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The Magnet

72 Pontefract Road, Castleford WF10 4BG, England
+44 1977 552559
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (4 reviews)
“light bite” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
72 Pontefract Road, Castleford WF10 4BG, England
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We came here for christmas day with family it was £45 per person and well worth it i would have even paid more!. It was lovely so much choice on the carvery including joints dishes and all fresh vegetables. Definatley a place to recommend to...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Rooms are very tired looking and the noise from the pub downstairs made it impossible to sleep. No ensuite bathroom. Wardrobe still had previous occupants belongings. Overpriced compared to other hotels in the area. Feels more like a hostel.

Thank Gypsy S
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I have never known a carvery like this. Choice.....huge....taste......fab........price......very reasonable. Cannot fault at all. There is chicken, sausage, pie, roasts, stew, lists goes on and the veg choice. Words cannot describe this hidden gem.

Thank vicky n
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Thought we'd try the Magnet on 'Pie Monday' as we have heard some good things about it. The place is warm and welcoming. The food was very good, hot and plenty of it. There was a decent choice of dishes and for the money you...More

Thank Steve S
travstart, Owner at The Magnet, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Hi thank you for bringing this to our attention apologises for the misunderstanding for what you was charged. We tend to do the chips to order for the pie as we have found the majority of our customers prefer to have the vegetables from our...More

Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

This is situated on main road into castleford set back and just across the road is castleford high sports field. We visited on sunday it was rammed which is a good sign. (Glad we booked first!) There is a choice of a 2course or a...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Popped in for a Saturday afternoon late lunch; Very impressed by the atmosphere (very relaxed, friendly and cozy), the staff (cheerful, polite, helpful and friendly), and the bewildering array of choice from the carvery counter - must have been ten different options, and by the...More

1  Thank PaulSpooner
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Very good value for money . Always a lot of variety . Staff are polite & friendly , great atmosphere throughout the place , price of the food is amazing . Give it a try you won't be disappointed .

Thank safc6inarow
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We arrived on a Saturday evening and welcomed by lovely, smiley bar staff. We were attending a wedding the next day in Pontefract, and decided to spend a night in the town where my wife's family live. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased with the...More

Thank BigNeil2013
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Very good choice of dishes and all for £5.95. Even had rabbit which I have never seen on a pub menu. Good portions, help yourself to veg, potatoes etc. again a vet good choice. Lovely pleasant attentive staff. The place itself is comfortable, clean and...More

Thank l-rose2
Reviewed 12 April 2015

well worth 8.50 for a two course. Think it better than the wheatsheaf a lot more friendly and peaceful place to eat.

3  Thank Shazlovesfood
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Questions & Answers
Eduardas A
7 May 2018|
Response from travstart | Property representative |
yes we do its £30 per night for a single or £50 per night for a double our rooms are not ensuite its shared bathrooms. if your wanting to book call us 01977552559.
Dorothy R
31 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from travstart | Property representative |
hi its £9.50 for a 2 course and £12 for 3 course.
24 September 2017|
Response from travstart | Property representative |
hi diane its £3.50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Pontefract Road, Castleford WF10 4BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Castleford
  • Phone Number: +44 1977 552559
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