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Spencer Arms

) #2 of 2 Restaurants in Cawthorne ££ - £££ Bar, British, Pub
21 Church Street, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4HL, England
+44 1226 792795
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (6 reviews)
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
21 Church Street, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4HL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited for lunch after a very pleasant walk around the grounds of nearby Canon Hall. We were due to drive back home to Devon and wanted to have a memorable light meal after our weekend in Yorkshire. When we both saw...More

Thank HerbertHarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice restaurant was once a pub. Still has a pleasant range of beers and the odd chair you can sit in. Food is a bit upmarket and a tad dear but very nice. well located in pretty village as well

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in last week for a quick lunch, sat in the bar area, order two Ceasar salads & basket of skinny fries , food was great, basket of chips was massive, went down a treat. Will be back.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened on this place by accident after visiting Cawthorne Antiques Centre (see separate review). Small-ish menu but oh boy it's good. Recommend a pint of Moonshine (a local ale) followed by the pulled steak cottage pie (take your pick of the desserts). The fish and...More

Thank draughtsman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a family get-together. Absolutely splendid meals - from the "basics" such as Burger or Fish and Chips to the more innovative choices such as the Hake or Canneloni. The desserts are rather splendid too. Recommended - we anticipated that this could be...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a number of year with an almost weekly visit to the Spencer Arms we had 3 consecutive poor meals and disappointing service. We enquired whether there had been a change of management as it was a very marked difference. The menu had changed,gluten free...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, friendly staff and superb food at reasonable prices. I will certainly go again. I am particular eating out in that I expect better or at least as good as I get at home! What more can I say?

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this pub out on a countryside drive and it is a gem! Lovely views, nice building and food, while a little on the expensive side was just gorgeous. Definitely will be visiting again and there's a very nice outdoor play area for children.

Thank 04woodn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pre booked for 6. A perfect venue for a very long family reunion on a very wet day, we were there 4 hours and able to dally over our meal without interruption, staff were very accommodating. Very good diverse menu with plenty for the normal...More

Thank HBHRobina
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely gem of a pub. Great service and interior. Pre drinks with friends. Great seating area..warm and snug on the cold eve it was...thak you

Thank R4fdy10
Nearby Restaurants
Beatson House Restaurant
522 reviews
.08 miles away
Cawthorne Cottage Cafe
29 reviews
.08 miles away
Thyme Bistro
105 reviews
.84 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cannon Hall Farm
1,303 reviews
.87 miles away
Cannon Hall Museum
285 reviews
.95 miles away
Maize Maze at Cawthorne
69 reviews
.89 miles away
Cawthorne Antiques & Collectors Centre
23 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I like to look on line at a menu , can not see yours ?
4 January 2017|
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Response from alicianic1 | Reviewed this property |
They have a sample menu online and they have dishes on there that are served continuously. However, the pub does a lot of seasonal menus so it cannot have a set one. I would highly recommend visiting though!
Can I download a weekday lunchtime menu please. Hoping to arrange a lunch next month for 12-14 ladies.
5 May 2016|
Response from Gedrico |
I'm sorry, I really don't know but I think that you'll find the manager will be more than happy to help in any way that he can?
The spencer arms appears to get a. Mix views and reports What's it really like and by comparison to say the Beatson house ?
7 March 2015|
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Response from Nic69uk | Reviewed this property |
One year ago I would have said 'Go and try it', now I will say 'AVOID, AVOID, AVOID'!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Church Street, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4HL, England (Formerly Spencers Arms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Barnsley  >  Cawthorne
  • Phone Number: +44 1226 792795
  • E-mail
The Spencer Arms was built in 1720 and is now one of South Yorkshire's best Gastro-Pubs located in the beautiful village of Cawthorne, at the foot of the Pennine Hills. Full of olde world charm, log fires, friendly service, delicious food and Cask Marque real ales, its the perfect country pub & restaurant to relax with friends and family alike.