Restaurant & Bar
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.
"Excellent afternoon tea with very accommodating service, a lovely log fire and a historical tour to boot! Second visit and won’t be the last.” Pam, February 2018
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 bar snack or to take your pick from the extensive gin, whisky and cocktail list. Plus there is a full suite of beers, soft drinks and mixers. 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.
Holdsworth House afternoon tea is served in the restaurant or hall. Choose from our Classic Afternoon Tea or add a glass of Prosecco or Champagne for a special occasion.
Our current afternoon tea includes: a selection of crust-off sandwiches, pistachio and green tea panna cotta, rhubarb delice, blackberry macaron, homemade plain and currant scones with preserves and Chantilly cream, plus a selection of Taylors of Harrogate loose leaf and speciality teas. (Content subject to frequent change)
Served daily 1.00pm – 5.00pm. Booking is advisable since we bake scones fresh to order. Gluten free available with prior notice. View the full menu here.
"Absolutely exquisite experience having afternoon tea at this beautiful hotel, the service was impeccable and extremely professional; but the waiter also very friendly. The food and drink was lovely, genuinely one of the best afternoon teas our group had experienced. Would highly recommend and would absolutely go out of my way to go there again." May 2018
On Sundays we serve a fabulously tasty roast lunch. We buy the best joints from Yorkshire farms, expertly cook and hand carve them to give you full flavour and great value. Served with mouth-watering gravy and fresh, seasonal vegetables - traditional Sunday lunch at Holdsworth House will not disappoint.
Served 12noon – 2.30pm. Three courses £25.50 per adult. Children's half portions available.
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.
“We went for lunch for my partner's birthday. Food and service were great. Definitely recommend for a special occasion. Afternoon teas looked great too. Beautiful building and setting. Will definitely be back!.” TripAdvisor December 2017
Breakfast: 7.00am – 9.30am Monday - Friday; 8.00am – 10.00am Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Lunch: 12noon – 2.00pm daily
Dinner Menu: 6.30pm – 9.30pm Mondays to Saturdays; 6.00pm-9.00pm Sundays
Bar Menu: 12noon – 9.30pm Mondays to Fridays; 12noon – 6.00pm Saturdays; 5.00pm - 9.00pm Sundays
Afternoon Tea: 1.00pm – 5.00pm daily
Sunday Lunch: 12noon – 2.30pm