The Brinsop Arms Westhoughton, Bolton Reviews

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★★★★★

“Retirement Party 31st May 2013”

Written on: 14/07/2013

We would definitely recommend The Brinsop for a party. The choice of food was extensive to cater for all pallettes and the room was comfortable catering for 95 people. Special thanks to Heather and Sue from the Brinsop for their patience and professional help in organising our party.Some guests are planning to have parties their themselves because they thought the venue was perfect. Well done the Brinsop… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Average food, dirty tables, poor service”

Written on: 07/05/2013

First time visit to the Brinsop for food. Immediate first impressions - table was dirty, food on floor, squashed chipped potato under my seat. Come on this is not Mc Donalds! Food was ordered and starter took over 40 minutes to arrive with the main course following 30 minutes later. Why? The food was ok, mothing special att all but edible. The main course plates where cleared from the table and we were again left sitting there was 15 minutes. Had enough, got up and went and found a waiter… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“poor service”

Written on: 04/02/2013 by roysrs1 (1 review written)

Cant beleive we fell for the usual excuse "well the food is freshly made " this is the third time you have said the same thing,When i booked the table i "EVEN" mentioned the previous time we came, to be assured no we are not busy AT THE MOMENT. How long can you keep using the same excuse ? The owner needs to take responsibilty for this, he is more the able to address this,but clearly he does not care. Food was over cooked this time,Burgers were dry, wedges dry. The manager did refund our… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Would recommend the venue for function/bite to eat”

Written on: 29/08/2012

We have recently held a christening reception for our daughter. All aspects of the party were covered, nice room, great service and all our guests commented on the choice and quality of the food. I would recommend th Brinsop both as a party venue and a place to eat… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Poor service”

Written on: 30/05/2012 by Royle1959 (1 review written)

We went on avwdnesday night it was not very busy. I ordered a chicken skewer on a ciabatta , it came on the thinnest slice f bread that was rok solid and I could not cut it. But never mind according to the waiter that's fine that's how it comes . He said he would tell the kitchen but did not return to tell us what te kitchen said. What a shame they don't care more about the customers we won't go back… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER”

Written on: 17/05/2012 by ellmo (1 review written)

went to this eaterie on sunday 13 may . from the out side, well it could do with an over haul but so could so many places in our town . inside well what can i say,,,, modern and light . good selection of beers and wines. menu ok to. bar and bistro food available and as it was sunday it would be rude not to try a roast .. traditional it was to with probably the biggest yorkshire pudding you have seen .... aunt bessie should take note .. lots of beef and sauce "gravy" and vegetables to with nice… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“We will never go again!”

Written on: 23/04/2012 by LasticLizzie (1 review written)

We went to The Brinsop for a family gathering - 17 of us, we had booked well in advance and pail a deposit. The service was painfully slow, the male waiting staff were extremely surly and "couldn't care less". When the main courses eventually arrived we waited so long for the side dishes and vegetables that the mains had gone cold.I personally had ordered veal escalopes and even if they had been luke warm or even hot I would describe them as inedible at best… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Service is slow”

Written on: 19/03/2012 by Danyelle (1 review written)

We went for Mothers Day 2012, we have not been for about a year and the service was painfully slow. We had been in 20 mins before being given our drinks, where the bottle of wine was dumped on the table and we have to pour ourselves. There was 2 adults and a 2 year old child but there were larger parties in who were being given more service. After ordering we were then told somehting was not on the menu which was disappointing, although the food was good it was rushed as after an hour we had… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Wedding Reception Aug 2011”

Written on: 20/09/2011

I feel that there should be some praise for this establishment. My daughter & son in law had their wedding reception at the Brinsop in Aug 2011. At the booking time (March/April) there were lots of suggestions and helpful advice that we were given. We went away reassured and happy with our choice. The function room is superb. It has its own car park and dedicated access, all on one level, so that disabled or elderly people have no trouble. The room sat 60 of us and could easily manage a… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“It was a really nice place to go for a mid-week treat...”

