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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
17th Century Country Inn Offering Fine Dining And Well Appointed Accommodation In A Tranquil Location.
US$21 - US$84
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
International, British, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully decorated restaurant having style and elegance. The staff are very well trained and all show a cheerful manner, both efficient and knowledgeable. The wines compliment the small, but varied menu. The food was absolutely delicious and served hot where necessary. The prices reflected the...quality. We would go out of our way to revisit this establishment and maybe stay in one of their attractive rooms.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday and had an excellent meal, so much so we came back the following week quality food, expensive but you get what you pay for, good service .

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 24 June 2021

We wanted somewhere special to celebrate our anniversary and boy this really hit the spot. Exquisite restaurant,excellent food and friendly service. Would have liked a bigger table but not a huge problem. The chef and his/her team are to be complimented.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

This was our third visit to the Brownlow Arms and it was by far the poorest experience - perhaps down to Covid but regardless - people choose to go here as its one of the nicer dining experiences so suitable for an occasion. On the...whole the food was OK but overall uninspiring. The dressed crab had plenty of shell in it and really needed some toast or something crunchier (other than the shell!) to provide some texture. It was also very under seasoned. Main Courses were good but again under seasoned. I was given the wrong menu for dessert and the chocolate tart came with pistachio ice cream rather than the milk ice cream as advertised. On the whole the desserts were tasty. The petit fours also arrived a good 15mins after the coffee.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Steve P, on behalf of the owners at The Brownlow Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2021

Thank you for your review. Like you, I enjoy well seasoned food, but our chefs have to recognise that, either for medical or taste reasons, many of our guests would prefer a light handed touch. As such, for some dishes, the chefs' attitude is often...More

Reviewed 15 June 2021 via mobile

Fab meal at The Brownlow arms celebrating a 60th Birthday! Lovely food, lovely wine and most importantly lovely company 🥰 Also nice and clean!

Date of visit: April 2021
Steve P, on behalf of the owners at The Brownlow Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

Really glad you enjoyed your celebratory evening, and thank you very much for the kind review.

Reviewed 23 May 2021

The food was very good but the service was poor. The main courses had to be returned as they were cold due to the time it took for the vegetables to arrive. The meals had to be plated again and delivered with fresh vegetables. The...time it then took for the desserts to arrive seemed to be explained by the realisation of the staff to their absence from the table and appeared to react to this oversight.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Steve P, on behalf of the owners at The Brownlow Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Delighted that you enjoyed your food, but would like to apologise for any service that didn't meet par. We would ask that you show some understanding in the current time - finding experienced service staff is difficult at the moment and many other restaurants have...More

Reviewed 3 May 2021 via mobile

Came for drinks in the lovely courtyard which has been well thought out with heaters at every table. Great service from Lorraine and her team with the addition of a new cocktail menu. Blankets available if required but we were lucky as the sun came...out for us. Can't wait to come back for dinner indoors in a couple of weeks.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Steve P, on behalf of the owners at The Brownlow Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Thanks you so much, and it was really great to see returning customers, even if at the time it was in a chilly courtyard! Now things are getting back to normal we hope you will enjoy your planned dinner.

Reviewed 2 October 2020

So accommodating and welcoming! Made it a really special occasion. And the food is gorgeous. 5 star !!!

Date of visit: October 2020
SteveMPickard, On behalf of the owners at The Brownlow Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2020

Thank you very much, delighted that you enjoyed it so much

Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

We have to admit that we have a personal reason for our first visit to the Brownlow Arms, our son is the pastry chef there and we are so proud of what he has achieved. But wow! what an evening, it was superb. We were...met on entrance by host Lorraine whom explained how service would be conducted and how the bathroom system worked. After checking our temperatures she took us to our table. All of the very friendly staff took full precautions during service giving us a full sense of safety during the meal. As for the meal, the amuse bouche of Wild Mushroom Toastie and Cider Braised Chorizo were delicious. My starter of Citrus Cured Trout was amazing and my wife's Game Terrine was so tender. I had always wanted to try Calves Liver and I couldn't have chosen a better time to taste it, the liver was delicate and sauce perfectly accompanied by delicious mash and vegetables. I have never tasted so tender a Pheasant Breast as my wife had and thoroughly enjoyed. From our point of view the desserts topped off the meal superbly with the Chocolate Nemesis with Peanut Butter Ice-cream for myself and my wife delighting in the Caramelised White Chocolate Mousse . The Brownlow Arms is highly recommended and fully deserves to retain their 2 rosette rating with the AA and I look forward to further accolades, not to mention more visits.More

Date of visit: September 2020
SteveMPickard, on behalf of the owners at The Brownlow Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2020

Thank you very much for your kind review, and while you may have some parental bias towards the pudding course it sounds like you enjoyed all aspects of the meal - for which we are delighted.

Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

This is the fourth time we have eaten at the Brownlow Arms and have had different dishes on each visit - all fabulous. Hard to pull out individual dishes as they are so varied and each of them come alive with their own flavours. Our...visit last night was with some friends, one looking for vegan options who emailed ahead asking of availability. As a result a separate bespoke menu (with choices per course) was provided when we were seated at our table - so lovely rather than just a ‘one meal’ option. Our wine (Malbec) was really smooth and was rightly left on our table in the current social climate so we could serve ourselves, as were the meals delivered within suitable distance. It was a busy Saturday evening but as our drinks were delivered promptly it enabled us to catch up with our friends without friendly nudges to order - the time flew by. This is a pub where you can dress up or be smart casual and make your evening a special occasion. It’s old English style and decor inside makes it a cosy and welcoming stone-built traditional British pub. We’ll definitely be back - such a friendly team running it and Lorraine, the owner really cares about not only her customers, whilst remembering the small detail, but also her team who we’ve seen her make time for each of them at the end of the evening before they head home.More

Date of visit: August 2020
SteveMPickard, On behalf of the owners at The Brownlow Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Thank you very much for your comprehensive and positive review. It is a huge relief to be back up and running as you can imagine, and seeing reviews like this makes it all the more worthwhile.

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2 March 2019|
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Response from peter m | Reviewed this property |
I would advise it.
10 April 2018|
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Response from SteveMPickard | Property representative |
Sorry for the delayed response - children are welcome on weekday and Saturday lunches and we do indeed have a child's menu. We do not allow under 8s for evening dining or Sunday lunch.
9 January 2018|
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Response from SteveMPickard | Property representative |
Thank you for the enquiry. Our Sunday lunches are hugely popular, if you would like to see some sample menus, please visit our website
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5