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The Fleece Countryside Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Barkisland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Watch this space!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

I think this is a really good refurb. It's obviously been done to tap into the ever increasing wedding business- but hey why not - it has both the space and great views!. Its been cleverly done as it also caters for couples wanting an intimate drink/meal as it still has cosy smaller dining areas and a more modern bar area if drink is all that is required. Tried the Sunday lunch- not bad at all and the puds were excellent. Its new and developing, so as i say...watch this space it may prove to be a winner.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Was a regular visitor to the fleece prior to the refurbishment. Was looking forward to trying the new Fleece . both my self and my husband having a rare day off with out family. We decided to treat our selves to lunch . Dissapointed menu, poor choice and. Food nice though costly, atmosphere cold and lacking personality. Being locals were hoping to once againg use the fleece for regular meals, unfortunatley I can not see us returning with family any time soon.

Error put in sleep quality did not sleep at the fleece

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Fleece as a party of 5 on a Saturday night.
The interior is beautiful and the atmosphere is very welcoming.
We dined in the main room which was really noisey we couldn't really hear ourselves speak, which unfortunately seems to be the same with a few places in this area. We like to have a good chat and laugh but the noise seems to travel through the room and we couldn't hear each other.
The food was spectacular and the menu has excellent choices.
You need 3 courses to feel full though.
Overall a good experience but one I'd prefer to have mid week when it's not so busy

  • Stayed March 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

We have just been to the fleece. Since it has been done up the place looks really good and we enjoyed the food before it had been done up but in this visit we were disappointed. We went in and ordered drinks then looked at the menu. The menu was in my opinion really bad and absolutely nothing appealed to me. Not only was there nothing good on the menu the prices were really expensive. We had a drink and left. For 2 drinks it was over £10. We won't ever be going here again, we don't mind paying expensive prices for good food but this menu was terrible

  • Stayed March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Today has been our first visit, it was recommended by friends. The building is beautiful to look at,, the inside is just as impressive and the new dining room is beautiful. We had the roast beef which was cooked perfectly. By the time we were leaving at 1.30 the restaurant was full, I would suggest to book first. Am looking forward to our next visit to try their weekly menu. Staff were very pleasant and helpful..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

The food was good and so was the choice. There was the large area where we had our meal which was very nosy. It was like eating on a canteen, softened only by the view.there was no atmosphere in there. The food menu was good but my partner has pork loin with crackling and we are still looking for. The service was good the girls helpful. I won't be returning though to eat in that rectangular sole less room.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Fleece_Inn_Halifax, Owner at The Fleece Countryside Inn, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Hi,

Thank for posting your review. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the atmosphere in the restaurant when you visited. We are looking at ways that we can improve the overall feel of the room. We hope that you haven't been put off from returning in the future, you may prefer to sit in our more intimate dining areas in the upper area of the building.

Regards,
The Fleece Inn
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

I visited the Fleece for the first time since it has been refurbished on Valentines Day lunch time. I was meeting a couple of friends for lunch. From the moment I walked through the door the atmosphere was very welcoming and for 12.30 on a weekday lunchtime the place was quite busy. The real far was very inviting and gave a really nice cosy feeling on a cold winters afternoon.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and actually took our drink orders at the table whilst we browsed the menu. The choice was quite extensive. I chose the fish pie, it was delicious although a little pricey for a lunch time. Also, there were no "healthy options" on the menu for those of us who are watching our figures.
Overall an enjoyable lunch time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Fleece_Inn_Halifax, Owner at The Fleece Countryside Inn, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Hi,

Thanks for posting a review. We are glad that your overall experience of The Fleece was a positive one. We have taken on board your options regarding healthier options. We will certainly be looking to address this when we change our menu again for the spring/summer.

Regards,
The Fleece Inn
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Additional Information about The Fleece Countryside Inn

Property: The Fleece Countryside Inn
Address: Ripponden New Bank | Halifax, Barkisland HX4 0DJ, England (Formerly The Fleece Inn)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Barkisland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Barkisland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fleece Countryside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fleece Countryside Inn The Fleece Countryside Inn is an award-winning Pub, Restaurant, Wedding Venue & Function Venue. Situated in the beautiful Ryburn Valley in Calderdale, The Fleece overlooks the village of Ripponden as well as across the Calder Valley from its hillside location. Following its full refurbishment and reopening in late 2012, the venue has retained its charm and character against this backdrop of stunning Yorkshire landscape. Our award-winning food is served in both a Bistro and Restaurant setting, with the menu changing on a weekly basis. ... more   less 
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