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“Good basic food”
Review of The Sands House

The Sands House
Ranked #49 of 576 Restaurants in Huddersfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Cuisines: Italian, British
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Sands House Pub and Restaurant. The very best of British pub classics and traditional Sunday Roasts all freshly cooked to order. Fantastic beer garden, 4 Yorkshire real ales, high quality wines and always a warm welcome.
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good basic food”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Called here after a late working session and didn't want to cook. Good choice for most people, if a little restrictive for non meat eaters. My friend chose the chicken livers with bacon on bubble and squeak. I was told it was very nice, but the bubble & squeak was made with potatoes and carrots, not cabbage!

I had the broccoli quiche with salad and chats - wonderful! Where else would you find chats?

We hadn't realised that we were under a 'meal deal,' £14 for the two, but it was good value - even if it is served with peas!

Be warned, it is not the brightest lit pub!

Go again? - Yes. Recommend it? - Yes, with a warning.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great hot food”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Am surprised we had a great meal here, the menu was a good variety. It was well presented and hot, which is a must for me. I will be going back again and it was reasonable in price.

  • Visited August 2013
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Huddersfield
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“Disappointing service”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Always had good food at the Sands House and until recently the service has always been good, but staff going home early and closing down the kitchen meant that I was unable to finish my meal with a hot drink. Does this mean that when its quiet customers are to expect a lesser service? Won't be going back to there again until I hear more favourable reports.

Visited August 2013
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Thank FJules
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“food to fill terry.”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

on my many trips to the sands I have found to be great & the staff always good value .
we have never had a bad meal there . & the pub is always lively .
when you go in the pub the staff always go out of there way to make you welcome .
if you want a Michelin star restraint go to claridges. if you want good pub food at a good price go to the sands house.

  • Visited August 2013
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Do not eat here on quiet nights!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My friend and I have eaten here on many occasions, mostly midweek and always been very satisfied. So, when we decided to eat here on Monday night andit was quiet we thought that would be a bonus. Not so! We had a perfectly satisfactory meal and I went to the bar at 8.40pm to order a coffee/tea to be told that the kitchen had closed and the coffee machine had been turned off. I expressed surprise that it had closed so early as it had always stayed open till about 9.30 before. The barmaid said this was because it had been so quiet. I was amazed that there was not even an offer to put the kettle on (she had admitted that it was quiet and it does not take much effort to make a pot of tea!). So that was that! I pointed out that it might have been helpful if we had been informed that the kitchen was about to close when our pudding was served.
Not very good customer care Sands House! It will be some time before we go there again,standards seem to be slipping. We'll be trying The Black Bull further down the road in future.

  • Visited August 2013
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