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“Two excellent visits”
Review of The Brinsop

The Brinsop
Ranked #7 of 33 Restaurants in Westhoughton
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Bolton U.k.
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Two excellent visits”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the Brinsop twice recently and were very impressed by the food and service. On the second occasion, we arrived before the restaurant was open for service but were allowed to order from the bar menu and eat in the restaurant due to being seated near to the draughty front door. Greatly appreciated! The comment concerning the fish and chips on another review is spot on. Large fish, chunky chips and light batter were complemented by a carafe of Shiraz. Perfect combination! We will be visiting again soon.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Parbold, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Lovely food, slow service”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

My colleagues and I eat here often. Food is consistently good, two extensive menus to choose from. Surroundings are nice, you can choose between eating in the bar or the restaurant. Service is not as consistently good, can be slow.
Overall would recommend for lunch.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
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Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fabulous wedding day”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Can highly recommend the Brinsop as a wedding venue !! Originally we had booked our wedding in Cuba and had booked the Brinsop for our reception party .
After a change of heart ( we were eloping ) we decided to hold the wedding ceremony and reception here instead . So glad we changed our minds . I admit to having lots of mini panic attacks regarding the outside decor ( we were promised it would be finished months before it was ) but in no way did the renovations affect our day . I must express a big thank you to helen & sue and all the fabulous bar & waiters . They made our day a memorable one , including the lovely video message they left for us . Helen gave me free reign to decorate the room and it looked amazing . The food was gorgeous . We chose our own 3 choice menus , all the guests loved the food . The portion sizes are really generous , which is practically unheard of in wedding venues ! The roast beef was out of this world . Bar prices were also quite reasonable which was a pleasant surprise for a wedding venue .
I would highly recommend the Brinsop for a wedding or celebration.
The staff made our day so special and i wish we could do it all again .

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Top quality!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Delicious and nicely presented lunch. Comfortable surroundings and ideal at any time of day. Plenty of parking too.

Visited December 2013
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Westhoughton
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What went wrong?”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

After visiting here many times, apart from some small issues in the past we have always had good food and service.As a party of 12 we visited on Xmas eve and from start to finish it was appalling,the food was over done dry and crusty as though been kept warm apart from the steaks which were raw when medium was asked for ,wrong drinks ,missing drinks and bad service could not cope with the busy evening.I could go on and on but I think you get the gist .

Visited December 2013
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