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Best Western Plus Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a big corporate dinner. Food was great and we were very well looked after by friendly, attentive staff. The building is quirky with lots of nooks and crannies. Very poor choice if you like beer/ale.

We have stayed at the hotel a few times now. Twice in the main hotel & twice in the courtyard suits. The courtyard suits are beautiful. Feels like you are in your own little apartment. Try one of these for a special occasion. The rooms in the main part are also very nice. Because we have stayed a few times now. We have got to know some of the staff. We were there last Tuesday. & I have to say the customer service is always very good. Billy, Gareth, Jonny and Millie looked after us very well. Very chatty & friendly. We have always had dinner there too. The fajitas were very nice. On checkout the next day, we dealt with Cairen. We wanted to request the room we had before for our next day. She was very helpful & friendly & the hotel managed to accommodate us. Looking forward to our return visit. Thanks everyone. Samantha

I stayed in this hotel during a 3-day business trip in the area. As a BW diamond card holder, I was given an upgrade to a lovely room (14). The room was excellent and very spacious. The location was good for my needs and a bonus of a couple of easy navigatable runs around the various footpaths. I used the Jacobean pub on one night which was nice but I really enjoyed walking a mile down to the Earl of Pontefract which was much more to my taste and I could charge to my room. The breakfast was ok and had the usual fare. The staff were really friendly and the cleaning staff were non-obtrusive and cleaned my room to a high standard. Thank you for being an excellent base.

Pleasant, comfortable atmosphere in Pub, extensive choice of menu with prices to suit most pockets. All three of us went for the OAP starter and main course option and as per previous visits the food was excellent. I would have given 5 stars but, although the service was generally efficient, one of our starters was left in the kitchen and I had to go find someone to locate it after it became obvious it wasn't going to appear.

I spent a couple of nights here. Good quality hotel. Pub food restaraunt the 1st night was fantastic and private dining on evening was even better. A bit of a rabbit warren but lovely grounds and excellent business conference room. I'd have no hesitation in recommending but would upgrade if returning for a personal trip.

We booked Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel via a few weeks previous to our visit. We were called by the hotel to be informed that there would be a wedding on the day of our stay and an offer of upgrade to a quiet room in a different part of the hotel was made. In fact we were given a small suite with a lounge! at no extra cost. As it was one of my big birthday, it was perfect and we really appreciated the upgrade. The suite was very comfortable, quirky with a view to the fields and a very well appointed bathroom with subdued lighting effect. We dined at the pub attached to the Manor as it was a Sunday and the Restaurant was not opened. We had the carvery Sunday dinner with delicious roasts served in the generous Yorkshire style - ie. with large portions and it is best not to be on a diet!!! As we were rather late, there was only two of the roasts left and we regretted not to have had a late lunch rather than an early dinner. However the rest of the stay was perfect. Whilst checking out, and being asked about the suite, when I revealed that it was my big 70th birthday, the receptionist handed me a small box of chocolates which was a particularly nice a touch. When we can, we like to stay in Best Western hotels, Rogerthorpe Manor is particularly good, and we were glad of our choice. We shall return when we visit Yorkshire again.

We decided to have our joint 40th birthday party here and we knew what we were paying for and what we would get but overall it fell short for us all for a few reasons. Check in and Prosecco and canapés on arrival were great (apart from we had just eaten a big lunch in the restaurant) but they were nice quality. One BIG problem, we asked for some Gluten Free for a friend with Coeliacs and the waiter said "yeah I'm sure they are Gluten Free". My friend not convinced by his reassurance did not eat any and asked for them to recheck. They called back and said no don't eat them they are not GF 😬 Big mistake. They did bring her 6 of her own later that evening. Therapist lady was lovely but only her so it took her from 4.30 to 10pm to do all the treatments so that felt like it really dragged on. She had no socket upstairs so had to run an extension lead dangling over my bed to the socket downstairs! Then no bubbles on the pedicure as she didn't have 2 sockets. Having a massage in an open plan room not ideal for relaxation and when the fire alarm goes off mid facial...! Then after a few hours of drinking the ladies couldn't wait to use the bathroom so had to disturb the massages to come through to get to the one toilet. Hot chocolate was tepid but we didn't really drink it out of the teapots anyway. The truffles were a disappointment as they were actually Best Western after dinner mints! Candy cart not really a cart but ok for we wanted I guess as we brought our own snacks. Nowhere to chill your drinks and not a lot of space. A small sofa to seat 2 plus 2 armchairs for 8 people was not sufficient. We did not want to stay in the beds all night and talk to each other round the giant pillars. Beds comfy water welcome. Tea and coffee. Breakfast was delicious. Can't fault the restaurant at all. Dance floor very dark. With a small disco bulb plugged in nowhere near the dance floor as no sockets there either. Just felt very deflated after all the excitement of this Pamper Evening & for what we paid you can go to hot tub weekends elsewhere with self catering facilities. The suite was comfortable but not premium.

I recently visited this place for family wedding. After paying approx £120 for a night I arrived to a room that was barely big enough for a bed. Not only that, but, the room had a vile smell of sewerage. As I was at a family wedding I didn’t really want to spend my time sorting a room out so decided to leave it, especially as 2 family members had been told there were no rooms available. Having a tv in the room was pointless as a number of channels didn’t work due to poor signal. I reported this on checkout and followed it up with an email. I was then told that the only thing rogerthorpe would do is to offer a free upgrade if I booked another room. So basically they wanted me to spend more money. No thanks! I was also told that I was my fault that I didn’t report the issue at the time, not taking into consideration that I was actually there for the wedding and shouldn’t have to spend an hour or so sorting the issue. Very poor experience from start to finish.

This is a good transitory hotel, primarily suited for one night stays and probably not the best for a multi-night stay. We enjoyed room 14 which was very well appointed and spacious. However, there was no bath. We had large suitcases and found it difficult to get them to the room on the first floor and there was no offer of assistance from the front of house staff. Breakfast was typical with hot and cold food on offer with some options available to order. Coffee was disgusting and the machine needs to find its way to the local tip.

Attended a friend's family wedding and stayed over. Hotel catered for the party well enough and the grounds were certainly picturesque and well maintained. The hotel also provides free parking on site and free WiFi. Our bedroom, however, was a lot smaller than we expected for a "Plus" rating. The view from the bedroom window was basically the top of the hotel roof and the comfort of the bed was not great.The biggest minus point was probably the hotel policy of charging full price for a child's breakfast, which meant that couples with young children didn't even bother to take up this option.

Thorpe Lane Pontefract England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Badsworth, Best Western Plus Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Mid Yorkshire Golf Club and Nostell Priory. This 3.5-star hotel has 27 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central Pontefract, the hotel is also close to Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at 1610 Steak Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 27 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and phones. 32-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

At Best Western Plus Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and a computer station. Free parking is included with your stay. Helpful staff is there to provide a safe deposit box at the front desk, as well as offer insight about the area. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 471 reviews