The Lawrence

26-28 Church St, Padiham BB12 8HG
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 26-28 Church St, Padiham BB12 8HG
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01282771804
  • Features: Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip,

Photos

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Events & Special Hours

Valentines night
Feb. 11, 2023 Dinner 16:30 - 9:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Dinner 18:00 - 20:00
Afternoon Tea 13:00 - 16:00
Friday
Lunch 13:00 - 17:30
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Afternoon Tea 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Lunch 13:00 - 18:00
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Afternoon Tea 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday
Sunday lunch 13:00 - 18:30
Afternoon Tea 13:00 - 16:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 384 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 18, 2023
Joanne L.
Lovely food in a great atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 18, 2023
Steve M.
Excellent experience all round. Great staff, very attentive. This place is a hidden gem. *****

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 27, 2022
Jennifer A.
Absolutely loved our Christmas Eve meal. The food was amazing, especially the lamb shank.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 24, 2022
Denise K.
Fabulous Xmas Afternoon Tea - really enjoyed everything about it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2022
Lorna C.
Very good food and excellent service. My only comment would be that the food was a little slow to the table. It didn’t bother us as we we were talking and the gap between the main and dessert was welcomed. However, if you are in a bit of a hurry this may not be what you need. Will definitely be returning at some point soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2022
Terence S.
A very high quality afternoon tea beautifully presented. Service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would not hesitate to recommend or return again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2022
Louise B.
Our first visit here and it didn’t disappoint. Great food, venue and atmosphere. Will definitely be back ⭐️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2022
László B.
It's a really special place with cosy atmosphere, kind staff, excellent food and service. It feels like you would have gone back to the age when the customer was king. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2022
Claire R.
Excellent as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2022
Denise S.
Everything was perfect thank you, food delicious and the staff were wonderful! Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2022
Katie C.
Lovely afternoon tea. Perfect sandwiches and amazing scones. Great service and staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2022
Elsa H.
Absolutely beautiful Sunday roast! We will definitely be back - a little gem of a place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2022
Karen C.
New chef, new menu. Excellent food went Thursday special night £15 for 2 courses each. Brilliant value. Chef came out to discuss the food, really good to see he wanted to know re new dishes and genuinely interested in our comments. Would definitely return and recommend this restaurant. Beautifully decorated

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2022
Mary M.
First visit but not the last!! Been a long time since I felt I had a meal for 2....usually the tables are so close you have no privacy. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2022
Paul W.
The Food. service wos excellent value for money.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2022
Paul S.
Great food and a lovely ambiance. First time I have been in a restaurant where every song on the background track was in my personal favourite list. A real gem of a place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2022
Kim N.
The staff were all welcoming , friendly and polite. The service was spot on. The food was lovely. The decor is quirky and really cheerful. Can't fault the experience really. Would definitely visit again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 21, 2022
Paul G.
Excellent food and service and very reasonably priced

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2022
Martine M.
Absolutely 100% service, value for money. The service was efficient yet professional, especially Emily, our server. The Lawrence should be very proud to have Emily as part of their family.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 04, 2022
Judith W.
As always a wonderful Sunday Afternoon Tea. Thank you xxx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 02, 2022
David S.
Will be back definitely

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2022
Nigel F.
Fabulous meal staff excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 24, 2022
Sarah H.
Love this small and beautiful place. The staff, ambiance and food are just spot on for a great evening out. A rare find anywhere and unexpected in the area. Thank you for another great time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2022
Stuart M.
We really enjoyed the evening and have booked again. The service and food was excellent and made our experience amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 20, 2022
Linda J.
Was my second time having afternoon tea and again was a lovely experience. The food was excellent and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Would recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 07, 2022
Trish H.
Another Enjoyable visit to The Lawrence

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2022
Karen C.
Loved it. The second time we have been. Looking forward to our next meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 18, 2022
Mackenzie R.
Mike, Claire and Josh made us so welcome. The Lawrence is a gorgeous and you can tell that everyone takes great pride in keeping it this way. The food choice we had on a Thursday £30 deal was impressive, even though we just went for the JFK burgers - and peri peri fries very tasty, would recommend. 5 Star with Hettie being an added delight.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
Ged H.
All very enjoyable will book again next year could not fault anything thankyou

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 13, 2021
Ian S.
We had the Sunday lunch and it was delicious the sirloin beef was really tender. The service was great

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 27, 2021
Ainsley C.
Great jewel in Padiham, host first class and the food at lunchtime very good. Would highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2021
Pat M.
The whole experience was perfectly perfect in every way. Our Granddaughter Maddie is in Mary Poppins west end Jane Banks. That sums up our all experience. Why could we not give 10?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Kevin F.
All ways a joy to eat here Never been disappointed

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2021
Tracy P.
Couldn’t fault anything. Amazing afternoon tea.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2021
Anthony s.
Superb service and food as always

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2021
Trish H.
I have been going to The Lawrence Hotel since 2018. You are always made to feel welcome very courteous and friendly. Have never experienced any problems food is excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2021
Joanne A.
Lovely venue and delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2021
Gemma H.
Our first family meal out in several months, everything was spot on. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere, beautiful set up, delicious food as always. The best roast lamb dinner!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2021
Nicola B.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meals on the terrace outside last weekend. We had Bury Burgers followed by Brownies and Parfait. Top notch food, beautifully presented and great customer service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2021
Vee H.
We loved the decor as well as the delicious food. The servings were not over facing or inadequate - just right! We'll definitely be returning for another marvellous evening and so will our friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2021
Natalie H.
This was our first visit to The Lawrence having recently moved our business into the town and I must say we were very pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and really excellent service. Highly recommend the sticky toffee pud! Thank you to Michael for making us feel so welcome.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2021
Jacqueline T.
Excellent little bistro, well worth the visit, we will definitely be going again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2021
Becky L.
Not one to usually give 10/10 for everything but the service, drinks and food were all top quality. The burgers were absolutely insane!! Raffy who was serving us was so lovely and attentive as well and the assistant manager who’s name I’ve gone blank on, he was so lovely and polite, even recommended a few things on the menu to us. Keep up the good work!

Overall: 10/10
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May 03, 2021
Jonathan R.
Great place to eat although outside due to the current restrictions we enjoyed our time here. Not over priced with good selection for any palette.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2022
Rachel B.
Thanks, we had a lovely meal.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Will W.
I ordered an afternoon tea for my grandparent's anniversary, and the food was amazing. We did have some sour clotted cream; however, they were quick to amend this. The service was great, and we will definitely return in the future! Highly recommended.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 18, 2022
Ian T.
Lovely place, will return

Overall: 9/10
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Jul 09, 2022
Stephen B.
A lovely relaxed meal that was well presented and we were made to feel extremely welcome.
Business Response:
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you back at the Lawrence soon

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Apr 03, 2022
Zara H.
Really lovely hotel! Beautiful decor and really friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious and the cocktails were amazing! My partner had ordered an old fashioned cocktail which is difficult to do well, but the young gent who served us did it perfectly! Would definitely stay here again

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 13, 2021
Anthony T.
Lovely relaxed environment. Plan to return soonish