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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.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Saturday, 08 December 2018

Lovely, romantic setting, will definitely be coming back very soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Service was great, food was really good quality and we will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Welcoming homely atmosphere with tasty, good choice menu and local produce food. Value for money. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Fab Pes and Puddings on a Wednesday lunch!

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Felt very well looked after and the food was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Great venue and atmosphere, with friendly and attentive staff serving great British pub grub at its best sourced from local suppliers. Well done to Chris & his Team

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

Great food and lovely staff

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Great Roast dinner in great atmosphere !

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Fantastic food. Freindly staff. Very warm and welcoming place to go!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

The food was great until we got the dessert for 6 pounds served in a tiny glass it looked very un appetising and tasted the same, we let the young male waiter know and he was just like oh well......but the manager or assistant manager listened to out feedback and I hope can sort this out with chefs. If the promotion wasn’t on for 50 percent off the food I’d be very unhappy but for what we paid can’t really complain.

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Rib-eyes weren’t very good, food wasn’t served together, we were on the half price deal which was reasonable but would have done a lot more complaining if we had been paying full price

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

We have been visiting for drinks and food since the refurb and were disappointed with our food this time even though it was on the half price Anniversary Deal. The food and service was far superior in the months following the refurb. My partner had the scotch egg and it was a solid yolk hens egg cut in two. In the past they were soft whole quails eggs covered in the same coating. I had the special which was tasty but the chicken breasts were dry even though they were covered with a leek sauce. The Eaton mess came in a small glass container and contained a small piece of strawberry only mixed in the cream and meringue. I feel the standard is more pub food now instead of Gastro Pub food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Food and service was excellent. Especially the two girls who served us. However, I came to the golden ball again today for food and sat in the front area and could smell smoke which I think may have been coming from the room upstairs as there was no one around who we could smell it off. We also brought friends to the golden ball for food on bank holiday Monday where we had two young children with us. Again we were sat in the front area in the window and we could smell smoke this time too, there were no windows open and nobody around us. I wouldn’t expect this when sat inside and was quite disappointed with this. Especially exposing our children to it.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Nice selection of food, well cooked and full of flavour. Good choice of drinks too

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Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

Enjoyable Sunday lunch

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

First time visitors. Great and flavoursome food. Very friendly and relaxed service. Will definitely be returning in the future.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

First visit. We live just round the corner and frequent the Black Bull, where your reputation hasn't had that which it deserves among the regulars. Hereon, I will ensure that my experience yesterday is well voiced in that pub - starting this teatime. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal and the ambience. I also like the way in which you have arranged things so that a little of the pub atmosphere is retained within the overall restaurant .atmosphere. The food was superb, and the service was excellent from our delightful young waitress. We will return, hopefully on a regular basis - starting with myself and four other old fellas on the 11th Sep.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Attentive staff. Well presented and tasty food. Comfortable settings.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

It was our first visit. We will be back. Lovely place, lovely staff and lovely food.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

My husband is suffering with cancer and I am currently in a wheelchair, having had an operation. We decided to visit The Golden Ball with my brother and his girlfriend who were across visiting us for the weekend. I booked a table (which I clearly need not have done as the pub was almost empty). The menu looked good online, although the prices were higher than most other eating places in the area. Our visitors were paying for the food and drink so we felt uncomfortable saying we weren't impressed with the quality of the food. The pub itself is beautiful and very well kept, but the food is certainly far from value for money. My husband and I had a Sunday Roast, with chicken. The chicken was quite dry, the roast potatoes didn't have much taste, the veg looked like frozen veg and was tasteless. The tender stem broccoli tasted like it had just been dipped in boiling water and was hard (not al dente). The yorkshire pudding was soggy and had been put on top of the potatoes upside down. The gravy tasted like instant gravy. My brother had fish and chips and when he saw it he said 'hmm... this looks different'. The chips didn't look nice at all and the batter on the fish was very browned. His girlfriend had the fish pie and said it could have done with some sauce with it as it was a bit dry. When the bill came we were shocked at the price. We quickly realised we'd been given the wrong bill. When we were given the correct bill it was still expensive for the quality of what we'd eaten. The waitress that served us was pleasant, there's no denying that. Getting into the pub wasn't easy for me in a wheelchair as the walkway was very narrow and it was like a coir carpet and not easy to be pushed along. They do have a disabled toilet, but I couldn't get to the hand dryer as there was a table in the way, so I dried my hands by shaking them. Sadly I wouldn't recommend this pub for food, but there were lots of people sat outside having a drink, so clearly it's popular for drinks and chat.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

Tasty food, perfectly cooked and presented, lovely atmosphere, excellent and attentive service.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

Great food service and atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

Good to see this lovely pub offering good food and great events

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Visited On Monday, 04 June 2018

Another great quiz night! Fab service and tasty food! Looking forward to the next one 😀

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Will definitely visit again

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