Lovely food, good service & polite & friendly staff. Very clean & well run. The Sicilian lemon cheesecake is lovely.
Catherine Lane1 year ago
I've been here since the recent re opening. Obviously due to covid you can only sit outside at the moment, but the outside area has been well organised with people spaced adequately apart. You have to reserve a table as it gets busy. Staff are great and the food was lovely. Highly recommended.
Amanda Davies1 year ago
The food was delicious and the service was amazing! Lovely welcoming staff. Have been again since and was just as amazing!👏
Michaela Piggott1 year ago
Staff were faultless, despite being busy. We were never left without a drink. Food was delicious. Lovely and clean and well organised.
Ita nice to be back indoors enjoying a family lunch.
Kayleigh Roberts1 year ago
Disappointed for the second week running, last week are food was delayed because the server did not place our order. We did get an apology and a discount which was fine.
Today the service very slow, the servers where not attentive. We where sat outside. After waiting 10 to 15 minutes and failing to attract a servers attention I had leave my table and walk into the path of a server to gain her attention.
This worked we placed our order and waited patiently for a hour and twenty minutes, again I had t0 leave my table to attract the servers attention and was told the kitchen had a backlog . After another 15 to 20 minutes the food arrived . My wife noticed she should have had a dipping sauce with her meal . She asked a different server for the dipping sauce and was told she was get it for her.
My complaints are :-
1. Poor service
2.Slow kitchen service
3.Condiment and cutlery buckets not stocked properly.
4.No apology from the server who did not bring my wife's dipping sauce.
She was at our table when I complained to our main server about this matter
We have been many times to the whistling wren and recommended you to family and friends but I am sorry to say we certainly will not be recommending or visiting your establishment again.
To me the kitchen's efficiency and the service to outside customers needs looking at. Goodbye
Alan Taylor1 year ago
Lovely meal today steak and ale pie and chips really hot and tasty. very friendly, helpful staff and really good to be able to meet up with my old work colleague. Thank you to all the staff for going out of their way so readily to help me with seating needs as someone who has a disability.
alison davies1 year ago
Staff were very polite but, unfortunately, service was incredibly slow, even for drinks. The Sunday roast and the steak and ale pie were dreadful. The chicken was dry and the rest was obviously microwaved. The pie had virtually no meat in the filling and the pastry was rank. We took the chicken home for the cats who seemed to appreciate it more than we did. Needless to say, we won't be going back 🤮
Tracy Dawson1 year ago
Great staff...food was to a great standard of 'pub grub'...we had some issues with paying the till had switched off, but they let us go without paying part of the bill!! Will be back to spend the rest.
Anna Lloyd1 year ago
The whistling wren is local to us and we attend regularly. Never had a bad experience yet. Highly recommend. It is simple food done really well with a great atmosphere and great staff
Lauren Heap1 year ago
Love the wren but was extremely disappointed with the steak tonight, it was so tough! Was offered complimentary drinks and my steak was removed from the bill. Hubby had mega mixed grill, he left nearly all his meat as it was all tough but we paid in full for his. Thanked the manageress on the way out for what she did do but she comletely ignored both of us. Cheers.
Bev Parr1 year ago
Great service and lovely food. Only downside was the burger are the thin ones but the other meals are very nice. A great place to go out for a spot of lunch or dinner. Definitely go again
Luke1 year ago
Can't fault it. The food was excellent. Good value for money and despite being quite busy, didn't have to wait long for our food. Would definitely recommend to others in the future.
Stephanie Wilkinson1 year ago
This is our second Friday coming tonight and I really couldn't fault not only the amazing food but the amazing staff. Definitely coming again next Friday, my new local! :)
Rachael Bushell1 year ago
Good food and friendly staff. Nice outdoor seating. Make sure to book a table if there is a match going on at LSV stadium as it is a great place to go before or after attending a match.
Fiona1 year ago
I like this place. A very relaxed atmosphere for an afternoon. I had the tagine which was very nice, and plenty of it. The main reason I go though is probably the pedigree bitter. Marvellous stuff.
Bob Crank1 year ago
Pleasant welcome on entering restaurant. Served quickly. Found hot and tasty. Service friendly and polite, very attentive
Sarah Brown1 year ago
Great food and polite staff but they try to keep you there. Both visits we have had to wait around a while for the bill to only be asked if we wanted more drinks. Its as though once youve spent up and ready to go your kind of forgot about
Kieran Daniels1 year ago
Had a really nice meal here today. We haven't been before but will definitely be back. Ross our server was great never left us with an empty glass excellent service from Ross he was brilliant 👏 😀
Rachel Morris1 year ago
Absolutely great and friendly service also made to feel very welcome food was really good and tasty. Zoe was an excellent hostess you can tell she really loves her job and is a credit to the company.
Reece MCFC11 months ago
Table service excellent, prompt and attentive.
Food good, all correct warm and delivered together for a party of 9.
Went to order drinks at bar and all staff were busy completing orders, no customers at bar except us. and we were ignored for a good 5 minutes, even a hello, won't keep you a minute, apology but no, not even eye contact even when stood directly in front of us.
Minor training issue with staff and didn't impact on a lovely night, would happily return and recommend.
martin bill11 months ago
Great Sunday carvery and plenty of it! Great little place. Last year had about 2 items on menu I could eat! This year menu change, only about 2 I can't eat now. Great!
