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 Selected Comments in Southport

 Love the place
The foods nice and the staff are nice.
Sunday, September 1, 2019Rating: rosettes

Christian Tate
 Not great.
Absolutely awful place. Don’t go in the evening unless you’re willing to endure the landlady’s horrific rendition of Adele’s ‘make you feel my love’. Staff are rude and drunk, landlady drinking and serving in between offending people’s ears. Whole place dirty, toilets unclean.
Thursday, August 1, 2019Rating: No rosettes

Friday, April 27, 2018Rating: rosettes

M martin
 Yewtree car park,.and beer
The beer and food at the yew tree is very good and value for money, the car park is for patrons and not an overflow car park for the school every time there's an evening function on ,the man has a business to run so customers see the car park full and think that the pub is full when in fact its empty so I agree with the landlord and I would clamp cars never mind tell you to leave.
Thursday, October 1, 2015Rating: rosettes

The manager took my chair for a regular when i said to him i was using it he replied its my F*****g pub and i say who sits on a chair. I will never go again.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014Rating: No rosettes

 They don't ansear the phone
When you try to phone to book a table
No body picks the phone up
Saturday, January 11, 2014Rating: No rosettes

 Agressively manhandled !
Having visited the Fox and Goose on numerous occasions over the past 10 years, from being in my early 20s to now my early30s, I have never had a bad experience - always a good night, until Saturday just gone that is. I stepped outside to phone my husband to come and pick me up, to find my battery had gone. I went to go back inside, to be told by the bouncer I was too drunk !! Admittedly, yes, I'd had a drink, but I wasn't falling all over the place, and certainly wasn't as drunk as some other people I had witnessed. All my stuff was inside and the bouncer tried to convince me that my friend who I was with had left 20 mins before hand, which given I had just left her, was no where near the truth. I was then escorted like a thug back in to find my friend, which I did and forcefully removed, leaving my friend to collect my belongings for me. I was totally appaled by the treatement received. Yes, I'd had a drink, but to be manhandled, leaving bruises on my arms, and to try and be convinced that my friend had left, is bang out of order, some other poor girl might have just gone off wandering round town at 12 o'clock at night.

Even now, three days later when I think about it, I'm still very angry and am afraid to say that it will certainly be my last visit to the Fox and Goose !
Tuesday, May 7, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Adam winstanley
 Not family pub
Never go the imp pub, got ask to leave cos my daughter had in her food. And bar women said we had to leave cod she only had chips and was not a proper kids meal. She is a nasty evil person will never go there again. Said to me what kind of father brings there child a drink to a pub, ask her if she had kids. Answer of course NO! I don't need to know y. Stay away from there
Sunday, December 30, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Yew Tree
Meal good ale ok stmosphere chilled
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

good food cheap beer friendly locals and pretty bar staff

what more do you want...............
Saturday, August 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

The Pendle Witches
 Whoop Whoop
Friday at the Stanley is what we live for.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Been 5 or 6 times and always had a rave.
Great Duke Box
Friday, July 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

 4 sale
They are both for sale
but you'd better hurry
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

James Taylor
 snooker tables for sale?
I have recently heard from a friend that this pub has closed down and that the Old snooker tables that are in the back room are looking to be sold, If this is true could you please get back to me as i'm looking to buy!
Thanks J.
Sunday, June 24, 2012Rating: No rosettes

johny vagas
 oh no
its been shut now for about a year hahaha the locals are going ape over it lol
Tuesday, October 18, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Bring back Ronnie
Empty your glasses PLEASE its 25 past 11 and the GT boys are thirsty.
6 month later the GT boys where on Lime Street selling out of suitcases LOL
Friday, September 30, 2011Rating: rosettes

neil johnson
Excellent pub, great value for money, all food cooked fresh, clean and tidy, menu good choice of food, desserts could have more options, went 3 times last week whilst on holiday at pontins with 5 adults and 2 children. Food was only served between 12 noon & 3pm could do evenings will visit again next time in Southport
Saturday, August 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

 Nice Pub & Friendly People
This is my favourite place to go on a Saturday night.
They always have a band every Saturday, and some are very, very good. 'insanity beach' is my favourite.
Cheap beer, £3 for a pint of lager and £2 to get through the door, which is not that bad.

Bad Points.
Staff are a bit dopey. They do not seem to grasp the idea of serving people in turn. They will work hardish behind the bar, but ned to look up to see who is next in line for serving.

