I had a brilliant meal here with my family. The food was outstanding. The service was also outstanding. Our waitress Gemma was Fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble for her. All in all it was a fantastic experience and it won't be too long before we're back
Lee Kearney1 month ago
Went to the Whistling Wren with my 2 children as a lunch treat in the summer holidays. The food was delicious. Fresh made pizzas and the burgers were lovely. There's a little outside play area which is handy when visiting with kids.
The service was fantastic, we had Gemma for our waitress. She did a fantastic job, nothing too much trouble and service was quick. Will be back again.
Victoria Bamford1 month ago
I had a lovely meal here with my husband. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. Our waitress Gemma was friendly, polite and attentive. She went out of her way to make sure everything was just as it should be. All in all it was a very pleasant experience and we will definitely be returning
Carol Morris1 month ago
This is my local pub/restaurant and our favourite place. Food is always lovely, staff are really friendly and atmosphere is lovely too.
It would be fantastic if they had a pool table so me and my hubby could have a game.
lyndsay kelly1 month ago
Employee no. 60000589 - Allan Marsh
I went for a breakfast at The Whistling Wren, Leigh on Saturday morning before heading off to the RL semi-final. I ordered a large breakfast for me and a bacon bap for my friend. The breakfast is one of the worst meals I have ever had. Let me break it down.
Bacon: supposed to be two rashers. I eventually found what was supposed to be my bacon, slithering in one corner of my plate. It was two halves of a very very fatty slice of streaky bacon and I use the word bacon very sparingly.
Sausage: there were four of very poor 'value' quality sausages and tasteless. They were very much undercooked.
Eggs: two fried eggs with hard yolks. These had obviously been per-cooked and warmed up. A dangerous practice which I will get on to later.
Hash Browns: Four of the thickest hash browns that I have ever seen. They were very brown on the outside, but cold on the inside. Obviously unsuccessfully microwaved. After tasting, I left them
Mushroom: At first I thought they were missing. Then I spotted them, hidden by the hash browns. Around a dozen of them, individually the size of a pea and tasteless.
Baked Beans: these were actually OK.
I did not take back as the place was filling with customers and very few staff about and I didn't have the time. Over the day I began to get very uncomfortable stomach pains which got gradually worse. After the game when all my friends celebrated i had to go home.
It really was pathetic.
Allan Marsh1 month ago
Good food for a chain pub. Service was quicker than last visit as though my last feedback was noted. Clean and tidy and staff were brilliant. Hard to fault really
Bob Marsh2 months ago
Value for money & the staff were amazing.We went for my grandsons birthday & brought out a pudding with a candle on & sang happy b/day. My other grandson fell over outside & started crying. Gemma quick as a flash offered him a surprise toy & put a smile back on his face. I don’t often write reviews but these staff deserve the credit 👌
paul mitchell2 months ago
Food was spot on. My daughter ordered the jelly and ice cream and wasn't impressed when it came with fruit in the jelly. Gemma noticed and was amazing got her smiling again and did a quick fix! Absolutely amazing nothing was too much trouble. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🥰
Ashlyn Stott2 months ago
This pub is amazing!! The waitors are so kind and helpful we were served by Amy and she was wonderful. Would definitely recommend for any families as there is a outdoor playground. Can't recommend.end enough!!
Linda Bass2 months ago
We were welcomed by a friendly waitress who showed us to our table. We ordered drinks and then studied the menu. The waitress asked if we needed any assistance which we didn't. We ordered our food and then sat back for a chat. Within a very reasonable time our meals were on the table in front of us to savour and enjoy. We did,!
Thomas Lowton2 months ago
Explained to Amy we needed a gluten free menu and she was very helpful indeed. She ensured we were happy with our food and beer too. Great service
ezeman672 months ago
Absolutely amazing service by Gemma, asked us if we wanted drinks when we sat down, took our order, Gemma is very polite and friendly, food is amazing, comes out hot. Would highly recommend
konrad schuller3 months ago
Had fab meal with my mum, lovely pub. Everyone was friendly and helpful, especially Gemma thanks
lynsey bradley4 months ago
Despite being a busy evening our food order came very quickly. Our waitress, Amy, was amazing. Despite having several tables, she greeted us with a smile, was attentive to our needs and ensured everything was fine. She is a huge credit to the establishment and we feel should be proud of her dedication to the job she was doing.
Kath Hall5 months ago
We came in for lunch and enjoyed it very much, then as football was too cold we returned for tea it was extremely busy having a birthday party group as well as general public we didn't book tea time but was welcomed explained of a wait and busy which we could see. Offered a table with a reasonable time scale due to further booking we accepted ordered ate and done in this time the meal was fresh and hot and the ladies serving although run off their feed where pleasant apologetic on food time scales but very attentive and professional well done all great visit we will return on our next holiday inn stay thank you
Melissa Campbell8 months ago
Went for lunch with my Mum on Wednesday 28th Dec.
was greeted by Abbie.
Who sat us at our table and served us from start to finish. Which was a dream. She gave us excellence service and helped my mum with the Menu.
Food was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Gotta say Abbie was a breath of fresh air and gave us A1 service. A lot of places I’ve been lately have had really bad service. Superb 👍
Carl Beeby8 months ago
As always service is amazing,love it here
Ross and his team
Any and Elle are always accommodating and nothing is too much trouble
I took my sister for pre birthday lunch,table was booked and banner put on table
Also brought out fudge cake with candle without asking
Food is always tasty and overall a good place to go
Service is always with a smile
Kerrianne Hamilton11 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 Leather1 year 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 Woodacre1 year ago
Absolutely lovely food and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend and we'll be coming back.
Dave Howell1 year 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 Kumar1 year 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 Colette1 year 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 Wood1 year ago
Really lovely staff, great atmosphere and tasty food. I will be visiting again in the near future.
Nicola Nicholson1 year 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 Hughes1 year 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 Calland1 year 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 Sambrook1 year 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 Burton1 year 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 Cadman1 year 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 😊
dizzzidip1 year 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 Devine1 year 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 Owen1 year 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 Winfield1 year 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 chadwick1 year 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 Prescott1 year 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 Peck1 year 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 Hamilton1 year 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 bill1 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 MCFC1 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
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
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
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
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
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
Luke2 years 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 Parr2 years 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 Heap2 years 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 Lloyd2 years 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 Dawson2 years 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 Taylor2 years 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 davies2 years 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 Roberts2 years ago
The food was delicious and the service was amazing! Lovely welcoming staff. Have been again since and was just as amazing!👏
Michaela Piggott2 years ago
Friendly service even when we were only able to dine outside. It was great to have cask ale again and staff did all they could to accommodate us.
James Cowley2 years 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 Davies2 years ago
Superb customer service. Really friendly staff. Changed my sons pizza to one without full tomato’s on without any hesitation. Highly recommended
John Gilman2 years ago
Lovely food, good service & polite & friendly staff. Very clean & well run. The Sicilian lemon cheesecake is lovely.
Catherine Lane2 years ago
Great food and excellent service. Cannot praise the staff enough. Well done to each and every one of them. With all that is going on at the moment and all the changes and precautions that has to be in place to keep all safe they are doing an amazing job. So polite and smiling through it. Will definitely be returning in the near future. 😁
Jennifer Thilwind2 years ago