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“The best pub in Lancaster/Morecambe” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Golden Ball - Snatchems

The Golden Ball - Snatchems
Lancaster Road, Morecambe LA3 3ER, England
1524 846271
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Ranked #48 of 90 Restaurants in Morecambe
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Morecambe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best pub in Lancaster/Morecambe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I live a few miles from this pub and for the past 18 months or so have enjoyed watching its revival under the new landlord and staff. The beer is well kept,there is always a warm welcome and the prices are the lowest in the area The other day we decided to have a meal in the pub and the food was wholesome, well cooked and reasonably priced. We visit at least once a week and whenever we have visitors we make a point of taking them to what has become our favourite watering hole. All of our visitors are impressed and love the location and the friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glossop
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Possibly my favourite place in Britain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Thirty years ago i used to work in the area and fell in love with this place. I had heard it had finally closed its doors a while back only to reopen and be revamped. We finally got round to visiting last summer to find that the place had be not only been saved and revamped but had been heavily invested in. Snatchems has a great spot on the River Lune and the old pub part looks great again, with a fantastic extension, There is a great choice of beers, ales and drinks, the food was very good and there areas at the front in order sit and look out at the river and to the side and rear. They were dog friendly, providing water on warm days. I really hope that the owners are successful with their investment, they deserve to do well and I hope that as many people as possible who read this review visit this place and support this attempt to breathe new life into this country's dying rural pub trade. I am planning to take some friends up there soon and hope that we can get a lock in at high tide.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newton-le-Willows, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This pub is located at the front of our caravan site, it has been totally revamped by the new owner Steve and his family to a magnificent standard. The beer is always perfect having a range of real ales especially Cross Bay ones, the food is standard fare but always well cooked and tasty, only thing missing on the menu is a Steak pie but hopefully that will come soon. My husband loves the place and always makes sure he gets a pint or two in there every weekend we go upto the van, has to sit outside with the dogs but he doesnt mind. Beautiful views of the River and wildlife especially when the tide is high, terrific place.

Visited December 2013
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Great location.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

A first visit for me and the first in many years for my friends. The new owner has obviously spent a lot of money re-vamping the restaurant and outdoor bar area and the views across the river are great, even on a grey December day. He was very convivial and we wish him well with the enterprise.
The food was ok - nothing special, and the cod in particular was a little disappointing. Being next to the sea we hoped for a plump freshly caught fish - I rather think it had jumped out of the freezer ready bread-crumbed however. We would have had a dessert and/or coffee but no-one returned to offer these so we paid and moved on.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lune with a view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Snatchems is in a terrific spot with the River Lune just a few metres from the front door and on really high tides judging by some of the old photos on the pub walls it,s been through the front door! For dining you can either be seated in the old part of the pub with it,s beamed ceilings and lovely old fireplace or you can choose the relatively new dining room with it,s elevated position which gives great views over the winding Lune and it,s abundance of wildfowl.
We arrived just before noon and we both chose the regular breakfast of eggs (2) bacon, fried bread,sausage and beans. Lovely friendly staff, beaut location and a hearty breakfast to kick off our day. Does it get better than that? Oh,perhaps it does as i didn,t notice any Real Ale at the bar? Perhaps i missed it but anyway the occasional top pressure beer has never caused me any problems!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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