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Hoghton Arms Withnell

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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene
About
The Hoghton Arms in Withnell is a gorgeous country pub with a restaurant menu and well-kept cask ales. Eat out in Chorley or Blackburn with friends and family in a beautiful old building that has been sympathetically renovated. Smart contemporary interiors and charming period features sit happily alongside each other. Dine alfresco in the large beer garden in summer or spend winter afternoons or evenings enjoying good food by a real log fire. We welcome families. The children's menu has classics like chicken dinner, fun modern meals and sweet things. Watch as our chefs cook rotisserie chicken right in front of your eyes; farm-assured and expertly seasoned, our chickens are tender, flavoursome
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
CUISINES
British, Pub, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked a separate room for 14 people for lunch for my son's 40th birthday. Right from booking nothing was too much trouble for Peter and staff. The variety of food on the menu pleased everyone. All the meals arrived at the same time and were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bumble7012
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi bumble Thank you for choosing us for your son's birthday I am so pleased you all enjoyed it. You were all lovely guests and thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback. I certainly look forward to your next visit Kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been here for years due to bad experiences. Thought we would give it another try due to new management.. Atmosphere very cosy ,welcoming . I had the risotto and my husband the fish and chips. Both meals were excellent. The crumble for dessert was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maste622
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Maste622 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I am really pleased you enjoyed your experience and that you decided to give us another go. Your comments have been shared with the team and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my wife on Friday I ordered a whole chicken and mash potatoes After a few fork full of mash potatoe that wasn't very warm I then had frozen mash How an earth can you go wrong with mash ? I emailed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank randyrandles
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Randy Peter is currently on leave and will respond to your message as soon as he is back in. He normally responds to messages within 48 hours and sees complaints as a priority but is away for a family function. Our mashed potato cannot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

7 adults and 1 toddler in our group. Great greeting and knew exactly which party we were. Extremely accommodating making us feel welcome. Service with a smile. Large variety in the menu at very good prices from typical pub food to something a bit different....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ian Q
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ian Thank you so much for your positive review. It is definitely a good start to the day reading about your experience and I will make sure this is shared with the team. I am pleased you enjoyed being our guest and I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK FOR A DRINK IN SUMMER AS NICE BEER GARDEN BUT DON'T BOTHER TO EAT HERE! Came here 5th Jan 2019, ordered Fish n Chips and Rib Eye Steak. My fish was over cooked very dark brown in colour and tasteless. The medium Steak, was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank silverrr2018
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Silverr2018 Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit. This is certainly unacceptable and I apologise for the issues you experienced with your meal. This is not how we operate on a normal basis and I would appreciate the opportunity to show you this....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our arrival,an ageing waitress,pulled her face,when we asked for a table for 4.Good start, we should've left then... Very busy inside,1 ageing waitress & 1 bloke serving..We were not told that there was a substantial wait for food,prior to ordering/paying... After 50 minutes,my wife...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cccp1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty, staff very attentive and friendly... But let down by very very small portion sizes..and felt very rushed..1 small piece of bread with the pate.. 2 tiny roast potatoes and 4 small pieces of duck left me still feeling hungry.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank murph59
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Murph Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I am sorry your felt the portions weren't big enough, I don't know if this was brought to our attention as we would/should have gladly added to them I hope you visit us again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As well as being several orders short for our pre-booked Christmas meal, when one of the younger members of our party asked for no gravy on her meal the (clearly overheard) response from the waitress was “for God’s sake” this was extremely rude, unprofessional and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Howarth2025
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Howarth Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience here I am very surprised that any of our staff would respond in this way and can only apologise Kind Regards Peter Clough

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food nice enough , nice setting let down by poor and slow service. Forgot one of the drinks, had to remind them. Then forgot a starter which came out 15min later than everyone else’s after again reminding them. Long long wait between course. Simple stuff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 315jonnys
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jonny Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I am sorry you were disappointed with the service you received, this is highly unusual and I can only apologise. Unfortunately mistakes do happen especially during this time of the year when we are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous day. Excellent food and service and Friendly staff helped make a great Christmas Day Thanks Pete and Zak. See you at New Year.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ManchesterFaye
Peter-Marstons, General Manager at Hoghton Arms Withnell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ManchesterFaye Thank you so much for your feedback.. It was a great day and night and I am so pleased you enjoyed it. We will see you at New Year Kind Regards Peter

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There is no children’s play area for parents to leave their children whilst the parents have a meal.
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