Halifax, United Kingdom

Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • This 17th-century Jacobean manor in Brontë country is less than 20 minutes' drive from their former home in Haworth
  • The restaurant has held 2 AA Rosettes for the past 16 years
  • It has been a filming location for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax" drama
  • Parking & Wi-Fi are free

96% (137 Member Ratings)

"The hotel was full of old world charm"
Dec 18, 2016
York, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Leeds Bradford airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel. The nearest railway station is Halifax. The hotel is a 7-minute drive from the station. A taxi to the hotel will cost £10-£13, each way. Parking on site is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Set near South Pennines countryside on the outskirts of Halifax -- an area known as Brontë country for its association with the famous literary sisters -- the "delightful" (The AA) 17th-century Holdsworth House Hotel has hosted celebrity guests including Jamie Oliver and The Beatles (who checked in for John Lennon's 24th birthday). The hotel also recently featured in the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax".

There are oodles of historic touches in this Jacobean manor, including open fireplaces, oak panelling, stone-mullioned windows and the more curious wig cupboards. Look out for the stone Maltese cross, indicating that the property had links to the knights' Order of St John of Jerusalem.

Room furnishings are in keeping with the hotel's period features. The AA Hotel Guide, which has awarded the hotel two Rosettes for the last 16 years in a row, says that dinner in the hotel's candlelit oak-walled restaurant is "the highlight of any stay". It is also recommended on Jamie Oliver's Guide to the Best of British Food mobile app. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and features dishes using thoughtfully sourced ingredients such as Easingwold pork tenderloin and local Yorkshire cheeses.

The hotel has free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.



  • 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


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 under 3, £20 per night for children aged 3 to 11. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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137 Member Reviews
(96% Positive)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
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Enjoyed Most: The food
LYNSEY Jan 09, 2017 RIPLEY, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The hotel was full of old world charm
Other Comments: The overnight stay was exceptional, the warm welcome continued throughout our stay with every member of staff being friendly yet professional in their duties.
Ian Dec 18, 2016 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The food, the ambiance, the comfort, the restaurant and specially the staff were all excellent.
Other Comments: a wonderful weekend with friends. The head waiter went out of his way to make sure our every need was met. The staff are first class.
peter Dec 11, 2016 Rhuddlan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The whole experience was first class. The staff are all so pleasant, they go the extra mile with everything. Right from arrival with our mulledwine and mince pie then on to afternoon tes, this hotel delivered with everything. I just loved it. The room was excellent and the bed 'very' comfortable.
Other Comments: The quality of the food was excellent, the service wonderful, a lovely meal is possible within the allowance of the voucher.
peter Dec 11, 2016 Rhuddlan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Food was excellent
LINDA Dec 11, 2016 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The calm relaxing atmosphere.
Other Comments: The food and service was amazing.
Pamela Dec 07, 2016 rochdale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything
Wendy Dec 07, 2016 WARRINGTON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Comfortable room, smashing staff and good food and service in restaurant.
Graham Dec 06, 2016 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: So many things: the welcoming and friendly staff, the lovely building, the food, our upgrade, the late checkout.....
Margaret Nov 22, 2016 BOLTON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The service and atmosphere were fantastic!
Other Comments: I would recommend this highly - it was a wonderful peaceful break with outstanding service, comfort and food.
Keith Nov 17, 2016 Blacburn, United Kingdom

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