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Unicorn Inn

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Main Street | Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW, England
+44 113 440 5463
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 11:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 16:30
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 11:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me, my wife and daughter came here on Mother's Day for a carvery... We were absolutely blown away by how delicious it was. The service we received was absolutely faultless too, and they even gave my wife a free desert as a Mother's Day treat. A well earned five stars from us, massive thank you to all of the staff... More 

Thank Adrian H
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here regular Especially for the cracking Sunday carvery they do. It's bang on for the money. But sat in the sun today enjoying some drinks with family. Friendly staff. Lovely food. Cold beers !!

Thank azman88
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious went for the first time with friends who had been before. It is a lovely locals pub that made you feel very welcome. The food is home cooked and fresh the staff were lovely Sophie and Sarah very pleasant and welcoming it was a very pleasurable night. Would highly recommend this place to evetyone.

Thank Kirsty E
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, excellent staff and great atmosphere. Has the added benefit of allowing dogs, and hosts a weekly quiz and live music every fortnight. A real gem of a pub

Thank Claire N
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Called in here once again during a visit to Carlton to see family. A small ,friendly pub with a nice selection of beers. Excellent value home cooked food. Always enjoy our visits here.

Thank Steve12014
Lee, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

At the heart of the 'Rhubarb Triangle' this is a lovely friendly pub with great food at good prices. Recommended for couples, families or groups.

1 Thank Lou C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful Sunday carvery here today. Everything home made. Only slight disappointment was that the toasties where a bit too cold. But covered with lashings of onion sound. ( my daughter doesn't like gravy ). Lovely quaint place. Staff brilliant. Will visit again when normal menu being served.

1 Thank Sarah F
Leeds, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Popped in after shopping at junction 32 A traditional pub with an open fire serving Calvery We all had beef and helped ourselves to the veggies which I'm pleased to report had califlower cheese and leaks in cheese sauce delicious Carrots rustic chunky cut, lashings of gravy It's the ultimate fast food, we all left pleasantly full I love this... More 

1 Thank Jason K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed at the Foxwood Guest House for 1 night, so we were able to walk to this pub for our evening meal on the Saturday night (26th Nov). It was recommended by a member of staff at the Foxwood, who warned us that the portions of food could be massive, and the TA reviews were very good. We arrived... More 

Thank Colin B
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for a meal the food is all home made the staff are friendly and a good price too I'm deffo going back again next time I stay in Wakefield I would recommend it to anyone if you love home cooked food and the plus side you get to sit next to a real flame fire too

Thank Joanne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 11:30
16:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +44 113 440 5463
The Unicorn, much like it's namesake, is a mythical beast. A traditional small country pub with open fires and no ties to a brewery so the real ales are constantly changing. We're all about loc'ale' talent and always try to use the local microbreweries such as Five Towns, Great Newsome and the popular Hamelsworde for either cask or bottled ale.
Our food is traditional and well executed with generous portions. We have real chips and most dishes are cooked to order, so don't expect fast food but do expect quality and quantity. We have traditional desserts like rhubarb crumble, chocolate fudge cakes etc. And recently our homemade cheesecakes, made with an ever changing selection of popular chocolate bars, are becoming quite popular, so much so we now offer a full cheesecakes as a pre order service - examples are - malteser, crunchie, ripple, ginger biscuit and chocolate, apple crumble, fresh strawberry and flake or anything you can suggest!
The pub is also quite well known for it's music ties, we have a regular open mic night (1st and 3rd Sat of the month) which is second to none on the welcoming and encouraging atmosphere we have going, expect a full pub if you choose to join us! It is slowly becoming a tradition that we hold a yearly event known as Rhubarbfest, in which the village main street is closed, a rhubarb truck is set up in the car park for live bands, attractions and rides at the front of the pub and great barbecued food served all day. This year it will be on 25/5/14.
Chris and Sarah and all the staff welcome you and any feedback you may have

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