Restaurant & Bar

The award-winning restaurant at Holdsworth House in Halifax offers à la carte fine dining for something special. Choose from our seasonal mains or our popular grill choices. Or book our afternoon tea for a delicious and pleasant afternoon out.

"Food, customer service and staff in exceptional standard. We'll definitely come back for more" 22 March 2022

Service Times:

Breakfast: 7.00am – 9.30am Monday - Friday; 8.00am – 10.00am Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Afternoon Tea: 1.00pm-5:00pm

Dinner (A La Carte or Bar menu) : 6.30pm-9.00pm (last orders)


The Restaurant at Holdsworth House

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.

The Panel Room
The Panel Room
The Mullioned Room
The Mullioned Room

Afternoon Tea

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Holdsworth House afternoon tea is served daily 1.00pm-5:00pm in the restaurant, hall or bar.

Booking is advisable since we bake scones fresh to order. Gluten free available with prior notice.

Afternoon Tea at Holdsworth House Halifax

Tasting Menu

Looking for an unforgettable culinary experience? Holdsworth House offers a wonderful 8-course tasting menu for £75 per person. Each delicious course has been expertly crafted by our talented chef. You can also add a flight of wines that have been paired to each dish by our head sommelier. ⁠

You can book a table online or combine the tasting menu with an overnight stay, including a cooked Yorkshire breakfast for the ultimate foodie break.

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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."

private dining room for private dinner in Halifax


Breakfast is included in all overnight room rates only when you book 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.

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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.

Bar lounge at Holdsworth House Hotel

TripAdvisor award 2023 for Holdsworth House Hotel in Halifax

“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!”

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©Sarah Brabbin
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