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The Waterside


We will close for refurbishment and a change of concept from Friday 31st October to Tuesday 9th December 2014. We will be reopening as a Toby Carvery

Garswood Old Road, East Lancs Road, St Helens, Merseyside  WA11 7LX View Map.

General Manager:

Phil Parry.

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Contact us

Tel. 01744 23333


pub opening times breakfast times main menu times
Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm
Monday - Friday 7am - 9am
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10am
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm

Whats New & Forthcoming

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Our Events

What's New & Forthcoming

Make this year an Our Family year.

What could be better than celebrating with your loved ones? Enjoying a meal from our great menu, a kids party, a light lunch and afternoon coffee? You can collect points on all of these. Our Family Club offers you and your family some fantastic advantages to enjoy together. Join today and make getting together even better.

Available at selected times.

Joining the Diamond Club, exclusively for the over 50's to gain access to specific meal offers. Simply present your Diamond Card whenever you purchase food. See the full list of other participating pubs at our official website.

About Us

The Waterside, as the name suggests, has a patio area overlooking a nine acr... Read more

About our venue

The Waterside, as the name suggests, has a patio area overlooking a nine acre lake in the Sankey Valley, probably having the best view in St Helens. The pub is located half way between Manchester and Liverpool, three miles from the M6 and Haydock Park, therefore attracting a lot of coach parties from these venues. Refurbished in Winter 2012 and originally built in 1991, this pub looks very much like two houses, occupying a prominent position on the corner of a busy junction, yet set back from the road. It is attractive to look at as we have hanging baskets and flower troughs with displays during the summertime and even the car park is surrounded by trees, not bleak as car parks tend to be. Although you can dine anywhere in the pub, full table service is offered in the restaurant. This is a very popular destination food house offering good food at reasonable prices, with friendly service in a welcoming atmosphere. There is a round the lake walk which takes about 1 hour 20 minutes enjoyed by many local ramblers before calling in for a meal or a drink. Other clientele include National Powerboat and Fishing Association members. Having tried us once you're sure to come back for more, so see you soon!

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Our Food & Menus

We're proud to serve the very best of British meats from our Carvery. All of... Read more

Great British Carvery food

We're proud to serve the very best of British meats from our Carvery. All of our joints are sourced from British Red Tractor Assured farms. Our Carvery selection changes daily and today’s roasted joints will be a selection from the following:

Matured Saxon beef - Norfolk turkey - Stuffed belly pork - Outdoor bred gammon - West Country shoulder of lamb - Plus Our homemade pie of the day

All served with a homemade Yorkshire pudding, chipolata sausage and stuffing, accompanied by your choice of freshly prepared vegetables and topped off with our roast onion (v) or roast meat gravy. Don't forget to help yourself to our selection of condiments.

Monday to Saturday £5.95. Sunday £7.95.

If you do not fancy a Carvery meal our Table menu has a comprehensive range of the best pub food dishes.

Breakfast Times

Monday - Friday 7am - 9am
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10am

Main Menu Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm

Carvery Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 9pm
Sunday 12noon - 8pm


Table bookings are taken


Main Menu.

Food Promotions:

Go Large for 1.50

Go Large for an extra £1.50.
Upgrade to a larger Carvery portion for an extra £1.50. For this you are entitled to extra meat, an extra Yorkshire pudding, an extra chipolata and an extra stuffing ball.

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Have a Function with Us

We can cater for private parties, weddings, christenings, funerals etc for u... Read more

Have a Party


We can cater for private parties, weddings, christenings, funerals etc for up to 55 people. Buffets can be provided please ring to discuss your requirements.

Our Drinks

We have an excellent selection of the best drinks on draught, wines and spirits.... Read more

Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Carling, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Boddingtons Draughtflow, Guinness, Guinness Extra Cold & Somersby Cider

Real Ale

Greene King IPA (3.6% ABV)

Other Drinks

Range of Wines, Tea & Segafredo Zanetti Coffee

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Sport & Entertainment

Come in and watch some sport or take part in our entertainment nights.... Read more

Our Entertainment

Every Other Friday

From the first Friday of the month alternate Fridays we have a Tribute Act performing.

Sky Sports 3D TV HD TV

Big Screen, 3 TV Screens.


  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Decked Area to the front of the pub with heating
  • Patio Area with lighting
  • Very Large Car Park


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome outside on a lead
  • Coach Parties Welcome preferably by appointment
  • ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted

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