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The Strawbury Duck

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British, Pub, Bistro, Tea Room
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Entwistle,Turton | lancashire, Bolton BL7 0LU , England
01204852013
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friday night pub meal.

The service was good as was most of the food. The only grumble we had was the chips were very overcooked. Very reasonable prices for the food and wine. The atmosphere was very relaxed, the musician was fab, he was called Alex Hulme. We would listen to him again! Would definitely return here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Louise D
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Haslingden, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Haslingden, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The service was good as was most of the food. The only grumble we had was the chips were very overcooked. Very reasonable prices for the food and wine. The atmosphere was very relaxed, the musician was fab, he was called Alex Hulme. We would listen to him again! Would definitely return here.

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RLBuchanan, Public Relations Manager at The Strawbury Duck, responded to this review

Hi Louise, Thankyou very much for your recent review, glad you had a wonderful evening. Apologies for the chips, I shall make sure these comments are all passed onto the rest of the team. Great to hear you enjoyed the music, Alex plays for us every week alternating between Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. We look forward to seeing you... More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We both had the Sunday lunch and to be fair the size of the portion was child like. Two potatoes, one piece of broccoli, one cauliflower, one parsnip. What was on the plate was good, but not enough to feel full.

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BLou92, Public Relations Manager at The Strawbury Duck, responded to this review

Hi Johnny, Thankyou for your recent review and visit to The Strawbury Duck. Your comments about the portion sizes surprises me as we a renown for large portions. However I would like to apologise that this wasn't the case on your visit. I shall make sure the kitchen staff are aware of this recent review. We hope to see you... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We were seated in a small cosy room with log fire. There was a good selection on the menu to choose from. I selected the Strawberry Duck, the sauce as a bit disappointing not very 'strawberry' but the duck was nicely cooked, the pork belly with black pudding mash was delicious. Overall we enjoyed our meal, the cheese board was... More 

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BLou92, Public Relations Manager at The Strawbury Duck, responded to this review

Hi Tasmin, Thankyou for your recent review, glad you enjoyed your visit to The Strawbury Duck. I shall pass your comments regarding the duck sauce onto the head chef, thankyou for notifying me. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Miss R Buchanan HERITAGE INNS More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, warm and friendly atmosphere and a blast from the past. Not been for about 20 years but still as charming as I remembered it. Will be back again soon.

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BLou92, Public Relations Manager at The Strawbury Duck, responded to this review

Hi Sonia, Thankyou for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you back to The Strawbury Duck very soon- make sure you dont leave it another 20 years :) Kind Regards, Miss R. Buchanan HERITAGE INNS More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This well-known pub, set above the Entwisle and Wayoh reservoirs, in some of the finest scenery in this part of Lancashire, makes a great watering-hole for walkers. The building hasn't been gentrified, and is all the better for that. The staff are welcoming, the menu extensive, the food good and good value. On the few days in the year when... More 

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BLou92, Public Relations Manager at The Strawbury Duck, responded to this review

Thankyou for your wonderful comments David. We love this review! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Strawbury Duck very soon. Kind Regards, Miss R Buchanan HERITAGE INNS More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always found the food, service and atmosphere excellent. Good choices available from wide ranging menu. Even got dog biscuits for friendly dogs!!! Great pub/ restaurant that has never disappointed!

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BLou92, Public Relations Manager at The Strawbury Duck, responded to this review

Hi Barry, Thankyou very much for your lovely and thoughtful comments. I shall pass them onto the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Miss R Buchanan HERITAGE INNS More 

Darwen, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have been here on several occasions, sometimes after walks, sometimes just for a beer. Tonight I've been again for a romantic valentines Meal. I have to say the meal was excellent value for money. The food was delicious, cooked perfectly and served with care. The service is excellent and they will never stop to make your time here enjoyable.... More 

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BLou92, Public Relations Manager at The Strawbury Duck, responded to this review

Hi Andy, Thankyou very much for your lovely review and thankyou for being a long standing customer of The Strawbury Duck. Glad you had a wonderful meal on Valentine's Day. I shall pass all of these comments onto the rest of the team. Kind Regards, Miss R Buchanan HERITAGE INNS More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lovely old country inn, flagged floors, roaring open fires, great atmosphere. We are going this week for 2,nights for the walking, but more importantly the Duck. We love the cosy atmosphere, the friendly staff, the food and the really well appointed bedrooms. It went off the radar for a few years but back with a bang, we love it! John... More 

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BLou92, Public Relations Manager at The Strawbury Duck, responded to this review

Hi John, Thankyou very much for your recent review, lovely comments. Thankyou for being a long standing customer of The Strawbury Duck, we're glad you always enjoy your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards, Miss R Buchanan HERITAGE INNS More 

Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Really good food just very slow service they where obviously very short staffed which was a shame also they had ran out of roast beef it was a Sunday and they had it on for Sunday lunch !! Pulling out of the car park I didn't appreciate seeing one of the chefs having a cigarette surely there is somewhere private... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited after a Saturday morning walk with the dog around the reservoir. Very well situated and lovely atmosphere. It was very busy so we ordered at the bar rather than wait at our table for someone to come over. The food arrived quickly though, it was delicious too... lots of choice to please our veggie preference, though carnivores are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Entwistle,Turton | lancashire, Bolton BL7 0LU , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: 01204852013

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 31
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Bistro, Tea Room
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?