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“Good pub great food!!!”
Review of Pilot Boat

Pilot Boat
Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in New Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good pub great food!!!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Visited last Friday, for a drink and decided to eat as well. Food was fantastic value & staff very pleasant & helpful. I'll be visiting again

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Schnarf1
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English first
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“First time visit.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Weather was wet and blustery,so what a delightful excuse to step inside this establishment.My parents and i departed the restaurant area ninety minutes later after sampling the soups,tomato and basil,leek and potato,accompanied with thick soft white bread that added to the body warming experience.They also consumed sandwiches ham and cheese respectively,whilst i ordered the burger,dressed with cheese and bacon,saddled alongside what was simply the best french fries i have digested in many a year.Overall a most appetising participation that included courteous customer service.This is one dining path that i shall certainly navigate in the not too distant future.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank mark t
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“So disappointed.”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We would love to find a friendly local pub that also sells good food.

When the new owners of the Pilot Boat sent out their initial flyer it offered an imaginative and appetising menu which comprised healthy options to the 'chips with everything' so prevalent in English pub food.

The first time we visited we found the owners very friendly, but almost everything on the menu was 'off' because they had been unusually busy that day. However, they gave us two chgoices if we could wait half an hour. So we did, but the resultant food was so poor that we wished they'd sent us away because the cupboard was bare and the chef tired out.. Instead of the piles of golden chips we'd seen others enjoying, we had a piece of dried chicken with a few limp, greasy chips. So we tried again last Friday, and as usual got a cheery welcome.
Again we saw piled plates of appetising food, with lots of big, golden hand-cut chips (now, apart from rice with curry, the only option on the cut-down menu (which we fully understand, having been in the catering trade ourselves|).
So we ordered chicken parmigiana, which we were assured came with hand cut chips and a side salad.

We waited, and we waited, until I had to remind the landlord. We were told if we waited until he'd fed a table of five ours would be next. The loaded plates went out to the five, but when ours arrived the chicken pieces were very small, and there was a thin scattering of what were obviously frozen packet chips which were covered in grease. The 'salad' was a few leaves and three half slices of cucumber, plus the thinnest wedge of tomato it was possible to cut. It was obvious they had overlooked our order.
We had hoped to make this our local, where we could eat probably once a week, but we now feel that 'our faces must not fit' and are disinclined to try for 'third time lucky'. It is a real shame. It seems the 'fantastic food' is for others - not for us. We do hope that these nice people get their act together for others than those who visit every evening. We wish them well, but we don't think we'll be dropping in any more. Really wish things were different. LOCAL.

  • Visited May 2013
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5 Thank Graham U
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196 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Proper local. Proper decent food”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Loved it. Food was top quality. First class. Service was excellent. Staff are friendly, courteous and a main reason to return. Kids meals good value. Will be back.

Visited May 2013
Thank Ginner77
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Great local pub”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a really nice old but refurbed pub just off the beach, the beer garden which is really just a paved raised area is a suntrap. The food is excellent and really good value for money

Visited May 2013
Thank studmuffinswife
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