The Fairway Inn is set in excellent grounds overlooking Birley Wood Golf course, with some of the best views around. Food is served every day and a carvery is available daily, too.
I visited the Fairway Inn on a busy Sunday afternoon and was greeted by the lovely Mya who showed me to my table. She was very friendly and polite and extremely bubbly. I then went to the bar and was served by the lovely Vickie who took my order and asked if I had any allergies or intolerances. She then brought my knife and fork to my table, as I forgot it whilst I was at the bar. I then went to the carvery station and was served by the friendly member of staff who I believe was called Ruby who was very kind and polite.
The food was amazing, a lot better than it was 6 months ago. It was cold and didn't taste very nice but this time it was all so tasty.
You can definitely tell it's under new management and the staff are a credit to you. I will be visiting again very soon.
Been turned down with three excuses on the same day. Manager not at all helpful. Won't be going anymore.
Heard a lot of senior chefs have left recently.
You can tell. Food not the usual standard and late coming out.
Staff on phones or disappearing up the stairs and slamming the doors.
What happened to the nice Polish couple? Never go for carvery now.
I go to the Fairways every Sunday with my wife for a carvery. We always enjoy our dinner.
I would like to thank Harry for his help.
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.
Visited for the first time in a year, Friday evening and one-hour wait. Don't mind waiting but most of our group wanted the variety so we all had it rather than wait.
The server himself was wearing a scruffy kitchen overall top, which put me about, but he was using utensils so we carried on.
The meat was delicious and cooked to perfection. However, it is the first time I have had cooked vegetables and the only thing that spoiled it was they were cold.
Majority of the staff bar/waiting were pleasant but the person who you set us was Cassie. Don't know what position she holds but it is not professional to talk about the kitchen staff and not at all friendly, but it will be another year before we go again.
As a restaurant, the Fairways can not be faulted. Their carvery is excellent, especially the beef, which is so tender you can cut it with a fork.
In previous years it was also a welcoming pub to meet up with friends for a drink. Not so now, as after 9PM when meals finish, drinkers are no longer so welcome, with drinkers hurried out so they can close early.
On a Sunday it is advisable to book, as it gets very busy for meals. If you just want a drink, expect to be asked to move if you are sat at a table.
Me and my mum go to Fairway every week for our carvery. The food is amazing and staff really friendly. Apart from today!
The so-called manager who was on, his name I think is Adam, told our waitress that she had to keep away from our table, as we chat and have fun when we go in. She is part of the reason we go in, as it's great to have fun friendly staff serving you and befriending you, making you want to go back.
I find this really insulting to us! She works really hard and doesn't ignore any of the other customers.
The company running the pub need to look at their managers and the managers customer service to the customers.
My family and I have visited the Fairway recently to sample the carvery and the additional menu. We were surprised at the low cost, for such delicious fayre!
The service was swift, and the staff were friendly. Phil and Kim have done a fabulous job of creating a warm welcome and great family atmosphere at the Fairway.
We will be visiting regularly to sample the offers and events advertised. We really enjoyed "Angie" singing on Tuesday (which she does every Tuesday 1PM - 4PM ) - everyone joined in, and had a great afternoon!
My friend and I went for a carvery and it was nearly cold. The staff were all friendly. It's a pub that you can have a good talk in, and you can hear yourself think
I would go again but have something off the menu instead, as then it might come.
Our party of 9 adults and three children had the Christmas Fayre Sunday lunch and I have to say the 3-course meal was fantastic.
Having had a carvery there previously, which has always been to the usual carvery standard, the starter and desert made this excellent value for money at only £8.50 per head, and free for under 5s.
The food was hot where it should have been, and portions very large. The staff were very polite and helpful and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone. We had a lovely relaxed meal and didn't feel any stress when the children felt the need to walk around a little. Many thanks to all.
Called for a carvery with 4 more people on Saturday 28th November 2009.
Service was very poor. The carvery was OK but we had to wait 25 minutes for our sweet. When it came it was nearly thrown on the table. The atmosphere was not good and there were not many people in the pub, which was not surprising.
The Fairway Inn pub on the Birley Estate was targeted by two robbers wielding baseball bats. A member of staff at the pub was threatened by the robbers, who demanded money, at around 8:45AM.
Police say that the robbers left the pub with a quantity of cash and the male staff member was not injured. Two men have been questioned and released on police bail pending further enquiries. One of the men arrested is aged 36 and lives locally. The other man is 39 years old and lives in Barnsley.