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MytholmroydWe’re a family friendly hotel, bar and restaurant located in this beautiful village of Mytholmroyd. Our friendly pub serves a wide range of dri...We’re a family friendly hotel, bar and restaurant located in this beautiful village of Mytholmroyd. Our friendly pub serves a wide range of drinks, including four cellar conditioned cask ales, a variety of lagers, ciders and spirits. Families, dogs and walkers are all welcome.
RippondenOur traditional but quirky 200-year-old pub and grill with five super guest rooms has the most wonderful surroundings of the great outdoors, pretty...Our traditional but quirky 200-year-old pub and grill with five super guest rooms has the most wonderful surroundings of the great outdoors, pretty market towns and historic attractions – right on our doorstep. We host a selection of hand-pulled real ales alongside an extensive drinks menu. We have five brand new double-size bedrooms, all with stylish en-suite bathrooms and furnished to a very high standard. Each room has a comfortable feel to ensure a restful stay at our stunning Ripponden pub. The 50-mile walking route The Calderdale Way passes through Ripponden, less than a hundred metres from The Lion.
RippondenOver The Bridge is a detached, 18thC, Grade II Listed cottage situated in the heart of Ripponden's picturesque conservation village at the foot of ...Over The Bridge is a detached, 18thC, Grade II Listed cottage situated in the heart of Ripponden's picturesque conservation village at the foot of an ancient Packhorse bridge. The cottage overlooks the River Ryburn and has its own fishing rights. Nearby is the 'oldest pub' in Yorkshire and also St Bartholomews Church. The 50-mile waalking route The Calderdale Way passes right by us, and there are other excellent walks to be enjoyed from the village, as well as many cycle routes. After a day's activity why not sample some of the numerous pubs and restaurants in the area. We are a short driving distance from many key tourist attractions including Hebden Bridge, The Bronte Country, (home place of the Bronte Sisters), Last of the Summer Wine Country, Esholt (the birthplace of Emmerdale Farm) and, for those of you who enjoy shopping and exciting nightlife, Leeds and Manchester are only a 20 minute drive away. Why not make a special occasion of your stay with us and order wine, champagne, chocolates or flowers to be provided in your room upon arrival or even reserve a table for a bar meal in the 'oldest pub' in Yorkshire 'The Bridge Inn' dating back to the 1300's. These, or other ideas, can be arranged during the time of booking. Our aim is simply to do what we are able to do to make your stay with us as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
MytholmroydThe B6138 Cragg Road is located in Mytholmroyd, off the A646 Burnley Road and passes up through the village of Cragg Vale to the moorlands above. ...The B6138 Cragg Road is located in Mytholmroyd, off the A646 Burnley Road and passes up through the village of Cragg Vale to the moorlands above. It is arguably the longest continuous ascent in England, climbing 968 feet over 5.5 miles. With an average gradient of 3%, the Cragg Vale Incline isn’t particularly steep, but it is a long drag and a presents a power climb challenge for cyclists. In July 2014 the incline was part of the route of the 2014 Tour de France. Amongst the ‘Grand Depart’ celebrations a team of 18 cyclists towed a baby grand piano up the incline, on a custom-made PianoPorté, invented by sculptor Andy Plant. The team was cheered on by thousands of locals and tourists with live piano concertos played by 15 on-board pianists to encourage their pedalling. Quite a sight! The Cragg Vale Incline has since featured in various editions of the Tour de Yorkshire. The Calderdale Way crosses the Cragg Vale Incline at Church Bank Lane
RippondenWelcome to The Last Post, Ripponden. Serving great beers, ales, wines, and spirits seven days a week and not forgetting all the latest sporting ac...Welcome to The Last Post, Ripponden. Serving great beers, ales, wines, and spirits seven days a week and not forgetting all the latest sporting action that BT and Sky Sports have to offer.
MytholmroydThe Shoulder of Mutton is a traditional pub, serving real cask ales and traditional home cooked food. We pride ourselves on our delicious menu...The Shoulder of Mutton is a traditional pub, serving real cask ales and traditional home cooked food. We pride ourselves on our delicious menu – featuring all your favourite traditional pub meals, through to our Team’s seasonal specials – there is something to suit all tastes and appetites. We appreciate the value of real ale. Our bar is always well stocked with the best real ales, as well as real cider an five cask ales on draught. We also do a range of craft beer. With live music and our riverside beer garden, we are the perfect setting to enjoy a meal or a drink with friends and family!
