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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was supposed to be open till 1500, but we were turned away at 1430. Maybe it's a great pub. I don't know? But they don't stick to advertised opening times.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

As always, we have absolutely fantastic food and customer service. It’s a pleasure to eat here. The owners are always super friendly despite being rushed off their feet. Food is always fresh with decent portion sizes. I highly recommend eating here.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

I required 2 rooms in or close to Scalford for myself and a colleague to stay before a days staff training. Looked about, there were vacancies in Scalford, but not that I could accept. I opted for the Tollemache arms, purely on reviews by previous...guests. I was not disappointed. The people at the Tollemache arms are in a service industry and they get it, they provide a service, with a smile, easily, nothing is too much. They are just nice. From the initial phone call to make the booking, to the reception on my arrival, to the evening meal, and a really wonderful packed breakfast. All good, better than good. Phoned and booked direct, really helpful from initial contact, with "if we're closed when you arrive just call us, we'll be there and we'll let you in". I was allocated room 4, overlooking the beer garden, a quiet room to have in winter. Ample milk and coffee sachets, tea bags, and 2 biscuit packs supplied. The bathroom is big, the bedroom fine. Supper. A warm dining room, nicely laid out. They had a party of 20 in for a Christmas party, so our dining time options were restricted, and we had been told that, so being reasonable, it was not an issue. It's not reasonable to go in at any time and demand everything, immediately! My, fish and chips, was good, really, seriously good. My colleague had the burger. I had a tase of the burger. Next time, I WILL have the burger. Please note that breakfast is served FROM 0730. We were due to start work at 8, so sadly missed out on a cooked breakfast. The optional items for that were numerous, really sadly, we missed out. Fair enough. If we needed breakfast at 0500, it wasn't on. Anyway, we were offered and went away with a packed breakfast in a bag. Ham and cheese salad sandwich, crisps, bottle of fruit juice, and a large slab of chocolate cake. The ham was sliced chunks of ham off the bone, sliced red onion, cucumber, lettuce, mayonnaise, delicious. I don't comment on decor or the plumpness of cushions. I stay away on business a lot. No matter how fancy a room or the decor or the facade, if the service or attitude of the staff or proprietor is wanting, it blights the stay. The Tollemache Arms and the staff is, are, a little gem, tucked away in the middle of nowhere. When I next work near Scalford, I will look to stay here again. If I look for a weekend break in or around Scalford, I would look to stay here. Happy to have found this place. I wish them all well.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

The Tollemache Arms in Buckminster is quite a convoluted experience. There are positives and negatives. Imagine the film Deliverance meets the pub in American Wearwolf in London and you're not too far off regarding the locals. Small group of people intermarry over long time... Read...between the lines and I'm sure you'll all understand! It is only fair and correct that they're called out. Still... owners of pub pleasant and the pub itself pretty nice also. Food good and drinks good too. Nasty locals though... But they have yellow spines too... They would never dare look into the whites of a person's eyes... Cowards... A good pub in a backward location.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Our experience at this hotel was amazing. For a start, it’s absolutely beautiful and the pictures of it online really don’t do it justice. I was there with my husband and mum in law, and are en suite rooms were both stunning with much attention...to detail. The bar staff - and it’s an extensive bar with many tables - were very accommodating and polite with good humour. But beyond all of the above, the food was outstanding. We had dinner last night and breakfast this morning; and it was delicious. I’d recommend this hotel to anyone who likes beauty, organisation, and a friendly service.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Lovely overnight stay. Clean and comfortable room and friendly host. Food was ok but not a lot of choice and the meal came with tinned peas rather than fresh/frozen

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Completely cremated the duck then when I sent it back I had the rude lady come over to me saying they'd sold 5 at lunch maybe because mine was reheated from lunch she then came back and apologised and said the trainee chef had cooked...it and it slipped past the place was empty for a reason we won't be going backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Absolutely first class home cooked food. Had the pie of the day which was steak. Perfect short crust pastry with a deep fill of tender steak. Never had a better pie !

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

Late arrivals for Sunday lunch, a very warm welcome and very nice roast beef and pork. Staff very friendly, lovely landlady. Thanks for making a rainy Sunday so nice.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023

We booked a table for a Thursday evening in early March, though it turned out not to be necessary as we were the only ones eating in the restaurant. The pork loin was enjoyable, generous portions with plenty of vegetables. Pleasant surroundings, friendly staff and...a lovely log fire on a cold night. Reasonable prices, too. Certainly deserving of more custom than they had this evening.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience from the moment we walked in. Beautiful staff and wonderful welcoming owners. 11/10 to the chef, steak cooked to perfection and a cheese board to die for. Thank you ❤️🙏🏼. From the Birthday party.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2022 via mobile

Great location, staff were fantastic , the food was excellent, great areas to sit outside. The room was clean and comfortable. Only 1 issue was the shower was unusable. Breakfast was top notch. Great place

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

A superb place-they saved our wedding day when our caterers cancelled the day before. Tracey and her staff willingly stepped in and produced a fantastic range of dishes which our 120 guests really enjoyed. The selection of speciality dishes were lovingly produced. Service, dedication and...professional were exemplary!! Highly recommended and we cannot thank you enough, we will return !More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

A mediocre lunch. Ordered roast beef sandwich with horseradish and soup. The roast beef was just a grey slab between pieces of ready sliced bread smothered in margarine. No horseradish! The soup tasted suspiciously of canned tomato soup with some bits thrown in. On the...positive side the bar staff were very friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022

The Tollemache Arms pub in Buckminster has great potential and is situated in quite a pretty area for the Midlands of England. However, the place is rather tarnished by the peculiar people in the local area who become the resident barflies. These locals have an...odd mentality - they view people from nearby villages as strangers! - and they have these strangely glazed, dead eyes and blank facial expressions. Considering the year is 2022 and not 1722, it is all rather odd and off-putting to put it in a polite manner. Saying that, the menu is decent enough and the drinks average to good, so in that regard the place is okay. Sadly, the bizarre and very unhealthy mentality of the locals creates a rather bleak and dead location. Plenty of other options nearby.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Hi. Cooked breakfast is also included in the price of the room. Sarah
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There's free parking at the Tollemache Arms but it's a fair walk to Halifax town centre
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