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1885 The Restaurant

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The Recreation Ground | Stainland, Halifax HX4 9HG, England
01 422 373030
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Our first visit to the restaurant, but hopefully not our last. The setting is lovely, and the food and service are fantastic.Two of our party had pork chop which was tender, tasty and really well cooked, others had fish and said that was excellent. The service was first class and the bill very reasonable. Certainly worth a further visit.

Thank DaveM96
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Went last night for the tasting menu. They are still turning out fantastic dishes at great prices. Who'd have thought salmon and coconut would taste so good together?

Thank NeilMcD
Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Took my mother here for the Mothers Day roast deal on Sunday. The restaurant is lovely inside and nicely furnished. The staff were absolutely excellent, its hard to think of a time I've been so impressed. Food was delicious and just enough time was given between courses. Very reasonable for the high quality food we ate. We will definitely be... More 

Thank matthew387
Ripponden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

My gravlax starter came warm, which I have never come across before and I found it unpleasant. The steak that I and another party member went for was amazingly taste free and the vegetable portion was tiny. Maybe we were just unlucky but I had expected more from 1885's reputation. On the upside the wines are well priced.

Thank Chris_GB1612QZ
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

fantastic staff, lively atmosphere - we also stayed in the hotel which again adds credit to this establishment. We will be back soon!

Thank Harry B
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430 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a great themed night. We returned once again to experience this meal which was well supported. As usual the food was first class as was the Beaujolais. The wine was an excellent accompaniment to the food. Service was very professional headed up by the attentive Vicky.

Thank David S
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We stopped of at 1885 The Pub on our way back from the cinema Saturday early evening. Even though it was wet, dark and windy outside, inside was light and bright and airy. The menu was pub grub with a twist. We both fancied burgers but there were other pub favorites such as fish & chips. My partner ordered the... More 

Thank Cathy1112m
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Table for 6, 3 generations, had a great time. Greeting always friendly, drinks and a relaxed start. Managed to book the "round table" and find a perfect menu choice for everyone. Deal going on with a bottle of wine between 2, more than enough! Staff professional as ever, even the young 'ens! We will keep coming back ! Intimate surroundings... More 

Thank RichardCQBM
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Not been here before...decided to go somewhere we'd not visited previously. Very nicely turned out restaurant with extremely pleasant and efficient staff. Nice simple menu...not overwhelmed with choice. Both courses excellent, and rather substantial, no room for dessert sadly! Surf n' turf highly recommended...the steak was perfectly cooked (rare). Definitely coming back.

Thank obus85
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430 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We have visited the restaurant many times and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We were disappointed to find that apart from our group of four that there was only two more people eating. This lead to a poor atmosphere. We were looked after the ever professional Vicky and staff. The food was not up to their usual high standards,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $2
British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Recreation Ground | Stainland, Halifax HX4 9HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: 01 422 373030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?