Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • This 17th-century Jacobean manor is set on the edge of Brontë country in the South Pennines
  • The restaurant has held two AA Rosettes for the past 18 years
  • Popular with celebrities, the hotel was also a filming location for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax"

99% (167 Member Ratings)

"The food was first class, selection of exotic gin amazing and staff were excellent."
Jun 01, 2017
Henfield, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The A629 is less than a 5-minute drive from the hotel and the nearest railway station is Halifax, a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Leeds Bradford airport is a 40-minute drive away. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Set in West Yorkshire, close to Halifax and the rugged South Pennine countryside, this "delightful" (The AA) ivy-clad Jacobean manor retains many of its original features, including open fireplaces and stone mullioned windows. On the edge of the area known as Brontë country -- for its association with the famous literary sisters -- the 17th-century Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant is no stranger to celebrity guests, having hosted Jamie Oliver and The Beatles. 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.

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 "elegant" candlelit and oak-panelled 2-AA-Rosette restaurant uses local produce -- The AA says, "dinner provides the highlight of any stay". Long Bar serves local ales on tap and cocktails.

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

From the press:

"Public rooms, adorned with beautiful paintings and antique pieces, include a choice of inviting lounges" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • 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 aged 2 and under, £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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

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99% Positive
(167 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The food was first class, selection of exotic gin amazing and staff were excellent.
Graham Jun 01, 2017 Henfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great food and lovely staff.
Other Comments
A very good location for Canal walks and exploring.
jacky May 30, 2017 Dorking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was delicious
Pauline May 23, 2017 Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
I've voted it my favourite hotel, the decor is fabulous, the staff are so friendly, food was beautiful..
Other Comments
Our hotel room was cosy & clean, our bed was very comfortable.
Carrie May 21, 2017 Dukinfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Ian May 21, 2017 Dukinfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel. The food was great and all of the staff were very friendly.
Donna May 14, 2017 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ambience, restaurant and friendliness of staff
Jill May 12, 2017 Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Friendly, clean, well organised.
Lynn May 12, 2017 Kingsbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The building and gardens
Anne May 12, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything.I can't find fault with anything. I loved it I hope you have another deal there soon.
Other Comments
The staff, food, restaurant and bedroom were lovely. As we are pensioners, and If we hadn't booked with Travel Zoo we would not have been able to afford it.
David May 11, 2017 Blackpool, United Kingdom

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