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Cromwell's Cafe

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1 Mauds Yard, Pontefract WF8 1AQ, England
+44 1977 702702
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant cafe ; just a bit crowded but then it's obviously popular . Had a good lunch there yesterday and almost couldn't do justice to the Yorkshire portions . My 'ploughman's' was tasty and had a number of different ingredients . The glass of wine was very reasonably priced . Friendly , efficient service .Get there promptly if you want... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small local cafe hidden away down a side alley from main pedestrian zone is a treat to visit. Very period décor with great food served by great staff. I would highly recommend a breakfast there or a cuppa with a piece of one of there many excellent cakes.

Thank Neil G
Michael P, Owner at Cromwell's Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks Neil Glad you enjoyed your visit hope to see you again soon More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I'd been told about this place from a friend so decided to give it a go and definitely wasn't disappointed. I took my mum for lunch yesterday, I had steak from the specials board, which was cooked perfectly, and my mother had the chicken pie which again was lovely (she couldn't finish it so I made sure nothing went to... More 

2 Thank Rob B
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Cromwells is a favourite for me and my friends. The service is fantastic, the staff are so friendly you get a real family feel and the food is TO DIE FOR. Real hearty, classic meals offered with generous portions for a very good price. The locals around Pontefract love the cafe, make sure you check out the afternoon tea! See... More 

1 Thank alicemace
Ascot, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Such a shame to post such a negative review! This place should carry a health warning and maybe even have bouncers on the door to protect customers from the staff!! Dare to complain and feel the wrath of the staff and the manager. For almost 30 Years we have special memories of this popular cafe. However following a family get... More 

4 Thank MRBespokeUK
Michael P, Guest Relations Manager at Cromwell's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you both for your feedback, however unfortunately none of the above is true representation of what took place. I have become aware of your personal vendetta against a waitress in which you both name but none of the staff wear name badges so this is an example of you having other issues with the said member of staff. May... More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Friendly staff who take good care of the customers. As I was trying to control weight had a light lunch of Smoked Mackerel and Salad washed down with a good pot of tea complete with a jug of hot water to top it up. Followed this with an enjoyable dessert with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Staff were attentive but... More 

2 Thank ferrybridge47c
Pontefract West Yorkshire
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My friend treated me to morning coffee today at Cromwell's.Large selection of teas and coffees we had an Earl Grey and a Latte.Lovely menu with so much choice.As it was early I had a breakfast baguette with bacon egg and smoked cheese.It was delicious and extremely good value for money.I prefer eating upstairs as downstairs can be noisy with the... More 

Thank susan p
Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I have never visited this place and before and it is tucked away down a little alley, but well worth the search. The place is warm,cosy and the waiting staff were so friendly. The menu was interesting and it also served wine! what more could you ask for. Plan to take my parents, and guarantee that i shall be back.

1 Thank Jueal
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

On a busy Saturday lunch on a whim and needing cheering up we took a slight detour off the main street to this little cafe, and were very pleasantly surprised. A lovely welcome from friendly, smiling staff brightened our spirits immediately. The atmosphere, though busy, was of a friendly local where everyone smiled, staff and customers alike. The menu offered... More 

Thank Sarah C
London, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here for a coffee with a friend. The coffee was nice and the cake I had was reasonable, although nothing special (I'm not sure it was homemade, although I could be mistaken). Traditional little place in a traditional building with good service and reasonable prices.

1 Thank 0908267

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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 3 - USD 15
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Mauds Yard, Pontefract WF8 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Pontefract
  • Phone Number: +44 1977 702702

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?