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“OK if you're passing....”
Review of The New Holly

The New Holly
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Forton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cumbria
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“OK if you're passing....”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

This place looks nothing from the outside, but the interior has been done quite nicely. It was pretty empty on a Wednesdat lunchtime, which I suppose isn't really surprising. The service was prompt and friendly, albeit slightly patronising - I was there with a very elderly lady and I did feel at times that we were being spoken too as if we were slightly simple! The staff were not particularly well- turned out, either - most of them looked as if they weren't very familiar with the washing machine...
The food was good but not great - excellent value for money, with 3 courses for just under £15. All in all, I would say if you are in the vicinity and feeling hungry, give it a go, but I wouldn't book a table there for a special occasion.

  • Visited December 2012
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Lancaster
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“The New Holly does it again!!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Called at the New Holly on Wednesday evening on our way home from Birmingham. The food as usual was excellent.

This is our 3rd visit since Bowland Inns took over and have they got it right.

Wealso visited last week at lunchtime and the Punchbowl at Churchtown had lost power due to electricity going down in the village so what did they do? They dispatched the Customers to the New Holly to finish off their lunches. Wht great service.

It was quite amusing with people announcing that they'd had their first course at the Punchbowl and were now ordering mains in the New Holly!

We hoped that the electricity wouldn't go off in the New Holly otherwise they might have had to go to The Plough (also in the Bowland Inns Group) for desserts and coffee!!!

Fantastic Service.

  • Visited November 2012
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