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#15 of 16 Bar in Widnes


USD 6 - USD 56
International, Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

We went in today for tea with our two young children, my daughter ordered a lasagna and I had to send it back since it was dry and burnt due to being microwaved excessively! The other meals where edible at least but I quite difficult...to get an all day breakfast seriously wrong! The staff where young but friendly and apologetic and offered to provide a new meal but at this stage the pub was getting very full and rowdy so we decided to leave with our meals half eaten! I have eaten here a few times in the past and it’s always been really pleasant but today it was evident that no thought or care had gone into making the food and it was basically just a case of throwing anything on the plate to get it out of the kitchen! We won’t be eating here again unfortunately!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

Home from home, the welcome was as warm as the chilli was hot. 10 out of 10. I think I may well go again.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

I can honestly say this was the worse food I’ve ever had, the medium rare steak was well done and dry and the fish was totally inedible, dry and over cooked!!! Same as the chicken on the roast dinner totally inedible dry like rubber and...over cooked, The amount of food being sent back was terrible. Out of seven meals on our table 6 were left, The managers attitude is as awful as the food, refusing refunds for food you couldn’t eat. I doubt you would eat the food you cooked today!!! The carpets are filthy and the ladies toilets are disgusting!!!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Great pub, nice outside seating area and plenty of TVs The food there is a different story. 4 of our group ordered ribs from the specials board. They were awful, very little meat on and what was there was chewy and inedible.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 3 April 2019 via mobile

We decided to drop in to watch the football one midweek night and grab a bite to eat never eaten here before so decided to give it a try a lot of mixed reviews about it but we like to make up our own minds...I ordered the mixed grill and my better half ordered the steak n jacket potato my mixed grill was fantastic I had to admit defeat couldn’t finish it and the jacket potato with steak was to die for a real unexpected pleasure after reading some of the reviews on here just goes to show always try it yourself I for one will definitely be going backMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Hammer1640, Owner at Hammer & Pincers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi, thank you for your review. It’s great when people have a good experience and share it. Please do come again, always a pleasure.

Reviewed 3 March 2019 via mobile

Great pub, perfect for families in the summer with the outdoor play area and football pitch. Great location, 30 seconds from train station and taxi rank. Food is good, atmosphere is good, landlord and bar staff all sound. Been coming here for 20+ years. Best...sausages in the North West 👍🏼More

Date of visit: March 2019
Hammer1640, Manager at Hammer & Pincers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi, thank you for your review. It’s great to hear from a passionate regular. We won’t change the sausages if you don’t change your local!

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

This place us fantastic fir karaoke the dj is first class and anyone who thinks otherwise sticj ti ya bingo matey! Not seen anyone in a tracksuit in here jusr people having a laugh! BORING people wont understand humour x 😉

Date of visit: December 2018
Hammer1640, Owner at Hammer & Pincers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi, thank you for your review. We do like it when people have a good time and tell others! See you soon!

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place, nice people but don't understand why they allow dogs in when people are eating, so unhygenicMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Hammer1640, Owner at Hammer & Pincers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi, thank you for your question, maybe asking at the bar would have got a quicker response? But leaving a 2/5 for a question is a bit picky. We have spoken to the EHO and there is no reason why dogs can’t be in a...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had lunch here today, we waited 40 minutes for our food even though it was virtually empty ( I guess we know why now) I had the lamb shank (if that's what you would call a farty almost burnt piece of...meat stuck to a huge red bone) my partner had the scampi. Not impressed with the quality, quantity presentation and taste of the food and the lengthy wait made it a very disappointing lunch!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Hammer1640, Owner at Hammer & Pincers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi thank you for your review, as the date of your review was a Tuesday, lunchtime to me is between 12-5, I cannot see why you had to wait 40 minutes. I would have been cooking. Our normal time is 20 minutes unless we are...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Have you ever sat in a swamp with someone squeezing a cat down you ear? The decor is dated, you stick to the carpets, the food is sub standard. Don’t ever come on a Friday night, the local chimpanzees are sat in tracksuits and squarking...into a microphone while getting battered on Stella or WKD and the DJ is walking round like an utter pleb. I’d burn the place down for the insurance money..... decent pint of Guinness thoughMore

Date of visit: May 2018
Hammer1640, Owner at Hammer & Pincers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi, thank you for your lovely review. I’d like to point out a few details, It was May and it was particularly hot for a few months. We advertise that it’s karaoke on a Friday, so you must have known it was coming on? We’re...More

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Jill R
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Response from Hammer1640 | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delay we have an outside play area, also a football pitch.
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Hammer & Pincers is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4