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The Waterside Inn

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Canal Street, Leigh WN7 4DB, England
+44 1942 605005
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Called in this evening while it was nice out and really pleased I did. Staff as friendly as you like and the food was delicious.Really nice way to round off a busy day.

Thank Samlewbla01
Bolton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 21, 2017

My fiance and i went to try this pub out but it was disappointing, we went for our anniversary around 2pm on a Saturday. The place wasn't very busy and looked very homely and staff were friendly. However after we ordered that's where it all went down hill. We are understanding people but to first be told that there was... More 

Thank Desi D
Salford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Just moved to Leigh and was recommended this pub by my neighbour. After unpacking furniture all day came here for lunch with my mum and dad. Food and service was great and really good value for money with the different meal deal options. Can't wait to see what's it's like in summer with all the benches outside in the canal... More 

Thank Bella161068
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 28, 2017

The lad behind the bar was brilliant - despite being on his own for quite some time. We ordered food. Our starter came & that was delicious but they then forgot us completely. After an hour or so we asked one of the staff & we did eventually get our meal which was delicious as normal. But to be forgotten... More 

Thank crehow
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

As a family of 12 that booked Christmas Day meal months in advance we were left with a very poor impression of the management of this place, almost 2 hours to receive half of the starters only to find that both chefs hadn't turned in. There was a waiter winging it in the kitchen and the manager was nowhere to... More 

Thank sammmmie
Leigh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

waited thirty minutes for our meals to arrive,the food was lukewarm and was just run of the mill frozen food,will be sure not to frequent this establishment again

Wigan, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

nice decor, menu is ok and cheap. The bar and eating area was clean even though the had had a leak. Suzanne the bar lady was very helpful attentive and pleasant.

1 Thank MichelleHill33
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 27, 2016

It was a terrible experience tried to put five of us in a booth for four no way was i having that I booked two months ago food was Luke war ordered wine on table no wine no roast potatoes had to ask no pigs in blankets waited ages for each course no mince pies or coffee gave up in... More 

1 Thank Belmonttrotter
leigh, Lancashire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Every year (usually Christmas Eve) we as a family get together and go for our Christmas meal and drinks. This year we have had to go a week early as we are both working. Yesterday we came to the Waterside as we do every year, and 3 out of 4 pump beers were not on, then my Husband was offered... More 

1 Thank Sharon H
Atherton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

a few real ale pumps,good menu competitively priced.staff very friendly and help. burger and chips were excellent.washed down with a pint of real ale top class

2 Thank leyther1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $13
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal Street, Leigh WN7 4DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Leigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1942 605005
The Waterside Inn is a fantastic business in the heart of Leigh, Lancashire. In the daytime we serve top quality food, served in picturesque surroundings by the canal side. The pub had an extensive refurbishment in 2014 and looks absolutely fantastic. There is something on every night of the week, and on Friday & Saturday nights we open until 3am playing all the classics with fantastic drink offers.

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