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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 17 March 2015

Visited for mothers day lunch and birthday the staff were very helpful and friendly the cavery was lovely food hot enough and a very good choice of main course and veg good price for two course too. The surroundings nice as well couldn't fault it.

2  Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Been three times in a month. Such good value for money at £5 each for a carvery. All home made delicious food may I add. Choices included beef or bacon joint, yorkshire pudding, chicken breast in white wine sauce, pork in plum sauce, rabbit stew,...More

1  Thank 480claire1974
Reviewed 23 February 2015

You'd have to be pretty churlish to complain at £8.50 for a 2 course Sunday carvery. Great choice of meats.

1  Thank wernda
Reviewed 5 February 2015

It has to mean something, the times we've been back, and never been disappointed. The choice in the every day carvery is simply amazing, and this is NOT food out of a packet, home cooked most, if not all of it and sometihing for every...More

2  Thank Eric J
Reviewed 2 January 2015

A party of six of us enjoyed New Year's Eve, at the Magnet. We had a delicious 3 course meal, starter & pudding brought to the table, main was from the carvery. The choice was hot & varied, and there was plenty of veg to...More

2  Thank Elainew78
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Lived out of the area for a while, Magnet used to have good reputation for a nice meal. Well deserved. Dined there today could not believe it. First you have to pay £8.50 for two courses. you can choose soup starter or a pudding, but...More

1  Thank carolyncranny
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We have visited here the last 2 sundays. Carvery choice is good 8 main choices plus all the usual trimming. Roasties are a bit soggy but nevertheless all very good value 8.50 for 2 courses. Clean pleasant surroundings and very welcoming staff.

1  Thank Pilkos
Reviewed 19 September 2014

I have eaten here several times now and always receive a warm friendly welcome. A great choice of food but I'm always disappointed with the roast potatoes, they usually look a lot better than they taste. Please change what your doing because Sunday isn't Sunday...More

Thank BigGF
Reviewed 22 August 2014

My sister and I called here one Saturday lunchtime. As soon as we walked into the place we noticed how clean and tidy it was. The friendly hosts showed us to a table and at the carvery we were offered a multitude of choices....pies, meats,...More

2  Thank Janbilly32
Reviewed 10 August 2014

As an ex Castlefordian I do know of this place but had not been since the refurbishment. I dropped my son there the other Sunday and I knew if he liked it I would. He loved it. He sold it to me and I could...More

3  Thank MissMoo25
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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|
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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