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“The Golden Cock has manners!” 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lovely country pub serving top quality food and drink with style and warmth.
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4 restaurant reviews
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“The Golden Cock has manners!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Exceptionally welcoming! Even when I arrived mid- afternoon with my hungry five-year-old in tow. They weren't serving food until 5pm but went out of their way to make some chips, no trouble at all, even offered to make afternoon tea. Looking forward to returning for a grown-up meal soon. Great original atmosphere, tastefully redecorated.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 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, May 20, 2013
Hi there and it's great to hear that you found our pub exceptionally welcoming. It's always nice to hear from satisfied customers, and we were so happy to read your review. We are now serving afternoon tea as an alternative to our main menu between 3pm and 5pm mid-week, which is a lovely treat. We do hope that you do come back to join us for a "grown up meal" soon and we are sure you will be equally impressed with our food and service. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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West Yorkshire, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Superb Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

May bank holiday and my wife and i thought we would give the Golden Cock a try for a nice Sunday dinner and an afternoon out - we were not disappointed.

Service excellent and the food was just wonderful, the roast beef for main was one of the best we have ever had and at £21.95 for 3 courses of really top rate food, we thought good value for money.

We ate in the resturant area which is really very nice but this place does provide other options if you wanted something less formal (although we wouldn't call the main resturant too formal). Our afternoon started with a drink in the bar, real ale excellent quality, and finished with a cheese board and 2 glasses of very nice port.

This was our second visit since it re-opened, we will keep it for slightly more special occaision/treats and we will definitley return.

  • Visited May 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, May 9, 2013
Hi there and thanks for your fantastic review of our pub. It's always great to hear of our guests having a good time when they visit us, and we are pleased this was the case for you. We do feel we offer exceptional value for money for the quality of food on offer, and to have our Sunday Lunch described as superb mean a lot to us. As you say, our restaurant is not too formal at all, no white table cloths, no wine waiter hovering or anything like that, it's really relaxed. We are also proud of our 4 Yorkshire Real Ales, and we now have the "gold standard" Cask Marque accreditation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to sample our hospitality.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Much better than anticipated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I have passed this pub on many occasions, first as a student of the University and then later...but never actually went in as I assumed it was an old-man pub. My partner and I were out and about and in the area but very hungry, so I suggested that we might get a snack in this place. We first had a look at the website (Ricardo, contact me if you want a mobile friendly website) and were surprised that it was not actually an old-man pub at all!.
Lovely decor, fabulous lunch and brilliant service with a smile. I can't fault it. The place was spotless and well presented. The only thing that would have made the experience better was if certain other diners were not there. They liked the sound of their own voice a little too much.

You pay for what you get here, so it may be a little dear for mainstream pockets, but well worth the money if you have it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 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, May 9, 2013
Hi there and thanks for your warm review of our pub. It continues to interest us how many new customers we get coming through the door to be suprised the the offer we have. We are a modern country pub, with great food, ale and service, and hope we dispelled your perception of being an "old mans pub" once and for all! Now that you have discovered us, we hope to see you again very soon. Thanks once again for taking the time to make such a nice review.
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Lovely to discover such a nice place. We received a warm welcome and the food was as good as the decor. A winning combination. Will be back! Would be nice to see more veggie choices.

  • Visited May 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, May 9, 2013
Hi there and thanks for your 5 star review of The Golden Cock. It's always nice to hear when we "tick all the boxes" and recieve an excellent rating. We are so pleased you liked the decor and the food and that you will be back to see us again. Do ask for anything veggie not on our menus when you visit again, "if we have it, you have it" is our approach, and we are always happy to make something especially for our guests. Our menu is just a guide really, and as everything is cooked to order, we can create a dish just for you! Thanks once again for your kind words.
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Marsden, United Kingdom
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“family meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

visited here with family and we had a great time. has been hit and miss in the past but was glad to see it busy. all had starters and mains and we were impressed with service although drinks took a while.

Visited December 2012
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Virgil_Hilts_11, Owner at The Golden Cock, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Hi there, and thanks for your review of our pub. It's nice to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meal and were impressed with our service. We do full waitress service in the restaurant, while it's order at the bar for food and drinks in the bar. We run the same menus throughout the pub, and same prices, so it's really just up to the customers where they want to sit, and what style of service they prefer. We are glad you had a good time at The Golden Cock and we hope to see you again soon.
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