Brunch at Farmer Copley’s Pontefract

When going for brunch on a Sunday it’s a bit important that the food is comforting, because let’s be honest you may be feeling a little delicate? A pot of tea and carbs are normal on the hit list. If not a proper full english.

Last week I wasn’t feeling delicate, if anything I just woke up starving after a busy Saturday. Getting up and dressed, I didn’t want to cook so leaving Kevin in bed, I drove to Farmer Copley’s in Pontefract for Brunch.

I am a massive fan of brunch. Pancakes in particular. American pancakes. I can whip up what I call ‘normal’ British pancakes  in no time at all. But thick fluffy American style pancakes always allude me.

Of course ordered pancakes on this occasion with banana and maple syrup on the side. The pancakes also happen to be gluten free. So I have no idea how they make they so fluffy and yummy and gluten free. Mine would be a lump of lead if I made them.

A pot of tea for 1, it always feel indulgent but I do enjoy a proper brew. I also got a bottle of cherry and plum pop which was the best. I don’t know why I didn’t take more pictures of it because it was out of this world.

This wasn’t my first rodeo at Farmer Copley’s by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve been going for years. I’ve watched the little farm and cafe shop grow and grow. So much so that there is now a huge new cafe that located in an old barn. It is Moo by Day and the Beast by Night. The quality of the food never falters and I couldn’t say a bad word about the service. Even when they’ve been super busy, service has been quick, staff are helpful and resolve any minor issues.

What I will say though, is that on a weekend it can get busy. It has also kind of lost a little bit of the small farm shop vibe that I loved. It’s not corporate or doesn’t feel like a chain, but with the recent expansion it’s lost a little bit of that quaint family feel.

Now when can I go back for brunch?!


Farmer Copley’s
Ravensknowle Farm
Pontefract Road
West Yorkshire