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Review of The Church Inn

The Church Inn
Ranked #51 of 435 Restaurants in Bury
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: This well known 17th century Inn underwent an extensive refurbishment throughout the whole of the building in summer 2009, whilst trying to maintain its traditional feel and character. We aim to offer fine food and wine along with excellent service in the relaxed atmosphere of our dining room as well as a private dining function room. All meals will be prepared to the exacting standards of the highly experienced team of chefs using the best quality fresh and wherever possible local produce. You will receive a warm welcome in our relaxed bar area where you can enjoy our selection of bar snacks and a choice from our main menu in the bar, and the main menu in the restaurant at lunch time and evening.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I have very mixed reviews about The Church Inn

When myself and my parter visit it is always an enjoyable visit
The fire is always roaring and the place always has a good mix of local people

The service is great, the team are always welcoming and friendly

The menu is a bit bizarre
One part of the bar has a menu available which is reduced in price to the other menu which is served in which I suppose is the restaurant part of the venue
However both menus are available in the bar area
So you can have a cheese and onion pie for one of two prices which I find a little crazy

From a business point of view the church inn really needs a new lease of life and some TLC

The food is ok but nothing short of what you could do yourself at home
The menu is dated and over priced for what you are getting
You can get much better quality food for much better value else where
Even from independents where you would expect to pay a little more due to less buying power

It is difficult to review as location is fabulous over looking country greens for miles
The people are amazing and welcoming
It really just needs some TLC and it could be 100% a 5

Thank Charlotte F
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

A nice old pub in a lovely setting. Roaring welcoming fires. Such a shame about the food. I started with garlic mushrooms. Which told me a lot about the capabilities of the cook. A piece of what appeared to be cheap white bread with the crusts cut off, a few button mushrooms topped with a dusting of cheese and for the price absolutely awful. The cheese and onion pie was good just such a shame it was accompanied by frozen chips deep fried and full of oil. I think the cook needs to eat out more to see what others are offering for the same price. And for them to still be serving a 1990s style prawn cocktail either continues to tell you about the cook or dare I say the customer. Won't be returning, but for some I'm sure they will love it.

Thank Donna K
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I have been many times before to this lovely country pub but not for a while 6 of us had lunch the service was great the meals we ordered sirloin burger,fish and chips,peppered chicken,cheese and onion pie were really tasty also the price is reasonable.Worth visiting even if its just for a drink in front of the roaring fire.

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Thank chris m
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A friend and I went for lunch. Very inviting on a cold day with 2 log fires. Good choice on the menu. Food was nicely presented and hot. Didn’t have a desert but they sounded delicious. Staff very friendly.

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1  Thank Wiscasset
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

In spite of lots of other reviews still purporting to have had wonderful gastronomic experiences in The Church Inn, I now have to disagree, I'm afraid. On the menu (which doesn't seem to have changed for 10 years?) there's a limited vegetarian option, so it's always the cheese and onion pie for me. Unfortunately, last night's offering had a crust that most of the elderly customers in the place (and I now have to include myself in that demographic) would have struggled to get their teeth through and chips that were at least quadruple-fried, judging by their texture and oil content. Perhaps back-stage turmoil amidst any impending sale of the business is having an effect? Birtle needs pubs with good-value, quality food and ales plus a friendly welcoming atmosphere. That used to be The Church Inn.

Thank Burkey56
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