RippondenOne of Yorkshire's oldest and best kept secrets, this ancient Grade II listed coaching inn has changed little in over 700 years. We serve hand-pull...One of Yorkshire's oldest and best kept secrets, this ancient Grade II listed coaching inn has changed little in over 700 years. We serve hand-pulled beer from a well-kept cellar and traditional dishes with a twist, using locally sourced meat and vegetables wherever possible. The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route which circles the borough, passes right by The Old Bridge Inn, so call in for some great food and drink when you're passing by.
RippondenWhether it's for a romantic meal for two, private function or simply to socialise, you'll be sure to find what you need at The Fox Bar & Bistro.Whether it's for a romantic meal for two, private function or simply to socialise, you'll be sure to find what you need at The Fox Bar & Bistro.
LuddendenThe Lord Nelson Inn is a warm and cosy 17th Century Coaching House situated in the picturesque village of Luddenden deep in the heart of the Calder...The Lord Nelson Inn is a warm and cosy 17th Century Coaching House situated in the picturesque village of Luddenden deep in the heart of the Calder Valley. We offer fine cuisine at pub prices and a variety of cask ales . We are well known locally for the quality of our food, hearty portions and welcoming atmosphere. We are children and dog friendly.
The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the...
The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’.This gang's activities were said to be so damaging that they threatened to wreck Britain's currency!
David Hartley learnt his trade as an ironworker in Birmingham, before getting into trouble and moving back to Mytholmroyd to escape the authorities. Once returned to his home at Bell House farmhouse David used ironworking as a cover to clip or file the edges from gold coins, milling the edges back so the change was all but unnoticeable, and making counterfeit coins from the shavings whilst returning the clipped coins into circulation.
The activity soon spread to other farms, with families at nearby Hill Top Farm and Keelham Farm soon becoming involved; forming the beginnings of the gang of Cragg Vale Coiners. Local publicans also helped by placing the counterfeit coins into circulation.
David Hartley seems to have been an enigmatic leader, becoming known as 'King David' Hartley. The gang’s numbers grew considerably until well over 30 individuals were involved. Rumours of the gang's activities reached the authorities, who sent an excise man named William Deighton to investigate.
One of the coiners turned King’s Evidence and betrayed the gang, leading to Hartley's arrest at an Inn in Halifax on 14th October 1769. Hartley's brother Isaac offered £100 to anybody who would kill Deighton. It is alleged that the plotters planned Deighton's murder at an Inn in Mytholmroyd called Barbary's, which is now gone, but was located on the opposite side of the road to the present day Dusty Miller.
On November 10th 1769 at Bull Close Lane near Halifax, Deighton was approached by two men, Matthew Normanton and Robert Thomas. Deighton was shot dead, his body also showing signs of having been stamped on. Just days later, the Government offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the arrest of the murderers and a pardon for anybody, bar the killers, who would turn King's Evidence.
Over 30 people were subsequently arrested, including 'King David' Hartley, who was sentenced to death on April 6th 1770 and hanged at Tynburn, near York, on April 28th. His body is buried in the graveyard of the village of Heptonstall, above Hebden Bridge. Robert Thomas was acquitted of Deighton's murder, but was later hanged in 1774 for being a highwayman. Matthew Normanton initially fled the authorities, but was later caught and hanged in 1775. Isaac Hartley was never brought to trial due to a lack of evidence and died in 1815, aged 78.
Heptonstall Museum has on display some of the original dies used by the Coiners to stamp their gold discs into coins, as well as panels telling more of their story.
The award-winning novel 'The Gallows Pole' by Ben Myers tells the Coiner's story.
RippondenA very warm welcome to The Booth Wood Inn, a traditional country pub and restaurant in the rural village of Rishworth, Halifax. We are conveniently...A very warm welcome to The Booth Wood Inn, a traditional country pub and restaurant in the rural village of Rishworth, Halifax. We are conveniently located just a short drive from J22 of the M62 and situated near the scenic Yorkshire Moors and villages of Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge.