Just enjoyed a special meal at the Villa on a special occasion. A lovely place.
Though the Villa is a very pleasant venue and the service was good, all of our party did not enjoy the food at all. The pork was tough as old boots in fact! This is the third meal on the trot I have had at the Villa which has been very poor. I will definitely not return and would advise others not to as well. It was not cheap either.
Had a meal and was v good will come again
We've had several family parties there and visited the Villa for meals and put up family and friends over the last few years. So we were rather sad at our last visit earlier this year to find that the menu did not live up to expectations - the quantities had been severely pared back. That's a pity because we enjoyed what food we had. It's a great mistake to cut the portions in order to keep the price down. The Villa has always been a better than average experience - they shouldn't undermine their previous well-justified good reputation in this way. By the way, I wrote to the Villa but did not receive a reply.
NB We did not stay - just a Sunday lunch with our family from Australia taken there specially for a good experience.
The Villa in Wrea Green is under new ownership and has a new chef. Due to this things have improved both in terms of the food and the venue itself. It is a big wedding venue these days. Our meal was good as was the service from the professionally trained front of house team. My only complaint was the long delay between starter and main, however the place had a couple of functions on as well as normal dinner service. For that reason I will give them a break. One of the best places in the Fylde. It will be interesting to see how it develops from here.
First time here since Nigel Smith moved across from Ribby Hall and we were impressed. He’s certainly moved his menus up a notch quality-wise -- not so many holidaymakers to cater for, I guess.
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Villa in 2005. We returned for the first time since yesterday and were delighted to find the food was even better than before. Rhubarb roly poly was amazing!
Nice surroundings mean the focus is on showing the venue to potential weddings rather than serving restaurant visitors. Disappointing food & poor service. More like an over-priced carvery than a restaurant. Very slow service. 2 hours to wait for 2 courses. Greasy fried fish & gnocchi. No wine menu offered. Table not wiped between courses. Only white & brown bread offered
I was part of a party attending a Christmas get together at the villa but due to snow icy roads and freezing fog we cancelled.
However we had paid a £10 per head deposit and was told this was not refundable fair enough but wishing to rebook in January we asked if our deposits could be used the answer was no.
We feel this is short sited as the hotel would have had our booking ,so we will be looking to book another restaurant .
Had a very good meal here tonight, well presented and beautifully cooked. Restaurant was packed but service was spot on thanks to our waitress Emma, many thanks and will be back..