Haworth attracts many visitors every year, not least because of its association with the Bronte sisters, rendering it a must visit for literary fans, but also because of its quaint and traditionally English character. All these tourists and visitors need somewhere to eat, so here’s the pick of the Haworth restaurants to visit.
It may not be the biggest town in Yorkshire by far, but that doesn’t mean it lacks good quality food, restaurants and pubs. If you’re staying for more than one day or night you might want a variety of restaurants, so these are the Haworth restaurants to target.
Haworth Restaurants Worth Visiting
Something you can say about all Haworth restaurants is that they are all welcoming, and have unique strong characters to them – just like the Bronte sisters themselves. Most of them are independently and locally run, so time and care goes into each place.
The Hawthorn on Haworth main street is one of the most popular restaurants in Haworth, with bookings very much recommended. It’s a gorgeous old Georgian building, with tables inside and outside on the terrace. Enjoy ‘cocktails on the cobbles’ – they’re always showing off their new ones on Instagram, and really good quality food.
They have different menus midweek compared to Sundays, and they also do a pizza night. It’s very dog friendly, and the staff are lovely, but the food is what steals the show. It’s excellent. A Haworth restaurant you won’t regret visiting.
Cobbles & Clay
Cobbles & Clay is a really gorgeous unique spot so it fits right in on Haworth Main Street. It’s a pottery studio and cafe/restaurant, independently owned and has a very welcoming feel to it. The menu covers a wide range of breakfast options, as well as lunch and drinks.
Choose from soups, flatbreads, deli sandwiches, shakshukas and pancakes. The highlight of the menu has to be the Yorkshire Board, which serves local pork pies, meats, cheese and chutneys. Delicious.
Find out more on Cobbles & Clay here.
Haworth Old Hall Inn
The Haworth Old Hall Inn can be found on Sun Street, right in the centre at the top of the hill. A 4 star in with accommodation, the restaurant is very much pub style and allows dogs in the bar areas. They have a big beer garden outside too, and on site parking.
Despite being a pub, the experience here is slightly more than you might expect and the quality of the food matches the service. The menus are a main menu, a Sunday menu, and even a kids menu. As well as dishes like gammon, steaks and scampi, they also have flavoured hot breads, garlic dough balls, camembert and antipasti boards on the menu.
Find out more on Haworth Old Hall Inn and book your table here.
The Treehouse Bar & Kitchen
Moving away from the old Main Street, The Treehouse Bar & Kitchen is on the opposite side over the railway line, and is one of the newest restaurants in Haworth. It looks gorgeous inside with a treehouse theme, and they serve cocktails and ales as well as a good, big and varied food menu.
You’ll find everything from pizzas from their pizza oven, to burgers, light bites, salads, steaks and loaded fries. There’s something for everyone even on the main menu, but there is also a specific children’s menu and Sunday menu.
Take a look at the Treehouse Bar & Kitchen here.
Pavé Charcuterie and Bistro
Taking inspiration from the cycling routes on the Pavés in France, and since the Tour de France passed through Yorkshire, Pavé has sat at the top of main street in Haworth. It has a fabulous French inspired menu with cheese boards, French onion soup, baguettes, and ‘petite’ plates as well as mains.
While many of the Haworth restaurants serve largely local produce, Pave which is still locally run aims to bring the flavours from further afield. It’s certainly something a bit different, and with a big wine list too who could refuse?
See more on Pave here.
Haworth Steam Brewery
Haworth Steam Brewery is a family run bistro and micro brewery that make their own Yorkshire gins that take inspiration from the local area. If the promise of delicious gin and tonic pairings doesn’t tempt you in, both the lunch and evening menu will.
The menus are really big, with small plates or main dishes including things like garlic king prawns, steak and ale pie, land and sea skewers, lamb shank and hot and cold sandwich choices at lunchtime.
One you could visit at any time of day and stay for hours. Take a look at the Haworth Steam Brewery here.
The Old Registry
As the name might suggest, The Old Registry is also found on the cobbles of historic Haworth Main Street, and is a true a la carte restaurant with a thought out menu. It looks a good one for couples, or if you’re wanting to celebrate an occasion. They have a good selection of dishes for every course, and a wine list to suit. They also have a dedicated vegan menu.
See the Old Registry Menu here.
Pub Restaurants in Haworth
You may prefer to enjoy typically British pub food during your visit to Haworth, and these pubs won’t disappoint.
The Fleece Inn
You’ll spot the Fleece Inn as one of the first buildings you come across when walking up Haworth Main Street, and they serve traditional pub grub meals. Expect hearty food like sausage and mash, giant onion rings, and they even do a pie night. For all their menus including breakfast, see the Fleece Inn website here.
The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms pub sits at the top of the Haworth hill, and is one of the oldest pubs there dating back to the 17th Century. It’s a cosy pub atmosphere with food served in the bar area and the bistro. They have vegetarian options, and doggy dinners.
The Old White Lion
You can’t miss the Old White Lion sitting on top of the hill, it’s one of the first buildings you’ll see when you reach the top. The pub section of the hotel serves bar meals and daily specials, with an informal atmosphere.
Part of the Old White Lion Hotel is also the award winning Gimmerton Restuarant, which offers a la carte and three course set menus. The food is the highest quality that Yorkshire’s produce suppliers have to offer, and they cater to all dietary requirements.
Find out more on the Old White Lion here.
The varied and extensive choice of Haworth restaurants shouldn’t leave you wondering where to eat, whatever meal you are looking for. There is everything from casual pub food, to award winning dining, and all with a local Yorkshire touch. Being such a popular destination it’s worth booking any that take your fancy to avoid disappointment.
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