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The Waterside Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Canal Street, Leigh WN7 4DB, England
+44 1942 605005
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible19%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (8 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Canal Street, Leigh WN7 4DB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited while on a trip to the area to see family. First impressions looked good, situated by the waterside, plenty of parking. Busy inside, and not a lot of vacant tables. The menu looked good, plenty of choice and reasonably priced. The only criticism is...More

Thank lynda D
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Went for Christmas Day lunch with our 82 year old mum. The place was freezing. We asked for the manager to light the fire or put on the heating to be told that it is on a timer. The pub was empty and no wonder....More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Family & Friends enjoyed a really brilliant buffet, presented to us by very friendly staff who catered for all our needs,they also kept us supplied with tea & coffee.For those amongst us who are partial to a pint of ale or two, these where very...More

Thank Pejay2017
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Had dinner here a couple of times. Pub grub, little empty both nights but nice pub for all that. Trying to find someone to serve at the bar proved a challenge at first but once they know you are there, decent service. Good selection of...More

Thank Graham I
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Should've turned round on arrival at Bar and wish I had ! 4 real ales advertised and none available on a Sunday Lunchtime! Asked for lime in gin got lemon ! Went to order a Steak yes you got it, none available! Ordered a burger...More

1  Thank Westhoughton1
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We were out celebrating Father's day and wanted a nice two course meal and some drinks by the canal. There were only 2 tables of people sat inside so we thought we would be served quickly and enjoy the family day. Service at the till...More

Thank Laureena A
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Not impressed with my first and last visit. My mother-in-law had been checking all ok for eating on Sunday, was informed they had party in but was doing a buffet so no problem. Arrived - No meat order delivery so no roast or steak available....More

3  Thank Alex D
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Went for quick lunch.ordered chicken&side of steak(no steak).wanted coffee for wife(no coffee).ordered tea&cake as there was no coffee,tea instead(no cake)tea pot came size of football+2cups only wanted tea for one.waitress substituted fudge cake instead of cake but then charged full price .very disappointed in overall...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Its a shame because I used to love the waterside but they are not getting any more chances from me . The food is a joke. Looks nothing like it does on the menu. . . Its like the chief just cant be bothered and...More

Thank Naome H
Reviewed August 30, 2017

A group of us went one afternoon for lunch. The place wasn't very busy so the service was good and the staff were very friendly. The food was plentiful and tasty and we had no complaints at all. It's located in a pretty setting on...More

Thank GentlePetal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $14
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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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