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Shibden Mill Inn

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have had meals at the Shibden Mill Inn in the past, albeit in the evening and we have been disappointed. Today we had a meal at lunchtime. We were a party of 21 and we were asked to pre-order which was perfectly okay. All of our meals arrived together and all our party enjoyed their meals. The service also was excellent. I have said in the past that I wouldn’t go back but today I have eaten my words 😊

Stayed for one night, and they kindly upgraded my room for free. Room itself was okay, although a little dated. Shower was rubbish though. All hotels should have decent power showers and not those stupid electric ones with barely a trickle. Some nice touches in the room, such as a comprehensive tea/coffee making selection. However, no plug socket for the kettle - I had to balance it on a chair which is not ideal. I had a couple of pints in the bar and they were excellent. Had rib eye steak for dinner, and it was cooked to perfection and served piping hot. The waitresses could do a little more though - it would be nice to be asked if I wanted more drinks. All in all though, a nice enough place and I would stay here again.

I have eaten at shibden mill inn on a number of occasions & it’s always been first class. However I was disappointed with the afternoon tea for £20 a head. Great atmosphere as the place was full, we sat upstairs on the comfy sofa which was lovely however the savoury part of our tea was disappointing, lovely smoked salmon & pickle, an egg mayo with cress were delicious & then a tomato sandwich & a cucumber sandwich (yes really) as we had advised we don’t eat meat & expected a bit more thought would have gone into the none meat sandwiches or anything else savoury, I mentioned to the waitress & we were delivered another salmon sandwich. The scone, cakes & chocs were great just a shame about the savoury part of our tea. I won’t be booking afternoon tea again.

Stayed here and had a fantastic time. Champagne with a view and they even supplied blankets. Food was exceptional. Staff very friendly, and courteous. The room was to a very good standard.. Highly recommended..

Outstanding service from all the staff especially one of the duty managers Russ who was particularly helpful with travel arrangements in the wintry weather. The restaurant which has recently taken on a new head chef still serves food of the highest standard.

Although I love this gastro pub for its atmospheric beamed rooms and antique decorations I was disappointed with our meal. We ordered cod which was a small portion served with three halved new potatoes and a grating of cauliflower. It was fortunate that we also ordered some broccoli to fill us up. The desert of sticky toffee pudding was also small - cup cake portion. We will not go again to eat as there are better restaurants nearby.

Tucked away in the bottom of a valley is this lovely cosy Inn. We thought we'd book Sunday Lunch here for a post Valentines treat. We weren't disappointed,the service and ambience were consistent throughout. We ate in the restaurant upstairs,my husband thoroughly enjoyed the roast Lamb,I enjoyed the roast Beef too but it wasn't without flaw, there was a lot of fat on the small portion of sirloin of beef,the Yorkshire puddings were overdone and the seasonal veg were minute portions. So less carbs and more meat and veg please! There was a very large family party in the restaurant too which probably put the chefs under a lot of pressure so I can forgive the Yorkshire puddings. We have eaten here before so we know how high quality the food usually is. It definitely wouldn't put us off a return visit, even if we are on foot with the Border Terrorists as this place is also a perfect watering hole for dogs and their owners too. Following our meal we took our drinks and sat in the upstairs lounge, fire ablaze and beautifully decorated. The seating areas are extremely comfortable and not all of our local country pubs and restaurants have them so it was very nice to sit here and relax with a large glass of very good quality wine or two......Overall it was a lovely experience even though my meal was slightly disappointing this time.

Arranged family dinner for 7, (on 22nd december), with my also taking overnight accommodation after get together. Food, service, breakfast and o/nite room couldn't be faulted. A venue which marries olde world character with all 21st century comforts...very impressed and highly recommended. ..

We stayed here for dinner, bed and breakfast in the Bower suite. We won a voucher for this in a charity raffle over Christmas. The room was very spacious with a very comfortable bed and pillows. Plenty of fluffy towels and nice toiletries provided. The food we had in the restaurant was delicious. Attentive, but not intrusive, service from the staff. Likewise at breakfast. An enjoyable stay.

I have been here through work and whilst not eating or drinking I vowed to return. It’s a proper old style pub but then some! Came for lunch with my wife and I have to say I’ve not tasted anything quite like it! Wandered in and were met by surprised staff that didn’t understand how we’d got in and that they should have been closed, but welcomed us anyway. Sat in the bar and drank the drink listening to staff setting up and listening to their secret Santa issues, but what came next blew our minds! I had the rabbit and the missus had the deer and although a small portion arrived it was perfect for lunch. The food blew us both away it was absolute perfection! Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to have probably the best food I’ve ever eaten! Great selection of gin and scotch to go at if your not driving and an equally good selection of cask ales. The chef and their staff must be congratulated, absolute genius cooking! Will be back in the summer to take advantage of the gorgeous beer garden.

Shibden Mill Fold Halifax England

Hotel highlights

  • Free English breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Shibden Mill Inn places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Shibden Hall and Bankfield Museum. This 12-room, 5-star inn welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in a provincial park and also close to Eureka The National Children’s Museum and Halifax Minster.


Start your day off right with a free English breakfast, served each morning from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 12 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. 22-inch TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

At Shibden Mill Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a terrace. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This luxury inn also has a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 452 reviews