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Project Description

Shibden Mill Inn


Shibden Mill Fold, Shibden, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7UL
T 01422 365 840
11 Bedrooms

Map & Directions

Please click the map below for directions.
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Transport Links

By car – for sat nav use HX3 7UL

Halifax Railway Station – 10 mins

Leeds/Bradford International Airport – 40 mins

For over 350 years The Shibden Mill Inn has been at the heart of life in West Yorkshire’s Shibden Valley. The 17th century Inn is steeped in history – beginning life as a corn and spinning mill it was then sold to Halifax brewers the “Websters” in 1890 when it became a public house. Many years later the mill use has changed, but it is still bustling and thriving with activity – one of pleasure, fine food and world class wines.

Beautifully located in the stunning Shibden Valley, the Shibden Mill Inn is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. In summer, the valley setting and lovely gardens beside Red Beck provide a perfect spot for alfresco dining, whilst in the cooler months, the Inn’s open fires provide a warm welcome for visitors. The Inn has been sympathetically renovated to retain its original charm and character by owners, Simon & Caitlin Heaton with General Manager, Glen Pearson. Together, they pride themselves on creating a magical place where visitors and locals can enjoy time well spent with family and friends, sharing in life’s special moments and shaping memories to last a lifetime.

Choose to experience AA 5 Silver Star Inn accommodation and 2 Rosette dining at its very best, at the highly-acclaimed Shibden Mill Inn and you will undoubtedly be planning your next visit before you have even left.


The inn’s eleven individually styled en-suite bedrooms are supremely comfortable and luxurious, contributing to Shibden Mill’s outstanding reputation for warm hospitality and attracting people to the picturesque Shibden Valley.

Food & Drink

Original oak beams and rafters add to the charm of both the Bar and the Grill Room, the latter proving a popular and romantic venue for special occasions with its cosy atmosphere – the award winning team offers a wide and varied selection of dishes to satisfy every taste, which can be enjoyed in either the characterful Bar or Grill Room. National recognition has been gained through a string of awards, with diners travelling from far and wide to experience the delights of the highly talented culinary team and enjoy regular themed evenings celebrating produce of the season.

Recommended Local Attractions

Shibden Hall – 5 mins
Eureka! – 10 mins
Ogden Water – 15 mins
Jerusalem Farm – 20 mins
Hebden Bridge – 25 mins
National Coal Mining Museum – 30 mins
The Hepworth Wakefield – 35 mins
Thackray Medical Museum – 35 mins
Harewood House – 45 mins

Retail Therapy

Halifax – 5 mins 
Huddersfield – 25 mins
Leeds – 30 mins

All timings denote typical journey time by car, unless specified otherwise.


Singles from £95

Doubles from £125

Suite from £195

Bed and Breakfast rates per person per night

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Meet the Chef

Head chef at the Shibden Mill Inn is Darren Parkinson who has previously worked as head chef at the Old Bore, Rishworth, West Yorkshire, and before that worked at the two-Michelin-starred Winteringham Fields in Lincolnshire, and Longueville Manor in Jersey.

Darren prides himself in creating stunning Yorkshire menus using the best locally sourced ingredients. The Inn has its very own kitchen garden and Darren alters his menus each season so that the produce he uses is of the very best quality at the time.

Under his management, the Shibden Mill Inn has been awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence as well as currently holding the title of the Best British Pub of the Year.

Out & About

There’s plenty to keep you entertained during your stay at Shibden Mill – here are just a few of the highlights for you to discover.

Just 5 minutes from Shibden Mill Inn is Shidben Hall, which offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked there since 1420. Set in 90 acres of rolling parkland, with children’s rides, miniature railway, boating lake and woodland walks, it is an ideal location for a family day out.

A major cultural asset for Yorkshire, The Hepworth is ‘one of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe’ (The Independent). As the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London, the gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists, as well as rare works by Barbara Hepworth.

Slightly further afield, set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, is the stunning 18th Century Harewood House. Explore the 100 acres of exquisite gardens, renowned Bird Garden and the many galleries, drawing rooms and halls which retain their original splendour.

Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve offers a superb spot to escape to, perfect for picnics, walking and feeding the ducks whilst taking in the stunning views. Only a short drive from Shibden Mill Inn, it is a tranquil location for the whole family to enjoy.



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Shibden Mill Inn taster evening

Shibden Mill Inn’s Taster Evening

On Thursday 6th April take part in Shibden Mill Inn’s Guinea Pig Evening and be the first to try their delicious, never-before-seen dishes.