Lepton is another of Huddersfield’s lovely, spacious villages, surrounded by agricultural land, woodland and 360 degree flawless views. The village is about four miles east of Huddersfield town centre and offers a host of food and drink venues, in addition to many scenic walking routes.
Lepton has a rich history, with the village growing around various industries, including farming, coal mining, cloth weaving, brickwork and even firework making. The village is still bustling with activity, with many of the establishments now leaning towards food and drink, along with various services.
“Lepton is a quaint and quirky village that sits atop Lepton Great Wood. There’s an abundance of walking trails with beautiful views, a range of cafes and some traditional and innovative restaurants.”
The history of Lepton
Like many of Huddersfield’s villages, Lepton has a long and interesting history. The settlement was originally established by Anglo-Saxons, as indicated by the ‘ton’ in ‘Lepton.’ For at least a century, and to this day, Lepton has been a centre for football and cricket, with the cricket team playing in the Huddersfield Cricket League and the football team playing in the Huddersfield District and Association Football League. There’s also an excellent golf course nearby and several places to eat and drink.
Food and drink Lepton
Besides a great sporting scene, Lepton provides visitors and locals with a range of selections when it comes to food and drink. Here are some of the top spots in the area:
The Sun sits in the heart of Lepton, overlooking some of its most impressive landscapes. It’s the perfect place to stop for a relaxing drink on a summer’s day, and an even better place to host a private function. The classic English pub sells local farm shop pies and sausage rolls; the perfect snacks to accompany a cold pint. If you’re in the area, consider stopping by.
Lepton Fisheries is a traditional English fish and chip shop that draws in customers from miles around. Their fresh produce is cooked to perfection, ensuring the fish is crispy and the chips are golden. They only do call-ins, and they get busy around lunchtime, so be sure to place your order over the phone if you’re in a hurry. If not, you can always perch on one of the outside benches while you wait.
If you’re in the market for a world-class English breakfast, or a lunchtime classic, such as a jacket potato or hot beef sandwich, then Matilda’s is the place to go. Their menu items are highly reviewed and the owners, Ellie and Katie, are incredibly welcoming. Feel free to stop by if you’re passing through, or reserve a table in advance if you’d prefer a sitdown meal. Matilda’s is well known for their afternoon teas, and they also don’t mind your furry friend coming along if you’re looking for somewhere to relax after a long walk.
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