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The Fleece Inn

4.3
4.3
458 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Fleece Countryside Inn welcomes diners and drinkers alike.

With the most beautiful view of the Ryburn valley, The Fleece has one of the best views and sun terrace in all of west Yorkshire

With freshly made cocktails, locally brewed real ales & award winning wines on the drinks menu.

From mouth watering a la carte dishes to an oriental BBQ, the delicious food menu has something for everyone.

We are child friendly & serve a separate children's menu.

The Fleece Inn is an ideal wedding venue for a picture-perfect special day and the natural beauty provides a stunning backdrop for the celebration. Our wedding suite has comfortable space for up to 110 during the day, and 250 in the evening.

The Fleece also has seven beautifully appointed guest rooms. Contemporary and stylish decor, which all have been recently renovated. All include a proper Yorkshire cooked breakfast.

We are approx 4 miles from Halifax, with excellent transport links to Ripponden, which is a short taxi ride away

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 08:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01422 820687

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Darren Parkinson

  • Area

    Ripponden

  • Parking Details

    on site car park

  • Public Transit

    Located on a public bus route. The 557 bus operates between Halifax and Ripponden, via Barkisland, with a stop directly outside the building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Scenic View

  • West Yorkshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • West Yorkshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. H

    Henry

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Arranged for our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent, the service first class. Would recommend to anyone who could afford the prices.
  2. LM

    LauraM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good quality food, lovely atmosphere. For the price some of the dishes needed tweaking to a better standard. E.g the brulee had dried apricots on the top, they should have been soaked in grand marnier and put underneath the custard.
  3. KT

    KatyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food, great staff; overall a good place for a smart lunch
  4. J

    Julie

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Disappointing- Father’s Day - think they tried to cram too many bookings - service slow - food poor !
  5. SS

    SharonS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Father’s Day
  6. K

    Kated

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutley stunning place and food... love it.. Great for the money very tasty.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food a bit slow coming out.
  8. JT

    JoyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It was a nice meal out, food was good, however don't serve grown up meals in bowls, mine kept tipping over lol Service good, very busy, little bit noisy at times but nice pub and treat out for the family
  9. AB

    AlisonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food is good, reasonably priced. Waiting staff lovely but you wait a while for food to arrive, ours was around 25 minutes between each of courses. Location is lovely, outside terrace beautiful if its a sunny day.
  10. ZP

    ZoeP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    First of all, the waitress was fantastic very attentive. However, in total, we were there for almost 3 hours. It took 40 mins to get our starters (soup and pate), then a further 50 mins for the main (taken from the set menu). It was Father's day, so you would expect some wait, but surely not that long. The starters were fine. My kids were so upset with their main, advertised as pizza and fries. They were very disappointed with their slice of ciabatta bread with tomato sauce and a sprinkling of cheese (not what kids would expect when ordering a pizza), they didn't eat it. Our Sunday lunches were OK, lamb was nice , beef was tough and very little veg, roast potatoes were hard. Deserts were fine. The manager did refund us for the "pizza" , but even with that removed , it was not value for money due to the food quality and the long wait. We would not return.
  11. HM

    HelenM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Menu very limited, service very poor no attention to detail. Maybe just a bad night but I think menu needs to decide whether it’s ‘pub food’ or trying to go ‘gastro’ but not enough quality to do both.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impromptu date, dinner, bed and breakfast. It was superb. From the moment we walked in the staff were friendly and helpful, Emma checked us in to the bridal suite, she seemed happy and was helpful. The layout is lovely, both rustic and shabby chic. Particular care has been taken on the en-suite presentation. Downstairs at dinner, the lite bites arrived after the starters but it wasn’t a problem as we asked for a some time before the main course. All the food was beautifully presented and hot. Dessert didn’t disappoint either. The pub was full, a party was taking place that ended finally at 2 am. I didn’t hear a thing after going to bed, but my partner could. Breakfast and the checkout process with Amanda was also great, she was chatty and friendly too. Would definitely recommend and would go back at least once or twice a year.
  13. HB

    HelenB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice on the menu and the quality of food was excellent!
  14. AW

    AnnitaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Having seen the menu on line it seemed well varied. On arrival it wasn't at all as advertised.While I appreciate menus change I would have expected a better choice than eg. Scallops with belly pork!!? As a very big fish eater and also live in Spain with there amazing menu's and variety, I was hugely disappointed in the Fleece and overly expensive for the meagre menu on offer. I have always fancied eating here, but was sooo dissolutioned that we walked out...the staff were lovely and she said others had walked out also......I have been a restauranteur myself and I would say the chef's need to listen to their audience and come down off their pedestal a little .....serving what I read about Sunday lunches is very different to good cuisine, so chefs need to cater for the type of establishment they run. May I suggest they visit the Rose and Crown at Thurstonland on a Friday fish night and see how it's done and at a very fair price!
  15. CL

    ClaireL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful quality food and stunning views. The staff were helpful and friendly
  16. d

    dianec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is beautifully laid out and tasted fantastic especially the warm goats cheese with picked beetroot
  17. HM

    HelenM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a meal or just to meet up for drinks.. Superb views. Lovely helpful staff. Always a pleasure..
  18. SF

