situated between Hamilton Sq and Conway Park Tube stops (2 mins walk either way).
Monday, March 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

Andy B
 short measured
I popped in last night 18/3/06 for a Guiness last night on the way home from work. I was served, from a button dispenser, 2/3rds full of an outsized glass. It clearly wasn't nearly a pint and I asked the barman to top me up please. He got the bar supervisor who looked me up and down and said, well I say it is a pint. I said, i'm not being funny but..., and he asked me if I'd like him to get the landlord in a threatening kinda way! Too tired for an arguement, I quickly finished my drink, and left never to return. Rubbish pub... can't even do the basic's. Rude and unfriendly.
Sunday, March 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

jay
 best pub, best atmosphere!
.
Monday, March 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

c. challinor
 new owner taking over soon
I am in the middle of taking over the lease, my intention is to have entertainment most nights ie live music, quiz and karaoke nights, i am open for ideas from regulars, also i intend to do a refurb on the whole of the pub once i sign for the lease, at the moment i rate the wirral hotel 3 but hope to make it a 4 or even 5, it is still worth a visit now though, friendly atmosphere, and entertainment, staff are polite,
Tuesday, February 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Emma
 Fantastic!!!!!Great night out!!!
Crown+Cushion is a great pub!!I worked there for a year a few years back and loved it!!
Martin,Pat,Sue+all the growd are great.Fab atmosphere,great service!
Friday, February 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jup8
 The Strawberry is no more!
This pub has burnt down and should be removed from the listings!
Friday, January 27, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Jimmy
 Brilliant
The best Karaoke on the Wirral on a Frday Night
Tuesday, December 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Bill Winnicott
 Very good
My Great Neice's Christening Party was held last Sunday. The welcome was very nice; nothing was too much trouble.
The food was exceptional in content and quality.
I will certainly visit again.
Friday, December 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mick n Pete
 It's stunning every time
The food at The Ship is amazing... every time. The staff are exyremely friendly and the service is second to none. All tastes are catered for unlike most pubs, each meal having the highest of quality. This is the best pub in Merseyside for steak... no doubt about it.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

MReston
 Newly decorated, nice pub
Run now by Lee and Sarah - Very friendly pub, You are made to feel very welcome. Good food
Newly refurbished by them after many years of neglect. They are doing a great job of improving its image. Well worth a visit if not for a meal then just a drink in nice surroundings
Tuesday, December 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Peter
 The Black Revival !
Now under new management, this pub is soon to be refurbished. It will once again be the best live music venue on the Wirral, and the beer has never been better ! Cracking atmosphere, nice staff too !
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Complaint

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to say that the last few times we have had a meal in The Cherry Orchard, we have been extreemly disapointed with both the food and the service. Also we have found that the toilet facilities have been to a poor hygiene standard, especially in the Wacky Warehouse side of the pub. We will not be eating again in the Cherry Orchard because of the overall poor standard and poor hygiene standards.
Sunday, November 13, 2005Rating: No rosettes

JOYNSON
 VERY VERY GOOD
WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD NIGHT IN THE CROWN AND CUSHION THERE IS ALWAYS A GOOD SINGER ON THE ATMOSPHERE IS SO GOOD A BIT CONFUSED THO ABOUT LAST ORDERS ONE WEEK IT WAS 12 O CLOCK BAR BUT LAST NIGHT IT WAS 11 O CLOCK BAR , BE NICE IF YOU COULD CLARIFY THIS PLEASE BUT A GOOD NIGHT IS ALWAYS GAURANTEED AT THE CROWN AND CUSHION .
Sunday, September 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

Stuey Brown
 The End
18th September 2005, this once pretty good pub burnt to the ground. Sad days for anyone who's enjoyed a jar in there
Sunday, September 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

amber
 amazin
cool pub were u can just hang out
Thursday, September 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Now A Regular!
 ONE OF THE BEST
one of the best public house's i have seen in the wirral! great sense of character with a friendly atmosphere. bar staff always give service with a smile and friendly conversation!
Friday, August 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris Hill
 ex wetherspoons now really good
great atmosphere, cheap beer, very freindly and busy at the weekends.
Thursday, July 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ray
 Harp inn
This pub doesn't get the recognition it is worthy of, probably because its off the beaten track Friendly, cosy and always good beer.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Mike Hayes
 Tell me about it!!
Totally agree with Keith .
I remember all the good times.
Not in Wallasey any more but not far away, ocassionally.
Hope to make it back before Christmas for a pint!
Sunday, July 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mike Dalton
 0
Ate chips outside boathouse on grass by conservatory bit with mates one week.Went following saturday 2 weeks ago and was told cannot searve chips on tables on grass on health and safety.Rules changed in a week ?
Tuesday, June 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

carl hopkins
 we love it
we go the gunners all of the time and we absolutly love it we think its by far the best in britain
Sunday, June 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

