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“Worth A Second Try I Think !” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Tavern Fayre at Hunger Hill Bolton

The Tavern Fayre at Hunger Hill Bolton
Ranked #24 of 514 Restaurants in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
United Kingdom
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263 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Worth A Second Try I Think !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Having lived in the area for over 30 yrs I had never tried this place until I was back recently in the UK and as I was on my own with some time to kill one day I thought I would give it a go. Very large place and the staff were attentive which is unusual for large modern commercial restaurants in my experience. Quite an extensive menu, it was a Monday lunchtime and the place seemed occupied mostly by mother's catching up before or after shopping, school runs, etc. or retired couples. No problem just an observation. I ordered a platter (British Classic Combo) which cost around £16 which I thought was expensive but anyway. It was good enough for sharing (two people) which still would make it expensive though as a starter. The only part I did not like was the Cheese on Toast. The Lancashire Cheese Rarebit definitely came out of a jar I would say and was processed and it was not Lancashire Cheese that I have ever tasted. The Black Pudding Fritters were passable, the chipolata sausage was okay but you should not go wrong with those, the fish goujons were nice as was the pork pie. The place had a good atmosphere but I note several reviews have said it has gone down hill. I do not know what the evenings would be like. I would give the place another go before dismissing it completely.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Ver disappointed! Used to love it here!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I have had many meals out at The Tavern and I used to love it here! Unfortunately it has gone downhill in my opinion. The menu has changed, it is now quite unappealing! The food is terrible and the prices have gone up! It has always been more expensive than the average restaurant but it was worth it because the food was so delicious. So sad that it has changed so much. Rivington Bar and Grill from now on!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner went here on good Friday, she ordered the chilli and I had the sirloin steak ordered medium rare. After waiting nearly 40 minutes for our food to arrive, we finally dug in, now when I pay £19.00 for a steak I expect it to be fairly good, it was revolting, my steak was overdone and cold, but worst of all it was the chewiest fattiest piece of steak I've ever had, I could only manage half of it. This place used to be good but I think they are living on their reputation, will definitely not be going back.

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4 Thank Leon L
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very nice as usual”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Eaten here a few times as it was delicious as usual service pretty quick food all fresh and good quality. ..bit disappointed that as was asked whether I wanted my chips spicy with my sizzling chicken but not told that they were charged at an extra £1.50...other than that though all good a decent portion size

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Handy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was ok good fairly good, been going a fair few years now, mainly lunch or Sunday lunch, loved the Steak & Ale pie, service is usually ok, food hot, I wouldn't go there if it is a special occation though

Visited December 2013
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