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100 Summerwood Lane | Halsall, Ormskirk, England
01704-84-02-04
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Canal-side restaurant with good food and service, in countryside location

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleased we gave them another chance

We wanted somewhere special to go for an evening meal on our wedding anniversary. We eat out regularly locally but have been avoiding the Saracens Head for the last year as our two previous visits were dogged with operational issues that spoiled our enjoyment. The location is beautiful, being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Emdicay
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We pre booked a table for four yesterday evening (Saturday). The restaurant was very busy and had the vibrant atmosphere of people enjoying good food and company. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals but what made it special and the reason for five stars was the service. From the moment we walked in till when we left the service was exemplary.... More 

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Billinge, Lancashire
Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Seams they rely on the setting, rather than everything as a package, we dropped in for a cold one, tranquil setting and nothing up with the beer, food did not look to appetising as it passed our seating and the look on the people receiving the food, they did not look happy. Looked at the menu and prices and decided... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

the starters are well recommended, reasonable price, great service, the canal side location is picturesque.the selection of beers was very pleasing.would definitely recommend.the staff are very friendly.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had a starter consisting of Chicken Parfait with a pear chutney sauce which was like water. The salad looked tired and I had six small French Pieces of bread. The starter was flavourless and dull. Never to be experienced again.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were recommended to this super eatery by friends who visit the area from London quite regularly and I thank them for this. Firstly I should say that we live about 17 miles away but made the journey in circa 20minutes (easy to find with satnav). This charming rural gem in its peaceful canal side setting is choc box material... More 

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Merseyside
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I visited with my husband for lunch on our way to Southport. We've been before and though expensive for 'pub food', it's always been nice. We sat outside as it was a sunny day and the setting by the canal is beautiful. I didn't go inside at all. We both ordered from the 'sandwiches menu' and had the fresh prawns... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We wanted somewhere special to go for an evening meal on our wedding anniversary. We eat out regularly locally but have been avoiding the Saracens Head for the last year as our two previous visits were dogged with operational issues that spoiled our enjoyment. The location is beautiful, being canalside and the food has always been good, although on the... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The service was excellent, the staff friendly, and the food was good. The menu offers an extensive choice - set 3 course menu, snacks and main courses. The decor is pleasant and the canal side view is exceptional. Will be back.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited again on the 22/03/2015 at about 2.45pm the food was great and the staff were friendly. The toilets were a bit dirty though. We had for starters cheesy garlic bread that we shared. For main courses my wife had Sunday Turkey Roast and I had Sirloin Steak cooked medium that came with home made chunky chips and a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

we visited the Saracens Head for a family lunch, the food was very nice. They do a great kids menu for little people and we really enjoyed our liqueur coffees. Beautifully picturesque a perfect afternoon in lovely surroundings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Summerwood Lane | Halsall, Ormskirk, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Ormskirk
  • Phone Number: 01704-84-02-04

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Canal-side restaurant with good food and service, in countryside location

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