The Gardens


Updated: 05.01.21

The Hotel is Temporarily Closed

Dear Guests,

With the news that as of 5th January 2021 the country is in national lockdown, I confirm that our doors will need to remain closed and, sadly, we won’t be able to welcome you back to Holdsworth House at the moment.

Just because we’re closed it doesn’t mean some of us aren't busy! We’re continuing our plans of further refurbishment – this old house needs a lot of care and we want to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible when we do re-open.

In the meantime, you can view Holdsworth House via our 3D Virtual Tour, which is best viewed on a desktop computer or tablet.

Our gift vouchers remain popular and we’re extending the validity of all vouchers until October 31st 2022.

Keep an eye on this website and our social channels or sign up to our newsletter for updates. As soon as we know when we can re-open, you’ll know.

For now, if you need to contact us it's best to email as we're operating reduced phone-line hours:

General Enquiries
Mondays and Thursdays 1pm-4pm
T: 01422 240024
Wedding Enquiries
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1pm-4pm
T: 07727 070319
Alternatively you can message us on Facebook
Wishing you and your families the best of health,
Joseph Farrar
General Manager, Holdsworth House Hotel

Our Covid Measures When Open

We have been awarded the official UK mark 'We're Good To Go' to signal that Holdsworth House is a business that has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Guest considerations

We have removed all printed magazines, leaflets and brochures from the bedrooms and public areas. Some are available on request.

All guests are encouraged to use this website for information pre-arrival and for the duration of your stay.

 Where possible, all correspondence will be done via email and we will encourage guests to use online options for payments.

We have introduced perspex screens on our restaurant and reception desks.

Prior to arrival and check-in

Guests will receive an online check-in form, which is to be completed prior to arrival. This will also confirm that no member of the visiting party is displaying symptoms and that they are all from the same household or bubble, as per the Government's advice at that time.

Whether you’re dining with us or staying over, you must agree to us taking your forehead temperature on arrival. This is an unobtrusive and quick procedure done with a digital infra-red thermometer, without touching you. Anyone with any symptoms will be asked to re-arrange their booking for a future date and this will be done free of charge.

Sanitiser stations will be positioned at the entrance and throughout the hotel, and you are asked to use this upon entry and as you move around the building.

Our luggage storage and assistance service is currently suspended.

Check-in and key collection will be done in a safe, efficient and contactless way.


All touch points will be sanitised as frequently as possible. Frequent use items, such as door handles, bannisters and public area toilets, will be cleaned regularly. We will have a dedicated member of the team on hand throughout the day to sanitise the public areas.

All bedrooms and public areas will be cleaned using hospital-grade cleaning products.

Daily servicing of your bedroom will now only be done on request and at a coordinated time.

Where possible, rooms will be left unoccupied for 20 hours before the next guests’ arrival.

Bedrooms will be decluttered for ease of cleaning and any nonessential items, such as cushions, throws and ornaments, will be removed.

Sanitiser will be readily available on request.


Adjustments have been made to the hotel and restaurant to allow for more space and social distancing. We have further enhanced our garden and outdoor space too to create more seating for al fresco dining.

Breakfast dining times will be pre-booked and will be table service only.

Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner will also need to be pre-booked. Non-resident tea and coffee service will also be suspended.

Menus will be sent to guests pre-arrival and are available on this website.

Tables, chairs, and cutlery will be cleaned and disinfected between guests.

Services will be adjusted to prevent regular trips to individual tables by the restaurant team.

In-room dining is available at all service times.


Your bill will be placed under your door on the day of departure.

If your bill has a zero balance, you are requested to call reception to advise us of your departure and then depart, leaving your key in the room.

All guests with an outstanding balance will receive an email with a payment link to enter your card details. Payment can be taken at reception on request.

Please note, our measures and policies will be updated regularly.

Online room bookings are open

Restaurant table bookings can be made online

Telephone reservations can be made on 01422 240024, 10.00am-4.00pm

Or please email your enquiry to us and we will respond as quickly as possible:

General enquiries:

Wedding enquiries: