The Three Acres Inn
“A reputation for fine dining with far-reaching Pennine views” - AA Inspector
SHELLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE
For 51 years the Truelove family have owned and run this charming, turn-of-the-last-century inn. The inside is spacious, with exposed beams and large fireplaces, and feels very traditional, while the outside deck is the perfect place to sit on fine evenings with, say, a pint of Timothy Taylor. Food served in both bar and restaurant successfully fuses traditional English with international influences, thus a spring grill menu offers pre-starter Lindisfarne oysters; starters of Bolster Moor haggis Scotch egg; and cullen skink; then ox cheek bourguignon; lobster thermidor; free-range Goan chicken, chargrills, salads and vegetarian options. Squeeze in chocolate and Amaretto délice to finish. It all makes a 10-minute detour from the M1 well worthwhile.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £1
- Closed: 1
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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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