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Oswalds @ Helter Skelter

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31 Church Street, Frodsham WA6 6PN, England
+44 1928 731883
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Entered the busking pub and made our way up stairs. Got greeted immediately by friendly staff. Wow the food was lovely. Starters to die for. I had the chicken and dauphinois potatoes and they were as good as my local Michelin star restaurant. With this sort of good food I had to have a pudding. I wanted sticky toffee pudding... More 

2 Thank Roy G
North West England
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. We had lunch from the a la carte menu and every dish was beautifully presented, cooked to perfection and very tasty. We would definitely recommend this lovely restaurant.

1 Thank CazNLW
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us with our little dog. Spent a lovely few hours. We all had burgers all cooked to perfection with chips and salad. Relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. There is a great selection of "proper" craft and guest beers. Would certainly recommend a visit.

1 Thank Sheila L
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

a group of us eat lunch after a strenuous walk the food was very good and the selection of cask beers were vast and very good

1 Thank johnswilliams
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Tiny table for 2 could barely fit our drinks and plates on it. No table cloth and felt like I was sat at a canteen table not a restaurant. I specifically asked for a table for 2 in a quiet corner at time of reservation and we were seated in the middle of the restaurant. For somewhere that prides itself... More 

1 Thank Lyndsey J
nbroome, General Manager at Oswalds @ Helter Skelter, responded to this review

We thank you for taking time to write a review, it is always helpful to understand any areas customers may feel need attention. We always endeavour to accommodate a customer request, however this is always subject to other bookings and table sizes. The size of the restaurant dictates how we can set the tables out. In terms of drink selection,... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This place has some fine real ales! Me and a buddy popped in on our way to Manchester on a pub crawl. Very well kept ale... My only issue is that some of the staff are young and clueless... I was pointed to notes above the bar when asking for a recommendation on a light ale... It's a nice touch... More 

Thank realalelad
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We have visited here twice now and both times the food has been tasty, hearty and satisfying. The only thing lacking a little is the service, the staff aren't very attentive or welcoming.

Thank Sophie G
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

A group of friends booked here on the 23rd September, we were seated quickly and drinks served. We had to wait a while before our food order was taken and that's only after we had to get the waitress attention, there were 2 tables that came after us and was served quicker. We waited an hour for our food to... More 

1 Thank roughyeds2
nbroome, Owner at Oswalds @ Helter Skelter, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and we hope you had a fantastic day at the wedding. It was myself in the kitchen on your meal, so came as a great surprise that someone thought they had waited an hour. It appears that you did turn up half and hour early for your reservation, whilst this provided no problems with seating... More 

Lewes, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. The food was amazing. I had halloumi for a starter, followed by fillet steak with herb and garlic butter and sticky toffee pudding. Loved everything especially the very generous portion of pudding. The menu has something for everyone and the upstairs restaurant was quiet and relaxing. Downstairs the bar was very busy and they had a great range... More 

1 Thank Celia D
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great choice of beers, great atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff. Why can't all places be like this?!

1 Thank Sucumbria12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Church Street, Frodsham WA6 6PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Frodsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1928 731883
Formerly known as The Drovers, The Gaping Gander, The Rowlands and the plain old Helter Skelter, Oswalds@Helter Skelter is a good old-fashioned pub serving real beer and real food. The first floor of this Cheshire restaurant serves a mix of traditional and contemporary cuisine, including meals such as black pudding with potato rosti, bacon and a tomato sauce, swordfish with chilli prawns, chorizo and wild rice and duck with a plum and ginger sauce, while the 'Home Comforts' section offers dishes like a cask ale pie served with chips and peas. A pub that serves good food and a good pint - It doesn't get much better than that!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?