Food & Drink In Huddersfield



Holmfirth is a picturesque town in West Yorkshire, made popular by the British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine.

Although many people still flock to grab a coffee from Sid’s Cafe, there’s much more to this up-and-coming town than meets the eye. From stunning countryside walks, cosy drinking spots, a range of exciting festivals and its very own vineyard, Holmfirth is a must-visit destination if you’re in or around Huddersfield.

Things to Do

Holmfirth Vineyard and Restaurant:

The perfect destination for wine lovers, Holmfirth Vineyard spans 7 acres and is surrounded by panoramic views of the Holme Valley. Take a guided tour, learn about the history of the vineyard and the wine-making process, and most importantly, taste a selection of delicious wines made on-site. After your tour, head to the restaurant, with a conservatory and outside terrace which is spectacular in summer. Try a range of delicious dishes created to complement the very best of Holmfirth Vineyard’s wine.

Photo Credit: Holmfirth Vineyard and Restaurant.

The Picturedrome & Box Office:

The Picturedrome Holmfirth is one of the North’s most intimate music venues, hosting artists such as Newton Faulkner, the Lancashire Hotpots, and Scouting for Girls in 2024. As well as music, you can see theatrical performances, movie screenings, and stand-up comedy shows. Before and after the show, grab a cocktail and enjoy live music in the Box Office bar. To find tickets and see what’s on during your stay, check out the Picturedrome website.

Photo Credit: Holmfirth Picturedrome.

The Last of the Summer Wine Exhibition:

If you’re a fan of the Last of the Summer Wine, this exhibition is a must while visiting Holmfirth. See Compo’s house, and check out original props and memorabilia from the show. Relive your favourite moments and grab a gift from the shop to remember your trip. You can find the exhibition next door to Nora Batty’s house.

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Holme Valley Hills and Hamlets:

A 10-mile circular route around the stunning Holme Valley, passing through the neighbouring hamlets of Upperthong, Netherthong, Thongsbridge and New Mill. The walk starts and ends in town and is suitable for experienced walkers, taking about 4 to 5 hours to complete. Many locations on this walk will be familiar to Last of the Summer Wine fans.

Wessenden Reservoir:

An easy-to-moderate circular walk around two reservoirs: Wessenden Head and Wessenden Reservoir. There are 2 trail options, both of which don’t always follow a smooth path. This walk is great for dog walkers – we’d recommend taking a picnic so you can take in the picturesque moorlands and waterfalls along the way.

Honley Woods:

Covering 150 acres, Honley Woods is a peaceful, ancient woodland and a key part of the forest habitat network. The walk spans 3 miles and the high points are great for bird watching, taking photos, or simply enjoying the countryside. The woods are also popular with mountain bikers, with plenty of berms and jumps to try.


Holmfirth Arts Festival (June):

Kickstarting the summer season, the festival showcases a mix of visual arts, live performances, workshops, trials and exhibitions. Each year follows a different theme inspired by the location of Holmfirth and the surrounding landscapes. Art enthusiasts will have a fantastic time at one of Yorkshire’s best small festivals.

Photo Credit: Holmfirth Arts Festival.

Holmfirth Festival of Folk (May):

Running for over 45 years, the annual Folk Festival is an excellent way to spend your weekend. With a lineup featuring local and international acts, the event offers a captivating glimpse into the world of folk music and the community of Holmfirth.

Photo Credit: Holmfirth Folk Festival.

Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival (September):

Indulge your culinary cravings with over 75 stalls of locally sourced produce, tasty beers and a twist on some of Yorkshire’s favourites. The weekend is a bustling event of the best vendors from Yorkshire and around the world, accompanied by live music, entertainment and cooking demonstrations.

The Old Bridge Inn:

Situated in the centre of Holmfirth and alongside the picturesque River Holme, this pub offers a perfect blend of country charm and locally sourced food. Pull up a stool and treat yourself to one of their craft beers or cask ales after a day of stunning walks. The Inn also has rooms if you’re looking for a place to stay during your visit.

Photo Credit: The Old Bridge Inn.

The Tap House:

Boasting an impressive selection of craft beers and real ales from local breweries and beyond, this cosy gastropub offers a tempting menu from tapas to bottomless brunch. Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and live music events every other weekend.

Devour at The Dyehouse:

An old-school Italian with a twist, Devour offers a range of mouth-watering dishes with quality ingredients and a seasonal menu. From pizza dough to pasta, everything is made from scratch – you can even take a pasta-making class if you’re up for the challenge. Devour is family and dog-friendly, making it a great choice for all.

Nora Cocktail Bar:

If you’re looking for something a little different to a traditional country pub, head down to Nora Cocktail Bar. With delicious cocktails and themed nights, it’s a fantastic place to end your evening. Don’t forget your dancing shoes, as there’s also a live DJ every Friday and Saturday playing the best of disco.

The Winking Stag:

For cosy country pub vibes with an eccentric twist, add the Winking Stag to your list of places to visit in Holmfirth. End your night with good company and a variety of wines, guest beers, and hand-crafted cocktails in the cellar lounge. Or, get here a little earlier for a pre-meal tipple during happy hour. As well as a bar, the Winking Stag has a range of Japanese-fusion food and even offers a Tabehoudai Bottomless Brunch – with 2 hours of unlimited food and drink.

Magic Rock Brewing:

Situated in the heart of Holmfirth, Magic Rock is a taproom located in an old Victorian building built in 1844. Originally housing a bank, the taproom still preserves many of the periodic features, including exposed brickwork and the original vault, which has been cleverly converted into its cellar room. Grab yourself an award-winning beer and relax after a long day of sightseeing. Like many drinking spots in Holmfirth, Magic Rock is dog-friendly.

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