The Pledwick

4.4
233 reviews
£25 and under
British
Located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Newmillerdam, an area well known for its scenery, and walks around the lake, The Pledwick is an independent, family owned gastropub, where we put the customer at the heart of what we do.

We pride ourselves on serving great quality, freshly made food with locally sourced ingredients and an ethos of flavour over fuss. Whatever the occasion, whether it’s a romantic meal for two, midweek outing for tea, or family Sunday lunch we have a delicious selection of classic British dishes available.

We have over 12 cask ales/draught lagers as well as bottled beers & fine wines. Our spirit selection includes many craft gins and premium cocktail ingredients.

We have a large outdoor terrace and garden area perfect for families. Plenty of green grass, open space, blossoming trees, as well as a south facing aspect and a play area for the children.
What 233 People Are Saying
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KathyS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful pizza, the staff were friendly and service very good, despite the torrential rain, which spoiled the ambience somewhat but the staff battled through it!

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Sawmill
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food had the fish platter with Calamari starter
Staff all spot on couldn’t do enough
Will return soon

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NicolaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening we had. Two tables of 6 in the marquee next to the pub. Great atmosphere, nice music.

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Gilly
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service with food and drinks brought out on time.

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Jojo
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food
We had the fish platter and meat platter , lots of it too

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Todd321
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organised, fantastic service, food was lovely, brilliant ambience & followed all covid protocols. Sat in the marquee close to a heater, we all took rugs but weren't required.

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geoffR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great to be back even if in a marquee. Great staff and surroundings leading to a relaxed but quality atmosphere. Roll on summer drinks!!

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LouiseG
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch at pledwick was very enjoyable, we were greeted by this lovely lady who made us feel very welcome & showed us to our table which was located in a marquee, the atmosphere was fab, we were then greeted by another waitress who was also lovely too, we all ordered pizzas which were really tasty & hot when they arrived, was a bit cold but there were heaters to keep us warm. 2
Would definitely recommend.

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Biddy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think the gazebo I was in is mainly for the younger ones as the music was a little too loud I expected more on the menu I thought it was more of a lunch menu then a evening menu

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AnneT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family meal for 5 excellent service, big portions cant fault --coming again soon.

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None
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The beef burger was practically inedible so over cooked
The price of a small coke exorbitant
Long time before we come back

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rachelc
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just want to say what a fantastic time both my friend and myself had yesterday. It was her birthday and the staff were so accommodating , letting me bring balloons .

I have booked to come back on 23rd May for my daughters birthday , I was so impressed.

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SB87
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff working especially hard in trying times. Pizzas were excellent and the set up is very well thought out to make the most of the available space

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LauraD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had Sunday lunch during the outdoor seating phase of the pandemic. The staff were great & the food was even better. Would definitely eat here again.

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LyndseyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, good atmosphere and well organised, thanks.

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Lea77
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service a little slow On her bottom field but it was really busy and they were doing their best.
Food and drinks good..lady who checked us in lovely and friendly.
We were in the bottom field for 2 hours then moved up to the top tent with friends for another 2 hours ...much warmer in top tent and service a lot quicker
Vegan platter was delicious...will definitively come again

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michellec
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on, really nice venue, enjoyed our visit and will be back soon!

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martinP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Waited over 45 minutes to be served , didn’t seem enough staff on . The chicken katsu burger was very dry and very little sauce and the bun was burnt

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AnnR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Pledwick team have created a fantastic dining area where you can enjoy the company, food and drink in a comfortable pleasant COVID safe setting. Well done!

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GraceS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The wood fired pizzas were absolutely delicious and the Parmesan truffle fries were so tasty. There’s a limited cocktail menu but the couple that we had were very very good. All in all we had a lovely day, just a shame about the weather!

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AmyP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful sunday lunch, will definitely be recommending to family and friends

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Fran
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited The Pledwick on a Saturday, we were greeted by a lovely lady who took all track and trace details before we could be seated. Seated promptly in the lower marquee which we are super happy has music now! Your staff are a real asset, they were running around making sure everyone was happy and checking we were ok for drinks and food. The food was lovely, as always.
Keep up the good work everyone x

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dawns
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food and drink was good, difficult to get waitresses attention to come for orders even though stood around. Had concerns regarding COVID measures at one pint 8 on a table of lads, 2 more joined and seemed to think it was ok to sit on our table ie turned themselves around on picnic bench to face their friends. Staff did nothing about it I had to ask him to move myself.

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! First outing since lockdown and it didn’t disappoint!!

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ClareC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was nice but waiting for drinks over 20 minutes was poor but was nice to be back in a pub

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Chelsey
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was good, just needed to keep asking for drinks and asked for pepper for salt

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great day, originally got sat within the marquee which felt more like a restaurant environment so we asked to move to a picnic table and the waitress kindly supported.
Great atmosphere, lovely menu to choose from for both drinks and food
Had a great day and would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and very efficient service.
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time here. Staff were impeccable and food was beautiful

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SarahC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were fantastic, great ambience! Credit to the pub. Great to be back normality well done all x

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AlexC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table. The place was ridiculously busy. Placed in a crammed tent on a table and then told food was over 45mins wait. Didn't stay as was sat in a tent and had to wait for food. Not what i was expecting.

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KatherineH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff very friendly and chatty. Service as quick and enjoyed our meal out.

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Banksy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We like eating at this place and it's such a pity that the menu is more limited right now, although totally understandable. But it's good quality and tasty. The pizzas are great. Service is friendly, efficient and prompt. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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TraceyW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely afternoon meal out! Beautiful surroundings great atmosphere and very very Covid secure! Staff were very helpful and polite good customer service indeed! The whole set up was fantastic! Very nice food and dessert was beautiful! Never been before but would definitely go here again for sure 10/10 all round amazing experience!

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Barry
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Felt safe in an outside area. Service was slow and menus needed reprinting

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RebeccaT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t have food but the whole afternoon was incredible. Staff were amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Gilly
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at the Pledwick on Sunday the 18th of April. From beginning to end our dining experience was excellent, from the organisation (re: current COVID-19 restrictions) and service to the tasty food. It was just great to eat out again and be among other people who were all enjoying being out and about at long last!!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, venue and staff were amazing. We’ve been several times before and will continue to go again in the future

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JodieR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My first visit to the pledwick after living in Wakefield you a couple of years. I’ve always wanted to try it and this weekend my partner and I decided to book for al fresco dining for our first date day out of lockdown.
We were seated at our table by a young waitress who took our drinks order, she then came back 10 minutes later to take our food order; fish platter and a pizza.
She visited the table 2 more times to say our drinks were on their way...still no sign of them.
My food came before our first drinks even made it to the table, 45 minutes after ordering them. My partners food came 5 minutes after mine then the drinks FINALLY arrived.
I didn’t have an cutlery or even a napkin.
Since our drinks took 45 minutes to arrive we decided it was smarter to order a bottle of Prosecco. This came out more promptly than the previous drinks however, it was lukewarm and placed on the table without a wine cooler. To add insult to injury, it was a £5 bottle of Prosecco from Asda that we were charged £20 for. The receipt didn’t even match the description on the bottle.
I understand restaurants mark up wines but not usually as brazen as this.
I would have spoken with a member of the management team but it was unclear who was in charge and I doubt if I’d have told the waitress looking after us that she would even care or pass on my concerns as the place just seemed to be run by a lot of young girls sauntering around chatting with each other.
Really underwhelming and we won’t be back.

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ClaireY
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a brilliant pub! Nice food menu, good service and a great outdoor garden.

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The Pledwick is rated 4.4 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.