survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a delightful place” – the Beaumes’s “quirky” and extremely popular inn has a “wonderful” setting on the banks of the Wyre, (“where you may see the curious sight of the river changing direction”). The “interesting fare runs from British and French classics to modern creations that work most of the time (e.g. onion churros with baba ganoush)”.

Summary

£56
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a delightful place” – the Beaumes’s “quirky” and extremely popular inn has a “wonderful” setting on the banks of the Wyre, (“where you may see the curious sight of the river changing direction”). The “interesting fare runs from British and French classics to modern creations that work most of the time (e.g. onion churros with baba ganoush)”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The view over the curve of the River Wyre really makes it in terms of setting” at Patrick & Julie Beaume’s “quirky riverside inn” (“if you get a table with a river view, you often get to see the river change direction as the tide comes in several miles down-river. If you’re very, very lucky, you may even see the Wyre bore”). “The menu is an enticing combination, including pub classics, sharing boards, and mouthwatering à la carte dishes and daily specials focusing on locally-sourced ingredients with a French twist” (“breadcrumbed snails with nduja mayonnaise makes a great nibble, French Onion Soup is a paragon of its type, excellent moules frites comes in a surfeit of delicious cream sauce”). “The young team are genuinely friendly” but service can be “indifferent”. Top Menu Tip: “The oxtail suet pudding is a fixture on the menu, and deservedly so”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Brilliantly conceived” dishes “using local Lancashire produce” won a major thumbs-up this year for this “quirky” pub, whose “unique decor” (sceptics say “it looks a bit like the designer was high on mushrooms at the time”) “includes charming artwork by local artists”, and which is “set in a beautiful part of countryside next to the winding river Wyre”. “Service can be a bit quaintly local at times, but it’s always friendly”.

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Reviews of The Cartford Inn Restaurant in PR3, Little Eccleston by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Cartford Inn restaurant.
Alistair S
very safe option with elderly parents, soli...
Reviewed 26 days ago

"very safe option with elderly parents, solicitous staff, well-delivered dishes, strong on seafood, nice views when the Lancastriawn rain holds off."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.95 £18.50 £3.95 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.75
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, PR3 0YP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm, 5 pm‑7 pm

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