Renowned for its sublime Yorkshire cream teas and luxurious accommodation, Holdsworth House is an award-winning hotel and wedding venue in Halifax. Steeped in history, the family-owned hotel boasts 36 rooms, an award-winning restaurant and beautiful gardens.
Set in secluded gardens on the northern edge of Halifax, the historic Jacobean manor featured as the backdrop for several key scenes in season two of the TV series Last Tango in Halifax. The estate is made up of several buildings – the original, ivy-covered house which was constructed in the late 16th century, with later buildings added in 1689 and the 1970s. With mullioned windows, stone fireplaces, window seats and plenty of nooks and crannies – Holdsworth House is packed with history and character.
Holdsworth House has all the charm of a traditionally styled hotel. Real log fires greet guests in the bar area and restaurant and fancy complimentary toiletries in each room. There are also a number of designated dog-friendly rooms too – so that your favourite companion can pop along too.
Offering a seven-course tasting menu and à la carte, the hotel restaurant has consistently held a two AA Rosette rating for over two decades. Dishes could include citrus and whisky cured salmon; a trio of Yorkshire pork; and a warm Bramley apple tart with cinnamon ice-cream. Additionally, the Master of Wine is standing by to talk you through the superb wine list, and the Long Bar offers local ales and an array of gins.
Close by, you’ll find The Calderdale Way – a 50-mile circular walking route around West Yorkshire. Offering stunning views and punctuated with some of Yorkshire’s best little towns, take in the windswept Brontë moorland, enjoy the woodlands and take a hike along the meandering canal towpaths. Holdsworth House is also just a few miles away from Halifax’s fantastic Piece Hall and the magnificent Shibden Hall.