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“Lovely Break”
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The New Hobbit
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sowerby Bridge
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Liverpool
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8 reviews
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“Lovely Break”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Used a wowcher deal for a 2 night b & b stay. Excellent value. The hotel is quaint but modern, the steak and wine Friday deal is fab (all the food was lovely). The rooms are well decorated, clean and the bed was really comfy. The bar / restaurant attracts lots of people so I would suggest booking a table for an evening meal. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. If I were being ultra-picky, I would suggest a hook on the back of the bathroom door, guest info in the room (breaky and evening meal times / local walks etc) and maybe better WiFi in the bedrooms, but as I say, that's being ultra-picky! Overall a really lovely place, well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Room 8 at the front has lovely views of the valley
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ilkley
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Our daughter kindly arranged for my wife and I to have a weekend break at this hotel. We arrived on a lovely warm Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a couple of drinks on the hotels decking overlooking the valley. Our room was at the rear of the hotel so unfortunately did not have a view of the valley. However, the room was sizeable, very clean and very nicely furnished. The restaurant was almost full on the Saturday evening which is always a good sign. We enjoyed a very nice meal. I have ribs to start followed by a Rib Eye steak. The steak was particularly good being both tender and tasty. The restaurants aim seems to be to provide well cooked, quality ingredients rather than “fancy” food. Breakfasts begin with the usual selection of cereals, fruit and yoghurt. The cooked breakfast to follow was tasty and substantial. I did not need to eat again until the evening, Thanks to Chris, Louise and the rest of the pleasant and helpful staff for a very enjoyable weekend. We will visit again in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Went to the hobit for a bite to eat and a drink the place has been refurbished very nicely and stylish the staff are very polite and friendly. The food we found very tasty with large helpings and to sit outside with the beautiful views is just an added bonus.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We've lived in Norland for 3 years now and this place has been closed, refurbished, closed, refurbished and so we have never been before. So when we went the other night we were very pleasantly surprised to A) find it open, B) discover delightful decor, and C) have a delicious meal that didn't cost the earth! Only little gripe was that some of the seats' springs had gone, but after a bit of musical chairs we found some comfy ones and enjoyed a family meal in lovely surroundings.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

A group of 6 of us visited for a meal tonight. The food was lovely, presented beautifully and tasted fantastic. The food was very reasonably priced and we couldn't fault anything. We all had a variety of starters, mains and desserts and everyone was very impressed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The interior of the pub was lovely, Cosy and welcome. A great night had by all, we would highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Boston, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Had a two night stay with my mother on a voucher deal. This is a nicely refurbished 14 (?) room hotel set high on the hillside above the town of Sowerby Bridge. They did not have twin rooms but very kindly added a single bed to the kingsize already in the room, still leaving plenty of space to move. Both beds were superb quality and so comfy. Great shower and bath with lovely toiletries. Variety of complementary hot drinks and biscuits. We had dinner one night and thoroughly enjoyed it, perhaps not cordon bleu, but certainly very good and excellent value. Loved the breakfast. Help yourself to tea/coffee, toast, fruit, yoghurt, croissants (a little stale - sorry) etc., and the full English or your variation thereof is served to you very promptly. Think the hotel has been fairly recently refurbished and perhaps would benefit from a comprehensive snagging list but really could not say there was anything that spoiled our enjoyment so would not bother to comment. The hotel seems to be geared up to couples (or 2 adults like ourselves) and although we did see a couple of kids around, I would not say it was the ideal place for them. Sowerby Bridge itself looks somewhat run down and sorry for itself with many units closed and boarded up but within a short drive are some glorious West Yorkshire towns, villages and scenery to visit. Finally and most definitely leaving the best until last, the staff at the New Hobbit are it's best asset. They were unfailingly polite, pleasant, friendly and efficient and went out of their way to put right anything that may not have been quite right. They made our stay a complete pleasure and the management can be very proud of them. Thanks to all for a lovely stay.

Room Tip: We had room 1 which gives onto the car park although people cannot really see clearly into the room...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed at the Hobbit For two nights on Friday 9 and 10 August, having not stayed at the hotel previously we were a little apprehensive as to what we may find. On our arrival, the welcome given by the staff was exceptional with one member taking us to our room, a service you don't get with the larger hotel chains.

We had a room on the rear of the hotel and this was of a good size, quality and extremely comfortable. The room had everything we required to enjoy the weekend and the positioning certainly did not detract on our enjoyment.

We dined at the hotel on the Saturday evening and the food was home cooked, well presented and plentiful, be careful though if you consider having the Hobbit burger as this is not for the faint hearted........ The restaurant is well liked locally as on both fully booked on both the Friday and Saturday so ensure you book before you travel.

The staff are very attentive and eager to please ensuring you have an enjoyable break, all members are a credit to the owners who themselves go out of their way to talk to you and who are keen to obtain feedback on their new venture. We would like to thank everyone for a wonderful weekend break, so much so that we've booked again and look forward to visiting the Hobbit in two weeks time.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The New Hobbit
Address: The Hobbit Hob Lane, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3QL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Sowerby Bridge
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Hotel Class:4 star — The New Hobbit 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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