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The Hornsmill at Helsby

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
Welcome to the Hornsmill at Helsby, a new name and now a wonderful new look. Following our impressive transformation you'll find the Hornsmill oozes with style, quality and character. Join us to enjoy a superb selection of freshly prepared food and a great range of your favourite drinks.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
Reviews (2,094)
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All reviews sunday roast fish and chips pudding burger mash beef lovely meal the pub lunch menu couldn't do enough piping hot my mum booked a table be visiting again waitress timothy log
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in on the way back from Cheshire Oaks for a drink which was very nice, good quality and a good price. Went back a few days later for a meal, we were a little disappointed with the area we were sat in as it...was not as nice as the rest off the pub. The food was average nothing special.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, General Manager at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Simmo007, Thank you for writing us a review. I'm glad to hear that the drinks you were served were of good quality and good price. We always recommend to book a table especially if you prefer a certain area of the pub to another....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been visiting here frequently for almost 10 years and we're yet to have a bad experience. Doesn't matter if its a busy Sunday afternoon or a Wednesday evening, this place is always up to scratch. Staff are lovely and it's probably the best pub Sunday...roast you'll ever have. Heineken zero on tap is a great addition, if you're driving you can still have a pint.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, General Manager at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JackTizz, Thank you for writing us a review. We are happy to hear that you have been loyal customers for so long and keep on visiting us. We're glad to hear you have never had a bad experience. Kind regards, Roy & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the bar atmosphere of this pub. In winter a log fire to sit near, in Summer the pleasure of an attractive clean outdoor area where smokers and non smokers can choose to sit separately. As evening falls the fairly lights make it feel...almost mediterranean. I can take my dog (the restaurant is dog free) and he is always fussed over. He likes water and snacks on the bar. The food is very good quality and there is a wide range. Sunday roast genuinely does seem home cooked. If you like ales there are standard Hydes and regular guest ales. There are a wide range of gins and the lime and soda is the best I know by a mile. Friendly helpful staff and very good service. I visit most weeks with the family. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, General Manager at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenny G, Thank you for leaving us such a glowing review. Our four legged friends are most definitely always welcome. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Roy & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. They have a decent menu if they don't run out of certain dishes. Staff seem to be rushed off their feet most of the time. Dog friendly which is great. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, General Manager at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi T6908G, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate all feedback and do our best to learn from it. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Roy & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have a Friday night treat out and easily booked a table for two on line. We were given a cosy table for two in the Orangery and were served immediately! Good food choice and well cooked and presented. Great start to the weekend!

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Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, General Manager at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Global435322, Thank you for leaving us a review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Roy & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here many times, but honestly the food, drinks, atmosphere is lovely! I have to add that it was my daughters birthday, she is gluten intolerant but the staff were aware and super knowledgeable about every meal! They also stored and out brought the...GF cake with the works! Thank you!!More

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Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, Other at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lauren F thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes Roy & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Many village pubs are moving to dining and don't really want people who are only drinking. This has a dining area and a more informal bar area where people can take dogs. There is also a significant number of outdoor tables. The food is great...and a decent selection particularly for vegetarians. It has a separate menu which contains only gluten free items. In the winter it has open fires and gives a cosy welcoming atmosphere. On our recent visit we were served by Linda who was extremely attentive. All the staff should be proud as they deliver a great service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, Other at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi K H Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. Linda will be so pleased you gave her a personal mention. We hope that you visit us again soon. Best Wishes Roy & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting a family member today, and she suggested we ate at The Hornsmill - what an excellent choice. A great selection of drinks and a varied menu to suit all tastes. The staff were friendly and professional and service was...top class. The food was well presented, fresh and very well cooked. Thank you to All concerned for a thoroughly enjoyable evening!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, General Manager at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi NormanL887, Thank you for writing us a review. I'm glad to hear that you had such a great experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Roy & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been twice now in recent weeks and highly recommend the Sunday roast platater - always plenty and I have no shame in taking home the excess that the staff very kindly box up for you - everyone was doing it as it was...far to good quality to go to waste.More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, General Manager at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi karenguy27, thank you for leaving us a review. I'm glad to hear that both your experiences with us have been positive and hope to see you with us again soon. Kind regards, Roy & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing, the service exceptional, Alex B was kind and friendly keeping his distance until needed but always being close enough to get hold of when needed. It's miles away from home (about 30) but we'll be back just for the Sunday lunch....👍More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Alex C, General Manager at The Hornsmill at Helsby, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi johngB737NX, Thank you for leaving us such a kind review. Alex will be pleased to hear these amazing comments. We look forward to seeing you back with us. Kind regards, Roy & Team

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Sam C
17 March 2020|
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Response from Al B | Reviewed this property |
none that i recall. just outside seating
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19 February 2020|
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Response from Alex C | Property representative |
Hi, I'm sorry we don't. We open at half 11 and start serving lunch at 12pm!
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LucasQuayle
8 May 2018|
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Response from Crooksielaa | Property representative |
Hi Lucas, We do have a patio garden at the front of the pub. Hopefully you’ll visit while the weather is so fine!
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The Hornsmill at Helsby is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4