In the beautiful Ryburn Valley lies the conservation village of Ripponden, with its lovely Church, Georgian-fronted vicarage and 16th century packhorse bridge. Visit the 14th century Old Bridge Inn, one of Yorkshire's oldest pubs and The Fleece, a newly renovated inn, voted "Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2015"..
Nestled in the stunning Ryburn Valley sits the conservation village of Ripponden. This beautiful and close-knit village developed where the packhorse routes of Elland and Halifax met and then crossed into Lancashire. Originally there was a ford over the river, followed later by a timber bridge, a stone bridge (1533) and the mid-eighteenth century bridge, which is still used today. Made up of winding lanes, traditional cosy pubs and characterful stone cottages, this corner of West Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful.
Ripponden and the Ryburn Valley is dotted with cosy retreats for dining – and the award-winning Fleece Countryside Inn is ever-popular with visitors and locals alike. Enjoy panoramic views across the valley on a clear day. The Old Bridge Inn serves real ale and hearty cuisine. Plus, don’t pass up an opportunity to sample The Fox Bar & Bistro’s unique ‘picnic bench’ afternoon teas – make sure you arrive hungry.