Jeannie Hamilton11 months ago
Staff were very friendly and polite on arrived. Throughout our delicious meal nothing was too much trouble and all our needs were attended to.
Amy our server was wonderful, she always made sure we were all happy and was always smiling. (Lovely girl)
Anouska Peck11 months ago
Family of 5 people went for evening Meal,
Staff very attentive and service was excellent.
Food was if excellent quality and good value for money. Highly recommend the sirloin steak which was cooked to our taste , drink choices also very good especially the glass refill for children.
Certainly go back.
Carol Prescott10 months ago
The wife and I enjoyed our visit to The Whistling Wren on Saturday. It was recommended by a good friend of ours and it lived up to its reputation.
We will be revisiting The Whistling Wren in the very near future. We shall also recommend The Whistling Wren to all our friends as well.
The food was good, hot and plenty.
Rick Winfield9 months ago
we booked a table on line, it was very easy. we were greeted at the door strait away. and shown to our table, no waiting. food was served hot. we were looked after by Beth very friendly and helpful.
chris chadwick10 months ago
Absolutely amazing establishment. Always greeted with smile. Our visit I was greeted by a lovely young man called josh. Showed us to our table and took a drinks order. Drinks arrived on point. We were given extra time because my girlfriend is a bit fussy. Never complained did josh even though he was busy. Came back with a smile, made us feel homely.
Cleanliness of the pub amazing
100% will come back
Andy Owen9 months ago
Great little pub, dog friendly too, they got a blanket and a bowl of water before we'd even ordered our drinks! Breakfast was simple, tasty and honest, great value for money. Definitely recommend 😊
dizzzidip9 months ago
Food was good. Typical pub grub. Charged extra for sweet potato fries which was not advertised.
Drinks were pricey.
Lovely server bought my husband a drink as it was his birthday - I didn’t get his name though. He was brill, unfortunately not our server the whole time here.
Marissa Cadman9 months ago
Had a lovely evening with friends. The pizzas were gorgeous as was the pasta Alfredo. Staff were amazing, friendly and very attentive. Definitely be going back. Just one thing need to get the lemon sponge and custard on kids menu on the adult menu 😋
Denise Sambrook8 months ago
Not visited the pub in a while and was very pleasantly surprised. Decor was good. Very clean and welcoming - a lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious and the staff - in particular Gemma - were lovely. Great service. Very policies and friendly. Will certainly be back soon. Highly recommend a visit.
Tracey Burton8 months ago
We had a fantastic experience with Beth. Nothing was too much trouble despite our multiple specific requests. Everything was brought out as expected. The kids caused havoc but she didn't mind. She was always polite, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks for everything 1
Keila Calland8 months ago
Lovely visit as usual. Food was delicious and came out quickly. All the staff seemed great and very friendly. Beth greeted us at the door, she was friendly and had a chat with my little boy whilst we was being seated. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. Would definitely recommend to everyone.
Elisha Wood7 months ago
Mike was a very helpful and reliable waiter/barman
He looked after us with a smile on his face. Great sense of humour. Nothing was to much trouble. Made our first experience at the whistling Wren very enjoyable.
The food was lovely too.
We will certainly comeback again
Linda Hughes7 months ago
Lovely food, nice vegan menu too. Restaurant was warm and inviting. Abbie was our server and was lovely.
We visited again today. Mike was our server. He was fantastic! Sad to see that things have been removed from the vegan menu but Mike went above and beyond to still make something from the old menu. Thanks Mike 😀 friendly staff and nice atmosphere as usual!
Clare Colette7 months ago
Excellent pub and service, highly recommend. Sam was great and really friendly, pleasant staff all round. The guy behind the bar was really nice, offered us pizza even though the food service had officially closed, was so appreciative as we were starving and it was so nice. We sat outside as it was a warm evening, beer and pizza together was gorgeous. Thank you Whistling Wren, we will be back very soon.... Terry & Sam. X
Sam Woodacre3 months ago
Hi the service was good and staff were friendly, the food was good, when the food came it was cold, so we had to return and when they got us another one it was served hot. The pizza was lovely, would recommend. The dessert was a disappointment, the sponge pudding was not soft and fluffy. Hope this helps. Thanks
Manish Kumar7 months ago
Nice pub with nice food, prices on food are pretty reasonable for meals, drinks are a bit high priced compared to some of other nearby pubs.
There’s a beer garden too which is alright on warmer days we tend to call in for one drink after walking the surrounding area such as the canal pathways or Pennington flash… it’s also right next to Leigh sports village.
It’s a dog friendly pub too which is good if your out dog walking like me and you want to call in 😊 staff which are friendly usually offer to get a bowl of water for my dog and biscuits sometimes 😁
David Leather3 months ago
A table of 8 and fantastic service from Gemma 🎉🎉 Great food that was fresh and really good quality. Had the mega mixed grill that was fantastic and the kids loved their meals too. Really accommodating of my wife's allergies and intolerances so she was able to have a great meal too, very impressed as usually a source of much frustration and disappointment when trying to eat out. Oh, did I say that Gemma was great?
Ashley Devine9 months ago
Really lovely staff, great atmosphere and tasty food. I will be visiting again in the near future.
Nicola Nicholson7 months ago
Absolutely lovely food and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend and we'll be coming back.
Dave Howell5 months ago