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by Ian Marshall (subscribe)
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Published January 16th 2013
Stay near a wild and windy moor
The Fleece Inn, Haworth, Halifax, North Yorkshire, Bronte, Pub, Sign
The Fleece Inn

We visited Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters, on a mini tour of North Yorkshire which also took in Halifax and Hebden Bridge.

View, The Fleece Inn, Haworth, Pub, Bronte
View of the moors

The town is known for being the birthplace of the Bronte sisters with local spots around the town such as "Wuthering Heights" being popular on the tourist map.

We stayed in this lovely little pub on Main Street, the cobbled hill in the centre of town which is home to most of the quaint shops and eateries that attract visitors. We didn't realise the road would be so narrow, or that there wouldn't be a parking spot and so found ourselves having to drive all the way to the top and come around to a car park in another pub at the bottom. This was trickier than it sounds because the hill was rather steep, cobbled and my girlfriend's car is a bright pink Nissan Figaro Convertible, a classic car not really suited to the difficult conditions. We managed to avoid the tourists who weren't sure whether to jump out of the way or smile and wave at the beautiful vehicle.

Main Street, Haworth, The Fleece Inn, Bronte, Cobbles
The hill of Main Street

Once parked up and settled, we were a little disappointed to find that it was not possible to connect to the advertised wi-fi in our room. We were able to in the bar so it wasn't a disaster but it was one of our considerations when booking.

The pub itself is clearly a bit of a local hub as it got extremely busy later on in the evening. They had a few real ales on from the Timothy Taylor brewery offering a good range. Dinner was also good, especially the huge cheese burger.

Cheese Burger, The Fleece Inn, Haworth, Bronte, Dinner
Cheese Burger

Breakfast was included and we were delighted when we saw the options in the morning. As well as cereal, juice and yoghurt on self service there were unusual choices such as Belgian waffles on offer. There was even a vegetarian version of the full English Breakfast which we were momentarily tempted by.

We decided on the Full English each though and it was a feast, with hash browns, beans and black pudding as well as sausage, bacon, toast, tomato and egg. I gallantly finished mine but Sophie, perhaps sensibly, left a bit.

We had a nice stay and the facilities were fine. I'd definitely recommend Haworth to visit and this place is right in the thick of everything.
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Why? Nice place to stay in beautiful town
When: All Year
Phone: 01535 642172
Where: Haworth, North Yorkshire
Cost: B&B from £35
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