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The Wyke Lion

Whitehall Road , Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LL +44 1274506854

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Excellent food and service. The establishment was warm and friendly with great ambience.

David Hopkin 09 November 2016
from Bradford District

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A quaint country pub in rural West Yorkshire, The Wyke Lion delivers well-loved British fare from an extensive menu. Beyond its white and olive painted exterior are cobbled stone walls, a crackling open fire and sunken, oversized armchairs, with sturdy lamps throwing muted light across the oak-clad restaurant.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Wyke Lion menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while the ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Surrounded by idyllic rural landscape, The Wyke Lion in Bradford is just a 14-minute drive to the National Media Museum and Bradford City Park.

The Wyke Lion

Whitehall Road , Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LL

Contact +44 1274674756
Reservations +44 1274506854

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Customer reviews for The Wyke Lion

4.0 ((((* (based on 20 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (14)
  • lunch (9)
  • value (7)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • views (3)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 9 November 2016 by David Hopkin from Bradford District

    Excellent food and service. The establishment was warm and friendly with great ambience.

  • ((((( 18 October 2016 by Nick Smith from Mirfield

    Good food, good service and nice surroundings

  • ((((( 15 October 2016 by Ruth from Bradford

    Very good food. Well presented. Very adequate portion sizes. Good choice on the menu. Cosy informal feeling in the restaurant.

  • ((*** 4 October 2016 by Amanda Worsfold from Bradford

    not enough staff.....lots of was ok but nothing special and l can do a better risotto at home??

  • ((((( 28 September 2016 by Anne-marie Culpan from Halifax

    Very enjoyable...friendly staff and a great choice of dishes.

  • (((** 28 September 2016 by LBW from Halifax

    Location great and ample parking. Great decor.

    Table booked for 5 for Monday evening at 8pm. Restaurant was empty with us and possibly one other table. No atmosphere at all - though I expect had there have been more diners, the roaring fires and candles on the tables lit, it would have been a very different experience.

    Two staff seemed to be serving though it felt like they were biding their time until the pub closed rather than making us feel that they were attentive waiters. Felt like they remembered to serve us every now and again and not sure how they would have coped if there had been 2, 3 or even more tables to wait on.

    The bar had no Cointreau for one guest and an order of sirloin steak had to something different on the menu, as we were advised, after ordering, that they didn't have any.

    Staff had to be promoted to light the candle on the table as well as having to be asked to provide side plates for the garlic bread that the table was sharing (the garlic butter was very runny...)

    A request to substitute new potatoes for rustic chips on one of the main courses was omitted/missed (unfortunately this has happened before here) and the guest didn't want to wait for a further order of chips to be cooked given all the other meals had arrived together.

    The food was lovely, well cooked and presented.

    Price wise, the drinks were expensive and while the meal wasn't badly priced for what you got, it did feel that we were paying over the odds for the whole experience due to the non-food elements of the evening.

    If that stuff doesn't bother you then you'll love this place though it may seem a little over priced.

    If you're looking for a good dining out experience - great food, great staff, great atmosphere - then this might not tick all the boxes.

  • ((((* 30 August 2016 by Brenda Thomas from Bradford

    Food excellent ..lamb cooked perfectly,overall presentation good. Ham hock again the same. Staff friendly and efficient we were looked after by Emily and Alex who,although busy, served quickly and with a smile.

  • ((*** 27 July 2016 by Beverley Moylan from Bradford

    no draft beer dune to the hot weather small bottles £4 large glass of wine £5.70 .the food was just ok i had scampi and chips just couldn't believe my eyes as it looked so unappetizing .should have been salad with it but i had a ask for it and was not in pressed when it arrived .as a very small tied looking salad . my husband had steak which was cooked how he likes it but hardly no garnish just a few small tomatoes .and a small portion of chips on a large plate .as my husband said there was much room for a mushroom. all in all the food tasted ok but was nothing special !!. its such a shame as the place is so well turned out . looks welcome and as a cozy feel about it .

  • (**** 30 March 2016 by Patricia Mcevoy from Bradford

    It would have been lovely if you hadn't put us on a table squashed next to a large party of people with noisy children. When I asked if we could be moved, I was told no even though there were a couple of empty tables against the wall which would have been nicer. I wanted a romantic meal for two but it's clearly not possible at The Wyke Lion.
    The waitress was lovely and friendly.

  • ((*** 8 March 2016 by Stephen Brooks from Cleckheaton

    The red lion is known to us and have visited the pub many times before, though not for some time. The place itself is very nice, easy to get to location, good decor with a relaxing atmosphere. The staff are friendly and were trying hard to be helpfull, but were clearly struggling due to it being busy, and the service was on the slow side. But it was the food itself which was the big let down. We both wanted pizza, but there was only one pizza base remaining, so my wife decided to have the beefburger. The pizza was OK as far is it went, but let's say the toping was on the economical side, very thinly spread out, it was supposed to come with salad, but came with home cooked chips, which were undercooked, some of which were a bit hard in the middle, certainly not worth the price tag of 11-50p. But, it was the price we paid for the burger, which was frankly, a rip off, consisting of one brioche bun, one lettuce leaf and one beefburger with no toping, as plain as you can get, accompanied by some more undercooked chips. The kitchen had clearly run out of salad, as like the pizza, the side salad was conspicuous by its absence:- this for the princely sum of 12-95p. Without doubt a big zero in value for money! It was certainly a disappointing evening, and looking back, i feel we should have made a complaint on the night. Nevertheless, the place always appears to be well patronized, so maybe we just caught them on a bad day!

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