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“Good to be back on the map” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Golden Cock

The Golden Cock
2, The Village, Farnley Tyas, Huddersfield HD4 6UD, England
01484-664863
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lovely country pub serving top quality food and drink with style and warmth.
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good to be back on the map”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The 'Cock' as it is known locally is set in the highly desirable and ancient village of Farnley Tyas, near Huddersfield.
Over the past 25 years or so this country pub / restaurant has been run by a number of managers, most notable being the late Peter Midwood. During his reign this sleepy village was enlivened by what was seen at the time as a new and exciting venue for the good folks of Huddersfield. He was followed by a number of owner / managers - non of whom managed to maintain the popularity of this place as either a pub or a restaurant.
A new broom has swept in - a very affable Portuguese gentleman by the name of Ricardo has overseen the renovation and restoration of the Golden Cock and once again the reputation and the feel of the place is on a new high note.
The bar area which had been over modernised has a 'country feel' again and the bar and bistro food is great. Friendly staff and a good selection of beers and wine make the bar a very nice place to be.
The menu is sensible, not too expensive and to our pleasure, very well presented.
Our recent visit ( table for 10 ) was enjoyed by everyone and we will certainly be visiting again very soon.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virgil_Hilts_11, Owner at The Golden Cock, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Hi there, and thanks for your great review of our pub. Certainly one of the aims we had when launching the new look Golden Cock, was to bring back it's glory days, and match and surpass the reign of Peter Midwood. We hope we are well on the road to this, and getting such nice reviews such as yours really helps strengthen our reputation. We are so pleased you found our menu good value for money and enjoyed the wines, beers and friendly service. We hope you visit us again soon.
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“penny millonares”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

fab food and bar service great but general atmosphere from some customers not so too many penny millionares!!!! best pub fish n chips i have ad

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virgil_Hilts_11, Owner at The Golden Cock, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
hi there and thanks for your review of our business. Great to hear you think our food and service fab and that the fish & chips were the best you have had in a pub. Hope to see you again soon!
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Wakefield
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our Friends were right to recommend you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Both me and my wife were regulars of the Golden Cock for years, but more recently we have been frequenting the Three Acres. That is, until we tried the Golden Cock again!

A few weeks ago, when the snow was bad in Huddersfield, one of my friends suggested try the Golden Cock for a change, as the Three Acres was pretty inaccessible from where we were at this point, and he had heard that the Golden Cock was under new ownership.

Both my wife and myself were regulars at the Golden Cock in the late 1980s and early 90s, but the place had been in a fairly constant state of decline since then, and we last visited around 10 years ago. The pub has undergone a spectacular renovation since then, and the quality of food and service has increased to match!

Upon arrival, our party of 6 was warmly welcomed by Ricardo, who I presume to be the manager/landlord there. We were quickly attended to, and we were sat in an area of the restaurant called the 'Garden Room', which was very pleasant indeed.

The food and atmosphere was amazing, if not a little surprising given the state of the place on our last visit. The waiter was always on hand to tend to our needs and the food arrived quickly and well-presented.
I elected to try the Crispy Pork Belly- and it was cooked to absolute perfection. The others in our party had similar opinions to their food. Hold on to your chefs up there, they are artists!

For dessert I chose the Strawberry Soup- I picked this dish as I was curious as to what it was, as I had never heard of a Strawberry Soup before. However, it was most enjoyable and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who goes.

The waiter was on hand to keep us well stocked in wine- and he had a good grasp of the wine list. It wasn't until the end of the night we realised quite how much wine we had drank!

Overall, I was surprised but very impressed by the transformation that the Golden Cock has undergone. It definitely appears that the new management have a passion for the place and an eye for quality. This was one of the best Saturday nights out we've had in a long time- keep up the good work!

Sorry Three Acres, but the Golden Cock has just gained a new set of regulars!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virgil_Hilts_11, Owner at The Golden Cock, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
hi there, and sincere thanks for your great review of The Golden Cock. To have the food and atmosphere described as "amazing" has really made our day. We do have a great passion to give our customers the best possible experience and it seems that we delivered this for you. Of course the Three Acres has been an iconic dining venue for many years now, and we are only 6 months old, so to be judged favorably alongside such an institution is really nice for us to hear. We look forward to you being regular customers and will be delighted to see you again.
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“WOW fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We recently held a birthday party at the Golden Cock for 46 guests.
The food was exceptional, all 3 courses were delivered on time with a choice of menu. Ricardo and his staff were very professional and could not do enough to help. Ricardo even organised a fantastic band for us.
We cannot recommend the restaurant highly enough and it would be a great choice for any function. It also represented exceptional value for money.
We had so many great comments from our guests about the standard of food and the wonderful staff.
Thank you so much for making our party such a success.

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Virgil_Hilts_11, Owner at The Golden Cock, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
hi Ruby, and thanks a million for your fantastic review of The Golden Cock. We really do try to make celebrations special and give everything our guests want and more. It certainly seems like we did this for your party. Ricardo & his team are really thrilled with your review as they work ever so hard to make everything perfect on occasions such as this. Your recommendation means such a lot us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had a lunchtime meal for 2 in the main restaurant and the food was of a very high standard. Gorgeous home cooked Lamb Shanks and a Beef Brisket were the main courses which were cooked to perfection, the starters and desserts were of equal quality.
would definately recommend and will be going back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virgil_Hilts_11, Owner at The Golden Cock, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Hi Tania, thank you very much for your lovely review of our business. When guests say their food was cooked to perfection, it means so much to our chefs ,who we share the TripAdvisor feedback with. They certainly were very pleased to hear your comments about their cooking skills. Everything we serve we make ourselves and it's great to hear the kitchen team are delighting customers time and time again. We hope you will come and see us again soon, and thanks for your recommendation on this website!
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