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Pickering Arms, Warrington, ENG

Pickering Arms

4.5
4.5
293 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Nestled on the outskirts of Warrington along the Manchester Ship Canal in the picturesque village of Thelwell, the Pickering Arms is the perfect country escape for both locals and visitors alike. Our traditional pub offers old world rustic charm, fused with cosy corners and alfresco dining to enjoy with the whole family. Whether sipping a refreshing cocktail on our lawn and watching the day pass by or indulging in our renowned Sunday roast next to the fire, you'll feel at home and catered for any time of year.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01925 555956
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Three Course Menu

    £30.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Always the most popular day of the year as we take time to say thanks to our dear Mums. Enjoy our three-course set menu to make the day extra special as we take care of the roast this weekend. Please see the Mother's Day menu on our website.
    Mother's Day Three Course Menu photo

What 293 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Cheshire

    Best Service

  • Cheshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cheshire

    Great for brunch

  • Cheshire

    Child-friendly

  • Cheshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cheshire

    Great for outdoor dining

293 Reviews
  1. AnneB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a late Sunday lunch. Food lovely. Service good and friendly. Liked that coffee and mini desert an option

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  2. hayleyj

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday lunch I’ve had for a very long time Homemade and delicious

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  3. DavidS

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lunchtime menu meal and a drink for £10 was good value. Food was lovely and portion size was adequate for a small lunch.

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  4. MaggieT

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another enjoyable meal at The Pick, charming staff serving us too. Great to have Timothy Taylor's Landlord again.

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  5. Djlippy1

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Steak I've had in a long time, lovely and friendly Staff. I've eaten here a few time and I've never been disappointed.

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  6. JJRo

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub with loads of atmosphere on a Friday evening. Service was excellent. We told her we wanted to be quick and she did our order promptly and got our food quickly. Only reason for 4 stars was that we probably confused her by ordering puddings without waiting for a menu and they then got forgotten. The waitress handled it brilliantly but we didn’t get our STP.

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  7. PatriciaJ

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and friendly staff. Good place for late lunch and a good chat. Nice place for a leisurely lunch as we were not rushed.

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  8. RoseM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a pity the landlady here is leaving. She had been so great for our community. Sad to see her go.

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  9. PeterH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, good food pleasantly served in a cosy setting with nice atmosphere, recommend a visit

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  10. SamD

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Surpringly not busy for Valentine's evening. We chose from the Valentines menu. Good choice of starters, mains and desserts. We enjoyed all 3 courses which cost £32 a head. Very good value. Good selection of wine and beers. Marked slightly down because we felt the service was just a little slow.

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  11. PymWill

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good village pub. Friendly welcome, good service. Not pretending to be a Gastropub, but good food at sensible prices.

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  12. JeanR

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meeting old friends and we had £10 lunch which is quite adequate when wanting a light lunch. Have been on a number of occasions and never disappointed.

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  13. ClareC

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, Wonderful staff, Wonderful place. It is such a pleasure to be served by staff who are friendly, polite and professional.

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  14. AndreaM

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came new year eve lunch and gave 5 star review not the case yesterday Chips on the fish and chip plate over cooked and hard The veg on my roast chicken dinner - part soggy cabbage and blacked burned carrots meat and potatoes ok Disappointed esp as brought friends - I hope this is a one off Mini dessert was fine Service ok but no one actually checked on meal once served did feed back to waitress at time she apologised for it they were busy perhaps not enough staff ? Put no to recommending others based on this review but if goes back to better quality cooking then hopefully will see me more often

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warmly & friendly welcome. Food was great & staff are excellent. It’s even better it’s dog friendly.

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  16. GwynethO

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We couldn’t fault anything about the Pickering Arms. Took our dog with us and he was treated like a lord! A mat for resting on bowl of water and a small bag of treats to keep him happy not that he needed them. Service also for us was brilliant! We will be back, many thanks. ONeill family

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  17. GazMac

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service as always. Little more gravy on my roast beef wouldn’t go amiss!

