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Penleys Cafe and Bistro

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Wilco 2010 Limited | 5 - 6 Trinity Church Square Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ, England
+44 1969 623909
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 15
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
multi-tasking at its best!

Hats off to the young lady (Tania I believe) who clearly knows her stuff. Organising and guiding staff whilst managing to serve diners with professionalism and a smile! This place was struggling before, so much so that we very nearly stopped going. Keep hold of this one please proprietors!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Ben C
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fantastic food with really nice service. The restaurant is under new management and is clearly on the road to being the place to eat in Leyburn. Food took a little while to arrive but was well worth the wait as was quality food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The place was lovely, well worth a visit if you are in Richmond. It was busy, but the staff managed to keep a smile on their faces and kept pace with the demand. Compliments to the chef, the food that was cooked was delicious. We will certainly be going to Penleys again.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I visited here with my son on a quiet Friday afternoon around 4pm, we ordered a tea, a cappuccino and a slice of cake. The problems began at the till when an inexperienced member of staff with little support had trouble ringing through the charity cake, she asked for help from her colleague that was on her break, who seemed... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

A day out in leyburn is not complete without the visit to Penleys for lunch. I love everything in this place from the pretty decor, the happy staff and of course the food!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Hats off to the young lady (Tania I believe) who clearly knows her stuff. Organising and guiding staff whilst managing to serve diners with professionalism and a smile! This place was struggling before, so much so that we very nearly stopped going. Keep hold of this one please proprietors!!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Pre booed and pre ordered for 6 for valentines evening First all the 3 courses were served together however I have to comment on the following Starters all well presented but risotto only Luke warm Mains again all well presented apart from one which was served on a very cold plate and food Luke warm.Sent back for plate and food... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After visiting the Leyburn Penleys and really enjoying it I thought I'd try the Richmond one. Bad mistake. It was on a Sunday and quite busy, there were plenty of staff who were all working hard however the place felt grubby and looked like it needed a good deep clean. I ordered a couple of paninis and hot drinks -... More 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Good straightforward cafe with food . I didn't have a meal but did enjoy my coffee and the excellent wifi here . Leyburn apparently / allegedly has free wifi available in the town centre ......... don't hold your breath!!! Penleys comes into its own here ,it has great wifi and its coffee and food are worth a visit too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the yorkshire dales and came across penleys whilst having a walk around Leyburn. Excellent place, great coffee, lovely staff, places did look a little tatty and dirty! But would not put us off from coming back!! Had lovely fresh soup and excellent sandwiches, great choice and not overpriced.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I ate here with a group of friends the other night. The friend who had booked it had eaten here before and been impressed so we were optimistic of a good meal. The starter was fine but when my main course arrived, it was cold (served on a cold plate. Basic error) so I sent it back. They heated it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wilco 2010 Limited | 5 - 6 Trinity Church Square Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 623909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 22
  • Cuisine: English

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