Rivington Pub and Grill
Station Road, Blackrod, Horwich, BL6 5JF
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01204 696 027 and mention Sugarvine
New name, new look for this semi-rural country inn at Blackrod.
Call this venue on 01204 696 027
We were invited to join friends at this restaurant and so looked at it on the net. The reviews I saw made me a bit sceptic as to what to expect.
The truth is I was very pleasantly surprised. None of the negative remarks made in the reviews were proven to be the case. We were warmly greeted and the restaurant manager was a cheerful, joking and courteous host who made us feel very welcome and appreciated.
It was a very busy night and our starters took a little longer than would be expected but the manager came to us and profusely apologised and the popularity of this place was evident in that it is so well attended, I would think by regulars who have come back because of their previous experiences. The waitresses were also very attentive and polite
I can only think that due to its recent launch it would, very understandably be a threat to any existing restaurants in the area and sometimes it is these restaurants who post negative reviews. I can’t be sure this is the case but it was certainly not the experience we had.
By the way the food is excellent and presented beautifully.
I would recommend it, try it out yourself and you will not be disappointed.
I have no connection with the restaurant or its staff; I just wanted to be fair to them by adding my comments.
I have been to this restaurant several times with my husband and it's been very pleasant. Last week we went with our children 5 and 7 and were met by who appears to be the manager asking us if we had booked when the place was clearly empty! In the end a lovely waitress showed us to a table and it was fine! Today I recommended the place to a friend travelling from Birmingham , she picked me snd the kids up and once again we went to this restaurant. As we walked through the doors, the same man came over told us instantly there was no room even though the place was virtually empty! I asked him what about all the empty seats to which he said they were reserved( this was 1645) so I'm sure this was not true! I know this place advertises the fact children eat free before 7 so whether or not he didn't want kids there I don't know but it was clear he didn't want us to stay! He was very rude and I will never return! This man turned away about £60 worth of business for what I don't know! He was extremely rude and made it clear from the start we were not welcome! Whoever owns this place needs to know this man is giving this place a bad name!!!! As this is our local we had every intention of eating there often but no never again!!!!!!! Hales
Visited for a meal today. Not impressed with the waiters who were not very friendly or welcoming. It seemed as if they could'nt be bothered. I watched as they dealt with other customers and they could not be bothered showing them to their table or smiling at them. Food was very good,just need to train the staff to smile and be attentive. Johny
Staff didn't look like they wanted to be there it was Mothers day. It was busy but waited for over an hour for food then when it came 1 of our party didn't get his food and they said they where sorry but they said they would rectify it. But between me and you they forgot to order it, portions where a bit measely and from a first experience won't be going again. j platt
My friends and I visited the Rivington Pub and Grill on Saturday 12th January 2013. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant and in fact couldn't do enough to help us even though the venue was extremely busy and we were late! The menu is extensive and varied and reasonably priced. Our food arrived quickly and was cooked or prepared to an excellent standard. We had a perfect evening in lovely surroundings and we will definitely visit again soon. I would highly recommend the Rivington Pub and Grll! Phil Bridge
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