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The Jolly Carter

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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168 Church Street | Little Lever, Bolton BL3 1BW, England
+44 1204 577569
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff and food. Decor and toilet facilities need major revamp. Tatty doors won't lock property and seats are grubby

Thank Sonia P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Been here on 2 occasions for special family meals, both times have been amazing. The food here is out of this world and very reasonably priced. The service is very friendly, all the staff are very polite. Will definitely be returning very soon :)

Thank Lynz R
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited many times nice pub, reminds bit of an 80s pub due to red velour seating etc but that's what I like about it and the layout. Has restaurant part to sit if prefer or just sit in pub side to eat. Has large vault for pool and TV for sport and lively sofa if you want a comfier seat.... More 

Thank ali42015
Irlam, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped at the jolly carter for some food on a week day, we only wanted something light, I ordered a prawn baguette and side portion of chunky chips! The chips were "proper chips" 👌🏽 and the prawn baguette was served with a fresh warm baguette and a large portion of prawns for the filling served with a side salad.... More 

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Thanks AmyBaileyBobs! Hope we see you soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We have been dining frequently at The Jolly Carter for the past several months and it just keeps getting better! Fantastic menu and specials. 30 of us ate there last month and each dish was of a high quality. Friendly and helpful staff enhance the experience. Can't recommend this place enough!

Thank avine28
Bolton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I could not fault the staff. My cousin had special dietary requirements and they were very accommodating to the point that as we were first in they changed all the oil as well just to be sure. Great service and top quality food. Fantastic prices too! Well worth a visit 😊

Thank DClare35
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Been through a few changes over the last two years, but now back to its best. Great food. Great pub atmosphere. Congratulations to the new management and staff ...

Thank pauseforbreath
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

10 of us seated for sunday lunch. All having different items from the menu. Great kids menu and all served drinks and food in a timely manner. Staff friendly and efficient. Though it was busy on a sunday the 10 of us were served at the same time with great hot food!

Thank bunnyhop1310
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

went for the carvery but they do it as Sunday lunch now just as nice better than the carvery because it was hotter !! perhaps not as much food but you do seem to overload your plate on the carvery and not finish it,excellent service will be back soon, have had the menu before which is also good. nice atmosphere

1 Thank Kay M
Costa Teguise, Spain
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Just a quick walk from my Mums house and been before so thought will try again. Had lovely stuffed chicken breast from the specials board , no room for a sweet so had a lovely Irish coffee instead. Good price , good staff - nuff said!

2 Thank Karen G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Church Street | Little Lever, Bolton BL3 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 577569

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