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Benedicts of Whalley

) #3 of 13 Restaurants in Whalley ££ - £££ , British,
1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
+44 1254 824468
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“cakes” (86 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
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Wine Bar, British, Contemporary, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were staying in nearby Clitheroe, but I had spotted Benedicts on TA and after our journey, we were ready for a coffee before we checked in to our hotel. So we ordered our coffees (well 1 coffee and 1 spiced chai latte, which was...More

3  Thank SheffieldPip
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

many thanks for your review. I do hope you had a lovely visit to our wonderful area and I am delighted you chose Benedicts to start off your weekend. I'm also pleased to note you made your choice after looking at our trip advisor reviews....More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent, courteous and friendly service from our waitress Amy, serving delicious brandy coffee - definitely be returning.

1  Thank Robertwillow
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Sounds like a perfect visit in my book! The lovely Amy and a fabulous coffee! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We recently went to Benedicts for breakfast to start off my daughters birthday celebrations. She loves the eggy bread and I always order the Benedicts Royale, one of the best I've eaten. My son has the egg and soldiers which was cooked spot on. Food...More

1  Thank Cubic8
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

The debate about table bookings does rear its head regularly - but I hold fast to my ideal that we are a walk in cafe bar for walkers, cyclists and most importantly for me personally, the ability for my customers in the mothership next door...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

The first thing I noticed when I walked into Benedicts was that the pie of the day was minced beef and onion,great I thought, thats for me, and it came with chips and veg. Now anyone who has sampled Benedicts chips will understand my gleefull...More

1  Thank larry s
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

So sorry your disappointment with the pie and chips is stopping you from visiting again and trying other things on the menu! However - I have taken on board your comments and we agree - we either change the wording and remove the word "pie"...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We decided to visit whalley on a quick trip through Lancashire. We spotted this coffee shop on George street. It looked unappealing from the outside, but step through the door and it's a little treasure. It seemed like the whole population of whalley was there...More

1  Thank hellotim
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am delighted you found us up our side street in the lovely village of Whalley. I was pricked somewhat by your observation regarding the outside and you are absolutely right! We are waiting for the weather to improve to...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Called in at 11.40 last Saturday for a take away butty. I asked a member of staff in the cafe who pointed me in the direction of the deli - No signage at all to indicate what was on offer. I did notice that the...More

5  Thank Helen22Cheshire
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

I am so sorry that you chose to visit us on Mothers Day. As you mention in your review - you over heard that we were short staffed. Two members of front of house and one chef ill meant our team were challenged to the...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My sister (who owns her own restaurant) told me about Benedicts so I booked in for afternoon tea to treat our mum for Mother's Day. We were not disappointed. The staff were brilliantly friendly and the food was delicious. Afternoon tea is often let down...More

Thank Kittyfloss24
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thankyou for your kind review. I take it as high praise from a fellow chef! And what a test... afternoon tea to boot. I am delighted that we seemed to deliver in all areas and that your treat with mum was a memorable one. We...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We ate here for the first time with friends who live locally due to recommendations. I do have to say the recommendations were spot on. We arrived first and were seated promptly by very friendly and helpful staff. While we waited for our friends 4...More

Thank Mr_MrsBeckett
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Many thanks for your visit - your kind review and your five star rating. I was delighted to publish on our staff board your review - but did add a wee tweak to our communication breakdown in visiting your table x 4 times when we...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Benedicts seems to have a lot of faithful clientele who visit for breakfast on a Sunday. We were optimistic at the volume of people in the place when we arrived and we were hopeful of a good breakfast too. However, whilst we loved the attached...More

1  Thank Yvonne S
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thankyou for your review of your visit to us on Sunday. Unfortunately I cant ascertain from reading your comments whether you actually ate with us or not - or abandoned the attempt due to the number of customers at the time. The staff are used...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

On the way to Clitheroe we stopped of in Whalley to have a look round. This compact little village has unique independent shops and a few good cafes. We decided on Benedicts entering it through their deli, one of two entrances. The smells of coffee,...More

1  Thank kenmurray
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thankyou for your review of Whalley - and for your visit to us. We have been trading in Whalley for 60 years now - and have watched it grow from a small village to really a small town - but we pride ourselves on our...More

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Gary A
I believe you must have a similar small business in, or near Whalley as the comments made about Tastebuds are entirely false. You then go on to do a review of Benedicts (Upmarket establishment I have been to over 40 times and not once had an issue) and again all negative and false. I have dinned at both of these establishments and they are absolutely marvellous. You are just a bitter old man wanting to harm local trade in Whalley and I think anyone should take your reviews with a pinch of salt!
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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
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
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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
  • E-mail
Cafe/Deli Bar next door to 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 Head Chef Ben and his team of six. Full delicatessen with wonderful takeaway options. Fresh breads, olive bar and a fantastic section 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.
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