The Olive Branch

“Highly regarded brasserie-style food”



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Enter this traditional 19th-century inn on a former packhorse route above the River Colne and the Huddersfield Canal and you’ll find yourself in a rambling series of rooms, fire-warmed in winter. The restaurant’s brasserie-style food is exemplified by starters of beetroot and grilled goats' cheese salad; or smoked haddock fish cakes, while typical main dishes include duo of lamb – roast rack and braised breast, with sticky red cabbage; or wild mushroom and Stilton risotto. Enjoy a pint of Greenfield Dobcross Bitter from Saddleworth on the sun deck and admire the views of Marsden Moor Estate.

The Olive Branch
Manchester Rd, MARSDEN, HD7 6LU


About the area

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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