Very silly review and completely biased
119 Westgate Hill Street, Drighlington, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD4 0SF
A traditional family bar and restaurant- click here to book a table
5 reviews of The Wellington in English
Came here for the carvery,the price was reasonable for a sunday at £6.95 per adult.
Did get quite busy and the seating and table arrangements could be made better, there is no separate restaurant part and you can basically sit anywhere to eat.
The carvery area was very busy and you were dodging people trying to get back to your seat, the lady serving the meat looked like she didn't want to be there.
Overall the food was very nice I would come back here again but at a less busy time or try to find a table where its less crowded.
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I have visited this place 5 times in the last year. The first two were fine although I'm always amazed how much food is on the floor! But on the last 3 occasions, the Wellington had run out of food! Not sure why I kept trying again but thought that at 8 p.m. it would be ok! No! No meat left but lots of vegetables! This happened a third time last week when I was told when ordering a drink that there was no meat left! (Customers were queuing up to be served!) They didn't want to serve a very adult looking 19 year old for a pint of beer either and refused a perfectly valid Proof of Age card recommended by West Yorkshire Police! They refused to give me the name and address of their Head Office too! Altogether a very unpleasant evening - but the food IS very cheap! (when they have any!)
Went for a carvery lunch with my family and it was very busy as there was a funeral party in. Luckily we found some spare tables and went to queue for the carvery. The chef was very friendly and chatty to us and gave us whatever we wanted.
We enjoyed the food very much and it is extremely good value for money. You are able to return for more vegetables if you want them and all the staff are helpful and friendly.
I go there on a regular basis and always enjoy it.
It is always comfortable and warm with a pleasant atmosphere.
I was a little bit scared when Steve took me here for Sunday lunch - I felt a little overdressed as I wasn’t in a hoodie and tracksuit.
Once I realised the way forward was to ensure eye contact with the locals was avoided at all costs, I relaxed a bit, and actually thoroughly enjoyed my carvery meal. I got a couple of slices of beautifully cooked beef, a tasty yorkshire pud, some roast potatoes, veg, and homemade gravy for £6.95. Very, very nice it was. I’d come here again, definitely. I think I might need to stock up on my Kappa, first, though.
HolmesRLeeds, 22 November 2008:
pinkystan, 23 November 2008:
Biased? But it’s my own review. So how is it biased? And what makes it silly? Be more constructive with your feedback.
HolmesRLeeds, 23 November 2008:
Yes, I do think it is biased because you are saying you wanted to make sure eye contact with the locals was avoided at all costs.
This is a very condemning statement, implying that any locals who go there are in track suits and hoodies which I know is not the case and it also makes you sound extremely judgemental of the people who frequent the Wellington.
pinkystan, 24 November 2008:
I don’t think biased is the correct term. It would have been biased of me to judge The Wellington before going in. But I judged it after I’d eaten there. I enjoyed the food, but not the atmosphere. I don’t mean to offend anyone, but the fact that I was shoved out the way at the bar by a threatening-looking man (in a hoodie and tracksuit), and the bar staff refused to do anything about it makes me wonder whether they’re afraid of the locals too?
I’m sure you’ll therefore understand why I chose to review The Wellington in the way I did. Isn’t free speech wonderful?
Kathrinew, 3 November 2010:
The Wellington is actually in a nice area and because of the excellent value for money, its often frequented by pensioners, which is hardly likely to happen if it was frequented by "hoodies" or unsavoury characters, not that wearing a sports top in a well light area is classed as threatening behaviour to me! Maybe you need to be a bit more open in your approach to people and appreciate you get what you give, instead of being so judgemental about the way someone dresses. Its a pub not a restaurant so the dress code will be more casual.
It isn't my cup of tea but my Mum loves the place (pensioner) and she feels safe enough to go with her friends occasionally and none of them are locals!
pinkystan, 4 November 2010:
Thanks for your feedback Kathrinew. As you'll have spotted and no doubt appreciate, my review was almost two years ago now. I don't doubt that it's improved since then. I haven't been back because there are places I like more nearer to where I now live.
Having said that, I don't think I was being unjustified in my comments. There's a difference between dressing casually and being aggressive to the point of disturbing patrons and staff alike.
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