Walton's Bar

Walton's Bar, Wetheral: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Walton's Bar Reviews: 3.5/5

Walton's Bar
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3.5
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Sue G
Brampton, UK52 contributions
Avoid Walton’s Bar if in a hurry and be warned it is pricey
Our first time in Waltons Bar and was really looking forward to it. Be aware the prices are very high compared to other bars we have visited. £14.95 for fish and chips which was half the size of a recent bar we visited for a lower price. We had to wait a long time for our meal and were about to leave when it appeared! There were only two couples eating so they weren’t exactly busy.
However it was very delicious. My husband said it was the best steak pie he had ever eaten and the fish and chips were great too, so that made up for the wait
The surrounds in the bar area could do with an upgrade, not exactly classy for the prices charged.
We did have a laugh with the barman who was very pleasant.
Don’t think we will be back.
Written November 19, 2021
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Chris H
Carlisle, UK12 contributions
Don't eat in the bar in the hotel!!
Didnt stay at the hotel but went for lunch and couldn't be more disappointed.

Seated on arrival, drinks order taken but had to ask to be given menus as forgotten. Waited 33 minutes to be able to place food order. Food then took a further half an hour to come but not very hot and noted 2 other tables had returned food as too cold. Served on an inappropriately flat plate for a roast and gravy spilt on table as a result, had to ask to be given cutlery too. Given the wait, we ate most of the meal anyway. Halloumi fries with siracha sauce were great though with good portion size. Never checked on during the meal, not offered further drinks, not offered pudding so decided to leave after a highly disappointing meal.
Staffed by 4 members of staff for a small bar dining area that should have been more than enough but very disorganised service. Lots of customers complaining about different aspects of their dining experience.

Definitely will not be back. Have some of the wedding gift voucher left and would rather throw it in the bin that subject myself to that experience again.
Written November 16, 2021
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ryu1200
Scunthorpe, UK2 contributions
Restaurant food well below par
Avoid the onsite restaurant. Food is charged at a premium rate but quality delivered is a real let down. My order came out wrong as I'd asked to swap the coleslaw and salad for veg. The salad had been left on the hotplate so was extremely wilted.

Sent it back and got veg as requested. The chicken was extremely dry. Rather than have to send back again I asked for some spicy mayo or something. The kitchen apparently don't do spicy mayo. Which is odd because it's available as part of one of the starters on the menu!

Also interestingly I was told the hotel has been without water for a period of time today. However the restaurant/bar continued to trade, so I'm not sure how they've managed the toilet facilities or how they managed hygiene in the kitchens etc.... food for thought!
Written October 26, 2021
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Sophia N
1 contribution
Average and bad service
Sep 2021 • Couples
Chicken was overpriced. Was a small portion of basically just roast chicken and veg for £16! Other food was tasty and presented nice. Service was not good, most staff seemed rush and didn't have a clue how to serve people and greet guests. Not very polite service. Would not go again and not worth price of eating out.
Written September 29, 2021
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YPic85
Carlisle, UK1 contribution
They want the table back after 2 hours!? You won’t have even been served your main course in that time!!
Sep 2021 • Family
Shame on me for not reading recent reviews before going here. Waited 1.5 hours for distinctly average food. Service was poor and painfully slow. Gravy spilt down my husbands leg while putting plates on the table, no cutlery, starter plates ignored. The children enjoyed their kids meals even if they were swimming in oil however, did not get to have dessert as we couldn’t face waiting any longer. An expensive mistake not to be repeated.
Written September 20, 2021
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ElizabethCarlisl
Carlisle208 contributions
I’m 59 and this is the worst meal I can remember.
Sep 2021
Let’s start with the positives:

All the serving staff were lovely and the toilets were clean.

Now the things that weren’t so good:

The food was horrible. The pub had weird bright lights, we waited around 50 minutes after our dry, tasteless starter for our main meals and the doors were open on a cool night so one end of the pub was cold.

When I gave this feedback the staff were lovely and we didn’t pay for most of our meal.

This business needs to take quick action now to sort what is obviously a serious problem.

Again thanks for your understanding when we gave you our feedback. We appreciated it.
Written September 13, 2021
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Louise S
1 contribution
Most disappointing experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
My husband and I had lunch here today. Worst meal I've had in a very long time. Ordered Fish pie with buttered greens. The fish pie was a large ramekin dish of pieces of fish in a sauce with a small scoop of potato on top. The 'greens' were reheated carrots with 3 withered green beans. Least appetising vegetables ever, including a large wedge of warmed raw cabbage! I have never had an experience like it and for that they're charging £18.95! We complained to the young man who served us. He was excellent, and immediately deducted the cost of my meal from.our bill and gave feedback to the manager and kitchen. I was really surprised and disappointed at such a low standard in what I had considered previously, to be a reputable hotel.
Written September 3, 2021
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Alex H
1 contribution
Poor
I had pre ordered Prosecco and Strawberries to be in the room on arrival. They weren’t. I had amended my dinner reservation from 6:00 to 6:30 at the same time as ordering the strawberries. The reservation hadn’t been updated. We arrived at 6pm
In the restaurant where the service was just as bad. We ordered two fish and chips for the kids making it clear they both wanted the same sides and they got different ones. The soup was too hot to eat. We weren’t offered dessert afterwards, nor any drinks during the meal so we left. Terrible night unfortunately.
Written August 16, 2021
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Carol B
Carlisle, UK4 contributions
Walton's Bar
Aug 2021 • Friends
Meals are advertised on the website as being from 12.00 to 21.30 Waltogether with menus but when we tried to go for lunch today there was no one in the bar and when we asked at reception we were told it was only open for guests staying at the hotel not the public. Also why didn't they put a notice on the door
Written August 5, 2021
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Joyntom
Blackpool, UK1 contribution
Deffo be back
May 2021 • Couples
Called in after visiting family in Hexham. Had the pork burger as a change to the normal beef one and it was lush with pulled pork on the top. Followed it with the sticky bannoffee pudding. Other half had the haddock and salmon fish pie and thoroughly enjoyed it. He didn’t have a desert, just helped me eat mine. The staff were so helpful and welcoming and service was perfect. Can’t remember the young girls name who served us but she said she was new but you wouldn’t know it she was lovely. Will the bar manager was great and helped hubby decide which ale to try, he was very knowledgeable. I abstained as was driving but are up again in June so we’re going to stay over and make a weekend of it.
Written May 23, 2021
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