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“Brilliant food and friendly staff.”
Review of The Scape House

The Scape House
Ranked #15 of 573 Restaurants in Huddersfield
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Brilliant food and friendly staff.”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Scape House on several occasions and each time we were impressed by the choice and quality of food and drink. Staff were always friendly and helpful. Would recommend a visit to anyone staying in this beautiful area.

Visited June 2013
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ScapeHouse, Owner at The Scape House, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thanks for the feedback Christopher, really pleased to read that you have enjoyed your recent experiences at the Scape House. We will work incredibly hard to ensure these high standards continue into the future.

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Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“What a difference a face makes!!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Well the 'Scape' is well and truly back! A proper village pub, providing a good selection of well kept beers etc, supported by excellent food and most importantly a warm smile and welcome. Its easy really! get the people right, make the customers feel welcome and guess what? we will come back for more.
Thanks to Steve and all the team.

Barry & Michelle

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank BazmanYorkshire
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ScapeHouse, Owner at The Scape House, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Really pleased to read your fantastic comments! It's not been easy to turn the place around, and feedback like this make it all the more worthwhile.

We look forward to seeing you at the Scape House again very soon.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“One off maybe”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Been up to scape quite a few times since it has been taken over and not sure if its me but the food is getting gradually worse. Not sure if this is because its getting busier but for instance when first opened the spare rib starter was lovely, the meat fell of the bone and was rubbed in herbs and spices
The same dish a couple of months later found the ribs to be tough and coated in a BBQ sauce that could be bought in aldi. Service always good but lets hope that what started off well doesn't begin a form of complacency and let the food standards slip.

  • Visited May 2013
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ScapeHouse, Owner at The Scape House, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thanks-you for the honest feedback.

The spare ribs starter has been such a dish of contention that we've taken it off our latest menu. If you read back over some of the reviews on this page you'll see that some people preferred how it was, whilst others prefer the second version. We've finally accepted defeat on the "Rib-Gate Saga" but are very confident the quality of our other dishes speak for themselves.

Thanks again for the feedback & we look forward to seeing you again soon at the Scape House.
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“Fantastic night”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had my wife's 40-ish birthday at the Scape house last night it was fantastic.We asked if we could have a Sop supper no problem was the answer. Once the evening dinners had finished the team put on an excellent SOP supper with extras In the dining room. We also asked if we could have some music to entertain our friends Lucy suggested Tall Paul Dillon I must say he is absolutely first class he certainly got the night swinging and the Scape house rocking. (even Mr T was up dancing lol)
Thank You Mark Lucy and the team for a wonderful birthday bash.

  • Visited May 2013
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ScapeHouse, Owner at The Scape House, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Fantastic! Really pleased to hear a great night was had by all. We look forward to seeing you again soon at the new Scape House :)
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Good Now - Not at First”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Thought I would put my views across. Please bear with me. To begin with when Steve took over the Scapehouse, we all thought 'wow, brilliant' expecting some huge change in food quality as prior to the takeover, the food was not brilliant at all and its good food that people want together with good ales for the men.

Ok, we were not impressed with the food in the early days of the take-over. The Canneloni did not look or taste like it should, the Ribs were totally tasteless, the fish was well over cooked and the Mash with the sunday lunch was dry and tasteless (I was dying for some mash mixed with olive oil or more butter with a better texture) - also, the yorkshire puddings were tasteless (couldnt taste any egg at all) and worst of all, the roast pots were always dry as if they were reheated and reheated. Very disappointing along with the lack of variety .............

Now, much better I am pleased to say. There will always be teething problems without doubt but its turned around. Our last visit was the 3rd week in April and found more variety, better quality food and presented much better than in the beginning - this made me happy. I havnt tried the Sunday Lunch of late so Im hoping this has improved also but the Board Menu was miles better this time around.

I hope the standards are kept up because the change has been great - its obvious that it must have become noticeable and changes needed to be made .......... and for the better I will add. Keep it up guys.

The ale selection is super which pleases the menfolk of the family lol and they have a good selection of wines which is great !

Had you asked me if I would return in the early days, I would have said no ........... would I return now, yes I would.

Oh, dont remove those lovely twinkly branches on the ceiling Steve - they are fabulous and give's the place a lovely, warm feeling .......... very different and very unusual. On a last note, the staff do their best to please and are always welcoming

So there you have it in a nutshell ............ lets hope Steve and staff are here to stay following the abysmal past of many failures - thanks to all for turning it around - well done

  • Visited April 2013
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ScapeHouse, Owner at The Scape House, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thanks for your very honest feedback, it makes for very interesting reading.

Of course we did have a few teething problems when we first opened.. the pub becoming busy at a rate that was much faster than we anticipated. The kitchen equipment was not sufficient to cope initially.

Thankfully we seem to have ironed out a few of the earlier issues & I take great pride in reading about the improvements from a customers point of view.

Let's hope this continues for a very long time :)

Steve
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