Often coined Brontë country, Haworth is one of Yorkshire’s most famous villages and attracts visitors from all over the world all year round. Famous for being home of the beloved Brontë family and the backdrop for many of their novels, literary fans flock here in their thousands! However, although many people go to Haworth for the Brontës it’s also a hub of activity and festivals! Thanks to Kathryn Thornton at Brontë Bars and Events, this Yorkshire town always has plenty going on from Gin Trains to Beer Festivals. She also runs a lovely 1940’s Vintage Cocktail, Gin and Rum Shack with a Goose Eye Brewery Real Ale Bar. With quaint cobbled streets, quirky shops and a whole host of eateries and watering holes, Haworth may be small but it isn’t short of things to do! We’ve picked out 5 must visit places in Haworth so you can really make a day of your trip to the land of the Brontës!
The Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR
If you’re visiting Brontë country then a visit to the home of the world’s most famous literary family is a must! Built around 1778, The Brontë Parsonage was the lifelong home of the Brontë family and has been open as a museum since 1928.
Run by The Brontë Society, one of the oldest literary societies in the world, The Brontë collections at the Brontë Parsonage Museum are the largest and most important in the world and have inspired and continue to inspire generations of literary fans! Visitors can tour through the different rooms filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions as well as roam the gardens where Emily, Charlotte, Anne and Branwell would have spent many a summer. With a superb contemporary arts programme including literary events, exhibitions, competitions, festivals, talks and artistic responses, there is always something going on at the Brontë Parsonage.
And, it’s great news if Emily is your favourite sister as the Brontë Parsonage celebrates her bicentenary in 2018! A trip to the Brontë Parsonage is simply a must on your next visit to Haworth!
103-109 Main Street, Haworth, BD22 8DP
This Georgian gem right in the very heart of Haworth is an absolute must visit! Packed full of period features, The Hawthorn is a warm and appealing gastropub that offers the perfect place to relax and unwind with family and friends. It’s also home to array of local antiques including a collection of beautiful Barraclough clocks that play homage to John Barraclough – the Brontë clockmaker who used to live in The Hawthorn!
The Hawthorn pride themselves on serving delicious, seasonal and local British produce and in order to keep it as fresh as possible, their menu changes throughout the weeks! Fancy a tipple to accompany your meal? Look no further as The Hawthorn carry a fantastic selection of lagers, beers, real ales, ciders and their wine list has been developed by some of the country’s leading wine experts! As they cook all their food fresh on site, they can cater to any dietary requirement and offer comprehensive vegan, gluten free and children’s menus – perfect for all the family!
Mill Hey Brew House
Mill Hey, Haworth, BD22 8NQ
If you’re looking for a place to wet your whistle while in Haworth, the Mill Hey Brew House is simply a must! They specialise in great beers, delicious fresh cocktails and barista coffee meaning the Mill Hey Brew House is the perfect watering hole no matter what time of day it is. With an extensive liquid menu, they can cater to every taste so whether you’re looking for a fine wine, a real ale or your favourite spirit, Mill Hey Brew House are guaranteed to have it covered! Not drinking? You simply must trial one of their Barista coffees – they have an extensive selection making this the perfect place to relax with your nearest and dearest.
Mill Hey Brew House also bring the very best in live music entertainment to Haworth with regular events featuring a wealth of local talent! So whether you’re looking for a quiet pint, a place to relax after exploring Haworth or to indulge in a gorgeous cocktail, Mill Hey Brew House is simply a must.
7 Mill Hey, Haworth, BD22 8NQ
This is definitely a must visit for the men amongst you! Established by Joe Slack in 2015, Industry Barbers offer a vast range of modern and traditional male grooming services. From hair cuts to beard trims right through to traditional hot towel shaves in their ‘shave suite’ – Industry Barbers has you covered. Joe and his team pride themselves on their attention to detail and undying passion for male grooming. Even better? Industry Barbers sell their very own range of products from pomades and beard oils right through to cologne and much, much more meaning you can continue to look sharp at home!
They’re also opening ‘Industry Barista’ – a unique lifestyle lounge right next door – the perfect place to wait and enjoy a high quality coffee or craft beer while sifting through a range of records. With so much on offer one thing is for sure – Industry Barbers guarantee to have you looking sharp while enjoying a unique barbershop experience like no other.
The Fleece Inn
67 Main Street, Haworth, BD22 8DA
Discover what life is like in a true Yorkshire village with a trip to The Fleece Inn. This stunning pub situated right in the heart of Haworth promises to have something for everyone – whether you’re a beer enthusiast, a culinary connoisseur or looking for some good old Yorkshire hospitality, The Fleece Inn is one of Haworth’s go-to destinations. With a rank of gleaming pumps on the bar displaying Timothy Taylor’s prize winning Yorkshire Beers and Ales brewed in Keighley you’re guaranteed the very best tipple Yorkshire has to offer!
They also serve an extensive menu of lovingly crafted food. They cater to all palettes and use only the very best produce – although be warned, they do get busy so advance booking for dining is recommended! They also have a selection of cosy guest rooms which offer the perfect base from which to explore Haworth. Oh, and even better? For the Brontë fans amongst you, Branwell used to drink in the very same spot – and some say he still does… so if you fancy a drink with Branwell, a hearty dinner or a luxurious bed, The Fleece Inn is a must on your next trip to Haworth.
So no matter what time of year you’re visiting Haworth, one thing is for sure you certainly won’t be bored and with so many events orgainsed by Brontë Bars and Events you really have no excuse not to go! Our top picks include their Gin Express Train that leaves from the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway on a regular basis, the Haworth Beer Festival 27th-29th April, The Haworth 1940s Weekend 19th-20th May, Fall Fest 21st-23rd September and The Haworth Sausage and Cider Festival 5th-7th October… oh, and not forgetting the gorgeous Christmas Markets throughout December. You can also hire their fully licensed mobile bar for your own event! The bar offers a menu bespoke to the person or event meaning the options are endless! Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or a charity event, they’re fully kitted out and have over 15 gins and a range of vintage cocktails available. We’ll certainly raise a glass to that!
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