The Golden Ball

150 Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, United Kingdom, PR4 5AU
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We are open all day from 12 to 21.30 for food.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Golden Ball

Good British dining in a beautiful country pub. Prepared by a team of excellent chefs, that simply showcase the wonderful produce from Lancashire.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Service was a little rude at times. Please ask waiters and waitresses not to clearl plates until EVERYONE has finished eating. I do not blame them individually but the training needs some work I suspect Other than that, a fantastic evening and the food was excellent. We live very close to the pub and had not eaten there until very recently as a result of very mixed feedback from friends. However, we have eaten there 5 times since December and love it. Please keep up the good work!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

A lovely welcoming atmosphere serving excellent food !

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Great food, atmosphere and service in s pub which has become a real part of the village community. Well done Chris, Bex and all of your welcoming staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Excellent food and service would highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Great afain

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Came here after online search for dog friendly pubs - it did not disappoint- great value loads of choice, very good food great service, great with our dogs and their doggy Sunday roast. Excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Fabulous food and lovely atmosphere with friendly helpful staff plus very welcoming for our dogs

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Great atmosphere, excellent food and impeccable customer service. What’s not to like! 5 star gastro pub without a doubt.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

A FUNNY GREAT NIGHT

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

As always, great food and service enjoyed in a lovely atmosphere. Absolutely recommend a visit!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

We had an amazing evening at the Golden Ball. The staff were so very friendly. No one rushed you to finish your meal. They had a lovely added touch for my Husband’s Birthday. It was so warm and welcoming there. The food was incredible, so good to see locally sourced produce and very reasonably priced too. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Food good and hot. Did give a discount code when booking but it was not applied to the bill.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Some basic stuff wrong this visit. The person we have the drinks order to did not seem to know the term “ Britvic” drink and then got the order wrong . The food order - one of the dishes we asked very clearly for sausage mash and gravy . What did we get ? Poor quality sausage and chips . The so called feather blade beef was tough as old boots . A poor experience for a family costing nearly £100. You can do better than this .

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

Very slow service ... both in terms of taking order and food appearing, but worth the wait particularly the Fish Pie 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Very friendly service, really helpful with good gluten free dishes, lots of choice which is unusual! Many thanks, we’ll be back soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 January 2020

We were attracted by the Fleetwood haddock on the menu and together with the Dickinsons chips it did not disappoint.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Best pub in Britain

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Fabulous meal & great atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Friendly service and a roaring fire together with good wholesome locally sourced food! Really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Lots of very well behaved dogs had brought their humans for a lovely Sunday lunch. The service was friendly and quick without being too rushed. The dogs make sure you will speak with strangers thus enhancing the whole experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

Lovely meal. The dessert could have been a bit smaller.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Fabulous Christmas dinner. All 3 courses really tasty and served piping hot. Only negative is that at £65 a head I would have expected tea or coffee to be included in the price. We would definitely go again for Christmas dinner.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

A truly fantastic Christmas dinner!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Great as always

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Great place, superb food and a cosy friendly atmosphere - would definitely recommend this pub!

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