Also, sad to say. The place could do with a good clean. i hate it when you touch a surface and it is sticky. Why the manager does not chase the staff round to clean before it gets busy is beyond me.
But overall, a very good night out with no trouble in the year or so i have visited. Door staff are fine, not sure where the punter gets his idea of aggression by door staff from, as they seem fine to me.

Well worth a visit.
Sunday, July 3, 2011Rating: No rosettes

sharon simons
 great refurbished pub!
stayed here in the newly opened B+B, for the bargain price the rooms were very bright and comfortable. great location in ormskirk, cheap prices - overall its lovely to see a pub refurbished and thriving.
Monday, May 30, 2011Rating: rosettes

David Russell
 Fox and Goose
Great place, great atmosphere and great staff. Great place to go for a great evening and it doesn't cost you like many other places around the North West. Keep it up and recommend to your friends
Sunday, March 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

Dont Jump to Conclusions
 Poor service from pub
Basically got jumped on to move my car from the pub carpark tonight. I was dropping my daughter off at school for a film night then I was going in the yew tree for 2 hours whilst she was at school. Got a mouth full told I couldnt park and was threatened that if I didnt move my car they would shut the gates so I couldnt get out how childish. GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT PLEASE I DIDNT DESERVE THAT I know some people from the school use the car park for drop off I was not. We have had letters from the head teacher. WENT THE HAYFIELD INSTEAD NEVER GOING THE YEW TREE AGAIN
Friday, March 4, 2011Rating: No rosettes

An old regular
 Terrible food, terrible service, average price.
This little country pub used to be a little gem but unfortunately, like most other pubs, the chef's that had been working for many years left around 3-4 years ago. This meant that their was a tremendous amount of bad chefs that took their place.
A big shame really as this place used to be extremely busy!
Friday, February 18, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Paul Quigley
Visited the Heatons Bridge Inn a few times now and is a firm favourite with us. A very friendly welcome to us on our first visit and also, to say it is doggie friendly is the understatement of the century! Whenever we go in for a meal, the chef also sorts a special dish for our dog. (Steak and sausages last time!)
The service from barstaff to the chef (hope I haven't missed anyone out!) is second to none.
The food served has always been extremely tasty, value for money and there is no such thing as a small portion. (Even Sydney agrees with that!) The beers are always spot on, Sydney says he's never had a had pint here.
All the regulars are friendly and love to see our Syd when we go in.
So a big 5 rosettes from us and 10 lick and tails wags from Syd!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010Rating: rosettes

Paul Quigley
 Best Bar in Town!!!
I have visited the Fox & Goose on quite a few occasions and always had a great night out. Other customers always have always been friendly and bar staff attentive, even on the busiest nights. Live bands on weekend nights with a £2:00 cover charge, (where else can you see a decent band for less than the price of a pint?) excellent!!! Overall a real Rock Bar, I can't recomend it enough.

As to the negative comments I've read below......... What are you talking about?
Wednesday, July 28, 2010Rating: rosettes

Garry rokjok Lewis
 Hells Bells Rock Disco
Great to hear another local rock venue is getting it's act together...
Will come over and spend the weekend with you soon...
Thursday, July 22, 2010Rating: rosettes

Dorothy Grant
 Great Food at Town Green Inn
Stay with friend who lives in Town Green and have been many times, never been disappointed. Service excellent, Food out of this world, Value for money outstanding. Will be visiting a couple of times this month and looking forward to that!
Saturday, June 5, 2010Rating: No rosettes

The Management
 New Management
Can i just point out the new management has been in place since December 2009
Sunday, February 14, 2010Rating: rosettes

Jack & Jill ?!!
 Take People as You Find them !!
Live music most weekends,not all to our taste,some very good £2pp on the door to pay per band, drinks reasonable price, hard to get served when busy, bar staff serve out of turn on a regular basis,but do work hard,have seen minor trouble over the years that we have been going but thanks to the doormen who nip the trouble in the bud ,suggest if you want to dance then stick to the dance floor.
Saturday, January 30, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Nothing but trouble
I have frequented the fox & goose a few times & every time i have witnessed some form of aggression from the ( so - called ) doormen ( APES ). I have witnessed my female friends thrown out by the doormen, using force that is totally unacceptable. But as the previous person says you are by default at fault
They should try being a little more welcoming & they would probably see more custom. And if you are gay, bi or lesbian dont even attempt to go in, you will be thrown out with force at some point during your night out.
Sunday, January 24, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Geoff Fearn
 Very Good
Nice Weatherspoons this one on Lord Street,We will be there all Week now for the Southport Airshow,on Sat + Sun.
Thursday, September 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Love the F&G
I have recently started going back to the fox and goose as i found out its under new management and i must say its a huge difference!

