James Crabtree continues to brew the same legendary beers as did his late father. A Crabtree pint is much sought after by real ale drinkers, so even though the only food is crisps and nuts, the climb up to this old hilltop alehouse is worth it (and for the great jukebox music too). Three of its four small rooms are heated by old Yorkshire ranges. An outside drinking area overlooks the Colne Valley. Children and dogs are welcome.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
- Micro Brewery Ale
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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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