    StephanieF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, lovely staff, a very enjoyable evening. Thank you
  19. KM

    KathrynM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service , couldn’t have had a better venue and afternoon for my brothers birthday
  20. M

    Michael

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed with my Sunday roast. Vegetables,2 small slices of carrot 2 mongtue, beef was ordered pink disappointingly was not and was cut possibly by a bacon slicer did not look hand carved. The meal arrived within a couple of minutes after starters as if we needed to eat up and leave!!
  21. SC

    SianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing place, the food was excellent, we will definitely be back again 😊
  22. PR

    PatrycjaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Restaurant smells like fish, we wait long for a waitress even tho restaurant was empty, food not worth that price.
  23. D

    Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have been visiting The Fleece for ten years because we have been highly delighted with the menu choices. the very professional staff and overall ambience. However, recently the menu has not met our requirements which is very disappointing, as we wanted to take some friends when they come to stay with us! But consequently we are going elsewhere. Who wants to see ‘locally shot duck’ on the menu? I do enjoy duck with orange sauce!!!! We have been to The Fleece three times in the last two months, to give it another chance, as we did really want to take our friends there but sadly the food, particularly the main courses were not inspiring. The picture of the meat pie with one carrot does not persuade me to choose that for my meal. If we want fish and chips we can go to The Catch in West Vale. We have in previous years always recommended The Fleece to friends, it was our go to restaurant for lunch, evening meal and Sunday’s roast. We took family there for our son’s 21st! Our son’s particularly enjoyed the steak night on a Thursday!
  24. KJ

    KarenJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic stay. Very professional service. Room gorgeous. Food best meals we've had. Would definitely return. Ten out of ten
  25. P

    Parky

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An enjoyable stay friendly staff lovely clean room delicious food would like to stay here again
  26. CI

    ClaireI

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Sunday lunch. Good portion size, lovely place.
  27. K

    Kamen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was recommended to visit the fleece inn by a family member when asking around for a spot to take my partner for a “date night” and to be honest I’m glad I was recommended here! Food was delish and service was also great! Thank you for a great first experience and will be back in the future!
  28. PS

    PhilipS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was ready in advance of our arrival. Arrived 15 minutes early and was led straight to our table. We ordered our food, which was very well presented. Unfortunately my wife took ill and we had to leave having only eaten the starter. I must state it wasn't the food that made her poorly. We would definitely return to complete our experience.
  29. BB

    BevB

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous afternoon great food the desserts were especially fantastic Highly recommended
  30. SS

    SSpen

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Sunday dinner and wasn’t disappointed. Service, value and food superb - will definitely be back.
  31. CG

    CamilleGS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, fab service , gorgeous food! Nothing to complain about! Can’t wait to get back!
  32. M

    Misty

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely top drawer from start to finish. The food was outstanding, the wine beautiful, the surroundings stunning and the service first class. We will certainly be back!
  33. NR

    NinaR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Lovely place.. we use to eat here at 2/ 3 times a week..since the menu changed , we probably visit once a month... The old menu was so much better..
  34. GT

    GlennT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Great Service, accommodated two non dairy dietary requirements.... compliments to the team in the kitchen, bar and front of house.
  35. AM

    AnnaM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I think you’ve gone far too far with the menu, nobody out of 8 of us thought the menu sounded that great. Too much stupid stuff rather than nice sounding combinations. One lady that served us and took drinks orders was lovely, really smiling really helpful a credit to you. However, another young lady with ginger hair was shocking. Basically just stuck the food on the table and told us to share it out … really bad service!!!! The food tasted really good when it came but there was nothing really healthy on the menu
  36. J

    Jools1934

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Menu nice to see some twists on great classics service brilliant food fantastic value for money including drinks.
  37. JA

    JillA

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Disappointing- we were really looking forward to going for a meal at The Fleece as we haven’t been since Covid. Everything about our experience was disappointing, the staff didn’t try to make any apologies for the food or service. We were feed if waiting for someone to take our dessert order (20mins) so decided to leave and We had to go look for a member of staff in order to pay our bill! We will not be returning.
  38. H

    Hawkinssmythe

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Went to the Fleece for Sunday Lunch this weekend on a family visit to Yorkshire. Having previously been for lunch a few weeks ago and being blown away by the food. Sadly this time was a pale reflection of the last time. We were seated in the function room rather than the restaurant and despite the amazing views the food, ambience and service were really not great. My Mu had the same dish as last time and what she got this time was a pale reflection of last time and what had been one of the nicest vegan dishes we had tried in a while was absolutely awful. A shame as we thought we had found a new go-to but will think twice before going again.
  39. GD

    GaryD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent although a couple of the mains could have been warmer
  40. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was such a lovely evening that we moved from inside to the terrace with the fantastic views across the valley. Different menu outside compared with the inside.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Fleece Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for The Fleece Inn

Fleece Countryside Inn, Ripponden New Bank Barkisland, West Yorkshire HX40DJ

Additional information

  • Area

    Ripponden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00 Sun 08:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    on site car park

  • Public Transit

    Located on a public bus route. The 557 bus operates between Halifax and Ripponden, via Barkisland, with a stop directly outside the building.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Darren Parkinson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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