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“Not as good as expected” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Brewers Fayre Old Brickworks

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Brewers Fayre Old Brickworks
Wakefield Road | Premier Inn Leeds / Bradford - South, Drighlington BD11 1EA, England
01132 879132
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Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Not as good as expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We booked my niece's 6th birthday party here so her friends could enjoy the play area, face-painting, party food and cake that was offered with the £7.99 per child price tag. To me that's a reasonable price for everything you get in with it, but it just wasn't up to standard at all.
The room itself was really cold and dark when we arrived first of all. After that, the face painter (who turned out to be the manager) didn't come in for a while. For a party of 17 children who only get 2 hours to play they were cutting it fine. By the time they brought the food in (cheese sandwiches, chips, nuggets etc), only 2 kids had had their faces done.
When the children had eaten, it was left to myself and my sister to clean up. The food plates and trays were all piled up everywhere. Bearing in mind the price includes staff members to do all this themselves, I thought it was pretty poor service. By the time the kids got their desserts there was only 40 minutes left of the party to go, plus the kids got bored waiting and went off to play again. The dessert, when it came (and we had herded all the kids down from the play gym again) was one small scoop of vanilla ice cream with no toppings or anything, just one plain scoop. When they brought the cake in there was less than 10 minutes to go before we had to leave as our time was up. Eventually my sister found the manager who did knock some money off the price, which was good, but the standard of service was shoddy really.
They did manage to get the other children's faces painted in the end, once another girl had joined in and rushed to get through them all.
All in all I really expected to have a hassle free time given that we were paying quite a bit to keep the hassle out of it, but that wasn't what we got. The manager was lovely and sorted it out, but the other members of staff weren't so helpful and didn't really know what to do.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
North West England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The staff were pleasant & helpful, the food enjoyable, the price reasonable. Everything a restaurant of this type should be. They proved that, even in a chain such as Brewers Fayre, it's possible to get really good service & VFM, which unfortunately isn't to be taken for granted (a visit to another BF restaurant couldn't have been more different). This one we would visit again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best service in the area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Popular eating out venue. Standard pub meals. - nothing out of the ordinary. Fairly comfortable seating and surroundings. Excellent staff - well-trained, polite and helpful. Menu very boring after a couple of visits but the food is wholesome and well cooked. 2 for £10 meals plus normal menu. Easy to reach from M62.10 minutes to Leeds or Bradford.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wales
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Decent food, great breakfast, lovely service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Ate here when staying at the Premier Inn. Food was of good pub quality if a little limited in range but the young man who served both dinner and breakfast was outstanding. Well done to him!

Visited October 2013
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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Don't eat there on a saturday lunchtime”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Chose this restaurant to meet family as it was easy access from the motorway. We were looking for a light lunch before going onto a celebration in the afternoon.Unfortunately any of the lunch type food,like baguettes is only served Mon-Fri. Also the menu was about to be changed in the next few days,so many things were not available.I chose Lasagne in the end, but it seemed to lack much meat,it was full of pasta and sauce,I thought at first I had been given a vegetarian one.Brother had a chicken and bacon salad. We both felt ill after,a coincidence? Son was happy with his sausage,egg and chips! Staff friendly,but disappointing lunch.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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