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Shibden Mill Inn

5.0 out of 5.0

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We went twice in August. I absaloutely loved it. The staff were great. The food was amazing. Not your average pub food. Wine list was really good. We had a beautiful evening in this quant little pub. Highly recomend :-)

This place is under 3 miles from Halifax and a different world. In the valley, no traffic noise or any reminder of the nearby urban stuff. Many rooms have skylights, you can turn off your other lights and watch the sky. Or borrow a dvd or two and have a movie night in. Staff is very good and friendly, makes it an individual experience. Personally I would like a mattress topper, the bed was at the edge of my tolerance on hard beds but preferable to too soft.

We stayed one night in this delightful hotel, whilst transporting our daughter back to Leeds University. The staff were friendly, helpful and extremely accommodating considering our plans kept changing, right up to the last minute!! We ended up eating in the hotel restaurant on the Saturday evening and a table was booked for us with no fuss despite the restaurant being quite busy. The food was amazing. It tasted exquisite - I had the cod with Bok Choy on a Crab and Prawn pancake - and was beautifully presented too. Breakfast was included in the room rate and there was an excellent selection of cereal, fruit, juices and cooked breakfasts. We found the hotel by accident, when researching somewhere nice to stay and were so pleased with our find. We will definitely be back!

Having not been here for over 40 years we were pleasantly surprised by the experience at this old inn and restaurant. The room and bathroom were very nicely furnished with plenty of space to relax. 2 small niggles - a cafetière was supplied but only instant coffee and a very noisy extractor fan in the bathroom. Minor but irritating. The breakfast was from an extensive cold buffet and hot meals to order. The food was well cooked and served quickly. One pointer for staff - don't leave dirty plates on the table after guests have finished a course. Our small table was littered with crockery while we were trying to have toast. Dinner was again served hot and well cooked with an extensive menu. A couple of pluses. The staff were, from start to finish all friendly and welcoming. During dinner a lady had a fall and the staff were very attentive until the ambulance arrived. The final bill was itemised to the last item. Not like some that throw all the add ins into one total. Well done and an excellent stay.

Only stayed for one night in July for an event in Halifax. Really lovely hotel, not too expensive and excellent breakfast the next day. The room wasn't big but it was well done and the bathroom had a very good shower with everything we needed for an overnight stay. Bed was massive and really comfy. The bar is quite quirky and we would go back just for a drink / meal if we lived closer. All the staff were very helpful and polite. We would happily stay again.

This up-market Inn has all the atmosphere you could wish for. Good parking and setting although a little tricky to get to in Shibden Dale. We had a superior twin which was stylish, comfortable and clean with good en-suite facilities and priced accordingly. Staff on arrival very friendly and efficient. Bar is very atmospheric and there is outside seating for when the Yorkshire climate allows! A fairly extensive dinner menu allows good choice. Starters are excellent but the main courses are not quite as good as the proprietors might think. Wife had very salty cod and I had lamb which was OK but not great. Second night wife had red deer which she enjoyed. Breakfasts excellent first day but second day I asked if kippers were "proper" kippers (very hard to get in hotels these days) and being assured they were ordered but the result was something akin to boil -in- the -bag supermarket. They did come with an apology. This is a very busy "foodie" pub and on the whole does a very good job but I felt some of the food was a result of resting on laurels. I recommend the walk to Shibden Hall which is a very interesting 14thC manor. I would certainly stay here again.

My husband and I stayed here for one night and were overwhelmed by the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. We had an amazing meal meal in the evening and breakfast was one of the best I have had. Our room was at the top of the mill with a velux window to watch the skies. The bed was luxurious and I was loathe to get out of it. I can't recommend this place enough.

This is an excellent place to stay - good value for money and with really high standards. The staff are exceptionally well trained and the rooms outstanding. If that wasn't good enough they also have an amazing restaurant, the food was absolutely perfect - great choice - well cooked - beautifully presented - it would be worth eating here even if you weren't staying. They also had 4 really good real ales and a good selection of whisky and gin. And that doesn't bring in the wine selection - I can't wait to go back. The photo is a yellow bike outside - obviously the Tour De France went past in 2014 - good choice.

overnight stay in this wonderful Hotel, everything about it was great, the staff are very efficient and polite ,everything you need is there , Bedroom very roomy and well appointed .bar area is brilliant good range of excellent beers and wines , food is very good ,breakfast is the best we have ever had ,cooked very fresh and hot. cant recommend it enough.

Stayed for two nights here and the staff were very friendly and polite with 24hr reception! Breakfast had lots of choice and service was good. The room was very clean and a good size. Only thing was that the water pressure in the shower changed from weak to strong a lot and it seemed as though there was air in the pipes. It's a lovely old building so perhaps this comes with age. The other people I stayed with had no problems with their water pressure though! Overall a great stay!

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