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The Bull & Dog Inn, Ormskirk, ENG

The Bull & Dog Inn

3.3
3.3
97 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the heart of Burscough, West Lancashire. We're the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy our delicious menu with your favourite drink in hand. We're proud to offer a menu packed with the most appetising dishes. Our passion for taking traditional pub classics and making them the best around by using the most decadent of ingredients, makes every meal served have you coming back time and time again!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun - Thu: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Phone number
    01704 808815
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

97 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Hmmm, my last visit was pre Covid and it was pretty poor then as the place was empty and there was only two of us for lunch which ended up a disaster. I always try to give a venue a second chance and I realise they are /were short staffed on a bank holiday Monday. A big shout out to the young lady behind the bar who served us well with drinks but the main meals (Fish especially had obviously been hanging about before we finally got it served to the table). I doubt we/I will be returning any time soon which is a pity as it is a really nice place. Usually our family all have a sweet but Palace were playing Man U and we sensed a big Palace win and the thought off waiting another 45 minutes for the dessert to arrive was just too much. Palace won BTW 4-0.

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  2. KazH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I recently visited the bull and dog with my young family. The lady serving was lovely but it was only her waiting on and serving so service was slow and not great as it got busier. The food was average and what you'd expect for the price. Would return for drinks in the summer as the beer garden is lovely and has a good play area for my toddler.

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  3. KatieM

    Liverpool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really disappointing everything was timed or frozen was really looking forward to my roast dinner it’s was all tined veg frozen potatoes beef was really chewy my daughter got lan Lasagna came with no garlic bread just on its own what looked microwaved staff were lovely but to come and eat again I wouldn’t and wouldn’t recommend for food

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  4. JaneE

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Suited us for a child friendly tea out, reasonably priced and there was even an option for a fussy vegetarian.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were polite and courteous, food was excellent and a good range of beers

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  6. Yummy

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time we've ventured out for Christmas dinner! We chose the Bull & Dog as we come with our dog all year round. The food is always delicious and Christmas day was no different! It was fab! The atmosphere was great, chilled and relaxed. The service was great too! Time between our dishes was just right! They done themselves proud!

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  7. philipg

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff courteous and helpful. Service excellent food also excellent.

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  8. MarkD

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my first time here and my experience was very good so I’ll surly be getting people to try it out .

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  9. davidi

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Supermarket or Hollands frozen style pie with seemingly tinned peas for THIRTEEN QUID! Nothing homemade about the meal. Place was almost empty yet took about 15mins for our food order to be taken. Pie could have done with another minute in the microwave once it arrived. First and last time I will go here. Far better pubs within 5 minutes of this place.

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  10. CalumW

    Liverpool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Special request information was not reviewed prior to us arriving after mentioning we were coming with a dog. We were then seated into an area that 5 mins later we were told was not an area were they usually allow dogs to be even though a staff member seated us there and could obviously notice the dog in our company. The food took a long time to arrive to the table, 4/6 meals arrived at the same time with the remaining 2 taking a further 10+ minutes to come out after chasing for them. Due to the long time of these meals arriving some of the food was slightly colder and did not feel compelelty cooked with one meal needing to be returned for reheating. These food errors were blamed on a "new chef". The food itself was good and the pub atmosphere was nice.

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  11. Patrick

    Liverpool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was friendly albeit very slow considering only 4 or 5 tables occupied with either 2 or 4 diners per table. Very poor menu choice half of it being wraps which were substituted into sandwiches!!!

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  12. JayneE

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was extremely poor especially the pie that looked as though it from a cheap store bought pie

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  13. Annoyed

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Shocking service, took over 1 hour 15 minutes just to get 1 starter. Good was coming out all over the place. Staff had no idea what was going on in the kitchen and just kept saying food was on its way and the restaurant wasn't even that busy. Will not be returning and ended up leaving before the main meals as we had been there that long we got fed up.

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  14. JamieR

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow the waiter did keep us updated with what was going on but we waited over a hour for food.

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  15. JoanneS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My starter was freezing cold. There were flys all over the curtains next to our table We did tell waitress We moved tables - still flys We ate our meal quite quickly and left.

