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Benedicts of Whalley

$$ - $$$, British,
1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
+44 1254 824468
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“cakes” (73 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Wine Bar, British, Contemporary, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
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1 - 10 of 558 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday morning breakfast lovely as always service great, great place to eat very chilled place big cake section too

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was always a bit up market, now it really isn't. Food not as good in quality, quantity, or presentation. Service unprofessional and decor tired. They have reduced the size of the cafe too but not the prices! It used to be a treat...More

Thank nicola r
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been to Benedicts twice for lunch in the last two weeks. Such a welcoming place, the staff are just so friendly. Our food was really tasty and very enjoyable. We had not been to Whalley in years but were so pleased to have found...More

1  Thank valerieboo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think I was one of the first customers when Benedicts opened seven years ago ! Delighted to see how it has evolved over the years - food and atmosphere always first class . Hilary and team great ambassadors for Whalley😇 This is in despite...More

Thank Tutoryou56
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your support over the years - and for feeling moved at this stage to write a lovely review, The perennial issue of parking in Whalley is the stuff of nightmares.. and your comment has driven me first to write to our chamber...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had many meals at Benedicts previously but this was below par. I had the standard breakfast which at £8.95 is better value than some of the other items on the menu. However it was not freshly cooked. It was late morning and clearly some...More

Thank Howzat1206
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your visit - and it seems we were way off base with the delivery of your late breakfast, I have discussed at length with the kitchen and they are understandably mortified. None of our meals are pre prepared and held under a lamp....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a pleasure visiting benedicts the food is always excellent and the staff are friendly and brilliant I'd definitely highly recommended people eat here

Thank Taz A
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for your visit - and your kind review. I know you are a regular with us, and I thankyou for that too. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Hilary

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A member of the family has been a few times and always enjoyed it, so suggested we go for lunch. Very busy, we just fit in and many others were waiting either in or to be called by mobile. Comfortable and plenty of space, friendly...More

Thank J S
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for your visit and for your review. Also - delighted to note that your have a family member who has been a few times and enjoyed what we do. Please pass on my thanks to them too! I have spoken to the kitchen about...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to treat myself and the family to breakfast last week. The food was spot on and the coffee tasty. Although, the service was just ok.

Thank Matt C
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for you review. I have spoken to the front of house manageress and asked her to review our staff training. We do have new waitresses - and sometimes it is overwhelming when we are so very busy.. however.... no excuse. Hilary

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visit Benedicts quite regularly, although not normally for lunch; simply coffee and cake, but I have always found it to be extremely busy around lunchtime, with lots of atmosphere and an upmarket feel.More

Thank Valerie C
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for you review - and obviously after many visits. I am delighted we are obviously consistent in our delivery for you to keep on returning. I am delighted with the comments you make - and will happily pass them on to the team with...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Benedicts after a recommendation from a friend, a lovely modern cafe bar in the heart of Whalley. The place was very busy, even mid week we had a short wait for a table which is a good sign. One of the first things I...More

1  Thank Janmarie1973
HCookson, Owner at Benedicts of Whalley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for your visit - your kind review - and your promise of a return visit. We look forward to welcoming you. Hilary

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Gary A
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Response from Wonnie B | Reviewed this property |
You must have mistaken me for someone else. I love Benedict's. My review was extremely positive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 George Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe  >  Whalley
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 824468
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Description
Cafe/Deli Bar part of Maureen Cookson, (Ladies Clothes Shop)on George Street in Whalley. Private car park. Serving breakfasts, lunch, afternoon teas and early family meals. menu complemented by daily specials board. Brigade led by Head Chef Ben and his team of six. Full delicatessen with homemade takeaway options. Freshly baked bread, local sausages, olives through to truffles.. and a fantastic selection for gluten free. Open from 9am Monday to Saturday until 6.00pm with last food orders at 5.30. Sunday 9 til 4pm for Benedicts breakfast menu. Listed in The Times in their top ten places to eat brunch, GQ magazine and Olive mag. Whalley is a stunning village filled with wonderful independent shops.
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