Holdsworth House Hotel

Holdsworth House Hotel, Holdsworth Road, Halifax, United Kingdom, HX2 9TG
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Breakfast
Monday - Friday: 7.00am – 9.30am
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8.00am – 10.00am

Lunch
Daily: 12noon – 2.00pm

Dinner Menu
Monday - Saturday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Sunday: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Bar Menu
Monday to Friday: 12noon – 9.30pm
Saturday: 12noon – 6.00pm
Sunday: 5.00pm - 9.00pm

Afternoon Tea
Daily: 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Sunday Lunch: 12noon – 2.30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Holdsworth House Hotel

The restaurant at Holdsworth House in Halifax offers à la carte fine dining for something special. Choose from our Guest Favourites for hearty home cooked food, our famous Holdsworth House afternoon tea for a pleasant afternoon out or the bar menu listing lighter bites and snacks. The restaurant is proud to have retained 2 AA Rosettes for over 18 consecutive years.
The three adjoining dining rooms overlook the gardens. The Stone Room, the Panelled Room and the Mullioned Room each offers a cosy atmosphere, open fireplaces and stone mullioned windows to the world outside.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Excellent unobtrusive service with nothing too much trouble.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Fish and chips on Monday - Thurs menu, but we asked and were told it would be OK to have them on Friday. Starter delicious as was fish & chips. All food & drink excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Fantastic stay and dinner, we want to come back and come back and come back....we recommend Holdsworth House to all our Friends and anyone who would listen 😊

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Great menu, delicious food (inc gluten free and vegetarian). Service was delightful as ever. Thank you for another wonderful evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Simply brilliant. All the staff bent themselves backwards for us and our 92 Yr. old disabled Mum. They also helped us overcome the slight lack of "barrier free" amenities from taxi to taxi. I could trust them with our lives ! If we lived in the UK we'd want to live there (!)

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Excellent food, ambience and service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

I know what we had was the traditional afternoon tea, however we would have preferred more sandwiches and less sweets. Would it be possible to serve the warm scones after the savouries have been eaten so that they retain their heat and therefore can be enjoyed fully.

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Lovely afternoon tea, almost too much to eat. If I had one criticism - the scones were a bit dry

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Amazing service and amazing staff

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Absolutely fantastic meal. Me and my husband enjoyed ourselves very much. The food was fabulous and tasted amazing. The service was very good and the staff were very polite and helpful. The atmosphere was lovely with the open fire on. Really made the night extra special. Thank you very much.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

A very lovely afternoon. Would highly recommend afternoon tea at Holdsworth House.

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Dinner at Holdsworth House Hotel was part of a perfect overnight stay in Halifax. The place oozes charm and history and this made for a delightful dining experience, at the hands of friendly but efficient staff throughout. The food was first rate, excellently presented and lovely quality with every course. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Beautifully traditional building and interior details. Such a shame the lack of attention to detail in the food and cleanliness was dissapointing. The standard of food was low unfortunately comparatively to other local restaurants of a 'lower calibre' For instance, the pate to start was bland and there was too much compared to the cracker bread served with it, which was tiny, I felt the pate was shop bought and not homemade. Also it seemed to be served with undressed salad leaves from a bag. Roast potatoes on the main were dry and seemed to have been cooked much earlier, then warmed up. Vegetables were cooked well and we could tell the meat was good quality however it was served luke warm with lots of soft fat (the pork was not cooked enough to achieve nice crackling) The Creme Brulee tasted lovely however was like custard and not set as it should be. Also I didn't expect to eat what seemed to be a shop bought chocolate tart served with tinned strawberries at such a prestigious restaurant. On another note, the artifical plants on the walls above our table were full of dust and cobwebs so had not been cleaned in a long while. This is an honest and respectful review of a place which I have never eaten at before but understood to be a very successful and prestigious place to wine and dine or hold events. Consdiering this experience it is not somewhere I will rush back too unfortunately. I hope to supply this constructive criticism so that someone my address these issues and help the restaurant reflect the same high standards the building and surroundings would suggest.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Amazing venue, very nice food, the downside was the staff which made us feel like we were ruining their day by arriving. Always being ignored by staff whilst waiting to be seated for the restaurant. Only member of staff that was polite,friendly and actually seemed to notice us was Olga. Had a dog in a room opposite that wouldn’t stop barking/howling, asked reception what could be done about it and the response was simply “we are a dog friendly hotel”. I get that and I own a dog myself and whenever staying in dog friendly hotels I have never been allowed or wanted to leave him on his own for hours stressing himself and other guests, however if a person was left in a room making that much of disturbance, something more would be done. All that was offered was to move to the most basic/small room which was absolutely not the reason we chose this hotel. Definitely wouldn’t return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

We enjoyed afternoon tea recently in warm comfortable surroundings. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

An altogether memorable evening excellent food The staff were very professional and polite . And the dining rooms are amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Lovely British atmosphere. Excellent afternoon tea acutally better food quality as the famouos one in York…)

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Top quality surroundings, food and especially service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Service was excellent. Food was a bit over priced.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Stayed at the hotel for 3 nights which included a 2 course dinner on the first evening as part of the package. The table d'hote menu on the Sunday evening was somewhat restricted with only 3 choices of starter, main and dessert, one of which was vegetarian. My wife and I both had the fishcakes and fish pie. In reality, they were both similar in texture and particularly the fish pie was of poor quality, not what we were expecting in a michelin star hotel. The fish pie included small prawns and fish which was finely chopped - in my opinion,. I much prefer the wife's version which contains larger chunks of salmon, cod or haddock and king prawns. The service was very good and the lounge bar where we ate (we were accompanied by our dog) was excellent. The breakfasts were of a high quality, with a sausage for the dog as well which was much appreciatesd and the stay overall was enjoyable, but as described above, the only letdown was the dinner on the first evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Food is of excellent quality and presentation. The menu would benefit from being a little larger as I would struggle with choice on stays exceeding 3 nights. A few items did seem a tad expensive, but by and large about right.

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

Lovely service and food.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Stunning food and surroundings

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Simply brilliant

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

We have had a lovely stay at Holdsworth House. We stayed with our collie Daisy, she is a well behaved dog but often you are made to feel like second class citizens if you stay at a hotel with a dog. You are often allocated the older less comfortable rooms and are confronted with lots of rules and regulations which are frnakly not necessary for a responsible dog owner. We were not made to feel like this at Holdsworth House. We dined in the restaurant and left Daisy in the room - sleeping soundly on her bed knowing that this was allowed. We had a wonderful meal and breakfast and the staff were friendly and efficient. We stayed following a specific visit to Shibden Hall but will definately stay again.

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