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“Made Good Progress”
Review of The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms
Price range: $6 - $28
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Description: CAMRA award winning pub in Biggar Village, South Walney Island. As well as our own selection of Real ALes we offer delicious home-made food and a warm seat by an open fire
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Last ate here a year ago after visiting bird sanctuary. Came again for lunch with family on a terrible day (roads flooded the following day) so a roaring fire was welcome. The exterior is a bit down at heel, do not be put off and go in. Could be described as shabby chic but it really is the old style with well worn mix of sofas/seats. 3/4 beers on tap had not come across but tried a couple and fine for my taste (no main stream brands). The lunch menu had gone and a menu for lunch and dinner introduced. All menu items are old favourites that constitute pub comfort food but all were very well done; all home cooked with local sourcing. Shared a one off soup made for Chinese New Year! Light clear tasty broth with chicken, bean sprouts and a little pasta, excellent. We had: lamb hotpot that tasted so lamby topped with crispy potato slices; a linguini with chicken and a hint of chili; local gammon seaek plus egg; and fresh (not frozen) fish (haddock) and chips with crispy batter and great rustic chips. Was a Friday, couple of guys regularly come in on the day to practice the piano, wife ended up playing the piano too! No one else in perhaps because of foul weather. Nevertheless, food is great without the slightest airs and graces. Fantastic value for drinks and food at £51 for 4. Not your ordinary pub - quirky sums it up, put will return.

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2  Thank fco
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Went here for xmas meal and it was terrible. Starters that we had were poor quality and the main meal was not the promised turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Instead it was a rolled turkey with what tasted like bisto gravy. No mash no pigs in blankets no yorkshire pudding all of which was promised. There was no taste to the meal at all. Dessert was stale biscuits and cheese. Felt quite rushed and awkward with the looks of what are you doing here. Was glad to leave and will not be going back

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Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a Sunday lunch. Brilliant steak on hot rocks and very good feta and spinach pre for veggies along with other tasty treats. Looking forwards to frying my squeaky cheese on the hot rocks next time! A jewel in the crown pub!

Thank Drinkality
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Popped in yesterday with friends and 2dogs. Had the 3course Sunday Lunch. Without doubly the best I have eaten out anywhere. Friendly service, hood atmosphere and a good choice of drinks. Highly recommend.

Thank Stevelawson61
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was a nice pub where we would come in our twenties to enjoy the beach and the beer. Quite a gap since then! Found this place on Tripadvisor so thought it was worth a look even if a flat tyre tried to get in the way. The fish and chips were excellent, perfectly done chips [I don't like the current trend for great big ones] nicely presented and great service too. Plenty of nice beers although I never tried the wine [a new experience breaking the custom of several decades].

There was a fashion in the 70s and 80s for things in baskets; current one seems to be lava stones. This, I confess, was a new one on me so I regarded it like a long ago school chemistry lesson. So take a pleasantly hot chunk of polished black stone and a seasoned steak.... YES, it works! Lovely sizzling and it cooks, and cooks, and cooks! I expected it to go cold. It doesn't and it is not dangerous unless you fancy your own cooked finger.

In this dangerous world for pub and restaurant owners, our two lady owners are doing a great job. There is the restaurant and the bar. The bar seemed to have regulars and some sort of music group was setting up as we left.

Definitely worth a visit and a second one! I want to play cook next time. Oh, the decor, comfortable and lived in.

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Thank KirkbyTony
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