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Oswalds @ Helter Skelter

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31 Church Street, Frodsham WA6 6RW, England
+44 1928731883
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Formerly known as The Drovers, The Gaping Gander, The Rowlands and the...
Formerly known as The Drovers, The Gaping Gander, The Rowlands and the plain old Helter Skelter, Oswalds@Helter Skelter is a good old-fashioned pub serving real beer and real food. The first floor of this Cheshire restaurant serves a mix of traditional and contemporary cuisine, including meals such as black pudding with potato rosti, bacon and a tomato sauce, swordfish with chilli prawns, chorizo and wild rice and duck with a plum and ginger sauce, while the 'Home Comforts' section offers dishes like a cask ale pie served with chips and peas. A pub that serves good food and a good pint - It doesn't get much better than that!
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Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
surprising choice

We often meet a couple of friends in Frodsham for a meal and catchup so we have tried a few different places to eat and to be fair they all have their good points, but the Helter Skelter is by far the best one yet. A bit nondescript at the front but very cosy inside and a very nice restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We often meet a couple of friends in Frodsham for a meal and catchup so we have tried a few different places to eat and to be fair they all have their good points, but the Helter Skelter is by far the best one yet. A bit nondescript at the front but very cosy inside and a very nice restaurant... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What a choice of real ales, we were totally amazed at 12 real ale draft beers and real cider. We cannot say any more, apart than, any real ale or cider drinkers visiting Frodsham really must visit Helter Skelter. Great bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

You will find it extremely difficult to find any restaurant within the Chester area that serves food and drink of this high quality. The beer is always consistent and after eating lunch on many occasions we decided to try Oswalds and it didn't disappoint! The staff were also fab. Thank you for a great experience

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Food one of the best in Cheshire lovely town pub with restaurant upstairs I would advise eat in bar more atmosphere great choice of drinks Real Ale Pub fair price for what you get staff are very nice owners can be a bit aloof

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Used a tastecard here and the value was incredible. The food was well above expectations too! Definitely worth a visit. Karen was running the whole place by herself and was doing a great job!

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warrington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

called for lunch 24/03/15.were told most meals were 2 for £10 at lunch time.very good service food and real ale.waitress was very pleasant and friendly.Only negative is the steep stairs and step at front door but not a mega problem

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Dunham on the Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited the Helter Skelter restaurant on Thursday evening, on arrival we were met at reception by a very pleasant waitress and shown to our table, where we ordered a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc which was very reasonably priced. Although the restaurant was quite busy it was'nt long before our orders were taken. STARTERS :- Blackpudding Dumplings & Thai Fishcakes.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is without doubt a real ale drinkers pub, the dispensary in Liverpool is claimed to have the best beer in the city ,and whilst I wouldn't disagree with that the management should visit this little gem and see how it should be done. Pleasant staff , clean toilets, but the main thing is the beer 10 out of 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I got a group of friends together (some of them real ale lovers) to go and sample the beer and food on offer at Helter Skelter / Oswalds. Everyone of the group 6 had a great day. We received a warm friendly welcome, staff were polite friendly service couldn't have been better. Food is wonderful with an extensive menu to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visit when we are looking for somewhere a bit special but family friendly. The food is delicious and with three coeliac's in the family it is always a stress free hit! The owners have a relative who is gluten free so have a very good awareness and many of the dishes on the menu are gluten free. The children's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Church Street, Frodsham WA6 6RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Frodsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1928731883

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Formerly known as The Drovers, The Gaping Gander, The Rowlands and the plain old Helter Skelter, Oswalds@Helter Skelter is a good old-fashioned pub serving real beer and real food. The first floor of this Cheshire restaurant serves a mix of traditional and contemporary cuisine, including meals such as black pudding with potato rosti, bacon and a tomato sauce, swordfish with chilli prawns, chorizo and wild rice and duck with a plum and ginger sauce, while the 'Home Comforts' section offers dishes like a cask ale pie served with chips and peas. A pub that serves good food and a good pint - It doesn't get much better than that!

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