Food Served:
Tuesday – Friday 17:00 – 21:00
Saturday 12:00 – 21:00
Sunday Breakfast  9:00 – 11:30
Sunday Lunch 12:00 – 18:00

Call us to book a table
01744 28866

Email us

A friendly bar and restuarant where you can have a drink and grab some traditional English grub - simple classics, beautifully cooked.


The Dining Room

Sticky Wicket is forging a reputation for premium dining in a relaxed environment. All our food is prepared fresh and cooked with healthiness in mind.

To book a table call us on 01744 28866 or email

  • Thank you to all of the staff for helping to make our daughter's Christening party such a special day. 😀

    thumb Stephanie Quigley

    The staff are lovely and very helpful

    thumb June Anderson

    Attended the Sticky Wicket to celebrate my mum’s birthday. A great venue with excellent service by all staff, who were very attentive. Food was of a high standard and delicious. Wonderful presentation of all dishes. One waiter overheard we were celebrating a birthday and brought a candle for my mum and wished her happy birthday. Kept it discrete which please my mum. I would highly recommend the restaurant due to the relaxed atmosphere and friendly ambience.

    thumb Jenny Dixon

    Fab food and service today and reasonably priced

    thumb Si Randles
  • The food today was absolutely excellent. Salt and pepper chicken for starter and pate wrapped in Parma ham - absolutely delicious. My partner had the gammon and egg which he said was gorgeous and I had the turkey dinner which had everything you wanted and more. I did struggle to finish the dinner as it was quite a large portion and I’d already had a starter but the food quality was great. Can’t wait to eat here again, much better than your usual pub food.

    thumb Eloise Mair

    a great, modern and clean place. Great food, great service.

    thumb Carl Walshy Walsh

    Great food and service 👍🏼

    thumb Jenna Welsby

    Food was outstanding, walked in and never booked but they was happy to accommodate, pate starter was out of this world. Best fine dining in st.helens.

    thumb John Cavadino
  • 7 of us went to the Sticky Wicket tonight to celebrate my mum’s birthday. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great; very professional but also friendly and welcoming. We would absolutely recommend it and will definitely be back *****

    thumb Claire Powell

    5 star review  Food was amazing! Special mention to Adam the waiter -great service with a lovely smile !

    thumb Rebecca Thorne

    Lovely welcome and good service and good.

    thumb Joan Armstrong

    our 3rd time at Sticky Wicket and can't fault the service or the food.

    thumb Emma-Louise Ellis
  • Great friendly people and superb service

    thumb Alan Hodges

    5 star review  Just had mums 80th birthday meal here and what can I say such fabulous food,staff very friendly couldn't of asked for a better place to celebrate my beautiful mums birthday. Xxx A big thank you to u all .Will definitely be back very soon xxxxx

    thumb Linda Hough

    5 star review  Just had my mum's 80th surprise birthday meal,and what can i say.... Food was beautiful,staff was so friendly .. we would defo be going back.. Thank you so much.xxxxx

    thumb Doreene Kay

    5 star review  First time here food and service was absolutely amazing would definitely recommend a visit x

    thumb Joanne Walsh
  • 4 star review  Beef roast was lovely followed by sticky toffee pudding which was really good, we will be going again � only fault was needed more gravy maybe a gravy boat??

    thumb Vicky Greenall

    5 star review  It does what it says on the tin Fresh fresh fresh and so tasty ......beautiful presented. Friendly staff..and lovely and clean in nice surroundings .xxx thank you xxx

    thumb Pauline Fairhurst Stout

    5 star review  Absolutely fantastic service and food. Good value for money. All food was great, Sticky toffee pudding with custard, best I have had for a good while. Hats off to all the staff. Will certainly recommend and return.

    thumb Andy Verey

    5 star review  We happened upon the Sticky Wicket by chance to watch a soccer match and decided to stay for dinner. They did a fantastic job serving 15 kids and 20 adults. The food was delicious and the service was spot on. Well done and thanks for having us.

    thumb Kenneth Glantz
  • 5 star review  We've been meaning to try this place for a while now and we were not disappointed. The food and wine were first class with the Creme Brulee and Coconut Rice Pudding to die for. The service by Katrina was second to none and the atmosphere was extremely relaxed. We will be returning here very soon.

    thumb Julie Eden-Arnold

    5 star review  Easter Sunday lunch was gorgeous. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended. X

    thumb Deborah Jones

    5 star review  Delicious breakfast and very attentive staff! Will definitely be visiting again soon!

    thumb Lynsey Forshaw

    5 star review  Absolutely lovely meal last night. The food was amazing, good atmosphere, nice beer and great service. Can’t fault it and we’ll be back soon. I’d heartily recommend the BBQ Pig Board!!!!

