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Stanley Gate Inn, Bickerstaffe - pub details

Address: Ormskirk Road, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 9EN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 9487) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Aughton Park (2 miles), Ormskirk (2.2 miles), Town Green (2.3 miles)

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go along the a570 and you get here and the bottle and glass both absolutely disgraceful bad food service and beer very expensive
koikarp - 5 May 2009 01:30
Can't understand this pub. Nice outdoor area,pleasantly furnished and what appears to be a reasonable menu. However only Tetleys cask available in spite of three beers advertised on handpump. When I returned for a 2nd pint, even that had run out.Profuse apologies from the staff, but as usual no manager to be seen. Disgraceful from what should be a flagship pub in the area.
ChrissG - 28 Jul 2007 18:40
Drank there 35 years ago on a regular basis, during the last 20 years it has gone so far down hill it's untrue. Ale and food and clientelle is crap. It's no longerv a local, just a pub for food for families with no atmosphere.
luvapint - 5 Mar 2007 18:38
I was looking forward to having a meal here for the first time in many years. The last time I ate here, before the refurbishment, this place was a typical ping-ping pub. That is to say, most of the meals came out of a freezer into a microwave. The new look, the new menu, the new patio all boded well and it was pitching itself as a gastro-pub with prices to match. So, myself and my partner, Jane decided to give it a try. The entrance door to the pub is very welcoming, with a mock dinner table set out with yellow napkins, expensive cutlery and a sample menu, tastefully printed. On entering the pub, we are greeted with quiet, dinner jazz in the background and pleasant layout, with a seperate smoking and non smoking section. We took our place and looked at the menus. Everything sounds very nice indeed and we both go for the Chicken Liver Pate with Scottish Heather Honey to start. Jane chooses the Steak and Ale pie and I decide to have Hoi-sin Duck salad. It is here that things start to go wrong for the Stanley Gate. They have obviously taken great care with presentation of the establishment and menus but the same can not be said of the food. The pate was, at best, bland - we have had nicer pate from Morrisons. From here, and I am afraid to say, the quality of the food fell even further. Whoever devised this menu ought to have made sure the chef could actually make it first. My salad consisted of a few slices of warm but exceedingly dry and tired looking duck coated in bought in Hoi-Sin sauce, in a bowl thrown onto the top of, and I kid you not, quarters of raw tomato, a few slices of raw yellow and red peppers, a few leaves of raddichio and a substantial amount of very large pieces of oakleaf - all undressed and extremely unimpressive at the �10.95 price tag. I suspect the whole menu was created by an over optimistic manager and passed on to a very under qualified and underpaid chef. And so I guess it will be another 5 years before I dare venture in here again. Shame.
sirwynnofskem - 22 Aug 2006 16:08
Previously looking a little tired, the Stanley Gate has re-opened under the "Chef and Brewer " banner. Nicely furnished in their house style with pleasant outdor patio area. Staff enthusiastic but beer range limited for a pub of its size.
ChrissG - 14 Jul 2005 10:42

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