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The Tunnel Top

€€ - €€€, British,
Northwich Road, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4JY, England
+44 1928 718181
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“beef” (10 reviews)
“pate” (5 reviews)
“the pub” (34 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
€€ - €€€
Northwich Road, Dutton, Warrington WA4 4JY, England
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Well it’s changed for the good, great atmosphere. We had a few drinks and then asked if we could have some food. No problems given a menu list .. good choices but we went for simplicity and had various snacks. Would we visit again yes...More

Thank ronsayle
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Over the last few months they have managed to run out of beer on a regular basis, spirits, water (I kid you not), FOOD (it is classed as a restaurant), snacks and when you think there isn't anything else for the last 4 weeks they...More

5  Thank Kinder1960
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the tunnel top on Thursday evening for a birthday with family. It was about 7.30 and only us and one other couple in the whole pub so we thought we would get quick service what a JOKE!!!!!! ordered meals waited 20 mins before the...More

7  Thank blondie6788
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly pub proprietors lovely welcoming couldn't do anything wrong however the food was disappointing!! Although nice tasting the Chips were way over cooked they appeared to be 4 times cooked!! Friends had the lamb with mash, lamb beautiful and tender, mash full of lumps...More

2  Thank Bernadette P
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Over priced poor food. Shame, as it used to be busy with great food and atmosphere. The pricing wouldn't be too bad if the food wasn't budget quality. Not somewhere I'd eat again.

2  Thank honestbenno1900
Reviewed 15 May 2017

ordered baked potatoes and a pate which we thought will not take a long time but it never arrived. We took our money and left. Very dissapointng. We will never be back ever again.

2  Thank jilly291
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

However much I want to like this pub because it is on my doorstep I just can't As you walk in the first thing that strikes you is the deco just reminds me of a transport cafe with the bright white wash walls the hard...More

2  Thank eric1234_11
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on Saturday early teatime. Staff very friendly and helpful. Menu on board in the bar area. Prices reasonable for food, drinks very well priced. Food arrived on hot plates and was very tasty. Will visit again.

Thank Lpp84
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

First time eating here in a long time but not the last. Meals were excellent, very tasty and nicely presented on warm plates. Enjoyed the evening and will definitely be back.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The beer garden has an activity play area for kids to climb over and enjoy. The bar is well decorated and inviting for all weary travellers in need of sustenance.

Thank tallika_fan
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27 November 2017|
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Response from Kinder1960 | Reviewed this property |
It appears the pub is currently closed and has been for some weeks. I believe it is hoped to find a new landlord but no idea if or when that might happen.
Kelly G
22 February 2015|
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Response from middlec | Reviewed this property |
The area comes under Halton Borough Council so if you contact them they should be able to help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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