The Gardens


Updated: 25.02.21

The Hotel is Temporarily Closed

A message from the General Manager of Holdsworth House:

"I can scarcely believe it has been nearly 12 months since I penned our first temporary closure announcement after the Government’s first lockdown instruction. At that time, I could have never imagined that nearly a year later Holdsworth House would still not be fully open, nor that we’d only just be starting to see light at the end of a very, very long tunnel.


The team and I are so excited that we will soon be able to open our doors and welcome you back once again. We will be doing this in line with the Government’s roadmap and therefore the first possible date we will reopen is 17th May. Our booking diary is now open, and you can start to make your bedroom and table reservations to visit us from this date. No booking will require a deposit and you remain able to cancel any room or table reservation without charge for the foreseeable future. Our phone lines are still on reduced hours for the moment; we will reopen them fully a little closer to 17th May. Until then I encourage you to make any bookings online.



The second date circled on our calendar is 21st June. This is the day I personally hope we can get back to running our wonderful hotel to its full capacity. My team here has long tired of me using a football analogy for every situation, but here is another one... It was said, back in the summer, that football wouldn’t be football until the fans were back. Well, it has been my long-held belief that Holdsworth House won’t be the same until we can welcome back all of our wonderful wedding couples for the day of their dreams, which they have been planning with us for a very long time. June 21st will hopefully signal the date when we are able to push forward without restrictions on numbers – something we are all looking forward to.



I know many of you are aware that 12th April is the date given by the Government when hospitality venues can reopen to serve food and drinks outside. Whilst we would love to open fully outdoors in April, the unpredictable Halifax weather makes it very difficult for us to plan! So instead, we will create special dining events if the weather allows. Details of these will be released in April, so please keep watching our social media channels or sign up for our newsletter on the website to keep in the know.


It really has been a tough year for everyone. Here at Holdsworth House we have tried to make the best of the situation in any way we can. The most obvious way for us was to use this downtime to carry out essential maintenance work on our historic building and I am delighted to say that the new roof on the Stuart function room is 50% complete. It will be ready and looking fantastic for our first guests in May. We have also redecorated many bedrooms and public areas, and I am really excited for you to see the changes.

Remember, you can view Holdsworth House via our 3D Virtual Tour on a desktop computer or tablet.

Our gift vouchers are valid until 31st October 2022.

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

General Enquiries
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am-3.00pm
T: 01422 240024

Wedding Enquiries
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1.00pm-4.00pm
T: 07727 070319

Alternatively you can message us on Facebook

Finally, I would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the last 12 months. It really does make all the difference to a privately owned, independent business like ours. I hope that we are able to welcome you all to Holdsworth House Hotel soon."

Joseph Farrar
General Manager
Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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

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

General enquiries:

Wedding enquiries: