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Pontefract is a town in the county of Yorkshire, and is located in the Borough of City of Wakefield. The town was a major stronghold during the English civil war in the 17th century and the land still carries the scars of those battles in the form of medieval ruins and remains. The town has a significant link to the liquorice industry, although there are actually a number of different business types that can be found here. Pontefract Grand Infirmary and the Market Hall are prominent landmarks in the town, reflecting its rich history.
Yorkshire Marketing Business has office space in Pontefract and Octane Interactive Ltd. also own space in the area. There are a number of security service providers alongside computer support services and courier companies. Cleaning companies and insurance agents are based here along with interior designers and marketing consultants. There are also graphic designers and website development companies in Pontefract, adding to the diversity of the businesses that operate here.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Pontefract may not have a massive entertainment scene but it has quite a few venues that attract locals and tourists including the Kinsley Greyhound Stadium, which has regular races, and the horse-racing tracks at Pontefract Races. There are a number of live-music venues in town including The Counting House and The Tap & Barrel. The town has one of the highest densities of pubs and public houses in the country with places like Ruan Kum Rai serving Thai cuisine and Mama Mia bringing out the Italian dishes. For fans of traditional British cooking, The Rustic Arms has a great selection on its menu.
The town is right next to the M62 motorway while the A1 also provides easy access for buses and coach services in town. Leeds Bradford International Airport is the town’s direct link to air-travel while the town boasts an extensive railway service. Pontefract Baghill Railway Station is connected to the Dearne Valley Line, while Pontefract Monkhill and Pontefract Tanshelf railway stations take commuters to Leeds via the Pontefract Line.