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Penleys Cafe and Bistro

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Wilco 2010 Limited | 5 - 6 Trinity Church Square Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ, England
+44 1969 623909
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went about 8:45pm, absolutely lovely, staff were very polite and cheary. Very clean bistro, the food was great, we had beef burger and chicken burger, these were amazing and filling. The cost was reasonable and it came with homemade wedges and salad. Highly recommend a visit if in Leyburn.

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Thank nanamichelle1966
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as a group of friends. We were in there 3 hours for 2 courses as the service was so slow. No-one enjoyed their food very much, gravy and sauces to rich. Not bad but wouldn't go again.

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Thank Vicki B
high wycombe
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for afternoon tea when we fist arrived in Leyburn three couples liked it so much we went back a couple of days later for lunch .

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Thank janet w
Looe, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanting a simple sandwich for a picnic, we discovered that Penley’s have a take-away service. It is an attractive place and had magazines and books to read (including Bill Bryson’s ‘Little Dribbling’ which mentions Penley’s) while waiting for our food to be freshly prepared. Our brown rolls filled with Yorkshire ham, egg, salad and mayonnaise were truly superb. The filling... More 

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Thank LashyDavid
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, I would recommend the roast pork & apple sauce with gravy on ciabatta which came with chips & salad. Staff friendly. For family of 5 including drinks we paid £ 50. would definately return.

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Thank athletic y
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Penleys in Leyburn a couple of times for a coffee and a slice of cake on an afternoon but we had never been for an evening meal. We made reservations for dinner via email and the replies I received were helpful and polite. I was also sent a copy of the menu in advance to ensure... More 

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Thank midgetgembw
Emsworth
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46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The 2 of us had an evening meal here. It appeared that the kitchen or staff were rather stressed or under staffed. One meal was very good but they got the order wrong on the other. This was quickly remedied. The staff were very friendly and apologetic about the wait. I would visit again.

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Thank Slippaway
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Nice food & atmosphere. However, serving staff couldn't produce a gluten-free menu, and had to consult with the "chef" who eventually agreed to prepare something appropriate. Bit of a hassle.

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A superb family meal. Excellent gluten free choice tasty and beautiful to look at.Appeals to all ages.Waitress very attentive and nothing too much trouble. Well done Penleys will definitely return. Early bird very good value for money.

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Thank KingRalph3
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Visited Penleys this weekend whilst staying in Leyburn. The food was tasty with many options on the menu. The food did take a while to come out but this was stated on the menu as food is cooked to order. A nice spot for lunch if in the area :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilco 2010 Limited | 5 - 6 Trinity Church Square Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 623909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?