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Benedicts of Whalley

££ - £££, British,
1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
+44 1254 824468
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (74 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Wine Bar, British, Contemporary, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
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1 - 10 of 572 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Jewish penicillin for lunch a lovely chicken noodle broth just what was needed on a cold day highly recommend.

Thank Kath H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for brunch earlier today. The restaurant was busy but we managed to grab a nice table next to the entrance door. There were dirty coffee cups on the table which stayed there for the entire 35 minutes of our aborted visit. After about...More

2  Thank Honestguvnr
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You have no comprehension of how saddened I feel by your damning review. As you say.. a one time favourite - but not enough to have merited a positive review from you in that time. I am at a loss as to how our poor...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location for a girly catch up over lunch. Eggs benedict always good. Love browsing the deli & gifts too. However think it was a mistake to replace tables at back with the pop-up shop as back room was nicest place to eat plus there...More

1  Thank Christina A
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review of the food, deli and gifts. Sadly you haven't been in for over a week as you would now find that the tables and chairs are back in the back room. Whilst I appreciate your personal feelings that it was a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was very busy and there was a waiting list for tables. We sat near the door on high stools which was very drafty and noisy. Eventually a waitress came over to clean the table and take our order. We had the lunch menu...More

Thank 16jmg05
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for your visit - and I am so sorry it was such a disappointment. I am meeting my chefs later today and will discuss. We have a saying that "benedicts deserves better" - and on this occasion we fell far short ( I cant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for families and ladies that lunch. They do a great breakfast and a good selection of smoothies to accompany the food. Good atmosphere and always busyMore

Thank zchall
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for your kind review. We feel breakfast is hugely important and are always trying new dishes for this great social meal. do you know more people now go out for brunch than dinner at night apparently? We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have usually enjoyed our visits to benedicts, but after this morning feel very disappointed and won't be rushing back. Had a long wait just to get our drinks (filter coffee so not complicated) and an even longer wait for our breakfast. The breakfast however...More

1  Thank Jan C
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to respond to your review - but we have been waiting to interview all staff to establish who broke our "dog code" and made a fuss of a dog and allowed it to jump up. We...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The staff very friendly and attentive we both had the egg benedict which had bacon and spinach, the ingredients were good quality, the only downside was my eggs were stone cold and very as they say snotty, will go againMore

Thank ratty666cat
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - and your reassurance that you will come again. I agree with you that those eggs sound a total downside. We are having issues with our egg supply currently - and as we use over 100 dozen each week - you...More

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We found Benedict’s by chance just off the Main Street. What a delightful Delicatessen and coffee shop and it is. We did not have time to stop for food or drinks, but there were 6 people waiting to be seated, obviously very popular! The quality...More

1  Thank OldBear
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am delighted you ventured off King Street and onto our sidestreet George Street. We are certainly an odd find in a picturesque village! Historically we were the village cinema on the first floor and a series of shops and a bank downstairs in the...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Been trying for 3 weeks now to have brunch here but always no room. I think it was a mistake to take tables from the back part and create a shop. This reduces supply and aggravates many long standing customers. Been going here for years...More

Thank taichibill
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

I am so sorry that you have felt so frustrated about benedicts that you have chosen to go elsewhere for your regular breakfast. It must undo all that good your class has done before you arrive! However, I am delighted you have found somewhere else...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

I go to Benedicts frequently, and before Christmas arranged an informal breakfast for 30 guests. Service was excellent and we ordered different choices at different times within an hour and a half. Service was great and patient and food first class ( between us we...More

Thank DPC100
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thankyou for your kind review. It was a rash moment when we agreed to host your birthday party for 30 family members on the Saturday before Christmas... but who can refuse your charms! Your loyalty to Benedicts and support of our endeavours is so very...More

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Gary A
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Response from Wonnie B | Reviewed this property |
You must have mistaken me for someone else. I love Benedict's. My review was extremely positive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe  >  Whalley
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 824468
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Description
Cafe/Deli Bar part of Maureen Cookson, (Ladies Clothes Shop)on George Street in Whalley. Private car park. Serving breakfasts, lunch, afternoon teas and early family meals. menu complemented by daily specials board. Brigade led by Rachel Pinder and her Young and passionate team. Full delicatessen with homemade takeaway options. Freshly baked bread, local sausages, olives through to truffles.. and a fantastic selection for gluten free. Open from 9am Monday to Saturday until 6.00pm with last food orders at 5.30. Sunday 9 til 4pm for Benedicts breakfast menu. Listed in The Times in their top ten places to eat brunch, GQ magazine and Olive mag. Whalley is a stunning village filled with wonderful independent shops.
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