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The White Rose Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Leeming Bar
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had a one night stay here recently when visiting the local Black Sheep Brewery, to start with the positives it is very easy to find, just off the A1, the breakfast was nice, the bed was comfy and there was a powerful shower in the bathroom.
However, we went to the bar to have a meal on the evening, first problem was that most of the beer and wine was off, so there was a highly limited menu. Despite the place being virtually empty we had quite a long wait, only for the starters to arrive on an icy cold plate-unsurprisingly the food on which was lukewarm, we couldn't find a member of staff to complain to at this point so we just cracked on. Additionally, when the mains arrived various items were missing or changed from what described on the menu-which wouldn't have been a problem if the staff would have prewarned us, however by this point they were sat round the bar texting and chatting. The dirty plates were left on our table for well over 30 mins by which time we had decided to go to the corner house pub 100yds up the road, which had a much better atmosphere and made us wish we had booked there instead.
Not somewhere I would return to in a hurry...

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

What can except poor we stopped on the way to Durham for food there was five in the party two couples and a single first the wine was off it was more like sherry second out veggie single asked if they could make her a cheese sandwich the chef said there was no cheese left !!!! So he suggested a blue cheese sandwich that's all they had to offer her we all ordered separate but within mins nobody else was served between us we asked for a hot roast beef sandwich which came with gravy and onions and a Cajun chicken sandwich which came with melted mozzarella we asked for a side of skinny fries we where told there was no skinny fries first couples meal came fine the singles meal came with burnt chips ours never came twenty mins after the couple and the singles meal came we still hadn't had food when we eventually found someone to ask she disappeared and came back and chefs just making it now and refunded us one meal fine when the food eventually came the hot roast beef was a steak sandwich no gravy or onions and the Cajun chicken was just that nothing else which was nearly cooked but the best part of the meal was the skinny fries which we where told the didn't have what a total disaster I have never in my entire life experienced such poor service or food and I have never know a pub which serves food not to have any cheese but blue cheese sorry white rose it was disgusting

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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The Sunday lunch is the best place to go. If you want a good Saturday night out with entertainment go there, Tony and the boys and girls are lovely and so friendly .... Excellent place to go ... We love it !

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I found a deal on groupon for Sunday Carvery at The White Rose and couldn't resist it. We had been there quite a few times in the past and it had alway been nice unfortunately this is no longer the case.

I booked a table on the Saturday and when we arrived nothing had been reserved for us and we found ourselves finding our own table.

Alot of the tables had dirty plates left on them and staff were stood chatting rather than working.

When going up for oue cavery, there was nobody there to serve us and a big que began to form. We found a man come out the toilet wiping his hands on his top before cutting up the meat. Not very hygenic... I hope he'd washed his hands!

The food for us was nothing special. Veg was sloppy and there wasnt much choice. I had gammon which had masses of fat running through it and my patner had beef which was very chewy. I have to admit though, the yorkshires were very nice.

After our meal, nobody came to our table to take our plate or see if might like a dessert and after 30mins waiting we decided to leave.

It was such a shame as we had alway enjoyed it when the previous team were running it.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

4 of us had sunday lunch on 5th Jan, it was excellent, lots of choice of vegetables very tasty, large helpings of meat, port, beef, gammon, turkey and yorkshire pudding. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The hotel is very clean and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will certainly go back.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have just returned from the most fantastic weekend at The White Rose Hotel. The rooms are of generous size (especially considering the bargain price of the room) and immaculately clean, and the staff and general atmosphere are second to none.

We arrived late on the Friday, after a 4 hour train journey, but the staff were still welcoming and accommodating, even preparing hot sandwiches for us. The housekeeping ladies were even kind enough to leave us fresh towels outside our room on Saturday morning, when we were grateful of a lie in.

It was myself and my partner's last weekend together before he was deployed out to Afghanistan, and after mentioning this to the owner of the hotel, they arranged a surprise 3 course Christmas meal for us in the conservatory on the Saturday evening. We were touched by their kindness.

Overall, the staff at the White Rose Hotel went above and beyond everything we expected, we cannot thank them enough for such a lovely weekend, and we can't wait to go back to see them all again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

The staff here are really friendly and welcoming. The Christmas dinner we had on Saturday was top drawer especially since they went out of their way to arrange this for us when they found out this was going to be our last weekend together for a few months. I can't thank the staff enough for making our weekend so enjoyable

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: The White Rose Hotel
Address: 12 Bedale Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Leeming Bar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Leeming Bar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The White Rose Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Rose Hotel at Leeming Bar is situated in the heart of North Yorkshire, just moments from the A1, Scotch Corner and the Yorkshire Dales making it ideally located for both business and leisure travellers alike. The White Rose is also home to our hugely popular pub/restaurant providing excellent home-cooked food, fine real ales and a friendly atmosphere. All of our 18 en-suite rooms offer exceptional comfort and cleanliness at great value. As a result, our hotel offers the perfect blend of privacy and isolation, alongside a gateway to the local community and regional charm. ... more   less 
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