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“Cafe was cold, dirty and uninviting” 1 of 5 stars
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Apothecary Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   86 Main St., Haworth, Keighley BB22 8DP, England   |  
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Ranked #9 of 21 Haworth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Yorkshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cafe was cold, dirty and uninviting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We arranged to meet friends and chose the Apothecary Cafe for our rendezvous.
Sadly it was lacking in many ways. Firstly the cafe back and front doors were wide open which meant a cold draught rushing through, so we closed it ourselves but it was opened again a few moments later by another member of staff. ( Don't forget thisis now a chlliy autumn day at 7degrees). Then we noticed the carpets hadn't been vacuumed and the table cloth had crumbs and had stains from the previous day. Finally our coffee was served Luke warm and no one asked us if all was ok, but if they had - we'd have told them about it.
We think this venue is trading onthe back of the location and doesn't really care about great service or hygiene.
Will NOT be going back any time soon.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We went recently into Haworth on a cold day .We started off at Emma's but their door was wide open and we were freezing ,so we left and went to apothecary tea rooms.We went straight to the back of the cafe where it was warm, with great views.We had warm scones and tea ,and it was delicious !! The service was very fast and we'd definitely go back if we returned to Haworth.Reasonably priced too .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Convenient, Comfortable, accommodating. What more can you want for a place to sleep and a really good English breakfast to start the day.

Additionally, you have two hosts who seem to know your questions before you ask!!

where to eat...no problem.
Where to visit...no problem...
where to park the car....no problem

Thank you Nick and David for a very pleasant three day stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

after a shaky start( no one there when we arrived) things improved greatly. the manager is friendly and accommodating. the rooms are big, clean and nicely decorated. the food was also very good and served with efficiency and a smile. we were given privacy with a welcoming smile nut no intrusion. be aware that this b&b is very close to a pub. we were and were prepared for the minor inconvenience of closing time. if you value peace and quiet for this half hour then it might be wise to askin for a rear facing Room. all in all a very good B&b in a beautiful location.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This visit was our second in just over a month having visited in July , we stayed in room 7 which is a large room with lovely views across the valley , there is a nice little room to the left with a wardrobe in and then the bathroom is off that with a nice step into shower .
We have read all the reviews on here and l have to say l'm astounded that anyone is disgusted with it , it is a charming family run guest house , the owners are extremely helpful the room we had was clean and had tea making facilities and tv , the bed was comfortable , all in all l would strongly recommend the apothecary guest house and also the tea rooms underneath it , we found nick and David very very courteous .
Remember this is a 3 star guest house ! NOT a 5 star penthouse in some posh upper crust establishment , this is a down to earth friendly Yorkshire guest house where the owners will
Do everything they can to make your stay a happy one , if you're unhappy then TELL THEM ! Don't slink away and put a childish review on here .
We recommend very highly
Bob n Judith follon

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Three ladies stayed for an overnight stay. We was very welcomed by the brothers immediately we arrived, all the staff was very nice. The room was how we imagined a 300 year old house to be, old & quirky, it is lacking a woman's touch lol but we enjoyed our stay.
It's in prime position on top of the main street. Breakfast was more than enough to fill our appetites. Don't expect too much otherwise stay in a 5 star! There is lots to do in Howarth, we did the Keighley steam train fish n chip run which was excellent. We are planning to return in December. Thanks very much Dave x Stella, Jan & Chris from Manchester

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

It isn't the Ritz.....but it is Howarth. The boys try hard. And The Apothecary is right in the middle of town..close to the Bronte's, pub, church, shopping, walking. I have visited The Apothecary ten times. And it is my plan to return next time I visit Yorkshire.

Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Apothecary Guest House

Address: 86 Main St., Haworth, Keighley BB22 8DP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Keighley > Haworth
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Haworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Apothecary Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in 1987, we are a friendly family owned guesthouse. Situated at the top of the famous cobbled Haworth main street, opposite the Bronte church, we are two minutes walk from the Bronte Parsonage and Yorkshire moors. The Worth Valley steam railway is less than ten minutes from us. Room to the rear of the building have panoramic views of the surrounding moors, whilst those to the front overlook Haworth's famous main street. Built around 1640 you will delight in its' quaintness. The oak beams, millstone grit exterior and intricate passageways. The Apothecary has had many uses in the past 400 years, including an inn, the Co-op shop (see pulley wheel at the top of the building, a private dwelling and a book shop. One can only wonder at the lives and dramas played out over the years. ... more   less 
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