Written on: 02/04/2011

It was a really nice place to go for a mid-week treat with a couple of friends. We at in the pub which was traditionally decorated, clean and friendly. Ample parking outside… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We came here to celebrate my mums 80th birthday, 15 of...”

Written on: 22/02/2011

We came here to celebrate my mums 80th birthday, 15 of us in total. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection. The staff let us take our time and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely go back… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Lets start on a high, the food at the Brinsop is very...”

Written on: 26/09/2010

Lets start on a high, the food at the Brinsop is very good and nicely presented, when it comes. For the service, for whatever reason, is painfully slow. We had been seated for 45 mins and were still waiting for starters to arrive. Although, it dosn't help when you are not told what is off the menu, until after you have made your selection and you then have to deliberate all over again, very annoying. We asked if they could do a prawn cocktail, but they said "no". Granted it was not on the menu… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I thought Harriets wedding was amazing!!!!!!!”

Written on: 11/08/2010

I thought Harriets wedding was amazing!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Having visited this venue for Mothers' Day and had a...”

Written on: 06/04/2010 by pamlivesey (1 review written)

Having visited this venue for Mothers' Day and had a lovely meal we visited again on Good Friday and were very disapointed with the service and the attitude of the manager. We were booked in for 6.30 pm and arrived at 6.20 pm. We were shown directly to our table and our drinks order was taken. We then waited for 20 minutes before we were given menus. The pub part of the Brinsop was very busy with people having pub grub but the restaurant was almost empty. We ordered and my husband ordered… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We went to a 50th birthday party there and we were...”

Written on: 01/11/2009

We went to a 50th birthday party there and we were pleasently suprised, room was lovely, food was excellent, service very good, all round a really nice place and we will go again… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“when i first entered the The Brinsop Arms, the first...”

Written on: 09/06/2009

when i first entered the The Brinsop Arms, the first thing i did was see what beers they served. there was only one i was interested in, thats right, the sweet sweet thing that is peronyles! it just makes you go om om om more, om om om… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The beauty of 'The Brinsop Arms Westhoughton' is, they...”

Written on: 18/05/2009 by michaeljh (1 review written)

The beauty of 'The Brinsop Arms Westhoughton' is, they serve Peronyles!
I mean come on, if me and the Wyles couldn't get Peronyles from here.....I'd be all like....HEY!! Where's the Peronyles??… Read Full Review

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“We had our wedding reception at the Brinsop in Spring...”

Written on: 10/03/2009 by harriet shields (3 reviews written)

We had our wedding reception at the Brinsop in Spring 2007 and the food, drink and atmosphere for a low key, intimate gathering was perfect and I have fabulous memories. The buffet has been described by guests as the best by far they've ever had! I highly recommend the Brinsop for any function, as the prices are extremely reasonable for quality food and drink. You can custom design your meal options and nothing is too much hassle… Read Full Review

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Paulsle's Response to harriet shields's Review

Written on: 11/08/2010

I found this review very helpful because...I needed to know what the place was like before I booked my third weddding!! :-)

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★★★★☆

“At The Brinsop Arms the food was excellent - lounge...”

Written on: 30/12/2008 by Galli (1 review written)

At The Brinsop Arms the food was excellent - lounge and bistro menu both served in Bistro. Comfortable, attractive surroundings. Friendly staff.

Would go again - but only if we've plenty time - and would say at the start what service we expect. A bit of a wait for the food once ordered - but as food is prepared fresh is expected and worth the wait… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The brinsop does some of the best food in bolton - I...”

Written on: 10/03/2008

The brinsop does some of the best food in bolton - I dine out every week in the area and it's always a joy to taste superb quality food, cooked well and with a little twist that you've never seen before, once inside the place is relaxed and pretty sophisticated - during the week I would have no problem taking a client there for lunch

on the downside, the outside appearance of the place is a little tired, from the exterior of the pub to the car park

and I don't think I'll bother returning for… Read Full Review

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