This hotel/restaurant is set in a beautiful Jacobean Manor House, surrounded by stunning gardens and hidden terraces. The dining areas are set in the oldest part of the house, and comprise the Stone Room, the Oak-Panelled Room and the Mullion Room the latter overlooking the gardens.
The focus is on British, particularly local, produce; and the provenance of many of the ingredients are listed on the menu.
Perhaps begin with 'Guinea Fowl, Foie Gras and Parma Ham Terrine'; 'Ravioli of Whitby Crayfish and Crab, Wilted Spinach and Wild Rocket'; 'Poached Terrine of Organic Chicken and Baby Leeks, with Balsamic Syrup' or 'Salad of Feta Cheese, Black Olive and Shaved Fennel with a Sweet Shallot Dressing'.
This to be followed by 'Caesar Salad with Char-Grilled Chicken and Bacon'; 'Gloucester Old Spot Pork Fillet, Wrapped in Butter Puff Crust, Grilled Aubergine and Buttered Okra' or 'Noisette of Kendall Fell Lamb, Spinach and Pommery Mustard Stuffing and Crisp Chevre Polenta'.
Desserts maintain the high standard with maybe 'Baked Money Bag of Fresh Wild Berries with Natural Yoghurt' or 'Caramel Millefeuille with a Baileys and Banana Shot'. Those with a savoury-tooth can enjoy their excellent selection of farm-house cheeses.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.00; set L £15.95 (2 courses) to £19.95; mains about £11 to £25; set L Sun £22.50
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-21.30; mains about£11 to £25; Tasting Menu £59 (7 courses)
- Seats: 50, plus 10 outside
- Wine: a good value list is organised by style, and has reasonable mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Halifax Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or take the A629 north out of Halifax towards Keighley, after 2 miles/3km turn right to Holdsworth.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 24th Dec to 3rd Jan, excl. L 25th & 26th Dec & D 31st Dec
- Outside eating
- Rooms available