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“having been a regular visitor to this restaurant over a number of years we have always found the food and the service to be co”

Beswicks Restaurant
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This cosy restaurant in the heart of Broughton-In-Furness is a gem for it's unique ambience. The welcome offered by David to new and seasoned visitors is individual and special. The food is always of a high quality with locally sourced produce, offering a varied menu whilst also retaining the tried and trusted favourites. An extensive selection of wine should cater for most tastes. We have frequented Beswicks over a number of years and the quality of the food and our enjoyment of the evening has never diminished. We would thoroughly recommend anyone visiting this quiet and unspoilt Lakeland village to experience the delights of Beswicks.

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Thank Rod K
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I live local and have been to Beswicks a number of times but resigned my regular support a good number of years ago when I felt enough was enough. The consistent problem seems to be the owner (David) trying to do all the waiting and front of house service himself and this can lead to poor or even very poor service. On that last occasion, the owner brought the dirty plates from someone else's table and put them down on our table whilst he served our food. I didn't feel that was right at all.

I decided to go again last weekend, trusting that things might have changed...and probably I was hoping to feel it had perhaps been my loss for staying away for so long. It was like going back in time, same place, same menu, same decor, same David (but older), same fundamental problem. Disappointingly I had to stand for a good 10 minutes before anyone appeared to provide any form of welcome. Unfortunately to make things worse, the owner then served someone else who had arrived after me first, and they hadn't even booked...which just rubbed in how little attention was being paid to getting the welcome right.

Trying to be objective, I would say that Beswicks is definitely worth a try if you are in the area and want a pleasant atmosphere and enjoyable food and don't mind paying a bit over the odds, but it falls disappointingly short of being what it is trying to be and it would definitely be eclipsed in areas where there is stronger competition...its greatest downfall is, as I've mentioned, the owner spreading himself far to thinly. Fix that and it would make a world of difference.

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1  Thank Black_Combe
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

On the corner of the Square (the Georgian square in the centre of this small market town) lies this hidden gem of a restaurant. High quality food (including a gluten-free choice), a fantastic wine menu, a really personalised service, but especially the lovely and cosy atmosphere of a downstairs place in a magic village. All around, plenty of pubs, some also very good, but this is the only real restaurant. Memorable.

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Thank Lucio F
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

we went in November last year only us 4 there plus another couple the gentleman serving us was rude no enthusiasm food very average

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Thank lesss
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Lakestraveller, Owner at Beswicks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

We are extremely sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your evening at Beswicks. We go to a great deal of trouble to ensure your evening is perfect clearly well fell short of your expectations. Please contact us and we will provide a voucher in recompence to make a return visit.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Having dined here as a couple on previous occasions we took mother in law (80 years old ) during Christmas week. We primed her with the knowledge that David is a wonderful character and fantastic at front of house but could be mistaken by her.
Needless to say we had a wonderful welcome and a fabulous meal. Our 80 year old can be very 'picky' but managed three courses without negative comment and ate everything which is most unusual for her.( pheasant main course )
We all had a fabulous evening made by the fine food, well stocked cellar and bar not forgetting David who always makes the evening with his unique style.
It's probably the best place to eat in the area.

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1  Thank Graham N
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