Twenty seven years ago, newly married and with our new puppy in tow, we booked a room here to enjoy the sights of Howarth. We recall that time with fond affection and remember a warm, intimate pub with good beer and welcoming hosts. Lesson learnt...NEVER go back! The Old Sun is now a soulless dump with Sky Sports blaring to an empty bar. All the recent TripAdvisor reviews are right, this is the worst B&B I have stayed in since Blackpool in 1979. The room was poky, with peeling wallpaper and a television the size of an iPhone. The brown carpet smelt of must, and the bedding, bizarrely, was a hideous shade of purple. Pillows were wafer thin, and no mattress protector - god knows what biological soup we might have been rolling around in all night. The bathroom had no toilet paper, and the toilet had a macerator which sprang into action at random times, including when you were in the shower, making it sound like you were showering and angle grinding a steel bar both at the same time. The kettle was on the floor, and the tea bags were just loose from a box. The next morning, the landlord, when he finally showed up, cooked us the most lamentable english breakfast I have ever tasted, the bacon rock hard, the fried potatoes cold and greasy, the toast sweet tasting (like the sort of bread you get abroad), and no butter (he could only find Flora, and only after we asked for it!). Ok, to be fair, they are only tenants, and it's obvious that the brewery probably won't stump up the money that is needed to get this place half decent, but this is in the heart of Bronte country! In another 27 years, I will be 81, and I don't envisage another trip to the Old Sun Inn! So, was there anything postive to say? Well, they take in dogs, and given the state of the place, they won't mind if the dog has swam through a ditch just prior to going to bed, and the beer wasn't bad, although most of the advertised beers weren't ready to serve, leaving just the IPA. Howarth itself is one of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire, just steer clear of this particular black hole...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Sun, Haworth is under new management. We offer a warm friendly atmosphere for families, locals and tourists alike. There is a cosy open fire to gather around and shut out those winter temperatures. We welcome families and dogs and serve food daily, catering for vegetarians too. The hotel offers 4 en suite bedrooms that include a family room and a twin. The Old Sun has free Wi-Fi and a lovely function room for dining, parties, meetings and the like. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Sun Haworth, Yorkshire