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The church is beautiful full of history, the "cafe" on the other hand isn't like a cafe it does... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Donna M
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Lovely place for a coffee

We were in a group involved in a tour of Pontefract and the organisers had arranged a mid morning... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Pete S
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Jul 11, 2018
May 15, 2018
“Lovely place for a coffee”
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The church is beautiful full of history, the "cafe" on the other hand isn't like a cafe it does plain tea/coffee free biscuits but nothing else depending on what day u go u might get a piece of home made cake, it's usually run by...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We were in a group involved in a tour of Pontefract and the organisers had arranged a mid morning coffee break here. We had flask coffee and scones but it is a lovely church and an ideal stop in the centre of the town for...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed January 5, 2018

While visiting Pontefract we popped into the church just in time to enjoy an organ recital. Not surprisingly, with the "corner" positioning of the organ pipes, the sound was absolutely perfect.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a very pretty church in the middle of this lovely little historic market town. The clock tower is particularly striking too. Can’t really miss this church if you are in the town centre.

Thank northants90
Reviewed October 26, 2017

This place is a must for people visiting Pontefract. It has been sympathetically restored and kept its character. Plenty of room to put on an event if required. Lovely tearoom in one corner of church, friendly and welcoming.

Thank soobeddow1
Reviewed August 1, 2017

This is an attractive old church, right in the centre of the town, and whereas it has significant history, it is the sheer modernity of the place that hits you when you go in. From an overall perspective the modernisation of old churches is pretty...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed May 8, 2017

There's a lot being done to St.Giles at the moment and has been for a while now. I had a walk in a bit back, and thought it had been updated really well and most of it looked quite new, especially the tea room and...More

Thank sandrareviewer2017
Reviewed May 1, 2017

If you wish to see an old church brought into the 21st century just come along to St Giles in the market place at Pontefract. Various members provide a "church watch" service that allows the building to be viewed from 10 am to 3 pm...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Visited Pontefract and found this lovely historic church right in the centre of town. It has a very interesting octagonal tower and next time we visit hopefully it will be open for us to have a look inside.

Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed August 21, 2016

This lovely church in Pontefract town centre has recently undergone restoration with the interior being modernized .The pews have been replaced by chairs and I believe under floor heating has been introduced.There is now a separate café where visitors are always welcome.Church services and ceremonies...More

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