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  18. BerthaB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely friendly staff and excellent food, will be back

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  19. CarolynH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really lovely lunch and they really tried to look after us well but they were much busier than normal so the food took a little time to be served - they made up for it by giving us free coffees which was really appreciated - Thank you!

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  20. ChristineS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, tasty food, good service and value for money.

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  21. BrendaP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our small group of friends really enjoyed the friendly service and excellent value of our lunch meal We like to try various venues when we meet each month .We certainly will return to the Pickering Arms for a very enjoyable meeting place.

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  22. GrahamH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Main and pudding were cold. Told the heat lamps would be replaced.

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  23. MarianS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a Sunday Dinner. No choice of Veg ! Just 🥕 and undercooked cabbage !. Cauliflower was extra as was mashed potatoes . My Chicken was lovely . My husband had Braised rib of beef . Sounds good but the size of the bone compared to the beef was astounding. Overall the meal was a let down BUT the service we received from the young staff was EXCELLENT!!!!!

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  24. PaulB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Found it at last minute for Sunday Lunch. Booked online which was easy. Plenty of parking. Warm welcome from pleasant staff. Roaring fire on cold day. Prompt service. Interesting options on menu. Vegetarian suet pudding was very good and the pork was according to companion, exceptional. Doing dry and dieting January so can’t comment on alcoholic drinks,the starters or puddings sadly. One noisy child but not the fault of the pub or staff. All in all a very pleasant experience and will certainly return. Well done!

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  25. HowardP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent dinner for 6 people and three dogs Fran looked after us nothing was too much trouble Highly recommended
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    that's fantastic - we aim to please - Helen

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  26. Nick

    Frankfurt

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Popped in for the £10 lunch which was excellent value for money. Had the soup and Welsh Rarebit which was lovely - very tasty and just the right size for a lunch. Sadly no ham, egg and chips on the menu but hope to try next time. Excellent customer service from Phoebe.
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    Well done to Phoebe, sorry about the ham and eggs but Christmas/New Year deliveries meant we didn't get our normal orders

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  27. SophieL

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, beautiful food, lovely, welcoming and very friendly staff, we love this place.
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    thank you! Helen

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  28. AndreaM

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, efficient service not been in for a few years Menu good selection not rushed table ready on our arrival Staff helpful and friendly

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  29. ClareC

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful place, the food is excellent. The staff are very helpful and friendly it really is worth a visit.
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    thats a lovely review, Thanks Helen

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  30. JennyD

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere wasp great service was brilliant nothing was to much for them
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    thanks so much, Helen

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  31. Michael

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy historic pub in the centre of Thelwall, have eaten here many times and always get a welcome from the staff on arrival. The food is excellent with a good varied menu and the atmosphere is good The Christmas menu from which we ordered was delicious. Look forward to our next visit
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    what a lovely review - thank you, Helen

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  32. Tsaritsa

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped in for a quick bite and had the £10 lunch and drink deal - delicious and fabulous value! Highly recommended

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  33. JayneM

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great atmosphere, food was delicious and well presented, fantastic price and choice on the lunch menu .
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    thank you for a lovely review, Helen

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  34. Pemberton5

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the fish was overcooked & the vegetables were with other meals we had
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    thats such a shame, you can see from our other reviews thats not the norm, hopefully you will give us another chance, Helen

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  35. SamD

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy and very dog friendly. Lovely log fire. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Typical pub fayre. Tasty and reasonably priced. First visit but will return.

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  36. HelenJ

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and a really cosy pub with a real fire, will definitely be back xx

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  37. LisaB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice pub my favourite was the calamari. Will definitely be returning
    Pickering ArmsResponded on 7 January 2024
    aw great, see you soon, Helen xx

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  38. AngelaC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas is a visit to the Pickering Arms!! Location of table, service of staff, the menu options fab u lous… reasonably priced, roll on next years visit xx

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  39. NRJLH

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, great service and a quiet table, all contributed to making it a good evening out

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  40. Happytraveller

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, everything was hot. Service was good.

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Pickering Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pickering Arms

Bell Lane, Thelwall, Warrington, ENG WA4 2SU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Lymm
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
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    None
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