The Moorcock Inn
“Seasonal dishes in a fine Yorkshire inn” - AA Inspector
SOWERBY BRIDGE, WEST YORKSHIRE
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The Moorcock Inn is a substantial stone building with fine views, a traditional Yorkshire inn with flagstones and a carved wooden bar. Chairs and bare wooden tables fill the cosy dining room, where you’ll see snacks and desserts called up on boards. The chef makes the organic-looking dishes and plates as well as the food – his very seasonal cooking is very contemporary style, informed by the seasons and local produce.
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Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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