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West Beach,, Lytham St Anne's FY8 5QJ, England
+44 1253 739898
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Extortionate drink prices

We had a lovely lunch at The Clifton Arms on Saturday, but were quite shocked at the drink prices when the bill came. £6.70 for a malibu and coke and £6.00 for a Gin and tonic seems very steep to me. The restaurant is a perfect location for lunch and the service was excellent, but the drink... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
applecrumble1
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lancashire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had a lovely lunch at The Clifton Arms on Saturday, but were quite shocked at the drink prices when the bill came. £6.70 for a malibu and coke and £6.00 for a Gin and tonic seems very steep to me. The restaurant is a perfect location for lunch and the service was excellent, but the drink prices have put... More 

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear applecrumble1, Thank you for your recent review. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with our drinks prices. I do feel that we are competitive with other establishments in Lytham St Annes and we all have difficulty with constantly increasing prices from our suppliers. I'm delighted that you were impressed with the restaurant food and service though. Kind regards Victoria More 

Preston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

29th best restaurant in Lytham? There is something fundamentally wrong here. Having eaten in the restaurant fairly regularly over the past few years and having tried out most of the allegedly better 28, I am at a loss. Our last visit was just a week ago and once again the place impressed. If you want a good lunch in Lytham,... More 

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear ThePilgrim2014, Thank you for your recent review. We really appreciate the detail you have given and we're delighted that you're so impressed with us. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Victoria More 

Lancashire England
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

For a very civilized and pleasant lunch this is the spot to go. met friends for lunch, and as we ladies do, lunch dragged on a bit but never did we feel anything other than valued customers. we were only on salads an soft drinks but never the less all was perfectly served and much enjoyed. as we finally left... More 

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear ChrisB8, Thank you for your recent review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your lunch and we hope to see you again soon for our afternoon tea! Kind regards Victoria More 

England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Can't review the Clifton Arms highly enough - the amount of time I chopped and changed our reservation with Chris the Restaurant Manager was more than most would/could take and yet this was ignored and nothing was too much trouble. When we did eventually make it we were given a super table in a bay window looking out onto the... More 

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear S4NT0N, Thank you for your recent review. What fantastic feedback! We're delighted you enjoyed the location, food and service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Victoria More 

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A party of 6 went for afternoon to celebrate a family birthday. Beautifully refurbished hotel. Staff were very pleasant. The food was lovely, not a crumb left.

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Plank, Thank you for your recent review. I'm delighted that you were so impressed with our afternoon tea. Hopefully you will choose us to celebrate many more special occasions. Kind regards Victoria More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband and I celebrated my birthday on the 25th April 14, with an amazing meal in the restaurant at the Clifton Arms.... What we can say... It was amazing , from us arriving, to leaving everything was first class, the Gentleman who greeted us and tended to our needs and the waiting on staff, a young lady in particular,... More 

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear JillandWarren, Thank you for your recent review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your Birthday meal in our 2 AA Rosette restaurant. May I also thank you for choosing us as the place to celebrate your special occasion. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Victoria More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

we found the clifton arms a very warm friendly spacious relaxing place to dine.meals were very nice well presented friendly helpful service good atmosphere nice clean good looking place.

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear Chrisk552014, Thank you for your recent review. We pride ourselves on providing guests with a 4 star hotel that offers style and comfort, along with our excellent service and quality of food. We're, therefore, delighted with your fantastic feedback and looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Victoria More 

North West
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Superb. Very well appointed and comfortable lounge for pre dinner drinks. The service throughout was exceptional. Very pleasant and professional. These people know what they are doing. 4 choices for starters, mains and deserts. All very fresh and excellently presented. This was Sunday lunch and not cheap at £25 a head- but in this case you get what you pay... More 

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear ErnieTraveller, Thank you for your recent review. I'm delighted that you were so impressed with our Sunday lunch for your special occasion. We pride ourselves on the 4 star service and 2 AA Rosette food which our customers receive. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards Victoria More 

Copenhagen
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My friend and I were "googling" seeking a restaurant which started serving early, as we were going to a concert at 7.30. This well-known venue has a lovely bar which serves excellent meals, and begins at 6pm. Aside from the good food, it has a superb view across the Ribble estuary. We had, respectively, the fish dish and shepherd's pie.... More 

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear Margaret H, Thank you for your recent review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your brasserie meal with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Victoria More 

Yatton, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and I called in the Clifton Arms for a bar meal last week, after a bracing walk on Lytham's promenade. Our welcome was warm and friendly from the reception staff, and I was assured there was 'no problem' with leaving our car in their car park if we wanted a stroll round the town centre after lunch. Our... More 

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CliftonGM, General Manager at Clifton Arms, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan K, Thank you for your recent review. Our brasserie menu is extremely popular so I'm delighted that you were impressed. We hope to welcome you again soon, perhaps to try our 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Kind regards Victoria More 

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  • Address: West Beach,, Lytham St Anne's FY8 5QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lytham St Anne's
  • Phone Number: +44 1253 739898

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