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Ring O'Bells

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British, Gastropub
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Pit Lane | Farnworth, Widnes WA8 9HU, England
+44 151 424 6330
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 20:30
Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous new menu, plenty of choice for adults and children, good prices and friendly staff. A must in Widnes!

Thank georgia24x
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would visit again. 3 couples. Visited on a Sunday. Roast was lovely - plenty of it! And the deserts were amazing.

Thank Holiday_JD2009
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having once been a regular midweek visitor to the restaurant in the past, it was somewhat of a disappointing, and probably final, return. Whilst virtually empty, the staff were disinterested, service appalling and the wait for food unfathomable. The food itself could only be described as mediocre at best with nouvelle cuisine portions. Needless to say, we did not stay... More 

1 Thank Stephen D
James A, Manager at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. We are very sorry about your experience and urge you to contact us so we can get to the bottom of what happened on your visit. Please contact us on 0151 424 6330 or call in and ask for Wayne. Kind Regards Ring o Bells Management More 

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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Management has turned this place around. There is lots of entertainment evening/daytime and the food choice is your regular kind of choice but the atmosphere etc is good as when we have been it's always packed and is very popular.

1 Thank rosina486
Widnes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted the Ring O'Bells after hearing they had recently been taken over, to ask if I could book my sisters baby shower here for afternoon tea. Wayne, the manager, got back to me as soon as I messaged and offered us a selection of sandwiches, cakes and homemade scones for £9.50 per person and we added on prosecco too... More 

Thank faye e
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Saturday evening, myself, my husband and daughter and we found the quality of the food was exceptional, the king prawn linguine was beautiful! I don't feel it is overly expensive as other reviewers have commented as you really do get what you pay for here, which is good quality food. Also thought the waiting on staff were... More 

Thank Joanne H
James A, Head Chef at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Hi Joanne, Thank You for your review, We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back in the very near future! Kind Regards James More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service in this pub is wonderful and the food is really good too. Only criticism i would make is on the lack of vegetarian options. A spicy veg burger is really common and a bit boring, something a bit different like a portobello mushroom and halloumi burger would be great. Also there isn't a main course vegetarian option on... More 

Thank raychullb
James A, Head Chef at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Hi raychullb, Thank You for your review and for bringing this to our attention. We will make an effort in future to cater to our vegetarian customers with our specials. We have 3 main course vegetarian dishes on our core menu and if you can't find anything you like the look of we will be more than happy to whip... More 

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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a Sunday and had the roast dinner option which was absolutely fantastic. Loads of succulent meat and five or six veg ( can`t remember how many exactly ) all cooked to perfection. A massive Yorkshire pudding accompanied it and the waitress was lovely. Then we went again on a weekday and although we had no argument... More 

Thank Ollie789
James A, Head Chef at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Hi Ollie, Thank You for your review. Quite simply put our Sunday Roasts are a big hearty meal as a rule of thumb which come with all the trimmings including veg. Meals on our Main Menu are carefully thought out and paired with contrasting flavours and textures, hence why not every meal comes with a big bowl of vegetables. We... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really lovely old pub that is just too expensive! All we want is a good old reasonably priced pub food type place but it's got quite a fancy menu which puts a lot of locals off. The food is good though if you can afford it! Always a good atmosphere in there 👍🏻 a few weeks ago... More 

Thank Lindsey M
James A, Head Chef at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Hi Lindsey, Thank You for your review. We're sorry that you weren't happy with the pricing of our menu. Allow me to try and clarify and justify the reasoning behind the prices. We have recently changed our menu to a more seasonal orientated one. We try and source ingredients locally and try and keep our prices as competitive as possible,... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday Night, expected it to be busier than it was so booked a table in advance. Polite waitresses looked after us well. Food was fantastic and clearly home made. Would defiantly return!

Thank Dennis J
James A, Head Chef at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, Thank You for your Review, it's much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in the not too near future! Regards James Head Chef More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 29
British, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pit Lane | Farnworth, Widnes WA8 9HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Widnes
  • Phone Number: +44 151 424 6330

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