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The Hinds Head

Charnock Richard European, British £££ +100
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About The Hinds Head

Dear diners, please be aware that during busy periods there is a maximum dining time of two hours per reservation. Some reservations may also require a deposit, for which you will be contacted directly by the restaurant.


Few things are more comforting than the classic British pub, especially those as rustic and heartwarming as The Hinds Head in the heart of Lancashire. Many things make this place great – the homely decor and genuine warm welcome being just the beginning – but once a well-stocked bar and a menu made up of exceptional British cuisine are thrown in too, well, the pedigree of The Hinds Head is clear to see. Set on Preston Road of Charnock Richard in Chorley, this pub and restaurant is stooped in history and makes for a satisfying and refreshing visit every single time.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
The Hinds Head, Preston Road, PR7 5HH Chorley

Further Information

Dear diners, please be aware that during busy periods there is a maximum dining time of two hours per reservation. Some reservations may also require a deposit, for which you will be contacted directly by the restaurant.

The Hinds Head is one of those rustic British pub and restaurants that you never want to leave because everything you need for the most relaxing of times is right there. On Preston Road in Chorley, here is what pubbing is all about: a proper bar, a proper ambience and a kitchen preparing some truly marvellous plates of food. Charnock Richard is lucky to have The Hinds Head and both foodies and casual diners can expect to be impressed by the menu. For lunch, dinner or, of course, a fine British Sunday roast, everything is prepared fresh to order and is therefore of the highest quality you’ll find.

From Monday to Saturday between midday and 3pm, The Hinds Head lunch menu consists of more homey classics than you can shake a stick at. Think scampi in a basket, steak and onion baguette, pies, jacket potatoes and some wonderful daily soups. From The Hind’s Head main menu, start with creamy garlic mushrooms, a duo stack of black and white pudding, or the chef’s special fishcakes. For your mains you can keep it classic with British favourites like sausage and mash or beer battered fish and hand cut chips, or refine things a little with braised lamb shank or a divine fillet steak stroganoff. There are also plenty of seafood and vegetarian dishes but, whatever your choice, be assured that your food has been prepared using only the freshest produce from local suppliers around Chorley and Lancashire. Reserve a table and head to Charnock Richard now!

CHEF'S CHOICE

83 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 83 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 13:48

Took my mum for her birthday and wow this place was beautiful very well laid out well priced cuisine, the staff were smart and very polite was not disappoint one bit will definitely be going again.

1 review so far 6
18.08.2017 22:26

Lovely food, the garlic bread with feta and red onion is to die for. The staff are really pleasant and would definitely recommend to anyone.

1 review so far 6
15.08.2017 18:04

Terrific food and a great atmosphere. Customer service was great- very attentive and yet not overbearing staff which is a big plus. Highly recommended but booking advised. Will return again and this was already our second visit.

1 review so far 6
11.08.2017 23:26

Great atmosphere and excellent service even for our party of 8. Served drinks and food straightaway, food was delicious too! Will definitely be back for another Sunday roast :-)

1 review so far 6
11.07.2017 15:05

This is a very special place and the food is absolutely amazing - the food would not be out of place in some of the best restaurants in London! The owners are so enthusiastic and welcoming as are all the staff. They have a wide range of gins and other drinks offerings that are scrumptious. The restaurant is really lovely with all personal touches that make it so nice spend time in. We viewed but did not stay in the guest rooms which have recently been created and they are fab with John Lewis furniture. The beer garden at the back is stunning too and overlooks beautiful countryside. Well done Kev and Adam you are doing a fantastic job!

2 reviews so far 5
29.03.2017 22:39

My wife and I called in on the 19th March for Sunday lunch and were not disappointed as the food was excellent. The waiting on staff were very attentive but you only need asking once if the meal you are eating is ok -- everyone of them must have come up and asked the same question!! -- just needs fine tuning. We visited again on Friday 24th March in a party of 4. Food again was excellent my only complaint they had run out of gammon which is what I had gone for after seeing it on the menu -- but I was not disappointed with the pork loin which I chose in its place. We will certainly be back again in the near future.

2 reviews so far 6
13.06.2017 09:49

Lovely little pub. Very nice and cosy inside and your made to feel welcome. Food is fantastic. Husband ordered the ribeye and he said it was the best steak he had tasted. I had the steak & red wine pie and it tasted divine. The pie was crammed with so much meat which is very unusual as most restaurants these day serve more gravy than meat. All the food was piping hot and all set out into individual serving dishes. Staff were lovely and very informative. Looking forward to visiting again and i would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 11:55

Amazing! Beautiful decor, attentive staff/management and wonderful food/drink. Really nice, relaxing atmosphere. Love it! I've been 4 times recently, with my partner in the evening, with a friend at lunchtime, with a friend and my 3yr old for tea and with my partner and parents for the Sunday roast. Each occasion has been brilliant and the price is really reasonable for the standard of food that is served.

