The Woodman Inn

“Smart inn with proud Yorkshire provenance” - AA Inspector



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Hidden in a charming hamlet of weavers' cottages in a secluded wooded valley, The Woodman Inn comes up trumps in any search for the perfect Yorkshire inn. Real ales are from county breweries, including the sublime Bradfield Farmers Blonde. Sup this in a long, cosy, log-fire warmed beamed room wrapped around the bar or in the restaurant, where rustic gastro-food makes the most of Yorkshire's produce. Pork belly, ham hock and black pudding terrine with piccalilli purée; or lamb and mutton pie, pickled red cabbage, mint and cumin sauce are just two dishes to try.

The Woodman Inn
Thunderbridge Lane, KIRKBURTON, HD8 0PX
Phone : 01484 605778


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £1
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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