The music is fantastic, the bands they have are great and now they also do an indie/ rock night on a thursday with local bands.

Top venue! Its what Southport really needs!
Saturday, February 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

Belinda grundy
 Busiest pub in Ormskirk
Queens head is the place 2 go, day or night 4 a good time. Pretty bar staff, friendly & welcoming atmosphere. Open mic night on sundays. Student offers on wednesday night. Sells real ales, part of cask marque, received award from camra recently. Beer garden available, food served daily. Theme nights every other friday with staff dressing up & getting into the spirit of things.
Saturday, September 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

 The Sands
Unfortunately Alan, you cannot fish at the sands lake but I would like to say that the food is wonderful and is now being served in the evening at 5-8 as well as in the day. The regulars are great and chatty and the pub just has a lovely atmosphere.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

Lisa and Eddie
 This pub is a dive for inbred quarterwits.
This hole has about as much charm as a dog turd. And the fat has been bikers that drink there smell just as bad. And all the women are at least ten pinters and thats if their lucky.
There are more inbeeds there than the fritzel family, what a bunch of idiots they give rock music a bad name. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!
Monday, July 14, 2008Rating: No rosettes

James Peterson
 To be avoided
The Fox and Goose has undergone many changes over the years. When I first started to go there it was somewhat of a dive, part of its charm, and was friendly enough. However, since new management has taken over all you can expect is karaoke and expensive prices. Also, though I have relatively little trouble myself I know of several friends that have been the subject of much harassment by the owner for no apparent reason, which has led on multiple occasions to my friends being removed from the premises, at least once using unnesessary force (actually throwing punches). I myself was the victim of a small act of aggression for simply asking why my friend was being removed from the premises (as it transpires he had been punched in the face and the bouncer had something of a grudge against him). In short you can expect any manner of abuse for no apparent reason. If you do run into trouble and would like to try contacting the police I can guarentee that by default your at fault, though that will happen anywhere in Southport. Have fun...and stay the hell away from the Fox and Goose.
Thursday, June 19, 2008Rating: No rosettes

jackie sexton
 wow what can i say
you wont eat anywhere else when you visit this one, no need to roam,
Friday, June 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

jonathon holden
 an excellent pub with full new menu and unique ser
you got to visit this pub, its has been totally refurbed and totally changed the menu. Visit the website and see for yourself www.crawfordarms.co.uk
Friday, June 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

very good pub lots to do beer garden very friendly
Thursday, February 22, 2007Rating: rosettes

Real Pavilion
 Beer and karaoke = a good pub!!
In response to the previous posting on this site, i would like very much to extend our gratitude to the staff and the management at the Imp.The subject raised may have been valid at the time, but recently there has been no end of improvement. The gratitude and thanks that the Real Pavilion football team owe to the Imp is boundless. Always friendly and welcoming and is NOW the best pub in Southport. Thank you!!
Monday, February 19, 2007Rating: rosettes

its greeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttt
Friday, January 26, 2007Rating: rosettes

Paul Ambridge
 Excellent Food at Superb Value
Visiting from London, my wife and I were taken to The Kicking Donkey for their mid-week carvery.
We were delighted with the range of meats and vegetables. The roast ham was the best ever!
All of this at a very reasonable price and accompanied by excellent and friendly service!
Thursday, January 4, 2007Rating: rosettes

The grimmy is sound on a friday n saturday its chocker saturday they have karaoke and its a great place to go to have a few bevvies before u really get the night started
Wednesday, January 3, 2007Rating: rosettes

Any time ur wondering were to go get your arse down to the arriba any nite there all amazin and ur guranteed to get plastered its a boomin nite enjoy it!!!!!!
Wednesday, January 3, 2007Rating: rosettes

