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 Bull & Dog, St Helens


Bull & Dog
Clock Face Rd
St Helens

Tel: 01744 816100
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Dot white
Had 2 lovely meals at lunch time cottage pie and verge and a diet breakfast both full of flavour lovely fresh food ..and the baby had fish +chicken and fresh vegetables he ate the lot .service was excellent. and 10 out of 10 for the friendly service .will definitely be making another visit.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Rating: rosettes

Lovely food and lovely staff!!
We have been going here for the past 6 months, since moving to the area. The food is always excellent and the staff are always friendly!!! It's my favourite pub grub in St. Helens!! Please don't ever change!!! Xxx
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Rating: rosettes

Julie Smith
Thank you!!!!! Beths 18th Birthday Party
Had amazing night! Enjoyed by all! Food great! Atmosphere great! Looked great!

A big thank you to Carl, Sue, Joshua, Kim and bar staff for all their hard work.

Lovely family atmosphere and very welcoming.

Highly recommended!!!!!!
Monday, August 12, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Brian Rice
Had my wife's 50th birthday party on the 6th July' the management,staff,food and venue were amazing. We travelled 160 miles for this party and the new owners have improved the pub and facilities 100%. Many congratulations to you all and we will return again and again and again
Monday, July 8, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Danny 'Bar Staff'
In response to 'Linda'
It's good to hear about excellent review on the food and service provided, however I find it quite childish and unnecessary to comment on the bar staff, suggesting that I had let the team down by not smiling is a bit of an exaggeration, and seeming as though I know no one of the name Linda who has been a regular over the past few years, you clearly havn't got the courage to use your proper name, please do not hesitate to confront me at your next visit, thank you.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Rating: No rosettes

Sian Rigby
Recently we had a family funeral upstairs. Everyone commented on the fabulous buffet that was provided, both hot and cold, home made hotpot too. Friends of mine who came are looking to book their christening there as the food was so nice. Nothing was too much trouble. I keep trying to come up with excuses to throw a party so we can have another amazing buffet. Then I went back with my friend (vegetarian and fussy) and my sister. The food was top notch, we all said we could have eaten it again as it was so good. The pub looks amazing after its new decorating. Everyone was amazing, service was excellent, so now all my date nights with the other half will start here. Definitely one to go back to over and over, so im planning a evening out, who's in ?
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Loved the food, cheap drinks
Me and my friends have been going to this pub for the past few years, seen it through a few managers... Got to know some of them as we were frequent visitors.
Went into the pub recently to check it out since the re-model and new management.
Have to say the pub looks amazing inside, love how they've decorated the place.
We each tried a different meal from the menu... Give the food top marks and the service was excellent. The woman who served us was more than helpful and friendly, lovely lady.
However sadly there was one member of staff, the young lad who works behind the bar that goes by the name 'Danny' really let the team down,... A smile at least would not have gone a miss. Just didn't seem like he wanted to be there and made us feel unwelcome as soon as we went the bar.
I am sorry to say that because the rest of the staff were lovely and provided good customer service with a smile and were more than helpful.
Back to the positives - the drinks were well priced, the pool room as been done up with the old seating removed now making it easier to play pool.
Even from the outside it speaks volumes to the lenghths they've put into revamping the place. Top marks ***
Monday, April 22, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Talking a lot of crap there mr Newton because the place was packed Alday so cum on let's stop the lies and u had to wait for food because of that many people in ther, so how come u can say nobody was sat near u... And as for the gravy go and watch the chef , I no e would welcome u in the extremely clean kitchen , to show u how he makes it from scratch .. I no it was u in there moaning and personally I think this is ur past time now just to moan literally about anything and nothing,,, get a life and stop complaining ... And it luks like u have got ur cranks of friends to comment as well ... R is that u under a false name tell lied again haha .....
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Mrs v hinchliffe
I was in this establishment the said Sunday also, while I'm happy its been taken over and looks a lot better, I'm afraid I must agree with Tony Newton, the food was terrible, not what you would expect really, I don't like to complain either its quite embarrassing. But could the price inflation of 1 on the Easter Sunday be explained please and why do you charge 50p to use a card? Ive never been charged to use a card anywhere else and certainly never in a public house??
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Rating: No rosettes

