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Heath Common, Wakefield, England
01924-37-75-27
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
getting back on form

went today for a light lunch food was great, the last year i must admit to being very let down and dissapointed with the kings arms, before this it was our very favourite foody pub, we felt so diassapointed when the new managers came in after trying the food four or five times we cancelled our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Robert D
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Superb food and service, not to mention fantastic beers from Ossett Brewery. My favourite pub. I would fully recommend this great place

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

went today for a light lunch food was great, the last year i must admit to being very let down and dissapointed with the kings arms, before this it was our very favourite foody pub, we felt so diassapointed when the new managers came in after trying the food four or five times we cancelled our silver wedding anniversay bash... More 

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Castleford, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Away from the hussle n bussle of town. Relaxed atmosphere. Great food and drink. Pleasant staff. Would definitely visit again

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This used to be a fantastic pub with great atmosphere, beer and food. As a local businessman, I have regularly taken foreign visitors here as it is an amazing building that has previously matched the surroundings with great food and excellent service. I believe the management changed some 7 weeks ago and I can only report that this has not... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lovely ales but not food unfortunately. Ordered steak and ale pie and sausages and mash for £21 and paid upfront, which makes complaining a little more awkward because you're asking for a refund target than saying you don't think you should pay for something at the end... The pie was enormous and very good, as were the chips that came... More 

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Pontefract, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After giving this pub 5*'s for a brilliant lunch I was so sad when I was invited to a shared meal for 9 in the Gaslight Restaurant and it was a very expensive disaster! Even worse - I used their "Contact Us" page to get a reply and they didn't answer! So - only go at lunchtime and make sure... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a pub of great charm and character in a very pleasant setting and serving good real ale. We visited on Saturday evening, 4 adults and 3 children, and after ordering a round of drinks we asked about a table, only to be told there were no more orders. We were both surprised and disappointed as it was only... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited twice and the service was incredibly slow. The Manager did come out and apologise and offered a free coffee and desert which was kind. With us having children in our party they couldn't wait that long and were irritable and grumpy and we had to leave. Even though the food was great some people had finished theirs and other... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My friend and I met for lunch, as we were both driving we were unable to sample the cask ales or cider so we had soft drinks. We both opted for the 'seniors' menu I chose the pate for starter followed by the Gruyere cheese quiche with salad and chunky chips, my friend chose the soup of the day followed... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

the welcome was dire, not a smile all lunch,the food was very poor, (table D hote menu £15) I had prawns in filo pastry to start which was just about passable, followed by steak and ale pie which tasted like the old type tinned stewed steak topped with a pastry that had a texture of cardboard and over cooked hand... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heath Common, Wakefield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: 01924-37-75-27

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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