My partner and I have visited this restaurant every two weeks for the last 12 months, we like Cleveleys and have tried other restaurants in the area, only to be left disappointed by most.
I personally wasn't over-struck with the place on my first visit, it was my first taste of a carvery anyway, I found the restaurant a little dark and I could hear two of the bar staff moaning about another member of staff, but in general I was satisfied with the food and the price was very very reasonable.
The more we visited, the more we liked the Tramway, I find the bar staff friendly and helpful and the carvery-servers are pleasant too, okay they sometimes look a little messy, but they are cutting meat up and bringing vegetables and gravy out all day.
If we have needed anything, then we have politely asked the staff and they are happy to help.
We have never had to wait long to be served, I think the longest amount of time we have waited was maybe 5/6 minutes, which isn't bad.
I have just read previous reviews and find it quite amusing how people can still complain when carveries are one of the cheapest meals in the current situation Some people are never happy though.
Luckily for us, we live 5 mins walk away from The Tramway so have ample opportunity to sample the delights of the carvery! The quality of the food has always been consistently high - as a fussy meat-eater, it always suprises me how much I enjoy the beef and turkey as I have been to expensive restaurants and eaten worse-cooked more gristly meat.
The selction of vegetables is brilliant - not too wide that you feel overfaced but more than enough to suit the tastes of adults and children alike. Caulifolwer cheese, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, peas, green beans, carrots, sweetcorn and an absolutely delicious thick rich gravy which you ladle out yourself - so feel free to drown the stuffing balls and yorkshire pudding in it!
What drives the price of your meal up is obviously the amount of drinks you have. Drinks are priced at normal pub prices and, although the bar staff are not the most efficient or well-organised, it does not detract from the value of the place.
Downsides to the Tramway are the peculiar, split-level layout which is not great for anyone with mobility problems. Certain areas are well lit and tables by the (smallish) windows are bright - but there are equally areas of darkness which are a problem for members of my family with visual impairments.
The music blasted over the speakers can, occasionally be overly loud - especailly if you are sat near the speakers, but a quick word with management usually sorts this out!
I've never been tempted to try food off the menu - although we have had some of the desserts which were standard pub fare and neither exceptional nor bad.
All in all, for a cheap meal in a very relaxed atmosphere, you cannot beat the Tramway carvery. Fantastic for families
Carvery exceptional value, always fresh. Choice of beef, turkey or gammon. Help yourself to a good choice of fresh vegetables. All the trimmings available eg yorkshires, stuffing sauces and gravy.Very busy so therefore food kept fresh.Highly recommended.
Food is ok, not fantastic. Veg is undercooked and mash potato is lumpy. Staff are the most miserable staff i have ever seen. Good venue with bad staff and average food
Staff are always allover the place, long waits for food to come, drinks bar can also be a lengthy process. Avoid unless you want the cheap carvery - the only good thing about this place.