Everything you need to know about Holmfirth

Everything you need to know about Holmfirth

8th Feb, 2017

From the bars, restaurants and shops to the countryside and beautiful walks, some might say that Holmfirth really has everything – it is its own town, after all! In fact, it’s such a great destination that 1000’s of tourists visit every year, and even the Tour de France passed through the centre in 2014. So, whether you’re a local or a visitor, this quick guide will help you discover hidden gems within the village, and ensure you make the most of your time here!


Classy cocktail spots, trendy wine bars and craft beer pubs are dotted about all over Holmfirth. The Nook, with its homely atmosphere, is ideal for those of you who love traditional craft beer. If you’re a cocktail kind of person, Gonzo is the perfect place for you! With a wide-ranging choice of concoctions, including vodka, rum, gin and whiskey, there is something to suit everyone’s taste buds. Or, visit Oscars Café and Wine Bar for one of their carefully, hand-selected wines. The Old Bridge Inn and Brambles are also lively pubs on a weekend – great for letting your hair down. Whatever the time or occasion, there is something for all!


Fancy a nibble or even a big feed with your drinks? You can have traditional Spanish Tapas at Mezze and Aldea, exotic curry at Shimla Indian Cuisine, indulgent Italian at Poppa Piccolinos or some of the UK’s best fresh fish from Catch Seafood Restaurant. Or, maybe afternoon tea is your thing. If so, the amazing Wrinkled Stocking is the place to go – and be sure to turn up with an appetite! So, whether you’re looking for a spot to lunch, snack or dine out, you can’t go wrong with Holmfirth.


Fancy treating a friend or loved one? If it’s a Yankee candle you’re after, Wishes has a wide range of bestselling fragrances, amongst lots of other gifts. And Occasions Cards and Gifts make choosing a card fun, with over 5,000 different designs for every occasion. In fact, we bet that if you can’t find what you’re looking for there, you won’t find it anywhere!

And sometimes, it’s nice to treat yourself – so if you love buying homeware, head to Shades of China for iconic polka dot Emma Bridgwater crockery and Jamie Oliver’s home range.

Or if you’re more of a foodie, then Two-Valleys serves great meats and is standing strong in a dwindling world of traditional, fresh-produce butchers. Their award-winning pork pies and cheeses are something you’ll want to get your teeth into, and they won’t disappoint!


Our last stop around Holmfirth is exploring the best places for either a stroll or a long hike. The perfect short walk is around Digley Reservoir – set in approximately 1.2 miles of woodland, this is ideal for all the family! Or, if you’re looking for a trek, the Holme Valley Riverside Way walk is more challenging – it starts at Magdale and winds through the village of Holmfirth. And what better way to finish it off, than by visiting the village’s bars, restaurants and shops?

Of course Holmfirth has plenty more to offer – these are just a few ideas to get you going. But how about popping to the village and seeing the huge variety for yourself? We are sure you won’t be disappointed! 

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