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Spencer Arms

) #2 of 2 Restaurants in Cawthorne $$ - $$$ , British,
21 Church Street, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4HL, England
+44 1226 792795
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Church Street, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4HL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here for a 50th birthday celebration (albeit with only a party of 3). The environment is pleasant enough, although, the rest of the experience was a great disappointment. Whilst we were provided with menus relatively quickly (the menus, although bound in a leather sheath,...More

Thank Melanie141974
Reviewed yesterday

Went to celebrate a birthday but we hadn't booked but staff managed to find us a table. Thought the food was lovely and quite a varied menu. I wasn't particularly hungry and thought it was good that they still served sandwiches after 6pm as I...More

Thank Olives_OClock
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go here for an early evening meal, based on the menu which was on the website. On arrival we got drinks at the bar and then went into the very small restaurant. Unfortunately, the menu did not have any of the items on...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 70th Birthday Celebration held here for my wife and it was an excellent evening for all concerned. We dined in the Conservatory which has a great atmosphere. Service was impeccable as was the food. From the start when we first made the booking to...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love the food here, simply stunning starters and the Sunday lunch is well worth travelling for, one of the best I have ever had. The outside space is really well done and the restaurant area inside feels very special. It's not particularly cheap so...More

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monkfish and seared scallops I ordered would have been memorable for all the right reasons had the sauce not been loaded with salt. The sauce on my partner's lamb was heavy with it as well. You can always add salt but you can never...More

Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a very long time since my last visit here but i thoroughly enjoyed my lunch here. There are some lunchtime specials and the A'La Carte menu we opted for a special which was both enjoyable and good proportions, a good range of...More

Thank neila409
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live fairly locally and wanted somewhere nearby to eat on a Saturday night. I have historically thought the food was good but overpriced. On this occasion they fitted us in at the last minute to be seated at 8.45pm as last orders are taken...More

Thank Tallulah0201
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited last week for the first time for lunch with a friend. I chose a crab mayonnaise sandwich expecting soft bread and delicious filling, maybe a little salad on the side. What I got was some thick round pieces of slightly toasted sourdough with...More

3  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

arrived, friends already seated as we had pre-booked, menus given drinks orders taken and quickly delivered. our friend had a preference for real ale, lovely young waitress brought samples of ales to taste. choices decoded on, order taken. Starters arrived promptly, mackerel pate, ham chorizo...More

Thank johnl1950
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Questions & Answers
January 4, 2017|
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Response from alicianic1 | Reviewed this property |
They have a sample menu online and they have dishes on there that are served continuously. However, the pub does a lot of seasonal menus so it cannot have a set one. I would highly recommend visiting though!
May 5, 2016|
Response from Gedrico |
I'm sorry, I really don't know but I think that you'll find the manager will be more than happy to help in any way that he can?
March 7, 2015|
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Response from Nic69uk | Reviewed this property |
One year ago I would have said 'Go and try it', now I will say 'AVOID, AVOID, AVOID'!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $52
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Church Street, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4HL, England (Formerly Spencers Arms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Barnsley  >  Cawthorne
  • Phone Number: +44 1226 792795
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The Spencer Arms was built in 1720 and is now one of South Yorkshire's best Gastro-Pubs located in the beautiful village of Cawthorne, at the foot of the Pennine Hills. Full of olde world charm, log fires, friendly service, delicious food and Cask Marque real ales, its the perfect country pub & restaurant to relax with friends and family alike.
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