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The Dusty Miller Inn
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The Dusty Miller Inn
Ranked #21 of 22 Hebden Bridge B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Five of us booked in here for a family occasion, in three rooms, after finding that all the accommodation in Hebden Bridge itself was fully booked. The Dusty Miller is a large building in the centre of Mytholmroyd but with understated branding, such that both of our drivers drove past it and had to turn back. There is no reception desk, we simply presented ourselves at the bar where the barmaid handed over our key with the minimum of fuss and helpfully showed us all the way to our room. We checked out all three rooms our party had booked (two doubles and a twin). The doubles were at the rear and, whilst American visitors might have found them a bit small, they were plenty large enough by British standards. One in particular sported a magnificent window with an ancient oak lintel and time-worn stone mullions, and an ancient fireplace (sadly but understandably not in use - after all, they don't want some dolt of a guest burning the place down!). The twin room was kitted out for disabled use with wide doors, huge wheelchair-friendly bathroom etc. but unfortunately, being at the front of the building right on the main road, was found to be quite noisy at night. The rooms, as with the rest of the hotel, had clearly been fully refurbished since the catastrophic floods, although the bathrooms, whilst functional, were already beginning to look a little shabby. Some kind of machinery hum and clatter was intermittently audible in the two rear rooms during the night, which some might have found annoying. All three rooms were equipped with unnecessarily-tiny flat-screen TV's. The hotel wi-fi was free for up to two hours and worked fine. After getting established in our rooms we sampled some of the local brews available at the bar which we drank in the sun in the car park (not as grim as it sounds, there is a pleasant grassed area with some amusingly-sloping tables). The Copper Dragon Golden Pippin was particularly excellent. The bar and the restaurant have a synthetic chain-carvery kind of feel about them, which I suppose is inevitable given the recent enforced total renovation. Many of the bar tables have game boards built into them, and it was strange to sit at a table boasting a fully-set chessboard (in my neighbourhood the pieces would've disappeared in no time!). Sadly there is a huge TV on one wall, but plenty of alcoves where it could be avoided. We decided to eat in the restaurant (there being few options in Mytholmroyd). The service was good, but the smoked salmon was found to be out-of-stock. Three of our party opted for the Vietnamese vegetables, which they pronounced "bland". The verdict on the smoked haddock was "disappointing", but my Aubergine Parmigiana was quite acceptable and not burned dry and crispy as these cheesy-style baked dishes so often are in many places. All-in-all the dining experience closely-matched the chain-carvery ambience. Breakfast was a slightly Fawlty Towers experience, with none of us quite getting what we ordered (for example, my two fried eggs on toast with mushrooms on the side arrived sans mushrooms, and a request from one of us for poached eggs was resisted with the explanation that they simply weren't very good at them!). Finally, checkout was accomplished without problems but, although it wasn't an issue for us, I did feel that the 10 o'clock deadline was a bit early. All in all, it was a reasonably satisfactory experience. Would I go again? Yes, but first I would search for a slightly more characterful option (with more dining options at hand) in Hebden Bridge itself.

Room Tip: Avoid the front of the building if you are at all a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