I have been a regular at the Imp for about the last 10 years but over the last month standards have definitely dropped. Not enough bar staff on busy nights, and cleanliness. The ladies toilets are disgusting - god knows what the kitchens are like. And tonight was like the pub with no drink!! No coke bottled or draught and no soda.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007Rating: No rosettes

philip searle
 Pubv Or Resturant
If according to manage its a resturant, how come one of my friends was told on the 23rd December that they could have no food till 8pm at 4.30pm in the afternoon. And also was told that as it was a pub her 7 year old son would have to leave? Does this new manage know anything?
Friday, December 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Elaine Porter
 Its great!
Its a really nice old fashioned pub with real fires and friendly locals. If you like somewhere quiet with no music just to contemplate life over a pint then this is the place.
Friday, December 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

ian greenwood
me and my work colleagues have been going to the hesketh on a fri evening for 9 years and living 5 mins walk away i often go there for food with my family,but sadly last friday we were told we would no longer be served with our work clothes on,we are all electricians an wear clean clothes and look very respectible,we were all very shocked and dissapointed and all vowed never to go in there ever again.we asked the manager why this is and he said its a restaruant now not a pub.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 The staff are well suited to there jobs and really
The pub is really nice and the food is great the staff is really friendly i will definitly be giving my custom here again
Tuesday, September 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ric Brailsford
Needs more Shed 7!
Monday, August 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Baz Foy
 Did someone find my coat in here?
Sh*t I left it in here.
Monday, August 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Richard Daniel
 no longer a pub
this is no longer a pub
Monday, July 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

alan robets
hi, can i fish the lake besides the pub after or before a meal and drink
Tuesday, July 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Don't bother going if you value customer service
Don't bother going if you value customer service - this pub doesn't. We used to visit regularly, but one week the chef had decided to finish early so the barman refused to take our order despite agreeing that he should still be able to. The manager was 'unavailable' to speak to us and the chef refused to, so we left. I wrote to the manager Mr Peat for his comments. After three weeks he still hasn't bothered to reply.
Friday, June 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Anita & Paul
 Fantastic value for money and home cooking
We have frequented the Volunteer Arms on many occasions, it is like being at home, the food is something else, just like moms cooking, especially the gravy!!! The landlady mets us at the door with a warm and friendly welcome, and makes us feel special. We enjoyed the regular entertainment, it is great to be in a traditional pub with friendly people and bar staff. We would highly recommend a visit.
Monday, May 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Rosemary Richardson
 mravellous food, warm welcome
The landlady met us at the door with a very warm greeting, and cooked us a marvellous meal, and we still cannot work out how she did it for the price. Would reccomend it to anyone without the slightest hesitation, did think of kidnapping her to ccok for us at home, the regulars were like old friends and made us feel really welcome and the bar staff were more than helpful, cant praise it enough. Our granddaughters hazel rose and annemarie thought it was great too.
Friday, May 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

alan robets
 great family pub
as a family we are delighted with the pub, its location is so well situated (relaxing) clean nice helpfull staff iv already told my friends of the sands i give it five stars,
Wednesday, April 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Occasional Visitor
One of the best pubs I've been to without a doubt!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Joe Murray
The staff are a bit grumpy and rude, nice pub, shame about SOME of the staff!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

O'learys Regular
 Top Pub
Best pub in Merseyside without a doubt - Come down on Thursday nights for Steve McKenna Live!
Sunday, March 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

jeff fell
the steak pie is to die for, the best i have had in my whole life. wanted to know were they get them from so i could buy some but. dam it they make there own and as i said very nice to. we have a caravan in harrogate and on the way home thats what is on the menu for my tea carry on the good work
many thanks jeff.
ps pendle whitch top pint to.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

 the place to go on a thursday night
This place is boss on a Thursday night if your into indi, rock, retro pop, etc etc
Wednesday, March 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ian and Monica Young
Stayed at this hotel during a vist from Australia and it was simply the most chaming weekend! The hosts - Mags and Joe - simply could'nt do enough for us the whole weekend. I would heartily reccomend this hotel to everyone!
Sunday, March 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Cait Allen
 not my impression
My valentine and I were served a lovely 5 course meal at the Saracen's Head today, St Valentine's day.
The meal was delicious and the service was very quick.
Maybe the last people were managing when you (didn't) have your meal there.
The manageress has been doing business there for approximately 2 years now.
I would reccomend the Saracen's Head to anyone.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 the place to be in skem its boss!!!!!
its boss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, December 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Pete Hague
 As a pub should be
This pub is the ideal place to relax, no loud music or pub grub, just good ale and atmosphere. The bar staff know their job and how to deal with people in a polite manner. I go out of my way to get here.
Saturday, November 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

