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Vale Royal Abbey Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chester Road | At Junction of A556 and B5152 Abbey Lane, Oakmere CW8 2HB, England
+44 1606 882747
11:00 - 21:00
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Winsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first visit since the transition to JW Lees ownership and all I wanted was 2 coffees and a piece of cake, as we were regular afternoon visitors under the previous ownership. The increase in the cost, up from £4.25 to £9.25 cannot be justified, despite the nicer, fresher decor, and also the fact that they forgot to bring my... More 

Thank Debby M
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived and were welcomed after booking online. Took our table and ordered our drinks. We chose our starters and mains, So far so good.however after the starters it took 45mins for the mains to appear ,no one came to see if we needed more drinks or to say your food won't be long. Plus it was not busy!! Alas... More 

Thank Jane B
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there after the refurbishment beautiful setting and decor had a Sunday roast which was excellent staff very friendly couldn't do enough for us fabulous place I will definitely be back thank you to all the staff who made me feel welcome great place 😊😊

Thank mikeikin
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My son ordered a 'deep dish' pizza, when it arrived it was pretty clear that it was a deep dish Chicago town microwave pizza!!! My daughter ordered sausage mash and peas, the sausages were 2 small party sausages and freezing cold mash. Wasn't impressed at all. I think it's disgusting that they are allowed to serve this and call it... More 

Thank 336karyn18
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for lunch yesterday with 3 friends must say the decor is very nice clean and bright much improved. The food was very good also will be back to try out the sunday lunch I would of given it 5 stars except for the freezing cold ladies toilets so come on folks get that sorted and it will deffo get... More 

Thank gill c
Chester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in tonight to see how the refurbishment had gone on and wow what a great job they have done.... Great decor...friendly staff...warm and inviting....good food too. We were very pleased with everything especially as it was busy but they still found us a table.. Glad to say its back to its best and local too :)

1 Thank Paul V
Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought we would give the newly refurbished Abbey Arms a try. No one there to greet us at the bar - we had to go and seek out someone to help us. In over 1 hour and 30 minutes they managed to serve our starters. As the waitress cleared our starter plates she asked us whether we would like... More 

2 Thank Nicola5751
Sam S, Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this review

Hi Nicola, I am somewhat dissapointed that you did not mention your issues with me on the night in question. I was on duty and fully at the disposal of all our guests throughout the evening. I would very much like the opportunity to discuss the matter with you personally. If you would be so kind as to email me... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited shortly after reopening on a wednesday. The service was first class and food excellent. The potatoe and leek soup was the best i've ever tasted. Traditional menu with plenty of choice. The pub itself is beautiful and very cosy. We shall be returning in the near future!

Thank andante77
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and i went here tonight,fantastic food,great beer,really good service,the landlord couldnt be faulted,bent over backwards from entry to leaving after a couple of hours later. Would certainly recommend to all.

1 Thank paul c
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been hoping that this pub food had got better after it had a refit. A splash of paint, new pictures on the walls and a new carpet doesn't mean that the food gets any better. The fish was over cooked, the steak pudding was inedible and altogether the food needed a makeover not the pub. The waitresses were... More 

1 Thank Vince C
Sam S, Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this review

Hi Vince, Sorry to hear of your bad experience, i would appreciate being able to speak to you personally as i feel that most situations can be rectified. We are on a journey and are finding our feet so i would appreciate the oppurtunity in speaking with you directly. If you could contact me at valeroyal@jwlees.co.uk and leave me your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Road | At Junction of A556 and B5152 Abbey Lane, Oakmere CW8 2HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Oakmere
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 882747
We are part of Old English Inns and as such offer warm and inviting surroundings to enjoy either a hearty meal or a fine pint of cask ale.

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