Arrival at The Foxglove is a surprise, it actually looks more attractive than the pictures! It is in a hollow ( good test of hill start skills exiting the car park in the morning !)and despite being close to a main road and next to a freight yard the surrounding hills and trees ( plus greenery around the pub itself ) give a pleasant rural feel. Inside the pub it is modernised in a rustic way. All flags and oak beams etc but has a nice pub feel. The accommodation annexe is just 50 yds from the pub and is about 10 years old. My first floor room was spacious ( despite some parts of the roof being sloping) and had a comfortable and clean feel. WI Fi, TV etc all good. The night was quiet and the bed comfortable. The free Continental breakfast was a bit sparse but OK for toast and coffee.
In the evening the pub had some good and bad points. Staff were fine and the real ale was excellent. However 90/95% of tables are for diners so not so relaxed if you just want a drink and read the paper. The menu is typical and reasonably priced but the quality is not great. Everything is mass produced/microwaved. My fish pie tasted OK but was mainly potatoes in sauce with the odd morsel of fish. The ' Seasonal Vegetables' all appeared to have been reheated many times.
Overall though the whole experience was good and good value for money.
One specific gripe is that the hot water in the rooms was scalding and only possible to have a hot or very very hot shower. I would have thought this was a Health and Safety Issue , especially where children were involved. Surely there must be some way to turn the boiler thermostat down??
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking to soak up the ruggedly beautiful landscapes and industrial heritage of South or West Yorkshire, this idyllic hotel in Kirkburton is one of the most charming places to stay in the Huddersfield area.Built around 1864, The Foxglove sits on the edge of the wooded Burton Dean Valley in the conservation area of Kirkburton. As well as housing 23 comfy rooms it serves a range of lovingly kept cask-ales alongside a menu of hearty, seasonal pub food.Surrounded by sweeping Yorkshire scenery, the lodge is an ideal base for exploring local gems such as Holmfirth (the setting for TV's Last of the Summer Wine). You'll also find some of the country's most interesting museums nearby. Descend 140 metres underground at the National Coal Mining Museum, experience working-life at the Colne Valley Museum or enjoy world-class art dotted around the 500 acres of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Foxglove Vintage Inn, Innkeeper`s Lodge Huddersfield Hotel Huddersfield