Address: Preston Road, Charnock Richard,

Phone number: 01257 793724

Chorley Citizen review by Tyrone Marshall from October 5, 2007.

The Bowling Green is a quaint and picturesque pub, set in the rural outskirts of Chorley.

Having only recently moved to the area, we choose to eat here on the basis it was the only place we really knew, with my partner recalling stories of Sunday afternoons spent as a child in the pub's play park.

The pub has changed a bit since then, but is still a delightful place to eat and enjoy a quiet drink.

Its location means that one of the group really needs to drive, but it's well worth the trouble.

The farm-house style interior, complete with low beams, is beautifully designed and creates a wonderful homely, relaxing atmosphere.

For our meals I choose the pub classic, gammon, complete with chips and two fried eggs, while my partner choose the hunters chicken, with barbecue sauce, bacon and melted cheese.

We were eating late on a Saturday night, and the pub was very quiet, with very few people still eating, but the staff were still friendly and attentive.

The food is more expensive than many pub/restaurant combinations, but the atmosphere, service and style of the Bowling Green is excellent, while the food is also of a much higher standard than many pubs.

We chose pub classics that we have both had in other venues many times before and agreed that they were among the best we've tried. The portions are large and appetising.

The Bowling Green also offers an extensive wine list, as well as an excellent range of hand-pumped ales and beers, including Continental offerings such as Amstel and Staropramen, which are reasonably priced.

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