Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 17th-century manor is in the South Pennines, on the edge of Brontë Country
  • The restaurant has an AA-Rosette for its "well-crafted cooking" (The AA)
  • Popular with celebrities, the hotel was also a filming location for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax"

"Ambience and friendliness and helpfulness of staff"
Apr 19, 2019 - Stockport, United Kingdom
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Set in West Yorkshire, close to Halifax and the rugged South Pennine countryside, this ivy-clad Jacobean manor is "delightful", says The AA. On the edge of the area known as Brontë Country for its association with the famous literary sisters, the property is no stranger to celebrity guests, having hosted The Beatles and Jamie Oliver. It also featured in the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax".

The hotel is on the outskirts of Halifax, where the villages surrounding the town blend into the Yorkshire countryside. It is around 45 minutes' drive from the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Peak District National Park.

The 17th-century property retains many of its original features, including open fireplaces and stone mullioned windows. Keep an eye out for the stone Maltese cross above the hotel's central gable, which denotes that at one time the estate was in the hands of the ancient Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem.

The hotel's AA-Rosette restaurant is candlelit and oak panelled -- dinner in this "elegant" space "provides the highlight of any stay", says The AA. The Long Bar serves local ales on tap and cocktails.

Rooms have Wi-Fi and room service is available 24 hours a day.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request and in House Double Rooms only: £10 per night for children aged 2 and under, £20 per night for children aged 3 to 11. No extra bed available for older children and adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices and please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to confirm the age of the extra child.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per day on checkout. They are not allowed in the restaurant.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(165 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Ambience and friendliness and helpfulness of staff
Other Comments
Restaurant good but pricey. Breakfast v good
William Apr 19, 2019 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The old world charm of a Jacobean building , and the friendliness of all the staff.
Stephen Apr 13, 2019 Brough, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
Lovely hotel, great food and service
Vanessa Apr 07, 2019 Ruislip, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely building which is kept is great condition. Rooms were very clean.
Sharon Apr 06, 2019 Lincoln, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent
Other Comments
Staff very friendly and helpful
C Mar 22, 2019 Derby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was very homely and quirky
Other Comments
The pork meal in our opinion wasn’t sufficient for the main course, however the rest of the meals we ordered were lovely
Gillian Mar 17, 2019 Oldham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Provided a break with that ‘little bit extra’. All the staff were helpful and accommodating.
David Mar 15, 2019 Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful, relaxing surroundings and friendly staff
Other Comments
Hotel steeped in history. Lovely food and great staff
Geoff Mar 11, 2019 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Unique atmosphere
Other Comments
Excellent food and service
Mervyn Mar 01, 2019 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing, enjoyed every mouthful
Other Comments
Room was poor quality, bed seemed very short, walls were scuffed and stained carpets. room was quite cramped. Sharp tiles in bathroom, sower over taps so water went everywhere. bathroom definitely needs some TLC. Food was fantastic - although slow drinks service. asked to try some wine to buy a bottle and was given a glass instead. Restaurant ambience very nice, couldn't hear a wedding going on which was great. Would recommend eating here but not staying the night. Staff were very friendly
Jordan Feb 25, 2019 Doncaster, United Kingdom

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