dave
 If i had the money i would eat there everyday
Friendly staff, Food is Great and cheap.
Live sport showing on big Screen and indivual telly's around the pub, just incase u can't see.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sue
 fab pub
great friendly staff. food was lovely but the portions are huge!! a really nice atmosphere much better now that the new managers have kicked out all the scalleys. Decorated really nice now as well. Food is SOOOO much better than the Acorn! and the service is as well. Would recommend to everyone
Monday, June 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Joe King
 Its getting hot in here
Burning with passion. Great Barbecues.Great selection of char grilled food. Disco that brings the house down. Drinks are on the house, at least thats where you,ll find the manager.
Turn left at the Strawberry roudabout you can,t miss it?
Saturday, May 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

gazza
 Its Shut
So good they closed it down
Monday, May 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Tony Smith
 Defunct
Has now closed down
Tuesday, May 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Elizabeth Jones
 Not impressed
I wasnt impressed by the customer service, the staff were very rude and often quite discourteous. Also when asked for extra vinegar for my chips i was told we dont do that here in a rather gruff voice to which i replied why not young lady?. The waitress then abruptly walked off in a very rude and unpleasant manner. I think it is fair to say i will never be visiting here again!
Friday, April 15, 2005Rating: No rosettes

john
 the ship
its gr8!!!!
Friday, April 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

jem
 very friendly,good atmosphere,fab staff and food!
very friendly,good atmosphere,fab staff and food! Thursday evenings quiz nights are good especially.
Thursday, April 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

keith kinealy
 the best,miss the good times i live in the us
as above
Tuesday, April 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ian
 Open on matchdays
They dont close on matchdays. They are open throughout the day, every day.

In fact, its a friendly pub and both sets of supporters can be seen mingling on matchdays.

If you get their early, the big screen is usually showing a 12pm match from the Premiership too!

Prenton Park overlooks the pub, its that close! 10 second walk into the turnstiles.
Sunday, April 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

b smith
 dive
poor decor, and get some bog rolls and soap, but the ales ok.
Sunday, April 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lynne
 Customers
Tell my brother, Roger Banks, it's time he got home..............he's already had too much to drink!
Thursday, March 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

garry brooks
 good
very good pub nice food very good service friendly atmospere
Friday, March 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

billy griffiths
 brilliant night out
lol lol lol lol great live music n no drugs what a nice change thanks
Tuesday, February 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

L. Cresswell
 Regular at Johny Pye
I would just like to be specific that I have been a regular customer for many years at the Johnny Pye in Heswall and would like to take this opportunity to hilight what a fantastic public house it is. The management are spot on and will not tolerate any misbehaviour. Excellent service, fabulous products wonderful staff. I can recommend this public house 100%. Thank you for exceptional service.
Thursday, February 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Alan Greenhouse
 Johnny Pye Heswall
Having read this ridiculous report I would like to state that I have been a regular at the johnny pye for many years. The manager is of the utmost standing, will not tolerate bad behaviour, is very pleasant and approachable and runs an excellent establishment.
Thursday, February 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sailor Bill
 Brilliant
The Firemans is the best pub in the world and Ive been in a few!

Its got real wooden floors, a recently removed spitoon and was the pilot for 24 hour opening.
Sunday, January 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

brian thomas
 Very good
You can always get a good pint here
Saturday, January 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

brian thomas
 Poor
Not too good. Serves the fizzed up beer. Not a good beer in the house
Saturday, January 29, 2005Rating: No rosettes

jgc
 very good
This is such a fantastic local pub, you would be silly to drink anywhere else, its happy and helpful staff are worth their weight in gold as the service is so good
Tuesday, December 28, 2004Rating: rosettes

David Bevington
 phone number
seacombe ferry hotel. this phone number is wrong.
Saturday, October 2, 2004Rating: rosettes

NICK
 EXCELLENT COMPANY!
PETER BARRY O'BRIAN, THE OUTSTANDING LEADER OF EVERYTHING THATS GOOD AND HONEST. HE DRINKS IN THIS PUB AND THEREFORE IT MUST BE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE LAND. MR CLUB JULIAN HIMSELF, JUST ASK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, September 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

James
 Great pub & friendly atmosphere.
nice quiet pub. friendly atmosphere. great beer :o) always feel welcome. good views of wales and the sea.
Wednesday, September 1, 2004Rating: No rosettes

John
 What a great friendly pub this is!!!
What a friendly pub, been in a couple of times, they have a live jam session thing on a tuesday night and although i dont play was very enjoyable. The beer is good, and the staff were very helpful. It looks like a real community pub, pub it welcomed me with open arms and was soon talking and mingling with the regulars, who all have there own spot in the place. I also happened to wander in on a karaoke night which i think was a friday which was very amusing, people singing and others wailing out there favorite songs. Well worth a visit, dont be put off by the working mans approach this place has, ive not been in a friendlier pub in ages. ****
Thursday, August 26, 2004Rating: rosettes

Sue Grimwood
 Great Sunday roasts
Right next door to Tranmere Rovers football club. Lively nights with good bands. Good pub lunches, varied menus, great Sunday roasts. Not recommended on match days at home. Not sure they don't close anyway.
Saturday, February 19, 2000Rating: No rosettes


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