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Walton Arms, Altham

Lancashire Telegraph: Walton Arms, Altham Walton Arms, Altham

Address: Burnley Road, Altham.

Phone number: 01282 774444

Lancashire Telegraph review by Jemma Humphreys from September 12, 2008.

Make sure you pay attention at the Walton Arms if you want to avoid my game of musical chairs.

When we first arrived we were greeted by a friendly waiter who immediately showed us to our table. When we were eventually served we were told that our choices — which were apparently bar meals— were not available to eat in the ‘restaurant’ so we would have to move. So we gathered our belongings and did just that, but seen as the whole place looks the same, we ended up sitting down again in another part of the ‘restaurant’.

We finally found a table that was deemed to be in the bar area and sat there waiting for our waiter to return before realising that we perhaps had to order our food at the bar now!

So when all the confusion was over we made ourselves comfortable in a little corner of the cosy pub, which if it achieves nothing else, somehow really makes you feel right at home.

When our food arrived I wasn’t sure on first impressions if it was worth the hassle as it looked rather ordinary, but, I told myself for less than £5, what can you expect.

I had a homemade burger and a side salad, which was just a bit of lettuce to be honest. And my friend had a cheese and onion pie, which she seemed really excited about.

But as the saying goes never judge a book by its cover, and in the end we actually both thoroughly enjoyed our food.

It was both very tasty and very filling for a bar snack.

And unlike many pubs where the restaurant tends to take priority, thtere was no feeling of being ‘second class citizens’.

Our food came quickly and the waitress couldn’t have been more helpful. One thing to watch out for, the wine’s pretty pricey.

The verdict

Tasty bar snacks but make sure you sit in the right place!

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4:46pm Wed 26 Nov 08

Floramay says...

I read your review with interest and decided to have lunch there to try it for myself. I have to say your experience of musical tables amused me,however I didn't even get that far,as for the first time in my life, my partner and I were asked to leave before we even sat down.

Whilst trying to find a seat we wandered into the 'restaurant' area and was rather abruptly told we couldn't sit there and was pointed in the direction of a corner table round the corner. When we challenged the waiter about his customer service attitude, we were asked to leave with an accompanying hand to my back. This is not the sort of service I would expect from any establishment at any time,let alone at the onset of a recession!
I read your review with interest and decided to have lunch there to try it for myself. I have to say your experience of musical tables amused me,however I didn't even get that far,as for the first time in my life, my partner and I were asked to leave before we even sat down. Whilst trying to find a seat we wandered into the 'restaurant' area and was rather abruptly told we couldn't sit there and was pointed in the direction of a corner table round the corner. When we challenged the waiter about his customer service attitude, we were asked to leave with an accompanying hand to my back. This is not the sort of service I would expect from any establishment at any time,let alone at the onset of a recession! Floramay
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