Barry johnson
Below average
Stopped here tother day, lager glass had lipstick all over it, barstaff didn't care,
Food wasn't brilliant. Will try again in summer
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Tony newton
The reply
Being a qualified chef to nvq level and currently teaching at a merseyside catering college I think I know what I'm talking about. I know how gravy is made from scratch and this wasn't. Glad the car park is sorted, it says a lot about the place. To be fair its a nice big pub and for me the food didn't live up to the class of the place, but I understand it was your first weekend of opening. As for the charge of 50p why is that? Is it a service charge? A merchant cost or just simply a GP top-up. The woman who says she heard me moaning was clearly mistaken as we weren't sat near anyone so that must have been someone else. I was the tall bald headed guy with a dark blue shirt on, my wife, long Blonde hair bright green coat on, Scottish accent. Ring any bells?
Nice Pint of mild in here tho. Top marks
Monday, April 15, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Family run
Its been a long time since iv been in a pub that was buzzzing, we had a bit to eat which i must say was wonderful. The staff was very plesent, the evn offered to carry our coats and drinks back to the main part of the pub, well done management.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Matt bank
Can I say I was at the Bull and Dog on that Sunday that this Tony is complaining about, and our food was exceptional.The meat was so tender and the veg was so fresh thats its been a long time since I have eaten a meal that was home cooked because that was what it was home cooked. The staff were attentive and plesent and very helpful, it,s like he wasnt in the same pub as me and my wife. And if this is all about paying an extra 50p for using your bank card get a life. EXCELLENT ESTABLISHMENT !!!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Jo hurst
Reply to tony newton
Just reading this and on that day u (tony Newton ) say u was in the bull and dog, so was I . And if am not mistaken u must of been the man sat next to us and u never stopped complaining ,as for your dinner it was exactly like mine and mine was lovely no complaints WAT SO EVER. So wher u get that it was tiny and meat fatty etc etc. I have to say u have posted a lot of LIES. And if u rememeber right u did eat ur dinner ..And as for saying the management need to get sorted . AM sure u will find that they are very sorted. If u didn't like the price why did u stay to eat???? And the car park as been done now but wat that as got to do with the quality of the food I really don't no because that's what it was QUALITY.. So a suggest before u write on pages like this u should have a re think of what your saying and stop the lies, lies,lies U MADE ME GIGGLE ANYWAY TONY NEWTON... Like the landlord said it sounds like u didn't like the 50p card charge and decided to write all this BULLS**T...........
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Rating: rosettes

The Landlord
Over the top comment.
In response to Tony Newtons comment I would like to say that you are the only person that has complained about our food. Also all our meat and vegetables are fresh from a local butcher and farmer, the gravy is made from the juices from the vegetables and the meat (or just vegetables if vegetarian). I would not like to lower myself to your comment but if the food was that bad then you would of paid for it and would of complained. Also the car park was like that when we took over and I would like to point out that it has now been re surfed. I'm not saying the food it perfect but its a damn sight better that you explained, or is it just the fact that you had to pay an extra 50p to use your card.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Rating: No rosettes

Tony newton
Never ever again
Came across this pub on way home from visiting a friend, it was Easter Sunday, was given a menu that wasn't being served, apparently it was just roasts, after 40 minutes what can only be described as a plate of puke arrived, the plate was tiny, there was thin plastic beef with slithers of fat sat proudly on the top, half a badly peeled spud, and another half that looked like it had had an argument with a blowtorch and lost, all this was swimming in gloopy wallpaper paste type gravy, its the cheap maggi mix stuff they were using. Then a bowl of boiled to death carrots and cabbage was slammed down, absolutely disgusting, me and my wife just looked at each other in disbelief. Fortunately for the staff my wife wouldn't let me complain, so we tried to eat it, but failed, afterwards we noticed that the price on the blackboard was 8.95 where as the menu was 7.95 !!! They put it up a pound just because of Easter, it wasn't a 1.95 plate of food never mind 8.95!!! Theives.
We had enough,decided to pay and leave, I opted to pay by card.... and they charged an extra 50p because of this!!!! I was fuming. Rather than let my temper get the better of me we left. Never ever ever will I set foot in that pub again, oh and you need a 4x4 to navigate through the craterous car park. If the management reads this, you seriously need to sort yourselves out because believe me soon enough you wont have any customers, the good people of clock face have other options! AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Rating: No rosettes

Tracey Kelly
Under new management
The Bull & Dog has recently been taken over by a lovely family, who have refurbished the place, and given it a warm welcoming feel.
The pub has a pleasant atmosphere, the beer was nice and chilled, not too expensive and I will go back again; so good that i've booked my daughter's 21st there!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Rating: rosettes

jack jones
leave well alone
it frankly is a dump. terrible food. overpriced poor beer. lacklustre service. shameful.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

tony watt
What a dump, food disgusting and the beer even worse, feet stick to the carpet, landlord a right tosser ought to be shut down.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

rebecca crook
i am totallly discrased with the customer service that i was given when i went down to the bull and dog. the boy that was working goes by the name Aidan didnt show any help what so ever we was left started at our table waiting to be served for exactly 36 minutes.
i would not recomend this pub as the lamb chop that i recieved looked as though it was still running around the farm alive, and also the chips where raw and also out of date.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rating: rosettes

food fit for the bin!!!!!
on saturday 4 of us went into this pub after a afternoon at the Theatre, WHAT A MISTAKE, when does a RARE steak with peppers & veg turn into chips, peas, sweetcorn, and a black slab sorry i mean steak very well done!! we asked to see the manager but ther was no show just dirty looks of a particular member of staff. the very nice girl who had to takeaway this rubbish, sorry food said she couldnt of ete it her face said it all. BE WARNED
Monday, April 19, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Kay Kenyon
Meal on Saturday 17th April
I was part of a party of 4 who ate there on Saturday April 17th and had a very disappointing experience. Our meals were of very poor standard at best and inedible at worst. We asked to speak to the manager. After waiting 30 minutes we decided to cut our losses and move on to another local pub. This doesn't demonstrate good customer service and I wouldn't be writing this if we had been able to sort out the matter on the night.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Lynn Davies
Great Place!
Had a fantastic night there on Saturday - brilliant atmosphere. Hope to be back again soon.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Mike Dean
Great Pub
Good friendly pub, with good food. Landlord is a big St Helens Rugby fan, but dont let that put you off :)
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Rating: rosettes

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Bull & Dog
Clock Face Rd
St Helens

Tel: 01744 816100
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