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Top Food Awards For The Third Year Running!

We are delighted to announce that we have again won the gold standard in the good food awards, a national award for food excellence. Added to this is our top rating for food hygene - top honours indeed! See below:


The Good Food Award Winner!

From 526,215 UK Listed Food Premises, our Executive Editor has hand picked 105 Good Food Award Winners for 2018.


To find inspiration and great dishes why not visit our Winners list


https://www.goodfoodaward.com/winner/2018/


We would like to pay tribute to all our Winners for their dedication in producing fine dishes that their customers love and in turn became 2018 Good Food Award Winners.


Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018 from us all at the Good Food Awards


The Brig, Shillingfords at the Quay, Home Kitchen, The Willows Inn, Steak and Grill Mediterranean restaurant, The Old Bakery Tearoom, Elephant & Castle, The Black Bull Tarbolton, The Brit Pub Cwmavon, The Blue Bell Inn, East Drayton, Retford, The Sushi Maki, Petriti's Restaurant, Bliss Cafe Thirsk, Mosaic, Chapel Café, SILCo Searoom, Mumbai Gate, Grillado, Classics Restaurant Manea, OLE TAPAS, Crannag Bistro, Ye Old Shambles Tavern, Yiamas Greek Taverna, Urban Tandoor, the belters bar, The Ruperra Arms,Bassaleg, Embers Armagh, 33 The Scullery, Annexe, The Hampton Pub, Pizzarelli Hastings & St Leonards, The New Talbot, White Hart Grafton Regis, The Jolly Sandwich Bar, The Running Duck at The Bell, The Elwes Arms, Infusions Cafe Bistro, Nooks & Crannies, Heritage, Gurkha Bar & Restaurant, Rutland Balti House ...


Thanks for making delicious dishes and the 2018 Good Food Awards possible.








FEBRUARY 2017 THE ELEPHANT ON TV

The Elephant & Castle will soon be seen on a Channel 5 documentary that follows the lives of two Barnsley teenagers who were severely injured at Alton Towers in 2016.

The Channel 5 production, yet to be named, features interviews with the teenagers in the Elephant & Castle. Channel 5 selected the venue after browsing through various Barnsley pub and restaurant web sites and deciding the Elephant's looked perfect. High praise indeed for our new site! The documentary will be shown later in the year - we'll let you know when it's due to be aired.

JANUARY 2017 YORKSHIRE POST REVIEW

Stop for a while at this delightful former coaching inn, and you are stepping back some centuries into a rich social history. Many drinkers and diners have walked over the stone-flagged floors and on a very cold winter’s afternoon, as the log fire roars at one end of the bar, it’s a pleasant refuge from the outdoors.

A very jolly crowd, including our little trio, tucked in to warming food. In our case, some of the biggest roast pork baguettes that you have ever seen, with lashings of delicious gravy and some roast spuds thrown in for good measure. The designated drivers went for generously large mugs of freshly brewed coffee, missing out on a pint of Hardy and Hanson’s very best. The place is stylishly, but sympathetically decorated, in light greens and pastels, the furniture is comfortable and on the traditional side, and there are lots of nice wee touches – the tea-light holders on the tables are all in the shape of an elephant.

The staff are nearly all youngsters, smartly dressed, polite but outgoing, and the emphasis is on efficient service without hurrying anyone along. We hadn’t booked at a busy time of the week, but we were immediately offered a space, and very pleasant it all was.

WELCOME 5/5       DRINKS SELECTION  5/5      ATMOSPHERE  5/5       PRICES  4/5

PHIL PENFOLD  12:06S  Saturday 07 January 2017

MARCH 2017 NEW SIGNAGE!

We now have all our exterior signage and it looks fantastic!

The signs can be seen from every direction and the illuminated hanging sign looks very impressive at night. We think it's tranformed the look of the building!

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JANUARY 2018 GOOD FOOD GOLD WINNERS!

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JULY 2018 COME AND SEE OUR NEW INTERIORS!

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Hand-picked top 3 pubs in Barnsley, UK.

50-Point Inspection includes local reviews, history, trading standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their general excellence. Only the bee's knees!

We have now refreshed the Elephant & Castle throughout!


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DECEMBER 2018 THE BEST PUB IN BARNSLEY WE'VE WON FOR THE 4TH YEAR RUNNING!



MARCH 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR BEST UK WINE PUB

Proud to say we're one of 6 from 2900 chosen pub/restaurants in the UK!

A fantastic social event! We met up with lots of other pub/restaurant owners - and got to stay at the @thebelfryhotelandresort We didn’t win this time but there’s always next year! Congratulations to the New Inn at Hossocks who won the award!


MAY 2019 TOILETS FIT FOR A KING OF THE CASTLE!

(OR A QUEEN!)

Our toilet renovations are now complete, sorry for any inconvenience!

SEPTEMBER 2019 THE BEST PUB IN BARNSLEY 5TH YEAR RUNNING!

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OCTOBER 2019 STAR PUB AWARDS

We are down to the final 6 out of 2,700 for Best Marketing Award!

We will be heading down to london in hope of winning the 'Best Marketing Pub Of The Year!' So excited!

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OCTOBER 2019 WE'VE WON THE GOOD FOOD AWARD AGAIN FOR 2020! FIVE YEARS RUNNING AND NOW HAVE A GOLD AWARD!

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Elephant and Castle Hemingfield, Tingle Bridge Lane, Hemingfield, Barnsley have now been awarded our highly revered Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs – Gold Seal 2020. Our Gold Seal is the highest accolade bestowed by the Good Food Awards and is reserved to those achieving our award for three consecutive years or more. Premises must maintain the same exceptional standards that gained them initial entry into our awards over a three year period. Truly making this achievement the marque of distinction. These premises have demonstrated exceptional levels of food quality, service and value when compared to our industry benchmarks in their category and have now maintained this formidable standard for four consecutive years.


In recognition of this achievement they have been duly awarded our highest accolade the Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs – Gold Seal 2020 | Good Food Award Winners in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.


The Elephant and Castle fulfils an ambition to serve a fabulous choice of amazing home cooked meals in our home village.


The Pub dates back to the 17th century when it was a coaching Inn. Over the years it has had many alterations and refurbishments. In our latest refurbishment, just a few months ago, we left the actual layout the same but we now have a well established bar area as well as a well equipped dining area. The heavy furniture sits on extremely lush carpeting giving the pub a very plush and up market feel to it.