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“Don't eat here !!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Broughton Inn

The Broughton Inn
502 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5HE, England
01772 864 288
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Ranked #173 of 448 Restaurants in Preston
Price range: $25 - $33
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Preston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Don't eat here !!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere was ok except for the heavy footed hectic manageress bounding around and you could even hear her raising her voice in the kitchen, the point in the evening we realised we had made a mistake.

Inedible tough overcooked roast beef. Hard and undercooked roast potatoes. Superdry chicken, and rump steak definitely not 'medium' cooked as requested. Kitchen could not offer an alternative roast and advised I ate from their regular, not Sunday Roast, menu (fair enough) so I opted for gammon steak which was ok except that it was served in what could only be described as a soup of fat. Whoever is in that kitchen does not care what is put on your plate.

To summarise.... Venue is great, food is dire and management is non-existent.

Do not waste your time here.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Preston
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nice family meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went to the Broughton Inn for a special family occasion. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Children well looked after. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Will definitely visit again.

Visited July 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited the Restaurant this evening. Had invited someone to join me, and felt embarrassed by the whole experience. We had to ask if we could have a look at menus. There was no one around who seemed to care whether we were dining or not.
Friend ordered lamb shoulder, which consisted of huge bone and a third fat, with a little meat clinging to the edge. When we complained and reordered a Fish Pie. Couldn't believe my eyes when the plate arrived. There was cabbage, peas, carrots, new potatoes and little piece of grey fish.I complained again and explained that she couldn't eat the dish. The manager seemed not to care and refused to take the meal of the bill, even though she hadn't eaten it. Her explanation was that she had replaced one meal. Doh! Will not go again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Appaling”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited a few Sundays ago for lunch with relatives (their recommendation). Ordered "roast platter" for 2. Arrived cold, Pigs in blanket apparently had not been cooked at all. Complained but no response from staff. So different from The Wyke Arms (also a Vintage Inn we had visited the night before) difficult to understand that they belong to the same group. Avoid

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the exterior”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We was pleasantly surprised by the lovely decor of this country pub and was looking forward to our meal.. At £5 we decided to share the cheesey garlic flat bread which was like a rock bun with cheese spread, not impressed especially when the girl serving us just shoved it on the table without saying anything or a smile! My boyfriend decided to have the boar and chorizo burger which arrived cold! Not very tasty and he only ate it because he was hungry! I had the gammon with mash potato, the gammon was fatty, the pineapple was burnt and the peas and mash was obviously not fresh! the service was terrible, no welcome, no courtesy check, no smiles and sat with finished plates for 10 minutes. Service was that poor I'm surprised they said sorry! Will not be returning.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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