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The Wayfarer

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Alder Lane, Parbold WN8 7NL, England
+44 1257 464600
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Southport, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a disappointing visit its hard to know where to start. Too many concepts promising much, delivering little. Ordered steak to be cooked medium rare - it arrived dry as a bone and seriously lacking in seasoning. Friends were equally let down by their meals - expensive and underwhelming. Feel sorry for the staff as although pleasant lacked direction as... More 

Thank rapd123
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten a few times at the wayfarer and it is always consistent. This time in the conservatory (Italian theme). The breads are delicious and filling. My rib starter was extremely tender and very generous, followed by a sirloin oozing with flavour. The pizzas are also lovely. The menu is varied with all you would expect. The wines are... More 

Thank Anthony C
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice meal here last week however it was just average food. The wife enjoyed her pizza but my steak was quite tough for a matured Ribeye. Saying that though we still enjoyed it and the staff were nice and helpful. Price wise for what we had we both thought it was slightly on the high side considering... More 

Thank Will R
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Vistited on a Saturday lunch time for god and a few drinks, both had starters and mains which were very good. One small issue we came on bikes, there is no we're to lock bikes up, management should provide some bike facilities, if any one listens to please do some thing about it. We had to chain ours to a... More 

Thank UkSpritzer
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Decided last minute to pop out for a drink and ended up dinning as well. I had not read about this place but as we drove past I thought let's stop and see what this place has to offer. The entrance strangely is allocated at the back, we walked in to see it was buzzing with customers and afraid as... More 

Thank Terrybakeruk
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ordered a coconut curry and got a bad tikka and the rice soggy and tasteless. Also all staff are very slow serving at the bar and it wasn't even busy. We waited 25 min just to get a drink and hour for food so I definitely will not be visiting again.

1 Thank joanie0151
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've just got back from a thoroughly enjoyable Easter Sunday lunch at the Wayfarer. We generally try and pick somewhere different to eat when we visit family in Ormskirk. This came up as one of the best pubs in the area and we weren't disappointed. The menus were very extensive and although some of the mains were a little on... More 

Thank AndyW-G
Preston, United Kingdom
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798 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a relatively quiet day but still the bar area was full with diners. Alternatives of Italian-inspired menu in one restaurant area and British in another. Nice to also see small plates on offer. Excellent beer selection and home brewed beers of exceptional quality; both keg and cask. Superb burger, all food was really well done.

Thank NinaTom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was excellent staff were good and friendly.the restaurant is accessible from the road.parking is plentiful of spaces and children are looked after well.

Thank Mick B
Parbold, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food [Sunday Lunch] was average in terms of taste but was large on quantity so in some ways good value for money - but all dishes were short on taste. The micro brewery beer was good. The waiting staff were very good - particularly with young children. Just got the feeling that on Sunday the kitchen was stretched by... More 

Thank David378

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alder Lane, Parbold WN8 7NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Parbold
  • Phone Number: +44 1257 464600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?