We wanted to stay in Holmfirth on the weekend of 12/13th May, not realising that it was the Folk Festival that weekend. We ended up staying in Jackson Bridge, at the White Horse Inn. I didn't know about the 'summer Wine' connection until after I had booked it and the pub does not trade too heavily on this connection. Having said that, a character who resembled Brian Wilde was holding forth at the bar when we checked in...
After a friendly greeting from the landlord, we set off for Holmfirth. It is just over 1.5 miles up through Scholes and down into the town centre and took about 25 minutes on foot. Buses run from the pub's front door every 30 mins according to the landlord and, on a less sunny day, we would have taken this option.
We returned late in the evening (again on foot) and were welcomed at the bar, where we settled amongst the regulars for a couple of nice real ales. Our room was large, with a very comfortable double bed. Like the rest of the pub, it was very clean and recently decorated. After an very good night's sleep (with no noise at all from the road or bar), we re-entered the pub for breakfast. A very decent full-English was consumed, with tea and some extra coffee afterwards. Despite being back on duty after a late night, the landlord was again friendly and informative and this finished our stay very nicely.
I think that we would stay here again rather than trying to find somewhere central in Holmfirth because it is likely to be much quieter and probably cheaper.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The white horse pub once famous for the last of the summer wine.now fully refurbished to a high standard serving home cooked food Monday to Sunday.Why not stay here for a relaxing break where you will always find a warm and friendly welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The White Horse Inn Holmfirth, Yorkshire