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The Jolly Carter

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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168 Church Street | Little Lever, Bolton BL3 1BW, England
+44 1204 577569
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going to the jolly carter for years and have seen it change hands several times and the quality of the food has changed with it so I have to say that this is the best it's ever been really lovely meals cannot fault them

Thank Karen M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Been here on 2 occasions for special family meals, both times have been amazing. The food here is out of this world and very reasonably priced. The service is very friendly, all the staff are very polite. Will definitely be returning very soon :)

Thank Lynz R
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good meal and good service. OK there may be cheaper around but no queuing at the bar to place order for food or drinks. Waiters cost money so not going to be the cheapest but certainly not expensive.

Thank DW190
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff and food. Decor and toilet facilities need major revamp. Tatty doors won't lock property and seats are grubby

Thank Sonia P
Bolton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Visited many times nice pub, reminds bit of an 80s pub due to red velour seating etc but that's what I like about it and the layout. Has restaurant part to sit if prefer or just sit in pub side to eat. Has large vault for pool and TV for sport and lively sofa if you want a comfier seat.... More 

Thank ali42015
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely family birthday at the jolly. There were 14 of us in the party and they catered for us fantastically. The food was lovely, not one of us had anything to grumble about. All cooked from fresh..we were very impressed. Thank you

Thank joeywint
Irlam, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped at the jolly carter for some food on a week day, we only wanted something light, I ordered a prawn baguette and side portion of chunky chips! The chips were "proper chips" 👌🏽 and the prawn baguette was served with a fresh warm baguette and a large portion of prawns for the filling served with a side salad.... More 

Thank AmyBaileyBobs
steven B, Owner at The Jolly Carter, responded to this review

Thanks AmyBaileyBobs! Hope we see you soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We have been dining frequently at The Jolly Carter for the past several months and it just keeps getting better! Fantastic menu and specials. 30 of us ate there last month and each dish was of a high quality. Friendly and helpful staff enhance the experience. Can't recommend this place enough!

Thank avine28
Bolton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I could not fault the staff. My cousin had special dietary requirements and they were very accommodating to the point that as we were first in they changed all the oil as well just to be sure. Great service and top quality food. Fantastic prices too! Well worth a visit 😊

Thank DClare35
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Been through a few changes over the last two years, but now back to its best. Great food. Great pub atmosphere. Congratulations to the new management and staff ...

Thank pauseforbreath

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Church Street | Little Lever, Bolton BL3 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 577569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?