Fairways Inn Restaurant
9 Birley Lane
Telephone: 0114 2653692
English / Pub Restaurant
The Fairways Inn looks out over Birley Wood Golf Course and is in an idyllic location for a relaxing afternoon carvery or evening meal.
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Mrs Booth -
Me and my partner came in today. I ordered prawn cocktail; really nice. My partner ordered fish pie. It took 40 minutes to arrive and it was cold. My partner sent it back and told them to put it in microwave to heat it. He has been in hospitality for 20 years so he knows how things should be.
Was very disappointed; visit the Fairways often.
Carole Bradbury -
We love it here; our favourite eating place. Called in today, 7th of January 2020 for a carvery. Firstly, noticed the Yorkshire puddings didn't look very appealing; was so flat. The gravy pan was nearly empty and the food was only lukewarm.
But did read the note that all the staff was been treated to a night out for all their hard work over Xmas. So well deserved, all of you. But hope the food is better on our next visit.
Anne Barnes -
Had carveries at several places but Fairways Inn is the best. Not just the food but prices as well. Really recommend this place.
Pauline Dwyer -
Not been here for ages but really disappointed. Food overcooked, and long wait at the bar. Notice on table to say we could only stay for 2 hours, which would normally be enough, but being understaffed we only had enough time to order meals and a drink. Shocking service today and kids went without dessert because of queue!
M Kearns -
Went into the Fairways on Wednesday 20th February 2019. What can I say? The landlady stood behind the bar drinking coffee. One person serving. Had to wait a while for drink and food order. She was telling someone the week before she got five stars. Obviously not on her serving, as people were waiting while she stood drinking her drink.
The carvery was lukewarm. Was given the end bit of turkey, very hard. Only a few roast potatoes left. Would have had to wait for fresh to come out.
There was a party of about 50 OAPs in the top area and the main bar was full. One person serving this amount of people is bad management, especially when management was behind the bar and ignoring serving people. Not what I would expect in a busy bar.
It will be a long time before I return. It would only get 1 star and that was because of the young girl behind the bar who was trying her best to serve everyone.
Today we called in at the Fairways after many years of being away, for lunch.
The decor inside is looking somewhat dated and generally is a little drab, which is a first impression that customers get.
Onto the menu. We opted for the carvery. Unfortunately the meal was warm at best and not very ecstatic to look at nor appetising to eat. The roast potatoes are warm, similar story with the meat. Vegetables were cold.
This establishment has set standards at one particular clientele, so if you want mediocre, lukewarm food, poorly prepared and overpriced, this is a place for you.
On a positive note, they managed to microwave the fudge cake and provide one scoop of ice cream to a reasonable standard.
The only plus, it was a nice pint and staff were pleasant.
In conclusion: avoid.
Les Morton -
Well what can I say about Jeanette and her team? Chef Claire, servers Sam & Caitlin. A colleague and I were looking for somewhere to hold our association Christmas lunch for a small group of us Sheffield military veterans. We visited the Fairways to ask if they would be prepared to host our event and they from the off were only too happy to assist.
We turned up last night, Saturday 15/12/2018, about 30 of us and I was pleasantly surprised to see tables set out with Christmas crackers etc... in a relatively private area set out for us, when all we expected was a few tables set aside. After all we did only pay £12 per head.
Claire the Chef cooked and provided us with plenty of food and good quality, too. Let me tell you over the years I have eaten Christmas lunch at some of Sheffield's (so-called) top restaurants and paid a lot of money for it and some have not come anywhere close to the meal we had last night. Jeanette the manager came across to speak to us, keen to ensure we enjoyed our evening. Sam and Caitlin our servers couldn't do enough. Their manners were impeccable and anything extra we needed was delivered in a timely fashion with a smile. Everyone commented how much they enjoyed the venue and the food. There were no mix-ups with orders, as often happens at other places when they have so many meals to prepare. I have found a new restaurant to me and even though I don't live locally I will make it a regular place to visit with family and friends.
Thank you again Jeanette, Claire, Sam & Caitlin for making us feel welcome and providing fantastic service.
Pamela Gray -
Ordered meal, when it came it was wrong. Then steak arrived. Asked for medium rare, when it came it looked like a piece of coal, more than well done. Last four times been to Fairways were always poor. Won't be back again. Crap.
Thanks to all at The Fairways for making our multi-family Christmas festive party so enjoyable. Great food and warm, friendly staff. Special mention to Sam for being so nice and considerate when changes had to be made before the event.
I will be back with friends next week and highly likely we will be back as a large family group soon.
Gary Hague -
Thanks for providing a great venue for my daughter's wedding. DJ and food was brilliant. The function room bar was well-manned and staff were great. Room was private just for function. Would recommend.
Mr & Mrs Seville -
The new gluten-free menu is the best I've seen from a chain pub menu. So much choice. Well done.
Reasonably priced food and enjoyed going to this pub on many occasions in the past. However, we were told that we could use the function room recently and then on the day the staff changed their minds and we were put in the worst possible place in the pub for a large party (30 of us).