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  16. Bubbles

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited ages for food. Poor value for money. Not well cooked. Overall very disappointed and will not be returning for food.

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  17. JoanneS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and good food! Would definitely recommend!

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  18. CatherineW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We order Sunday roast , was not expecting frozen roast potatoes, and when chicken roast arrived it was still in the bone which we weren't expecting we thought it would be chicken sliced

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  19. SharonM

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased. Family of four all enjoyed Sunday lunch.

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  20. JoanneO

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, staff were friendly and helpful. Restaurant was clean and tidy. It was very busy outside due to hot weather, plenty of seating and space. Service was quick Food was great

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  21. SCLloyd

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Only thing that saved the evening after the horrendous food was how lovely the staff are. Will not be returning.

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  22. MichelleB

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value, pleasant restaurant, nice staff. Would recommend

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  23. VickyS

    Liverpool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good, we have been before there was 7 in our party for a birthday meal, the food took a long time to come out and 3 of the meals was extremely poor quality we had a pie that was like a brick over cooked and dry a lasagne that was the same and a steak that cudnt be cut or chewed through the rest was just ok 👌

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  24. Yummy

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were not taken to our seat as usual. Instead, just told to sit anywhere on that side. Strange. Food great, lovely service. My friend said the fish was tiny but nice.

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  25. Nick

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely awful and I will NEVER visit again. No body serving, the table next to us got their food so late and then had to wait another 20 minutes of one of their meals. We waited so long for our food, no body offered us drinks. The food was disgusting to the point my partner was nearly being sick when he got in after the raw like gammon you served him. Staff need to be attending customers and seeing as though there were about 10 people in the restaurant part, I don’t think your customers should be waiting so long.

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  26. JacquelineW

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab all round. Only issue was we were sat near a very loud family and we’re facing them.

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  27. EricG

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable pub restaurant. Food service was very polite and efficient. Reasonable prices. Would visit again.

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  28. MichelleB

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, service was good except for in the bar. The wine glass was dirty, the barstaff explained that there were no more glasses because they had been busy, gave the glass a quick rinse and returned it sopping wet.

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  29. keithb

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent bit slow service to start due to kiddies party outside, then fantastic service

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  30. caths

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great family meal lots easter activities for kids tasty meal friendly staff 🙂🙂🙂

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  31. JoanneH

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious as always definitely reccomend a visit

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  32. StephenT

    Liverpool

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Normally you know if you go for Sunday lunch at the Bull and Dog it is great value. We have visited many times but this time the food was not that great. Unfortunately the prices have gone up and the quality of the food has gone down. That being said the waiting team are as good as ever.

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  33. AnnaS

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lovely when eventually arrived,ordered starters didn’t arrive for 40 minutes wasn’t particularly busy.When the bill came there was double of what we ordered so that had to be rectified!service with a smile was a no no,wont be returning

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  34. JohnO

    Liverpool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Sat by a door to the garden, when complained about the draft waitress said yes that’s why we don’t normally use this table, why use it at all then? Food quality fell well below normal standard, over cooked meat, veg and mash sat under a lamp not what you could say fresh, stick toffee pudding with an over baked sponge.

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  35. JohnnieW

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food and good drinks choice of drinks. Staff are superb. Very polite and nothing was too much trouble.

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  36. Eater

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely staff. Mushroom starter was tiny. Screaming kids running round at times.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat. Service always good and always made to feel welcome. Highly recommend the steak pie.

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  38. KimS

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Beef only served one way well done and Guinness was watery.

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  39. AmandaC

    Liverpool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was exceptional however on arrival they couldn’t find our booking but squeezed us in telling us we had 1.5 hrs before they needed the table. So, will be choosing another restaurant in future.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Lovely cosy atmosphere.

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The Bull & Dog Inn is rated 3.3 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Bull & Dog Inn

5 Liverpool Road South, Burscough, Ormskirk, ENG L40 7SS

Additional information

  • Area
    Liverpool
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun - Thu: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Dog Friendly, Wine
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