    thumb Gavin Mitchell
  • 2 star review  Sorry but today wasn't one of your best, I understand you had an electrical issue but 11 of us all left disappointed with what we were served in a freezing dining room. Poor show today!

    thumb Ged Clough

    5 star review  Absolutely phenomenal food and service. I highly recommend the bar and restaurant to anyone. Best steak and fish in the area. Great choice of drinks loved the fact they sell Liverpool gin. Fabulous all round. Will be back for sure.

    thumb Evemarie Ross

    5 star review  Thought we'd check out the new midweek special Pie Night and we were not disappointed. Our party had the steak and ale and cheese and onion pies and they were lovely. Staff as always were very welcoming and attentive although clearly extremely busy and rushed off their feet. This didn't affect our evening though as we had excellent service once again. Nice change for my Thursday evening and excellent value for money ..... thanks for a lovely evening and we'll be back soon

    thumb Ron Clarke

    5 star review  Nice place to eat, we came to Sticky Wicket on Tuesday after the funeral of my father-in-law and the food was amazing will be coming here again that's for sure was a really nice day regardless of the circumstances, and I would highly recommend the piccalilli buffet was lovely. Thank you for making a sad but happy day that little bit better x

    thumb JoJo McLoughlin
  • 5 star review  We had a fantastic meal as part of a group of 40 celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary last Sunday. The food, service, room decoration and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic. The staff were really helpful and attentive with a big thank you owing to Katrina. We can't wait for our next visit.

    thumb Jacqueline Ford

    5 star review  First time we have visited last night. Food was gorgeous. Friendly attentive service. Think this has just become our favourite new place to eat out.

    thumb Heather Davies

    5 star review  Fabulous valentines night on Friday � Thanks so much for a perfect night, food was delicious, 5* to your chef xxx So loved the table decorations for Valentine’s Day �� xx

    thumb Liz Weston Smith

    5 star review  Came for tea tonight with my dad and son .. it was the valentines menu.. wow! The food is outstanding and the service was fantastic. Katrina made sure we where looked after she was brilliant. The chef came out to make sure everything was okay with our meals which was such a lovely touch. Will 100% be coming back again. Thank you xx

    thumb Melissa Sheffield
  • 5 star review  Had the Valentine's meal last night, all 3 courses was superb...could not fault anything at all. Compliments to the chef � We shall return asap!!

    thumb Tracey McKeegan

    5 star review  Valentine's evening....... We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last night, this was our first visit. The whole evening was wonderful, the food was amazing, beautifully presented and tasted fantastic, so much thought into each dish. Staff were lovely and it was a nice touch chef coming out to speak to guests. Thank you so much for a lovely evening. Looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommended xxx

    thumb Mandy Tracey

    5 star review  Valentines meal - first time trying this place to eat , would highly recommend. The food , staff and service was outstanding. Look forward to our next visit.

    thumb Michelle Bailey

    5 star review  Food and service excellent. Mushroom starter delicious and the porterhouse steak lovely as was the gammon. Staff very friendly and chef came out to see how our meals were, impressive and would definitely go again

    thumb Donna Edwards
  • 5 star review  Great Food And Drink Choice, Lovely decor, Friendly And Professional waitress and Plenty of space I would find it easy having a drinks menu as well as a food one

    thumb Lizzie Cain

    5 star review  We tried breakfast here a few weeks ago and went for an evening meal a couple of nights ago. On both occasions the service was great and the food was lovely. Would definitely recommend.

    thumb Gill Martindale

    5 star review  Went for Christmas dinner today and I can honestly say it’s the best I’ve ever had!! x

    thumb Catherine Langley

    5 star review  We were a party of 8 and looked after very well. Absolutely fantastic food - we were all happy with our food choices and will definitely be returning.

    thumb Julie Walne

The Bar

The adjoining bar at Sticky Wicket is perfect for a bite to eat with the full menu served. Whether you’re visiting for a stroll around the grounds, watching amateur sport or attending an event, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.

With the biggest back garden around, it’s a place for all ages. Laid back comfort and a welcome for everyone. Relax indoors and watch live sport on TV or enjoy the view across the cricket square.

For associations and clubs, the bar and adjoining Pavilion Room are available to use and our chef team can provide catering should you require.

Bar Opening Times

Monday to Friday 17:00-23:00
Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday 09:00 – 23:00


The Bar is also available for functions including parties, reunions and christenings. For more information visit our Celebrations page.

Live Sport

Since 1902 Ruskin Drive Sports Village has been the home of amateur sport in St Helens.
Football, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, rounders, tennis and bowls can all be seen at Ruskin.