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Bob's Smithy Inn Country Pub and Dining

$$ - $$$, British,
1448 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 7PX, England
+44 1204 842622
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (11 reviews)
“steak pie” (16 reviews)
“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1448 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 7PX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here last winter just for a drink, we sat outside in gloves and coats just to enjoy the lovely view. Last month we ate here for a Wednesday lunchtime treat for the first time. The pub is cosy and clean, the staff cannot...More

Thank Ange R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my friend for lunch we haven't been before we were pleasantly surprised how lovely the decor was.We were greeted by a lovely girl and said we could sit anywhere she brought us a menu and we chose the Early lunch 3 courses...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family went yesterday for Sunday Lunch in the pub. The half beef and half gammon roast was amazing. The service was great as was the atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

Thank SM2307
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I asked the wife 2 give it a whirl. We had not called in for about 20 years, when my sister and the outlaw had Hampsons farm, just up the road.. Well, what a transformation. The place was packed, Wed lunch. Mind you the clientele...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went today with the family for my dads birthday before heading to a Rivington for an afternoon walk. The team were welcoming, even Chester the dog was welcome. We had a lovely table in a quiet corner, the staff were attentive and friendly and the...More

Thank Hap1178
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited one midweek lunchtime for a meal with family. We were greeted warmly and seated at a convenient table. The service was friendly, the beer was good and the food was very good. We will certainly visit again.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Often visit for a pint with family and sometimes for food. They have a great cheese pie. There’s always a really friendly, cosy, atmosphere in the place.

Thank DebLou01
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Having known about this place all my life but never having visited, it was a delight to finally settle down to lunch here today. Very good menu, excellent service and a really great atmosphere. One to keep a note of for future visits.

Thank David C
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

1st time of going here today with my other half, was a lovely Sunday roast and the soup of the day went down like a treat, just hit the right spot after have in a few beers last night sorted me right out 💪🏻, will...More

Thank lukeyb17
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely country pub on the outskirts of Horwich. Lovely views, great food choices, perfectly cooked and great staff. I had the venison steak followed by the trio of desserts. I’ll be back!

Thank daveyh87
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Questions & Answers
9 April 2018|
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Response from jordan1448 | Property representative |
Sorry we don't have any TV's and don't have sky.
Edel Q
4 May 2017|
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Response from shaft1975 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend booking to avoid disappointment! But if there's room they are always accommodating!
6 November 2016|
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Response from 990Linda | Reviewed this property |
I would say that whilst child friendly there are no running around places. But they do have high chairs. I have always found it welcoming & when I have seen families arrive they are always catered for. Maybe if you are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 29
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1448 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 7PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 842622
  • E-mail
Family run country Pub and Restaurant serving pub lunches and evening dining in our A La Carte Restaurant all our food is cooked with local produce. Our food is all cooked from fresh by trained chefs.
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