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“Yorkshire break Day 1 - A la recherche du temps perdu!”
Review of The Old Sun

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The Old Sun
Ranked #14 of 20 Haworth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Yorkshire break Day 1 - A la recherche du temps perdu!”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

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...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The landlord found it hard to even speak to us showed us to our room. The stairway was disgustingly filthy bits hairs all up the stairs. Our room no2 was dirty with cobwebs, carpet not vacumned full of bits , used tissues in bathroom, bin not emptied from previous occupants. Dirty windows.Old shoddy chipped furniture, dusty lamps. The bed looked like it had been slept in as all bedding creased.
Breakfast was in bar-carton of juice, tea pot and coco pops on a table. .greasy very poor quality english breakfast .
How this establishment has a hygiene certificate ill never know. Not at all clean anywhere .Couldn't get out quick enough and will never ever return !!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The worst place I have ever stayed at filthy room , bins not emptied empty beer bottle still in it and used tissues , used ear bud on floor in toilet no toilet roll ,floor not vacuumed, breakfast appalling and landlord unfriendly this place should be shut down . We only stayed here because we couldn't get in anywhere else to stay dont make the same mistake

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank Raddings
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

went for Sunday lunch, staff unhelpful & miserable

soup cold heated in microwave, not acceptable

main course very poor all the food cold especially the mashed pots-reheated in microwave
We have been to this pub twice before , the food was very good then

Service poor they did not want to hear the complaints
Will not be visiting again!!!! We have vouchers to be stamped on our visits they would not do this!!!
Has this changed hands.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank woodslea
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

On arrival way past booking in time even though they only have 4 rooms ours wasn't ready.
We eventually made our way up the stairs that were filthy an looked like they hadnt been hoovered for an age.
The room was very standard & the shower cubicle wasn't the cleanest
No food available as we were told the food delivery was coming on Monday.
When on our way home we realised we had left my sunglasses in the room my wife spoke to the barman who said they had been found & they would forward to us..... They now deny this & say they never found them perhaps when they saw they were ARMANI designer ones they changed there mind.....SAD.
All in all they don't deserve any custom......stay away.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 10 March 2013 via mobile

We ate here with family and had a wonderful meal. The food was all freshly cooked and mainly traditional family favourites. The Yorkshire rarebit as a starter was a good choice. For Mains, between us we had the steak, fish and chips and scampi; all were excellent. The desserts were really good and very generous portions !! The service was also very good with a very courteous waiter, the Chef even came out of the kitchen to ask if we enjoyed our meals. Apparently we were some of the first customers to eat here since the management and Chef changed, you couldn't tell, it seemed like a well run kitchen!! We had an excellent meal and I would recommend the Old Sun for excellent home cooked food at great value.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Alasdair F
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New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013

A warm and friendly welcome by the family running the pub/hotel. Nothing was too much trouble and our requests were catered for. Clean and comfortable and outstanding value for money. Fabulous location in the beautiful village of Haworth. Stunning countryside!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lisa F
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Property: The Old Sun
Address: 79 West Lane, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8EL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Keighley > Haworth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Haworth
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Sun 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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The Old Sun Haworth, Yorkshire

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