Very dismayed with the service. So be warned - if you go and if you receive bad service then complain at the time because we have complained afterwards and not even had recognition of our letter.
Christmas dinner - this was a glorified carvery at an over-inflated price.
The sprouts were overcooked & the darkest green I have ever seen. The meat, you could only have what they put on your plate, only one Yorkshire pud (very small frozen type), and one small sausage with no bacon on them. Some of the starters were still frozen in middle. The best bit was the trifle.
The room we were in was overcrowded.
P Johnson -
Booked the function room for my dad's wake. Booked the room for 2PM, but when we arrived no one knew what was happening. The room wasn't ready, but they let us in anyway. There were no tea or coffee facilities, despite being ordered. They eventually brought tea and coffee in after having to ask for it. There weren't enough saucers for the cups, so we were given tea plates. Had to ask for the food to be served.
There was one waitress working in the room, who was also expected to work in the carvery as well. She worked so hard to make things better.
When I complained about the standard of service all we received was a standard email response.
Will never go to this restaurant again.
Colleen Ball -
I love going out for a meal at Fairways. Great value for money, and carvery is amazing. We had our wedding reception here on Friday 13th May, too. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Service is fantastic.
Philip Deffley -
Just been for Fathers Day. The desserts were horrendous. Need I say more. I didn't have a carvery but the main meal was OK. I suppose.
Kathleen Nuttall -
We go for a carvery every week. But on the last visit, Tuesday 19/01/2016, admittedly we were early, arrived at 4:15PM and all the food was covered as if no one had been since lunchtime. And the food was lukewarm. All the veg wasn't hot. I'm thinking if I was a food inspector they would have problems, but fortunately I'mm not one to complain, although I did tell the bar staff.
I go on a Sunday for a carvery. Always great food and service. Will continue to go. Never had a bad meal or service there. Worth going.
Pam Gray -
Went for a carvery with my family and friends for my 50th and my granddaughter's birthday. Had a lovely meal, which was made even more special when our cake was fetched by Donna and Lewis, all lit up. It was lovely, they even gave us the plates and a knife.
Would just like to say thank you for being so lovely. Lewis served us at the bar with a smile and Donna ran about after us, it was a brilliant evening.
Mr & Mrs Owen -
We have been going for carvery. Found the food good in the past. Went today, had children's enchiladas for a change. Cost £7.90 with a mound of wedges i.e. 4 and 4 tiny pieces of chicken. Put in a complaint before leaving for some fish & chips. Won't be going there no more.
Janet Shaw -
Our party of eight adults came to your restaurant Sunday in September.
Despite being lunchtime and very busy, the queue for the carvery soon went down. Two of our party had something off the menu it took only 10 minutes to arrive. All our plates were empty, and I think that says it all.
I was warned when I booked my tables how busy it gets, but they still had our meals on time.
Only I come for lunch every Thursday once a month. Lovely food and good, attentive staff, is all you need. I look forward to my next visit.
Taylo Ringrose -
Trying to book for father's day, what a nightmare. First told they are only taking bookings for 12PM or 5PM, both strange times. First one is practically breakfast, the other too late.
Then I decided to book for 3 people, only to be told that they won't take a booking for under 5 people.
Customer service not good, won't bother at all.
Tracey Dunworth -
I get a bit nervous and anxious when going to new places, but I have to say that my visit here was excellent. I went for lunch with my Aunty, who visits regularly.
I felt so welcome and a very warm friendly atmosphere upon entering. This place is a good size, with added quite areas. Very clean and well-maintained. The ladies are a good size and are keep excellently clean, which is quite a rare find these days.
I had a vegetarian meal, which was made to order and didn't wait long before a kind young man, who had offered me a complimentary drink whist waiting for my order, came again to tell me as soon as it was made. I then added the vegetables, which was a very good generous portion, along with gravy and sat to have my meal. It was served hot and could tell it was all fresh. I totally enjoyed it.
I will definitely be visiting again and would highly recommend it.
Paul Rogerson -
I have used this restaurant for several years and it is good, decent, cheap pub food. The service is good, food is good and have enjoyed many meals over the years.
As a family we have also used the function room, which is reasonably priced, and suitable for birthdays, christenings & wakes. We have had special birthdays and 2 christenings and they have prepared well and provided a good venue.
Final comment, you can't please everyone - but this is a good local, family, child-friendly British Pub. My score 5/5.
Helen Walker -
Just want to warn that I know we have come to not expect a lot from carvery chain pubs! But expect even less from this place since the previous manager left (cleaned it up and sorted it out). Now it is beyond poor standard again. Young staff whom are inexperienced, bar staff whom would suffer pain to smile. Cold food and inadequate portions (obviously trying to stretch the food prepped).
Its only plus was a young waitress whose name I think was Helena or Eleanor, through every request and complaint this young lady smiled and was pleasant. Her total effort all evening embarrassed the rest of the staff, she was very embarrassed when I asked for her name but in the society of today praise where praise is due. Pull your socks up!
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