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“Good food, good service, good value!”

Penleys Cafe and Bistro
Ranked #18 of 33 Restaurants in Leyburn
Price range: $4 - $19
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, good value!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had the early bird menu and thoroughly enjoyed everything about our visit. We had the scampi and steak and ale pie, both excellent. Desserts were imaginative and tasty - we had lemon flan with cassis and blueberry and vanilla cheesecake. Would recommend the food, service and atmosphere of Penley's. Thank you.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
England
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“good value but avoid the mobiles!!!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

my wife and I regularly use Penleys for light meals and snacks when visiting Leyburn. The coffee is excellent and the snacks are always fresh and served with a smile. Recently we have gone in mid morning for coffees but for the last three visits we have been subjected to thoughtless customers shouting down their mobiles to the annoyance of all the restaurant users. On my last visit on Friday 2/11/12 a young man was waiting for 2 coffees "to go" but walked around the room shouting down his mobile phone for about 10 minuites., I trust his purchase of ball bearings was successful!!!! The staff were clearly aware and embarrased by the situation but none addressed the problem- is there a manager in the shop? A sign on the door either banning mobile phones or simply asking users to act responsibly in their use may help the situation and will at least show staff are aware and addressing the issue.. Will give Penleys a rest for a while and try the other cafes/t rooms in Leyburn and will certainly re visit to see if the situation has been addressed. If it has we shall return to our frequent visits.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank cyclist100
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Middlesbrough
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“great coffee and cxake”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We called in here for coffee and cake after a 5 mile walk near Leyburn. There were comfy chairs and up to date papers to read. I had the home made orange cake and my husband had chocolate brownie and hot chocolate. All delicious and served by friendly staff.

Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly staff”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Went here twice and was not disappointed. Lovely food and friendly staff. Had to wait a bit longer on the Saturday night as there was a larger party in but did not mind.

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nom!”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Go, go now and try this place if you are ever in the area. Very unassuming from the outside but once in you will see a lovely airy and modern interior with friendly staff but it's all about the food,

The menu looks a little uninspiring at points but we went for a very bog standard dish and it was anything but! I had sausage and mash, cam and it had huge local sausages, some of the best I have ever tasted with real mash and caramelised red onions. Husband as always had something with chips...THE BIGGEST CHIPS we have ever seen! They were homemade, hand cut and about 2 inches thick. The food left us full to bursting after just a main course.

We will be back.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank PinkDiamondDolly
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