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Pickering Arms

4.0
4
31 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Nestled on the outskirts of Warrington along the Manchester Ship Canal in the picturesque village of Thelwell, the Pickering Arms is the perfect country escape for both locals and visitors alike. Our traditional pub offers old world rustic charm, fused with cosy corners and alfresco dining to enjoy with the whole family. Whether sipping a refreshing cocktail on our lawn and watching the day pass by or indulging in our renowned Sunday roast next to the fire, you’ll feel at home and catered for any time of year.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01925 555956

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cheshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Cheshire

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Cheshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Cheshire

    Romantic

  • Cheshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. T

    Tsaritsa

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely visit - the staff are so nice and the service excellent- highly recommend the crispy hens egg and asparagus and the gluten free fish and chips!
  2. E

    Edith

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, but a little disappointed at the change of menu. Staff excellent very attentive and very pleasant prices have gone up a fair bit, but everywhere is the same. Will be going back but perhaps not as often.
  3. LD

    LD62

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely Sunday Roast. Both the Chicken and Beef excellent!
  4. AB

    AnneB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Evening meal for 2. Didn't fancy any of the starters so went straight to mains planning to have dessert but were full after main course! Not our first visit here and would come again.
  5. E

    Elsa

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Seated quickly as a table was booked in advanced, drinks were ordered and arrived soon after. Meal orders were taken and took an hour to arrive, and the restaurant was fairly empty. Meals arrived and every portion was small. 3 out of 7 of our party had the lamb rump with potatoes, peas and asparagus. The plates were inconsistent, one was swimming in peas and had 2 steams of asparagus where as one meal had 5 stalks of asparagus and hardly any peas. 2 diners has the chicken pie, this was nice but served with frozen chips and beef gravy. The bill arrived quicker than the speed of light however....nearly £200 later for just a drink and a main meal. This is supposed to be pub grub.... Will happily pay for anything if it's good value for money sadly we all left hungry. Will not be going again.
  6. p

    peterl

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service too, Didn’t take long to be served,
  7. M

    Margi

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and great service. Would benefit from broader menu with a few more traditional pub food style choices.
  8. NB

    NickiB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Will definitely be returning.
  9. RS

    RichardS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Maybe we chose the wrong items from your menu. I had crab and avocado pot. there was so little crab that I couldn't taste it' but there was a mass of avocado, like a mousse. I then had sole with gnocci and Avocado, again like a mousse. I now know I don't like gnocci , and there was plenty of it. My wife had your standard fish and chips. The fish was watery and tasteless, the chips were also poor, surely they should always be easy to prepare. The one redeeming feature was your apple crumble with custard, although this had been microwaved and had to be left for a while cool a little. We came at 4.30 so may have been a difficult time for you, it was not the standard we have found on previous visits.
  10. MG

    MartinG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Unfortunately the new menu is not as good as it used to be. We went on a Monday night and the atmosphere was quite subdued.
  11. CM

    CraigM

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience all around. Food was delicious and service very good. Would certainly go back!
  12. LC

    LauraC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food. Highly recommended the beef salad.
  13. d

    darronm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    1st time we returned since Jan 2022 , with the new management food was to good standard, just missing the main special as before , but will definitely return as we went regularly on Fridays over last 6 yrs .
  14. BL

    BarbaraL

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Such a shame that our meal was not as good as previously. Chips were undercooked and soggy. Lunch menu lacked a good sandwich selection and the club sandwich was off the menu as was scampi which I ve always enjoyed.
  15. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good fish and chips really good beef Sunday lunch good.Service very good. Very hot day and most people were outside in the beer garden the restaurant was therefore quiet
  16. m

    marks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really lovely Sunday lunch everybody was lovely and friendly will definitely be going back thanks so much everyone
  17. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food served without too long a wait by pleasant very helpful staff. We thought the background music was a little loud and asked for it to be turned down a little which it was - straight away.
  18. T

    Tsaritsa

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner - gluten free fish and chips outstanding
  19. JH

    JulieH

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was delicious but took a long time to arrive. Not enough staff on - we had to ask several times for things eg to order food, order desserts, ask for drinks that hadn’t arrived (they never did but were on the bill). Lovely place and very busy just need to have more staff available at busy times
  20. AD

    ArtD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our first ( but definitely not the last, ) visit for delayed Birthday celebrations which was enjoyed by all. Would’ve been 5*all round but over an hour from ordering to eating, although to be fair restaurant was very busy. Staff very attentive and helpful.
  21. SV

    SianV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    I know change takes time to bed in………… But the significant reduction in choices on the menu, increase in prices, portion size reduction to vegetable meal accompaniments. 2 spindly over cooked long stem broccoli & 4, 1/4” thick slices of carrot was rather poor. Extra portion of cauliflower cheese. It was definitely under cooked cauliflower. Cheese water is not a sauce. Yes it was taken off the bill. Homemade?? Obviously it was made somewhere but don’t think it was there! The Pick has been put into the generic pub chain category. Things might improve but if I’m paying those prices, I’ll pay a little more & go to the Church Green. Laila as always, providing impeccable service. It really disappoints me to write this, after all the years of frequently eating at the Pick
  22. AD

    AshleyD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great location for a village pub, a fantastic selection of drinks, from on tap beers to bottled beers through to champers by the glass. The food was great, the menu had enough selections for regular visits. The service from the bar to the restaurant was great, nothing too much trouble for the diners. An extensive seating area outside some under heated cover which is a must for the varied weather we are experiencing.
  23. SL

    SuzanneL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Very disappointed with the food, being our first visit since it had been refurbished & taken over by Punch Taverns. The food prices have gone up & quality has gone down. Small children’s portions, terrible fish & chips with very small fish & oven fries. Sunday lunch poor with soggy (microwaved) roast potatoes & veg & a shocking hard, small Yorkshire pudding which cost an extra £1.50. Overall extremely poor, far too expensive for what is essentially a chain pub microwave fayre & won’t be returning in hurry. Far better to go to the Manor next door where you get quality produce you pay for. Poor show Punch Taverns.
  24. D

    Dawnie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were excellent, attentive and helpful. The food was great and plenty of it
  25. G

    Gareth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Menu is not as good as before the refurb. Prices have increased but the food isn't better
  26. CQ

    CathQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening meal with family. Food lovely with the exception of the new potatoes done if which were hard. The lamb was delicious and service very good.
  27. HN

    HeatherN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We had the Sunday roast. Not nearly as good as it used to be when the previous people ran it. Selection of vegetables that came with the roast was poor although there was more veg to choose from if you wanted to pay extra. Much more expensive than it used to be. We have been going there a number of years but will not be returning
  28. J

    Joanne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for our usual Sunday dinner special but this isnt available anymore. Not much choice
  29. JM

    JamesM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, great food and friendly staff. Will definitely be back.
  30. JG

    JohnnyG

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Usually very busy, this night was very quiet and we almost had the place to ourselves. Surprised to see a change of menu, however all was good and we enjoyed the pork belly starter followed by a double burger and chicken schnitzel. The onion rings we have enjoyed in the past were sadly missing, however service was attentive and very fast, so a good night overall, we will be back.
  31. HC

    HannahC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We thought the old menu had better options and then we didn’t enjoy the food we got which was more expensive than previously

FAQs

Pickering Arms is rated 4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Pickering Arms

Bell Lane, Thelwall, Warrington, ENG WA4 2SU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lymm

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

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