We are frequent visitors to the Dusty Miller and always receive a warm welcome in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Today we decided to order lunch, we placed the order prior to our arrival as we have only an hour break for lunch. Upon arrival a table was ready for us and within minutes our food was delivered piping hot to the table. I had the hunters burger which was huge and very tasty and my friends had a scampi and a meatball and cheese baguette. We all enjoyed our food very much and will definitely make this a regular thing.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Called in with my daughter and grandson for something to eat at teatime. We were given menus but the waiter didn't offer to take our drinks order. After about 15 minutes we decided that maybe it wasn't waiter service so my daughter went to the bar to order drinks. The waiter finally showed up to take our food order. My daughter ordered a burger with all the trimmings, grandson ordered a cheeseburger and fries with absolutely no salad, relish, tomato or other trimmings. I ordered braised steak. We waited around 40 minutes for the food. Grandson's cheeseburger had lettuce on, daughters burger had lettuce, but nothing else, but we only noticed this after the waiter left. Although the burgers were homemade as described on the menu, they were extremely dry so when the waiter came back to ask if everything was ok with our meals, we asked about the burger relish. The waiter told us that it just came with lettuce, we pointed out that the photo on the menu showed a burger with tomato, gherkin etc, to which he replied, "oh no, that's just a photo he got off the internet". We almost fell off our chairs laughing, the waiter left. He came back about 10 minutes later and asked again if everything was ok, to which I replied that it was the same as before. He seemed rather defensive and said "I was only asking", so I pointed out that we had already told him that the burger was very dry and thought that he may have offered some relish. "well we haven't got any" he said and walked away again. In the meantime, my daughter had been back to the bar to get another drink and had to wait while the barperson finished chatting before she could be bothered to serve. Unbelievably, the waiter asked us again if everything was ok when he returned to take our plates away - he appeared to lack any basic training. Luckily, we have a sense of humour and the surreal nature of this experience left us falling about laughing, however on checking out the menu on this hotel's website, they state "All our burgers are homemade and are 8oz (uncooked weight ) served on a rustic bread roll with crisp salad leaves, sliced tomato, onion and our own burger dressing then stacked up in a tower with chunky chips, beer battered onion rings & coleslaw". What they serve are simply overpriced, very dry burgers. What disappointed us most was that we gave the waiter 2 chances to put things right but were treated with a complete lack of customer service. We would not eat there again, even for the comedy value.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Stayed for one night, found the staff to be very friendly and polite. The room we stayed in was clean and spacious. The food at night was good, thought the wine was overpriced but that's to be expected. One or two minor issues, no steak knife with my wife's meal and the toilet seat was broken in the room. Will definitely be booking for a return trip

Room Tip: Room one faces the main road so you get some noise
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Geoff H
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Had a meal with friends last Thursday...very nice decor..friendly service and very good food..would eat there again.....Nice area to sit after the meal for tea and coffee.....spacious car park...........

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

My partner and I went for lunch - nachos were awful and cold and you could tell it was really cheap plastic like cheese as it was one big melted mess that you could barely chew. However the steaks were lovely although the chips are too big so you get like 5! Pepper sauce was also good but overpriced at around £2.75/£3. Service was ok but the waitress was easily distracted from what she was doing - I had to have her chase up my missing sauce three times after she tried to tell me I hadn't ordered it!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

Previous meals at the Dusty Miller prior to the refurb have always been pleasant. However, today, despite it being practically empty - more staff than customers, we waited for 40 minutes from being seated and given a menu, to us walking out, having not been approached for our food order. One chef was on his mobile phone for 20 minutes, another was tucking into his own lunch from the carvery in front of us whilst we waited for the waitress who appeared to have disappeared into the ether. Very disappointing.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank TheDuchessBury
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Address: Burnley Road | Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5LH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Hebden Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Hebden Bridge
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hello and a very warm welcome from the new management at The Dusty Miller and Coiners Restaurant in Mytholmroyd. We’re a family friendly hotel, bar and restaurant located in this beautiful Halifax village just outside the popular tourist destination of Hebden Bridge. Our recently refurbished building provides a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy a drink, a meal or an overnight stay! In the restaurant we provide a fabulous selection of popular home cooked favourites; booking is advisable but not always essential. We cater for all tastes and dietary requirements - our kitchen allow you to customise your meals to suit your preferences. Furthermore, all our food is sourced locally within a 25 mile radius, because we believe in keeping local businesses going. Our restaurant is laid out in such away that allows semi-private dining for a large number of guests. We can also hire out the entire venue if you have a major celebration such as a wedding. We're always happy to accommodate you wherever possible. In addition we have free Wifi and can offer a fabulous choice of beverages in our cosy and rustic bar area. ... more   less 
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