Old MillWakefield Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4HA
On the banks of the River Calder north of Huddersfield stands The Old Mill country pub restaurant, an ancient former corn mill serving the nuns of Kirklees Priory. The attractive riverside terrace of this handsome stone-built mill overlooks the fast-flowing weir that once drove the mill race. Set in extensive grounds that also house a hotel and a school, The Old Mill is a tranquil spot surrounded by woodlands on a bend in the river, yet just minutes off the M62.
The Calder & Hebble Navigation, which connects Wakefield with the Rochdale Canal at Sowerby Bridge, joins the Calder just downstream of The Old Mill and offers attractive walks through the Calder Valley. Just 10 miles south lies Holmfirth, the beautiful Pennine village on the edge of the Peak District National Park, best known as the location for the BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine.
Kirklees Priory, of which The Old Mill once formed part, was founded in 1155 and endured for over 400 years, gaining notoriety for its reputed role in the death of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood. Today all that remains of the Priory, the ruins of the gatehouse and some Grade I listed outbuildings, are on private land.
A landmark building on the pleasant Calder River, the historic Old Mill is an ideal location for country dining and leisurely Sunday lunches. Dine al fresco on the riverside terrace when the sun is shining, or enjoy a pub lunch or seasonal special indoors amid exposed beams and open fires when it’s chilly outside.
About the Old Mill
The Old Mill welcomes visitors seven days a week to this tranquil spot on the River Calder, serving delicious pub lunches, Costa coffee and a wide selection of fine wines and cask ales. Just minutes off the M62 at Junction 25, we are ideally located for visitors on the way to Holmfirth and the Peak District National Park.
With a history dating back to the 12th century, this former corn mill exudes old world character, with its exposed beams and nooks and crannies, while the lovely riverside terrace overlooking the weir is an absolute delight, and constant reminder of its past life as a water mill. If you’re visiting the West Yorkshire countryside or exploring the rich industrial heritage, come and enjoy traditional pub food in this lovely venue.
The Old Mill is popular for special occasions too. We offer special limited edition menus over Christmas, and on Burns Night, while the charming interior and our riverside setting makes The Old Mill a perfect venue for an extra special Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day meal.
All the family is welcome at The Old Mill. We’re a child-friendly pub with high chairs and baby changing facilities, as well as a delicious Chef & Brewer children’s menu. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the pub however we do have a large riverside terrace where they are welcome to join the family.
If you’re planning a trip to this lovely part of West Yorkshire, we will be happy to welcome your coach party at The Old Mill. Simply contact us in advance of your trip so we can make your visit as pleasurable as possible. Call us today.
Food Serving Times
- Beer Garden
- Car Parking
- Family Friendly
- Historic Pub
- Waterside Pub
Food Serving Times
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Important Booking Information
- A non-refundable deposit of £3 per person for Mother's Day must be received at the time of booking.
- Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
- All currency is in pound sterling
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