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Shibden Mill Inn

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had Christmas dinner off the Christmas menu, absolutely terrible, basically dry leftovers reheated. The roast potatoes were soggy, the veg was a random mix of bits and bobs (one sprout, a bit of kale and peas?) the turkey dry, soggy lump of stuffing. All drowned in a sea of gravy. Really really bad, and expensive too! I could not believe the wait for our food, we ordered pretty much on arriving and 3 courses took about 3.5 hours in total. We were only a table of 8. Won't be back :( Its pretty hard having to wait that long when you have young kids. No nappy changing facilities also in the whole building - pretty appalling, basically says families aren't welcome

Visited last Saturday for the first time with friends who had been a few times before the pub is full of character especially with the open fire on a cold night.but unfortunately the evening was spoilt by the shift manager called Russ who actually argued with my wife daughter and our friend when their second round of gin and tonics were actually delivered to the table without the gin he was very reluctant to rectify the situation.apart from this episode which was not very good service the food was excellent particularly enjoyed the pheasant stuffed with black pudding on a bed of coleslaw.the inn is situated in a lovely location and it would be great to visit it on a warm summers day and sit by the river.but I'd be pushed to reccomend it to anyone due to the managements attitude.this in know way takes away anything from the two waitresses who looked after us they were both very polite and charming in there manner shame about their boss

Came for a team lunch after the Tour de Yorkshire route launch in Halifax. We were all hungry and tired and our lunch was well received. Simple but extremely tasty selection of soup and sandwiches. The parsnip soup was so delicious! The staff are delightful. Nothing is too much trouble and service with a smile. All the fires were lit so the cosy Christmassy atmosphere was lovely. Thank you for having us and see you again.

We stopped at the Shibden Mill Inn while visiting friends. We had room 3 which was very comfortable with a small garden area outside. The restaurant and bar were very festive with the Christmas decorations and real fires. The restaurant serves great food at reasonable prices. The wine list is good too. The bar has some good ales and a gin menu. Breakfast is tremendous. Staff are friendly and very helpful. A great place to stay and hunker down on a snowy winters evening....

My wife and I stayed here recently to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. Great welcome, service and atmosphere. The upgraded room was perfect. The cosy restaurant had a full and varied menu. Our only disappointment was that we'd been looking forward to the mussels starter but they had run out. We will certainly not hesitate to return there. A wonderful hotel full of olde worlde charm..

Unfortunately I was rather underwhelmed. Have visited before many times for lunch and have always been impressed by quality and variety of the food. This time we ate in the grill room (perhaps this was our mistake) and food was perfectly okay but rather predictable and mediocre. Our rooms were clean, well-decorated and comfortable, though perhaps they were rather overheated. Breakfast was nice and there was a wide selection of choices. Having said all that, we shall still return for lunches in future as this is one aspect where the standard is very high.

The Shibden Mill Inn is cosy, friendly and warm. 4 of us had dinner and we loved the place. My partner and I had some bread to start which was lovely. For main I had the butternut and quinoa fritters which were gorgeous. I had some veg and fries on the side which I found too much. Eyes bigger than my belly. My partner had the risotto and thought it was lovely. For dessert I had the lemon tart which was just right. The bitterness and sharp taste was just fantastic. My partner had the sticky toffee pudding which he really enjoyed. The staff were polite, attentive and patience. We hope to go back at some point in the future. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Visited here with good friends for a Xmas meal out. Lovely dec eve with lovely Xmas lights outside - lovely setting. The restaurant was lovely, but disappointed only 2 cocktails on menu to chose from . Had ribeye steak and beef wellington which were both delicious. Drinks quite pricey so bill rather large!

Had a private dining experience for 23 friends upstairs on the first floor, which was superb, the service from the waiters and waitresses was quiet, yet attentive, the food brilliant, and the ambience of this lovely old Inn great, cosy, quality and a truly lovely weekend with great rooms and breakfast

Another visit and again it does not disappoint food was fantastic. Our starters of partridge and moules were both excellent. Lovely to enjoy partridge that was cooked to perfection. Moules had a very, very good sauce. For mains we both went for the rabbit, good choice it was very gamy and tender creme brûlée for desert was light with a good crunchy topping. Even coffee was faultless. Friendly and helpful staff all made for a perfect meal.

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

Shibden Mill Inn features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. 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. Other amenities at this luxury inn include a terrace and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 440 reviews