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The Old Bridge Inn - Pub in Yorkshire

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Priest Lane, Ripponden, HX6 4DF, Yorkshire
England, United Kingdom

Tim & Lindsay Eaton Walker
+44 (0)1422 822595(landline)

Sup with locals in the atmospheric snug, or at the bar with its log-burning stove. Popular for buffet lunches and English evening specials

An ancient packhorse bridge and a little low inn… such is the setting. Friendly Tim and Lindsay's involvement over decades has resulted in a thoroughly civilised, unspoilt little local. Three carpeted, oak-panelled, split-level rooms – dimly lit – are furnished with old oak settles and rush-seated chairs. The small green-walled snug at the top is atmospheric; the bar has a lofty ceiling with exposed timbers and a huge fireplace with a log-burning stove; the lower room is good for dining. Lindsay's buffet lunches are as popular as ever, and the evening menu reveals sound English cooking (pan seared hake; pie of the day with dripping chips; Scotch eggs and curried eggs; Yorkshire cheeses) with a modern slant. The bar is well used by locals who come for Timothy Taylor's Best Bitter, Landlord and Golden Best. The wines are good, too.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Tim & Lindsay Eaton Walker:

Local points of interest from
Tim & Lindsay Eaton Walker:

  • Calderdale is a haven for walkers. From the lush green Ryburn Valley to the wild moors of Rishworth, there's a huge network of footpaths to test the hardiest walker. The Calderdale Way passes our front door.
  • Calderdale has a wealth of vernacular architecture. The 'Bridge itself boast a fine cruck-frame. Many Yeoman clothiers houses adorn the hills and valleys, whilst the Piece Hall, and our famous diarist Anne Lister's (Gentleman Jack) Shibden Hall are a must.
  • Over the Bridge B&B, just a few steps away from us is perfect for those wishing to spend more than just a day in Ripponden. Beautiful rooms and Trevor's famous breakfasts mean high occupancy and many regular visitors. Book well in advance!
  • Hebden Bridge is a vibrant Pennine town with an alternative twist, and is just a 15 minute drive away.
Points of interest

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Lunch £4.50-£14.50. Dinner from £9. No food Sun eves.


Open all day.


Priest Lane, Ripponden, HX6 4DF, Yorkshire


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