S Cooney
 Excellent Food Friendly staff Highly recommended
Excellent food , value for money , friendly staff , Highly recommended
Thursday, October 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Lovely friendly traditional pub, good cheap food!
Monday, August 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

 A Great Place To Pull!
I visited the Volunteer Arms last summer and had the best night of my life! The music was absolutely out of this world and the barmen were the sexiest hunks I have ever met. I will be returning this summer for the annual wet T-Shirt competition!!!
Monday, July 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

Michael Ingman
The original timeless classic. A real oldy worldy establishment with a fine selection of ales. Quiz night is never to be missed as teams compete with much spirit and gusto. Ensure you ask the landlord for a pint of Jumping Judy.
Monday, July 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

Andrew May
 Fantastic place
I have been to all the pubs in Southport and I have to say that the Volunteer served up the best PINT of the lot. Very warm and friendly, I will be drinking here a lot from now on.
Monday, July 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

the shud rename it the arriva to make it more busdriver frendly
Saturday, May 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

I agree, there is a fit barman in this pub xxx
Monday, May 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Best Ormskirk Pubs
Arriba is the best place to go in Ormskirk, especially on a sunday. Indie Nite rocks. U gotta go at 9 on a sunday cos they now have live bands on!!!!! Styles is the next best place an Disraelis rocks too xxxxxxxxx
Monday, May 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Best Ale house in the Land
The buck is the place to go! we have had many a day session in there! drinkin from open till finish! loadsa lager!
Friday, April 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lindsay Mountaine
 cant cook wont cook
I would not recommend this pub to anyone, i waited forty five minutes for a meal and when i complained i was told that was that was how long you waited anywhere for a meal. I was then insulted by the staff and was refused a refund so i paid nearly eighteen pound and left without eating a thing.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

theres a fit bar man in ere :P
Wednesday, March 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

hes SOOO funny the skatin old guy lmao!!! sundee is the best nite indie nite :D
Wednesday, March 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

the place to go to get jeffed up
Monday, February 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Becci JEFF BEARD Parkes
I can't believe u losers are dissin d arriba its sooo d place to be! Don't knock the wools til you've tried em baby! I swear you'll neva look back! Pound a drink on a Wednesday and see the roller skatin old dude and me fall over GUARENTEED!
Monday, February 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

 home sweet home in yates
imy lads in the south-love yates in pr9-& me--it's karaoke time-went into the imperial hotel-sipped ma glass of abbot-during my first song-sickhead sheila from the bar-made every attempt to destroy my song-told the gaffer-next thing you know
i was banned for 200 yrs-why-i never hurt anyone-just a quiet glass of abbot guy-looking forward to the 18th-the winner is---arrymak
your joking sreamed psycho sheila
a true story of creche malice from the bar--liking your alehouse
Friday, February 4, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Colin Basson
 Great beer, food, and entertainment
the toby is a great place to have a drink or a bite to eat. There is entertainment on a sunday evening. disco on a friday evening and all the football games are shown on three television and two big screens. There is a pool room if you fancy to challenge your friends in a game of pool.
Tuesday, November 30, 2004Rating: rosettes

Maureen Allchurch
 A real pub
We have just moved to the area and have tried quite a few locals. However, this is a truly welcoming and a real pub.
Friday, November 26, 2004Rating: rosettes

Dave Marr
Cheap drink, friendly atmosphere, easy quiz. perfect
Wednesday, November 10, 2004Rating: rosettes

Phil Barton
 excellent village local good ales & food
good beer , good value food every day, live music Friday night in a village pub feel.
Gets extremely busy late on Friday night.
Popular quiz on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004Rating: rosettes

Sunday, September 5, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Rachael Southward
Bloody brilliant! Best ale in merseyside and a fantastic atmosphere... will be back very soon for more of the same!!!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2004Rating: rosettes

Jeff Cox
 What a pub!
This is the best traditional style pub in Southport. Small and cosy and very friendly with excellent staff and regular customers alike.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004Rating: rosettes

Suzanne Norris
 Family Friendly
The sands pub offer a variety of different foods catering all needs. Pool Table and juke box within family area.
Guest Ales. Beer Garden at the front and side of the Pub, also a large car park with man made lake.
Tuesday, August 3, 2004Rating: rosettes

Kevin Collister
 New Web site and contact number
Website is www.eurekaormskirk.co.uk and phone number is only 01695 572585
Now open for food every day except monday, and giant BBQ first Sat of every month
Wednesday, July 28, 2004Rating: rosettes

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