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Stanley Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Old Road, Anderton CW9 6AG, England
+44 1606 75059
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped at lunchtime to have a sandwich and a drink, garden was about 3/4 full, pub itself half empty. Informed us that as they were too busy so they weren't doing food. We decided that we didn't want to drink either.

Thank AliRay
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was a large group of us so the pub laid on a special lunch for us of homemade vegetable soup plus a choice of different sandwiches on granary or (I think) white bread. At £5.50 it was excellent value and my smoked salmon with cream cheese on granary bread was delicious with a most generous filling. Some real ale... More 

Thank Jonathan S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a group of 39 oldies who descended on the Stanley arms for a mass lunch after a morning at the Anderton Boat Lift. We had booked in advance so tables were reserved for us. The service was cheerful and the food arrived within reasonable time given the demands of making 39 different lots of sandwiches at one go.... More 

Thank GrannyZoo
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pub food with a varied menu at reasonable prices all cooked fresh and right next to the canal so after a nice lunch walk along the canals to walk it off as the portions are on the large size

Thank PeteH8
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this group and left un-satisfied , I had the fish and chips , served on a cold plate! I was rather looking forward to the fish and chips as personally you can't go wrong , chips were dark and crunchy just the way I like them , the fish however was in 4 broken pieces , it had... More 

Thank jess h
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub of little character despite the fact that it is virtually on the banks of the canal 100 metres from the world famous Anderton boat lift. The bar staff is supercilious and the food ordinary. There is a green area outside where dogs are tolerated but if a country pub was wanted, there are a few nicer... More 

Thank Brendan R
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the mixed grill, had a short wait for it to arrive but well worth the wait. The only thing out of a packet was the peas. The food was hot fresh and full of flavour. Will be coming back.

Thank Anthony T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A couple of months ago, I would have had to give the Stanley 2 stars, as i'd arrive to find they had shut early, or had no food coz they had sent the chef home! 2 months later, customers have started returning, because they stay open, the menu's had an overhaul and to be recommended and their is a "buzz"... More 

Thank Colin E
Northwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to call in on a Saturday night at 5 ish as we were passing. I am glad we did! This is the first time we have been since it changed hands and we were worried it wouldn't be as nice. But we needn't have worried as it is better!! I had the mixed grill which was big and it... More 

Thank Andy M
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely lovely food But come on why oh why "spotted Richard". When it's spotted dick?? Ok waiters was lovely and had lovely manners. I will say the lady behind the bar where I guess could been the manager didn't speak to nice to the staff where as she could of seated us instead of shouting staff over. Lovely food

Thank Jenna J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Road, Anderton CW9 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Anderton
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 75059

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?