1 review so far 6
02.04.2017 15:51

We have dined there numerous times but we also took friends who hadn't been since the new owners took over. They were really impressed with the decor, the relaxed feel of the place and the quality of the meals. Between us we had:- 2 starters, 4 mains, 2 sweets, 1 coffee and our bar drinks. Total bill £97. Would recommend. Don't be put off by the outside.

1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 18:18

First visit to this pub, choose the pub after driving past on fishing trips and noticed it was always busy Six of us dined at 1pm , it was really good faultless I had Black/White pudding starter which was stunning, followed by Fish and chips which was excellent The rest of the family all enjoyed all of their meals, will definitely visit again

1 review so far 4
20.04.2017 09:19

My sons ordered burgers. They came piled high with onion rings etc. The burgers were burnt. They ordered chocolate fudge cake. No mention was made of fruit being included. The juice from the fruit had seeped into the cake. The boys don't like raspberries or blueberries so only ate part of the cake. Maybe they are too fussy, but had it been mentioned, I would have refused the fruit accompaniment. I enjoyed the pate starter. the service was good though.

1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 11:17

Service first class. Food excelent as usual. We were initially were seated next to a large noisy table & staff noticed we were having difficulty in hearing each other so offered us a different in a quiet area. This was done before we had chance to ask so this was a first.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 13:52

The Hinds Head has been renovated and has a lovely atmosphere. The menu is varied and something for everybody's taste. Excellent friendly service and delicious food.

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 21:12

Really nice interior, wonderful food for 3 adults and 2 older children and excellent polite service. It was very busy so we waited a little while for starters but well worth the wait and staff did apologise for the delay. Good value for home cooked food. Will certainly will go again soon.

1 review so far 5
23.02.2017 10:15

First time at the Hinds Head and the food was excellent. The reason for the 5 rating and not 6 was due to the excessively noisy atmosphere and the feeling that after being seated we were being rushed to order. Otherwise as previously stated food quality and portions were excellent value for money and will definately return.

1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 20:38

Our experience tonight was fantastic the best meal we've had out in a long time, great food great service We go out most weekends to eat but tonight's meal was exceptional,well done to all the team, looking forward to our next visit thanks again. Jean Grime

1 review so far 5
27.07.2017 07:17

Came here last night for my birthday meal with my parents and son. We absolutely loved it and will definitely be returning. The staff went out if there way to make sure we were happy and made the experience really nice. The food was to very high standards and the place itself is lovely. 5*

1 review so far 6
25.07.2017 17:27

We were made extremely welcome on entry nothing was to much trouble food hot, good to the eye, very, very tasty, soup delicious ( pea & bacon) would certainly go again & recommend it to all Thankyou to chefs & serving staff Jean Shaw

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 18:25

The food was on the whole delicious, the chef was a little heavy handed on the fish for the seafood platter for my liking, on the whole the service staff were excellent with the exception to a young lady heavily made up and she clearly did not want to be there

2 reviews so far 6
06.08.2017 21:13

Booked a table for 3.15 PM on Sunday. Our table was ready for 3.10 PM. We had the Sunday roast. Roast beef, yorkshire pudding and a good selection of fresh vegetables, all piping hot. Good food, good service and an excellent price.

1 review so far 5
28.03.2017 14:27

First visit today for lunch, the place was very busy with a good atmosphere, the staff where very friendly and our meals very well served and presented and best of all very tasty. Will visit again soon. Recommend new clients to book early as the restaurant soon fills up.

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 15:18

Absolutely brilliant food and service as usual ! A well needed meal after a great ladies at the races waiting for the grand national to start. Finished off with drinks in the sunshine in the fabulous beer garden Charlotte Heskin

1 review so far 6
31.05.2017 08:02

Absolutely outstanding as usual. Real hidden gem where the food is exceptional quality and the service is to match. Staff are well presented and take time to talk to you. Kevin and Adam are a credit to the industry.

1 review so far 4
10.03.2017 16:49

Very friendly staff! Food was excellent! Although the Caesar salad didn't have croutons or anchovies!! Maybe add them and charge accordingly? And we ordered sweets which don't arrive as they'd forgotten, but when they did arrive were delicious and we weren't charged for them!!!! All in all a enjoyable lunch! And we will be back 😊

1 review so far 5
12.07.2017 08:15

Food was excellent and very good value. Staff were attentive and regularly checked on us to ensure all was ok. The only negative point is that one of the waitresses was unfriendly & although she was good at her job she was very unwelcoming.

