Just ten minutes drive from Halifax, the award-winning Shibden Mill Inn is nestled within the wooded Shibden Valley. With many great days out, top-notch museums and picture-postcard views close by, the inn offers the ideal base to explore Halifax and West Yorkshire.
Originally a corn and spinning mill, the 17th-century inn was converted into a country pub in 1890. Sitting opposite the Red Beck – the stream that once powered the mill – the inn has been beautifully renovated to offer visitors a luxurious retreat alongside a first-class dining experience. Once owned by the Lister family and part of the historic Shibden Estate, visitors will enjoy walking in the footsteps of diarist Anne Lister, whose story is the focus of the BBC drama, Gentleman Jack.
With open hearths, low ceilings and a welcoming oak-beamed bar, Shibden Mill Inn has been sympathetically restored to retain much of its period charm and character. With eleven bespoke styled rooms, guests will find fluffy bathrobes, teas and coffee waiting for them.
In the restaurant, Head Chef Will Webster’s ambitious, Yorkshire-inspired dishes offer delicious surprises too: miso-glazed hake, haggis bon bons and Marmite-buttered root veg feature on the seasonal menu. In the flickering firelight of the colder months, the Inn’s chefs whip up superb five-star meals and in the lighter summer months, the Shibden Shack serves up alfresco grub in the inn’s garden too.
Perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway. Those venturing into the surrounding area will find many wonderful walks and world-class attractions within easy reach too. Just a short 10-minute drive will take you into the heart of Halifax – check out the historic architecture of The Piece Hall and head to Dean Clough for your fill of arts and culture.