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 Running Pump, Catforth, Preston


Running Pump
Catforth Rd

Tel: 01772 690265
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About the Pub
  The Running Pump at Catforth near Preston is a great traditional village pub. Friendly staff and a host of locals to chat with and while away an hour or two. Bar food is available.

John - Jan 2004
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Pat Toomer
Running Pump - Catforth
STopped for a late lunch on a Sunday. Pub is very dog friendly, and our three animals were given treats by the bar staff. Food was excellent and hospitality very good too
Monday, November 23, 2015
Rating: rosettes

One of the loveliest pubs in preston
The running pump is a very old countryside pub in such a lovely are with so many friendly locals. The rooms are very cosy and inviting with roaring coal fires. Food is excellent and not pricey at all. There are also plenty of fields around. A perfect idea to walk the dogs then take them into a dog friendly pub. Get down you wont be disappointed!
Monday, January 6, 2014
Rating: rosettes

Polly Parkes
Brilliant food and dog friendly
Went for lunch today with our Miniature Schnauzer Edith. A warm welcome by the Landlord and even warmer welcome in front of the log fire in the snug. Priorities given and the dog was given a treat first and then we were given our drinks and the menu.
An extensive menu with something for everyone. I had garlic breadcrumbed chicken with chips and salad which was lovely. Moist and flavoursome chicken and lovely chips. My Mum and her partner both had the scampi, fries and peas and declared the best they'd had in years. My hubby had a huge gammon steak, again moist and tasty and not at all salty which can be a problem in some places. One starter was had which was the garlic mushrooms, plentyful for a starter and tasty.
This pub and landlord deserves to do well if this is the quality he is giving and we will definitely be going again even though we live in Cheshire. Well worth the journey. Their details and menu can be found on their website
but i can't put the link here, just google it!
Many thanks.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Peter Cronkshaw
The pub is a real hidden gem with excellent home cooked food and friendly staff. If you want plastic food in a chain oub don't come here. They really deserve to be successful, we now visit at least weekly and have pleasure recomending friends. The pub's a bit off the beated track, but far better than many of the more well know establishments in Bartle and Lea.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Rating: rosettes

R. Lowe
Have lived in Preston for most of my life and to be honest had never been in to this pub. Met a colleague here for lunch and was very impressed with friendly atmosphere and excellent food. The food is also very reasonably priced and the cask ales are kept well. I love good and friendly service and this definitely has that- give it a try and you won't be disappointed.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Rating: rosettes

roy handson
good pie
a real meat and potota pie,mushy peas and gravy.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Rating: rosettes

preston food club
Chilli pie to die for and the pear batted fish was a joy to finsh my wife fish off, (as it was to mush for her to eat)
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Rating: rosettes

top banana
went in sunday evening love it , roast beef very good & only 10 pound for to sunday roast VERY HAPPY
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Glad you liked the meat.
just like to clear up the Yorkshire pudding question.
As with pasties onlt being able to be called Cornish if they are made in Cornwall we have been informed we are no longer allowed to call Yorkshire puddins unless they are made in Yorkshire. The same as you can no longer call a Lancashire hot pot unless it is made in Lancashire.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Rating: rosettes

gloria pearson 2012
worst meal ever.1 staff on duty hence re-heated food-only luke warm.veg were colourless and hard,potatoes hard,gravy thick and lumpy,no yorkshire pud as on menu.meat was cold but quite nice-that is all i ate.very dissappointed'
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

gloria pearson 2012
worst meal ever.1 staff on duty hence re-heated food-only luke warm.veg were colourless and hard,potatoes hard,gravy thick and lumpy,no yorkshire pud as on menu.meat was cold but quite nice-that is all i ate.very dissappointed'
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

just want to say what a lovely night we had here last sat we hadnt been for a long time and it had changed hands well fantastic we all had chicken curry and we were very pleased we will certainly be going back to try the other choices deftinately recomended.excellent food and at good prices.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Did you win the Quiz or the bingo ?
Friday, June 8, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Good food and great value
Went for tea last night. The food was very good and excellent value for money. We even stayed for the quiz and bingo ( which we won! ). Great atmosphere, will definitely go there again.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Great food
I went to the running pump today with family and friends.The beer was good , the food was great and the locals were realy friendly.
I can recomend the steak and ale pie
it was fantastic. Taste and value.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Rating: rosettes

The place to go !
Went to the Running Pump for Sunday lunch and have got to say what a fantastic place it is , the food was fantastic , the atmosphere was fantastic and the staff friendly and welcoming , if you want a good time with great food then this is the place to go , I would recomend the Running Pump to anyone and everyone . Fantastic !
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Rating: rosettes

I agree !
The place is great, the staff and locals friendly, the service fast and efficient, the food good value, large portions and delicious, the log fire hot !!
Dog friendly too - what more could you want?
Well done!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Rating: rosettes

great value!
First visit for a family lunch - quality food and an interesting menu at bargain prices, great staff, cask beer spot on, beautiful location, will definately be returning!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Rating: rosettes

derek and carol
very good food, and good staff, we will be going again
Friday, July 23, 2010
Rating: rosettes

David and Gill
Fantastic Pub
We have known of the Running Pump for some time and decided to go there one evening. What a delight it was, with an exceptional menu, friendly and helpful staff, excellent meals, beers and wines. We have been regular visitors since and love sitting in the snug chatting to the locals. Rob and Vanessa are great hosts.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Went here on Friday. Exceptional food. Beer in excellent condition. Warm and friendly. spotlessly clean. Would Recommend
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rating: rosettes

James and Rachel
great food
went Sat 22nd. fantastic food. Try the Harvester Salad. The best salad you will ever have. Really friendly. Great pub dog. Real ale Excellent!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Katey and David
We went for a meal to celebrate a family birthday. The food was fantastic and the ale was excellent ( according to my husband) who sampled a fair few during the evening! The staff were friendly and the pub was cosy and inviting. We will definitely be returning!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Colin Firth
Cracking pub, lovely pint of Old Stockport, lovely staff and lunch in front of a log fire. It doesn't get much better than this.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Rob & Vanessa
New Management
We took over in May 2009. Offering locally sourced fresh food and Robinsons Ales. We have a small Restaurant and we are dog friendly.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Great Hearty Food
What a refreshing change to find a decent pint and decent food!

The daily specials board is always interesting and the food is beautifully presented.

Can tend to be a little cold (don't seem to like lighting the fire).

Good value - good food!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Rating: rosettes

What a shame smokers are more important
We went to eat (where in the past the food has been delicious) but sadly were not allowed to order 'bar food' in the restaurant (stark - with only two people in) which was the only place we could escape the smokers. The rating reflects not being able to eat
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

Warm and friendly
With a roaring fire and a decent pint, this is a comfortable place to spend an afternoon.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Really good food
Just called for a quick drink, and stayed for a meal, its the best we have had in Lancashire!!
Saturday, October 9, 2004
Rating: rosettes

lorraine jones
Great Food
Just visited the pub with the family for a meal, The best meal we have had for a long time. A credit to the chefs.
Thursday, October 7, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Preston Pub Critic
Country Pub
The Running Pump is a fine country pub
Sunday, January 4, 2004
Rating: rosettes

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Running Pump
Catforth Rd

Tel: 01772 690265
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