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Hesketh Arms

Botanic Road, Southport PR9 7NA, England
+44 1704 509548
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Botanic Road, Southport PR9 7NA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place, very busy but lots of nooks and crannies - ideal if you have a dog as you can took them out of other people's way. Food tastyMore

1  Thank suedotjones
General Manager A, Manager at Hesketh Arms, responded to this review

Suedotjones, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Hesketh Arms! We happily welcome four-legged friends to our bar area and are glad to hear that you were comfortable during your visit. Our team are always on hand with doggie water bowls! We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my first visit to the Hesketh Arms, as we were in town visiting family. A true gem of a pub, with a warm welcome and extremely friendly staff. 6 of us had booked a table for a family meal, and the service was...More

Thank Mike H
General Manager A, Manager at Hesketh Arms, responded to this review

Mike, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience. We think The Hesketh Arms has a great atmosphere and we are so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked down to the Hesketh Arms through the lovely village of Churchtown, this was our second visit here. It was good last time and just as good this time, sat at a table for four and enjoyed a relaxing meal. We where looked after by...More

Thank DavidJohnHunter
General Manager A, Manager at Hesketh Arms, responded to this review

Davidjohnhunter, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Hesketh Arms yet again! Your comments will be passed on to the server also and we shall all look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

After a pleasant meal with no alcohol ,my wife lost her footing in the Ladies toilet on a step which was immediately next to the entrance door. Obviously the management claimed that the signage was adequate and it had health and safety approval however the...More

Thank Landygirl2015
General Manager A, Manager at Hesketh Arms, responded to this review

Landygirl2015, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. As discussed, this matter has been passed onto the relevant department to be reviewed. We regret that this may have left you with a negative experience, although we are most pleased to hear that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

visited with the pooch so they are a dog friendly restaurant with an area that you can sit in with the pooch😊 food and customer service was excellent!!!More

1  Thank Jenemma720
General Manager A, Manager at Hesketh Arms, responded to this review

Jenemma720, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Our team strives to fully accommodate all our guests, (four-legged friends included). We are so glad you found this to be the case during your visit. We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Hesketh Arms on a sunny afternoon after a church ceremony. What a lovely place. Staff were all polite and willing to help. Food was spot on. Well recommended.More

Thank Keith28110
General Manager A, Manager at Hesketh Arms, responded to this review

Hi Keith, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! We are very happy to hear that you found your surroundings, our team and food of a high standard, as we aim to provide 100% satisfaction to all our guests....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked ahead at the pub using the online facility, letting the staff know we would be bringing a 7week old baby so asked for a little more room for the pram. When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely lady who checked with...More

Thank Cwtchh
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Really nice historical pub that has lost none of it's charm over the years - lovely staff and great service. Forms a really nice little hub around the village green after a stroll in the nearby botanic gardens

Thank woolwich920
General Manager A, Manager at Hesketh Arms, responded to this review

Woolwich920, thank you for sharing your positive experience! We think the Hesketh Arms and the Botanical Gardens are a great combination and glad you were able to enjoy them both! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great time, very homely atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming and helpful, although I think it's gone abit exspensive for the food.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

lovely relaxed family meal. food was very good and the staff were lovely. our waitress Mari-Clare was lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Thank you.

2  Thank Elodie L
General Manager A, Manager at Hesketh Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Elodie L. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Hesketh Arms. See you again soon!

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Are you dog friendly? Can I bring my dog inside whilst eating?
15 May 2017|
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Response from KanesComments | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I would guess not. Call them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$41
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Botanic Road, Southport PR9 7NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +44 1704 509548
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The Hesketh Arms in Churchtown is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.