The Shibden Mill Inn

Halifax, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1422 365840

Delicious dishes from the modern-British kitchen. Cosy sofas in the bars, candelabra in the dining room, and super refurbished bedrooms


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

The rambling and beautifully renovated old corn mill is hidden in a tranquil wooded valley overlooking Red Beck, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Halifax; at night, the peaceful stream-side terrace is floodlit and heated, for idyllic summer drinking. An unstuffy integrity lies at the heart of Simon Heaton’s welcoming inn, from the front-of-house warmth to the pubby bar where locals gather for a natter over a pint of Shibden Bitter. From the modern British kitchen innovative dishes flow: sumac pork fillet with fondant potato, turnip, peach and red wine jus; curried monkfish tail with sauté potato, peas and lobster sauce; mango and passion fruit cannelloni with white chocolate mousse, almond and chocolate crumb. There are beams and timbers, roaring log fires and stone-flagged floors, deep sofas and soothing colours in the cosy, candlelit bar and dining rooms, and the wine list is impressive. Refurbished bedrooms are comfortable, individual and decorated with warmth and style, with big beds, bold colours, Roberts radios and smart tiled bathrooms.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 11am
Lunch & dinner from £14. Sunday lunch £15.


Nightly price
from £95
1 Suite for 2
From £202
10 Doubles
From £95



Absolutely fantastic, we stayed in the Bower Suite which was magnificent however what we enjoyed most of all was the bar, the food and the very pleasant, helpful & friendly staff. Unfortunately we only stayed for 2 nights but will definitely make our way back for a longer stay on our next visit to the UK - this place had everything you could ask for in a country pub


I've been here with my family four or more times and the food is consistently good, the service is friendly and the surroundings are cosy but stylish. It definitely feels like a treat to have a night out here - it's also in the most beautiful valley, perfect for walking or cycling around to work up an appetite.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Max Heaton

  • Shibden Hall,beautiful historic home of “Gentleman Jack’- Anne Lister and setting for the BBCs period drama series. A short walk away, through the picturesque Shibden Valley.
  • The Piece Hall , a one of its kind, historical market place created for the selling of textile”pieces”. A showcase in the heyday of Halifax as a wealthy Mill town now used for shops, cafes and the arts- live performances and sculpture.
  • Award winning Eureka Children’s Muesum. Lots of fun and lots to learn.
  • Circular walks from the Inn through the beautiful Shibden Valley. Explore the remains of long gone mills and wander along footpaths once used by workers in clogs and pack horses.
  • Haworth, home of the Brontë Sisters and a great little town to explore. Cobbled Streets and wild moors await.
  • Hebden Bridge. Perched on the steep sides of “happy Valley”this charming town is well worth a visit and maybe enjoy a wander along the canal path.