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The Tunnel Top

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Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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Northwich Road, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4JY, England
+44 1928 718181
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing in our motorhome, the sign said "Food served 12 till 9"; as it was just gone 7pm, we stopped to get a meal only to be told the kitchen closes at 7!! Talking to some regulars in the pub, there for a quiz night, it seems this the norm rather than an exception........maybe change the sign outside to save... More 

Thank Liz S
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went to the Tunnel Top this afternoon for dinner,and it didn't disappoint. The service was great really friendly couple serving us the food was fantastic, and we both had the ribeye steak from the menu and i have to say it was the best steak I'd eaten in ages. Definitely be back and definitely recommend to friends and family

Thank ElizabethJenk
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Must be okay for the locals, dead, no atmosphere at all. Dark and unfriendly. Don't bother Has a good size carpark LoL

1 Thank Manx K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Having used the TT since we moved here 17 years ago we have seen it go through some changes. Some good and some not so. The new owners have brought in a new chef and all we can say is " Amazing ". We visited early on Friday night to celebrate our son's 18 birthdays and obviously for them to... More 

Thank davidw22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went here with colleagues from work. The food is freshly cooked so did take longer than usual. We were told we are able to fax/phone our order in advance so the food would be ready for when we arrived. We will definitely do this next time. The food was delicious and of a very high standard, it was well worth... More 

Thank laineslew
Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Pleasant reception from bar staff. The black pudding scotch egg with mustard mayonnaise was beautiful, with a soft yolk. Home made produce made on sight. No microwave bagged food here. Rib eye steak cooked just how I love it - medium rare. Too full for a dessert, what an excuse to return. :-)

Thank muzzas2016
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We were impressed by the food here. Hubby had the mixed grill & I had the rib eye steak. Both were cooked perfectly. The staff were friendly & a bottle of wine didn't break the bank. We were able to bring our dog with us into the bar & there was a good dog walk alongside the car park. We... More 

1 Thank PoohGruffalo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Came here with my work collegues for xmas lunch. The food was high quality it was well presented and tasted delicious. The staff were also very friendly and welcoming. Highly recomended.

Thank Martin P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Food was gorgeous a lot better than the last meal o had there a year ago there is a change to the menus an it makes it a lot better An gives the customers a lot more choice, I also like the choice for Christmas... I will certainly be going again! I wish I could thank the chef he did... More 

1 Thank Jayde S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The chef had just started and lunched a new menu had the burger which was nice, staff were helpful but could do with some training in how to handle issues regarding problems with the food from what we observed with other people's meals.

1 Thank Dan45030

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northwich Road, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Warrington  >  Dutton
  • Phone Number: +44 1928 718181
The Tunnel Top, formerly known as the Talbot Arms has stood above the Preston Brook Tunnel on the Trent & Mersey Canal since 1903. The pub has seen many changes over time yet has remained at the heart of a local community for many years and is still inviting for passing travellers and canal users throughout the year. Many local walks can be commenced from the pub, for those interested in rural history.

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