- History & About Us
Something Special, Somewhere Unique
The history of Holdsworth House is as mesmerising as its architecture. Our stunning Jacobean manor house dates back to 1633 and retains many period features. With historical ties to local luminaries including Anne Lister and the Bronte family, Holdsworth House is the perfect place to relax and treat yourself to something special, somewhere unique.
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Holdsworth Road, Halifax, HX2 9TG
Restaurant & Bar
The award-winning 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.
Holdsworth House was our wedding venue, so I always enjoy returning. The food is amazing, service exceptional and setting completely beautiful" 22 September 2020
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.
Our a la carte menu is available each evening plus Friday and Saturday lunchtimes.
The Long Bar
As its name suggests, the Long Bar occupies a lengthy stretch of the manor. To its north sits the pretty Colonnade Courtyard, of which the bar offers delightful views through its large arched window. To its south are the impressive gardens; you can access the gardens via the Bar door.
The Long Bar is the place to sit for coffee, to enjoy a local ales or to take your pick from the extensive gin, whisky and cocktail list. We stock over 30 gin brands, including some fabulous Yorkshire ones, as well as having locally-brewed Little Valley Brewery Withens Pale Ale on tap.
Our bar remains closed for public service for the moment.
Parties and Private Dining
Holdsworth House is synonymous with celebrating. For parties marking milestone birthdays, wedding anniversaries or any special occasion, Holdsworth House will cater for up to 120 guests.
Choose a beautiful private dining room, an elegant function room, the historic Gazebo or cosy restaurant. Our experienced event manager will help you plan your party and our Duty Manager will be to hand throughout your visit. See our parties page for more.
"What a wonderful place, the afternoon tea was sublime, perfect & plentiful too. Not one complaint off any of us, there were 7 in our party. Everyone of us were treat with genuine care, as were various other guests. Please don't change anything about Holdsworth House, it's our gem of Halifax."
Breakfast is included in all our overnight room rates, booked direct with the hotel. We prepare a fresh cooked, plated breakfast for you, using locally sourced ingredients and a scrumptious homemade black pudding.
We also offer a full continental style breakfast, including gluten-free cereals.
For something special, fresh from the kitchen see our full breakfast menu.
“Booked afternoon tea to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. Can highly recommend Holdsworth House as a venue that delivers on quality of product and standard of service. If you want to sample true Yorkshire hospitality at its best Holdsworth House is definitely the place to visit!”
Breakfast: 7.00am – 9.30am Monday - Friday; 8.00am – 10.00am Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Dinner: 6.30pm-9.30pm (last orders)
Afternoon Tea: 12:30pm-5:30pm