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Unicorn Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Main Street | Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW, England
+44 113 440 5463
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (2 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“the pub” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Main Street | Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW, England
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here as a group on our way through Wakefield. The pub is nice, a little dated but full of friendly staff. We had a starter and meal each. The portions are huge and great value for money. Would definitely recommend if you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank liverpoolcritic2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expected a good meal...it was amazing! I’m a big foody and it’s the best I’ve had. Night continued with Halloween pub quiz, accessible and a good atmosphere between teams and quizz master. Made very welcome in a local pub, definitely be returning!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trajoyn
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great home made food with real chips! Good country pub atmosphere. I'd definitely recommend to people for a cosy pint in front of a real fire

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John J
Reviewed September 18, 2018

lovely lunch with proper gravy. best gravy we have had in ages. a proper pub sunday carvery. small car park to back but you can park over the road

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank karen m
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Huge portions, warm atmosphere, great beer. Stopped in on a whim and definitely didn’t regret it- very tasty grub. Hubby enjoyed too. Worth every bit of the 5* review!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kathpollard63
Chris F, Manager at Unicorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you hope to see you again

Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Great food, not tight with portions like some big chains, good beer, friendly staff! Traditional English pub. What more do you want!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kevin H
Chris F, Manager at Unicorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Went on a recommendation and was not disappointed the food was excellent it was homemade and at a great price. Sophie the barmaid was lovely and friendly and so was the chef. Would definately go again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wendy B
Chris F, Manager at Unicorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

I'll let the staff know thank you

Reviewed July 26, 2018

Excellent food never been disappointed, just don't be put off by the surroundings, could do with a bit of t l c.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank grumpy692015
Chris F, Manager at Unicorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

On with the TLC now 👍

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Our Son fancied a pub meal and a burger and we ended up here. Menu had a good range. Home made pie was delicious and did not finish it. Chicken burger and steak looked good too and not so expensive. one to remember. Glad we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank WakefieldU
Chris F, Manager at Unicorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Nice review thank you, hope to see you again

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

£6.95 for this, seriously if you don't have something worth serving take it off your menu, not only was that tiny it was awful and tasted old like it had been cooked a few days ago then micro waved, honestly that s the worst burger...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kooykrubbish
Chris F, Manager at Unicorn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

I can't defend what you were served that day, we dropped the ball, our food is good as you can see from other reviews and the rest of your table that day. No excuse for that burger though,bolease try us again, you can build your...More

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Andy S
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Patryshka | Reviewed this property |
Hi the unicorn serve food all day Saturday and Sunday 12-9pm you may have to book as it gets busy. The food is lovely and big portions but you can choose a small, medium or large portion on some choices which is a... More
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Wiltshiregirl99
September 16, 2015|
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Response from Chris F | Property representative |
Yes, we allow dogs on leads and as there are other dogs who come in they need to be friendly or controlled. We serve food throughout the pub, with the main dining area being the only place off limits to dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monday
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Carlton, Wakefield WF3 3RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +44 113 440 5463
  • E-mail
Description
The Unicorn, much like it's namesake, is a mythical beast. A traditional small country pub with open fires and no ties to a brewery so the real ales are constantly changing. We're all about loc'ale' talent and always try to use the local microbreweries such as Five Towns, Great Newsome and the popular Hamelsworde for either cask or bottled ale. Our food is traditional and well executed with generous portions. We have real chips and most dishes are cooked to order, so don't expect fast food but do expect quality and quantity. We have traditional desserts like rhubarb crumble, chocolate fudge cakes etc. And recently our homemade cheesecakes, made with an ever changing selection of popular chocolate bars, are becoming quite popular, so much so we now offer a full cheesecakes as a pre order service - examples are - malteser, crunchie, ripple, ginger biscuit and chocolate, apple crumble, fresh strawberry and flake or anything you can suggest! The pub is also quite well known for it's music ties, we have a regular open mic night (1st and 3rd Sat of the month) which is second to none on the welcoming and encouraging atmosphere we have going, expect a full pub if you choose to join us! It is slowly becoming a tradition that we hold a yearly event known as Rhubarbfest, in which the village main street is closed, a rhubarb truck is set up in the car park for live bands, attractions and rides at the front of the pub and great barbecued food served all day. This year it will be on 25/5/14. Chris and Sarah and all the staff welcome you and any feedback you may have
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