The White Lion is a traditional coaching inn nestled in the stunning countryside of the Calder Valley. With exposed timber and masonry, an abundance of comfortable snug corners to hide in and a warm and friendly atmosphere, The White Lion is an idyllic location for those seeking a true Yorkshire experience. Set on a riverside location in central Hebden Bridge, the inn has always been well known for fine country ‘pub’ dining and its extensive choice of wines, huge range of quality small batch gins and real cask ales - all of which can be enjoyed throughout the year, whether that be in front of a roaring log fire in the winter or in one of our scenic riverside cobbled courtyards and beer gardens in the British summer time. Our restaurant boasts a completely homemade menu that only offers the very best locally sourced ingredients served with the pride of Yorkshire.
Surrounded by a real Yorkshire history, the stunning countryside of the Pennines and the deep ravine valleys of Calderdale; the area is popular with walkers, cyclists, country lovers and those just in search of a contrast to a hectic lifestyle. Although nestled in the centre of the town near the ‘Yorkshire Bohemian’ shops for which Hebden Bridge is quite famous - the countryside can be easily accessed by foot straight from the doorstep of the inn. And that same doorstep has frequently offered a place of respite to many attempting the Pennine Way and the Tour De France cycle route or those exploring the National Park of Hardcastle Craggs. If sight-seeing is more your interest then the famous sites of Haworth and it's Bronte Sisters and Railway Children heritage as well as the World Heritage Site of Salts Mill in Saltaire are all within very easy access. The White Lion and Hebden Bridge is also connected to the main rail and motorway networks for those commuting to the vibrant cities of Leeds and Manchester - making the inn ideally placed for both business and leisure.
And as if you were to require an excuse to stay with us for longer, then there are 10 spacious en-suite rooms to choose from. All of our rooms are newly refurbished with individual colour schemes and features whilst retaining their traditional charm. Our boutique bedrooms, with Victorian Roll-Top baths, Sleigh Beds and deep luxurious colours are complemented by our cosy Courtyard Cottages which are dog friendly and perfect for walkers with the riverside literally at your front door. All rooms benefit from free Wifi and offer a complimentary breakfast in our restaurant when you book your rooms directly with us.
Dated 1657, the White Lion is reputed to be the oldest building in the beautiful town of Hebden Bridge, which is renowned for it's vibrant but relaxed lifestyle and it's colourful creativity. Here at The White Lion we embody all that is best about our beautiful Yorkshire heritage across our restaurant, our bar and our hotel. We very much look forward to extending that same warm Yorkshire welcome to you...