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“2nd visit - friendly welcome and amazing value” 5 of 5 stars
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The White Horse Inn
Scholes Road | Jackson Bridge, Holmfirth, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Holmfirth B&B and Inns
Northallerton
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“2nd visit - friendly welcome and amazing value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Having stayed at this pub earlier this year, booked again for B & B so we could meet friends for walk next day. Having enthused about quality of food ( and excellent prices) I then noticed a review which was posted quite recently - so arrived with some trepidation ! Always a worry when re-visiting - especially as we had encouraged friends to travel to Holmfirth to meet us.We weren't disappointed - the room was just as good as last time - clean, comfortable and uncluttered. And the food was great - we had the special lunch menu - and the men enjoyed the real ale ( I think there were 4 real ales to choose from). David and Sarah were still 'hosts' and once again, we received a warm Yorkshire welcome. Will be back again later in year - now comparing diaries with friends - they want to stay over too. Pub is well located for many circular walks, so no hesitation in returning again, for a winter walk ( Pub has real fires). Relieved that our second visit wasn't disappointing. Will remember to take photos next time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Holmfirth
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Upon entering this establishment, the server behind the bar had a 'surly, sarcastic' attitude, even before we sat down to eat. We had a meal here, prepared to give it a 'go' - despite mixed local reviews. The steaks - in fact - all the meat was as tough as old boots. The server said after we complained "Well, I wouldn't give it to my dog, but there y'go!" (Now I know why we were virtually the only ones eating in the place). As we left, we passed the cook coming in from outside with a fag in hand, who said ' No-one else has complained. I check the meals myself and they were all very good!!" She glared with a look in her eyes 'don't even go there...!!' We will never visit again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Holmfirth
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17 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

An excellent pub well located for a relaxed lunch when enjoying a local walk around Holmfirth/Scholes/Hepworth - and there are many circular walks in the area. We had the special 2 course lunch for an amazing £5.90 plus drinks - excellent local beers.
A great welcome and friendly service. Will go again for lunch or evening meal as soon as we can!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a great, cheeky Yorkshire welcome. The pub, and the rooms, have been 'boutiqued' but there's still plenty of original feature charm - our room had wonderful original floorboards, and uncluttered styling. There was only a small bar of soap and no shampoo. Food was homemade, nicely done, and delicious, except the mousse pudding, which let things down a bit. Breakfast was really excellent.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 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.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Scholes Road | Jackson Bridge, Holmfirth, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Holmfirth
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Holmfirth
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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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