1 review so far 5
28.03.2017 17:10

pleasant surrounding good food and helpful friendly staff would advise booking for dinner and will pass this on to all my friends we were on our way to a Rugby match at Wigan and we worried about timing but all was good

1 review so far 5
24.06.2017 22:22

The food was nice but did take a while to come considering it was just a hot baguette. The wiring around the place seemed to be an afterthought being just tacked to the wall. The waitress did as necessary. Nice pub.

2 reviews so far 6
02.05.2017 15:59

Good food, cooked to order, and served by pleasant, attentive staff, at a reasonable price. Lunch for two, scampi, mushy peas and home made chips. Battered fish with mushy peas and home made chips.

1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 07:43

Fantastic!!! I will certainly be going again, can't recommend highly enough. Great food and service at a great price wow well done, best meal for ages. Well done Kevin, Adam and team.

1 review so far 5
13.08.2017 16:37

We were a party of four we all thought our meal was delicious on arrival we were shown to are table straight away Service was excellent from very friendly staff a nice meal enjoyed by all

2 reviews so far 6
28.03.2017 07:24

We dined at the Hinds Head on Mothers Day with a 6pm booking. The Food was excellent, service excellent with very attentive staff. Very enjoyable experience and would definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 18:33

Excellent food, and service all the staff are very efficient but friendly. There was entertainment on last night and the singer was fabulous. So a great night all round.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 21:35

I ordered garlic bread with cheese, seabass and sticky toffee pudding. All of the food excellent. Staff are very intentive. Me and my partner will be returning very soon.

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 09:57

Lovely warm atmosphere and lovely food will definitely return and also highly recommend to friends and family First class food and service and first class night !! 😀

1 review so far 6
11.03.2017 16:59

Great meal been there a few times now never fails to be good. Lovely place with open fire ,would definitely recommend to everyone. Staff very friendly and efficient.

1 review so far 6
11.07.2017 15:22

Went for lunch on a recommendation and very happy with it. Food very fresh and tadty and the service was excellent. Will definitely be returning for another meal.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 07:55

Amazing food, atmosphere & good range of drinks. Fantastic staff who where very helpful! I had the fillet steak which was gorgeous! Will definetly be returning very soon!!

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 16:31

Great place, great atmosphere, the food is delicious and well placed. This is going to be a regular eating place for Francesca and myself. See you soon 😀

1 review so far 6
07.07.2017 08:14

Fabulous meal . Staff brilliant. Would highly recommend this restaurant . Even though one of the party was late they didn't rush us to order or finish up.

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 07:24

Perfect location and perfect food with very friendly staff 10/10. I would recommend to anyone and I'll be visiting again. The beers and ales are surved to perfection

1 review so far 5
25.03.2017 17:21

Good food, lots of choice. The staff are very attentive and helpful. Whole place is immaculately clean throughout. I would definitely recommend for lunch. Book a table as it's very popular on weekends

1 review so far 6
13.07.2017 07:49

Excellent menu including breakfast menu. Great atmosphere with great staff who strive to offer great service. Love the beer garden with stunning views. Well worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
07.07.2017 23:10

Fantastic food. Excellent service with a smile. Super menu choice at reasonable prices Portion size plentiful. Lovely atmosphere. Spotlessly clean restaurant. A return visit beckons very soon.

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 21:12

Great food and relaxed ambiance ; the food was of a really high quality and service was excellent. Well worth getting out and visiting the Hinds Head

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 18:07

Beef excellent as always service spot on very good value for money. Would definitely recommend and the new menu is brill give this place a try .

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 22:19

First time of going there but will certainly go again. 5 of us in the party & everyone enjoyed their meal. It was in a pleasant surrounding.

1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 19:29

Another great meal. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Would recommend the white and black pudding stack starter and the roast beef was lovely.

2 reviews so far 6
11.03.2017 23:20

Great night celebrating our birthdays.staff very efficient.Food was excellent,had garlic mushrooms for starters followed by the sea bass which was delicious.Our first visit would certainly go again.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 08:21

this place never disappoints.......lovely meal,great service,not too overbearing and a great roaring fire to warm your cockles,i have been here many times and will be back again

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 09:16

Exceptional food as always, never disappointed.. service means your well looked after.. love the atmosphere.. thank you... I can highly recommend to all.. give it a try