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The White Horse Inn
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The White Horse Inn
Ranked #6 of 12 Holmfirth B&B and Inns
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Warm welcome”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

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.

Room Tip: Rooms 4 and 5, just to the right of the main building may be a little quieter than rooms above the b...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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baldock
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Great location, very clean newly decorated room and friendly hosts.
We arrived late Sunday afternoon looking forward to a meal in the pub that evening but were very disappointed when we were told that they do not do food on a Sunday evening! After a long drive we didn't want to get back in the car to search for a restaurant.
We were also told that the shower may trip out and to let them know if it did!
Breakfast would be between 7 and 8 which seemed a little early to us but it was explained to us it was really their day off and they were very busy.
The breakfast was OK but there was no marmalade or jam to go with the toast as they had just used the last of it themselves ? It seems we must have caught them at a bad time? Disappointing considering reviews and website details.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We arrived on a busy Friday evening,but nothing was too much trouble. Sarah showed us to our room. Spacious,clean & very comfortable with spotless en-suite.
The White horse is very popular with locals & Friday night is fish & chip night-definately worth staying for-great meal & service at a great price. The bar is warm & welcoming with lovely log fires.Breakfast in the bar was a great start to the day,plentiful,tasty,& served very quickly. We'd managed to pick up a slow puncture on the way here,but Sarah pointed us to Muslin Hall garage,on the way into Holmfirth.A huge thumbs up to Steve & his lads who had it sorted in no time !
Holmfirth is a little gem,we walked miles & enjoyed all the 'Summer Wine' sights.If you're a big reader,don't miss Daisy Lane books,just around the corner from Sids Cafe !
We did briefly consider venturing out for a meal elsewhere on Saturday evening,but the lure of the great atmosphere & food at the White Horse ensured we stayed & enjoyed another great evening.
The White Horse is a lovely old building,fondly remembered by any 'summer Wine' fan,but it has been carefully refurbished to offer all it's charm with 21st century comfort. Sarah & David work very hard & offer a welcome second to none to both locals & visitor alike. We were sad to head for home & heartily recommend a stay here to anyone ! We hope to be back soon. Many thanks for a great escape weekend.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Northallerton
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

We arrived early Saturday evening, at a particularly busy time with service in full flow, and received a very friendly welcome by David. We decided to stay and eat - influenced by the open fires and the warm and friendly atmosphere- rather than venture into the cold to search for an alternative eatery. Very pleased we did - the food was very good. Our room (with ensuite)was very clean and 'uncluttered', the bed was cosy, and the breakfast was exceptionally well cooked and presented. I understand that the pub was recently refurbished - tastefully decorated, as was the bedroom. Sarah pointed us in the direction of some good local walks after breakfast, the pub is surrounded by some lovely hills, and hamlets, and we enjoyed a 6 mile walk before leaving for home. Hairdryer, TV, and teatray in our room. Will certainly return if in this area again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

A group of us stayed for B&B as we were going to a concert in Holmfirth. The White Horse has just re-opened after having a refurb and the pub and bedrooms are lovely. We were given a warm friendly welcome by Sarah & David. The pub has open fires, comfy seating and good pub food. The bedrooms are very nice, with ensuite facilities, tea tray, tv & hairdryer.
Breakfast was served in the bar, and was a good choice of cooked breakfast with lots of hot tea & toast. Just what we needed after the night before!

  • Stayed December 2011
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4 Thank LeahandClare
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

The staff were welcoming and friendly and the pub itself was lovely but the rooms are a bit basic. The main problem was that there were only light blinds, no curtains, which meant I woke when the sun came up which isnt what I want when I am on a break away.

This alone means we wont be back Im afraid, but Holmfirth is great and we will be back there.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Carol7774
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

Visiting The White Horse in beautiful Holmfirth was one of the highlights of our return trip to our home county of Yorkshire. Living in the USA and faithfully viewing the "Last of the Summer Wine" series every week.....with scenes of Yorkshire at it's best.....we were so happy to return to familiar places...and to actually stay in this rare old English pub, with it's memories of Compo , Cleggie and the rest of the Summer Wine company. The welcome was warm and friendly..comfy room and great full English breakfast......the locals were fun to spend an evening with...and the whole experience was wonderful! We would happily return in the future.....Many thanks to David and Sarah who manage the White Horse. Nice job! Holmfirth itself was a joy to explore (even the rain could not spoil our fun)...and it was good to return to the White Horse each evening.
A totally good experience.......made us re-new our love of Yorkshire pubs, Yorkshire villages and Yorkshire folk! Hope to return....again!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The White Horse Inn
Address: Scholes Road | Jackson Bridge, Holmfirth, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Holmfirth
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Holmfirth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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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