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Unicorn Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street | Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW, England
+44 113 440 5463
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 16:30
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 11:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Foxwood Guest House for 1 night, so we were able to walk to this pub for our evening meal on the Saturday night (26th Nov). It was recommended by a member of staff at the Foxwood, who warned us that the portions of food could be massive, and the TA reviews were very good. We arrived... More 

Thank Colin B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a meal the food is all home made the staff are friendly and a good price too I'm deffo going back again next time I stay in Wakefield I would recommend it to anyone if you love home cooked food and the plus side you get to sit next to a real flame fire too

Thank Joanne S
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My local pub and can't recommend enough. Great friendly staff, good beer and great home cooked food. We come at least once a week for a meal and love it here.

Thank Jemstar09
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Unicorn was recommended to us by some friends - we were pleased they did. The Unicorn is lovely. The staff are so friendly and the food is excellent. There are so many dishes to choose from. We are now regular visitors for our evening meal - two pints and two meals all for under £20.00. The dining room is... More 

1 Thank ElainefromLeeds
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect traditional pub. Really friendly staff and great food. Glad I was staying in the B&B down the road. The menu has a great selection of proper pub food. The steak and ale pie and beef bourginon were spot on.

1 Thank Chris S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The best Sunday lunch you will have in Yorkshire I go every week and never get fed up of it old school pub all local produce make sure you book a table it gets busy.

Thank Keith S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I stayed in the nearby Foxwood Guest House and they advise going here and a 4 minute walk. It has Real Ale on (4 on when I called in on a Tuesday night) and a good selection of hearty meals. The beer quality was good and I would score highly and the food was excellent very tasty, hot and hearty... More 

Thank GarySleigh
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying for one night in a hotel a few miles away and after checking Trip Advisor decided the Unicorn Inn seemed perfect for us. We were right. An independent pub which uses local produce and we were told that the chef even drove to Hull to get the best fish. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, the... More 

Thank Andrew S
Chorley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A lovely cosy little pub.Food was exellent and staff friendly would definetly reccomend they had entertainment too open mic nightand very large portiobs of food.

Thank munrokatie273
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We went here once before and we went back again because the food is the best food we had in a pub. The pub food is the big reason we keep going back and also the service is fabulous could ask for more.

Thank LizzyTurner1994

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 24
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 11:30
16:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +44 113 440 5463
The Unicorn, much like it's namesake, is a mythical beast. A traditional small country pub with open fires and no ties to a brewery so the real ales are constantly changing. We're all about loc'ale' talent and always try to use the local microbreweries such as Five Towns, Great Newsome and the popular Hamelsworde for either cask or bottled ale.
Our food is traditional and well executed with generous portions. We have real chips and most dishes are cooked to order, so don't expect fast food but do expect quality and quantity. We have traditional desserts like rhubarb crumble, chocolate fudge cakes etc. And recently our homemade cheesecakes, made with an ever changing selection of popular chocolate bars, are becoming quite popular, so much so we now offer a full cheesecakes as a pre order service - examples are - malteser, crunchie, ripple, ginger biscuit and chocolate, apple crumble, fresh strawberry and flake or anything you can suggest!
The pub is also quite well known for it's music ties, we have a regular open mic night (1st and 3rd Sat of the month) which is second to none on the welcoming and encouraging atmosphere we have going, expect a full pub if you choose to join us! It is slowly becoming a tradition that we hold a yearly event known as Rhubarbfest, in which the village main street is closed, a rhubarb truck is set up in the car park for live bands, attractions and rides at the front of the pub and great barbecued food served all day. This year it will be on 25/5/14.
Chris and Sarah and all the staff welcome you and any feedback you may have

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