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Elephant & Castle

3 Self rated

Hollowgate, ,, Holmfirth, HD9 2DG

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About the hotel

Dating back to the 18th century, the Elephant and Castle Inn is a traditional Yorkshire local in the heart of Holmfirth. With a friendly welcoming atmosphere it provides the perfect local from which to explore Holmfirth with its quaint, secluded cobbled passages, maze of alleyways and narrow lanes. It also hosts a variety of music sessions during the ever popular Holmfirth Folk Festival each May.

Holmfirth itself is the location for the filming of the evergreen TV series 'Last of the Summer Wine' and the Elephant and Castle is a stones throw from Nora Batty's house and other tourist favourites. Holmfirth is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the Elephant and Castle provides an ideal centre from which to explore the moors and hills. The Inn is steeped in history, surviving the devastating floods of 1944 that swamped the entire area, and providing solace for the survivors whilst the area dried out. On the front door you'll find an engraved brass plate indicating the height of the 1944 flood. The Elephant and Castle is also tied to the origins of the famous Holmfirth Harriers who held their meeting there back in October of 1907. Mentioned no less than 6 times in the Good Pub Guide over the years the Elephant and Castle provides homely, good value and comfortable accommodation for visitors. All rooms are en-suite with central heating,

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Showing Tuesday 23 August 2016 to Wednesday 24 August 2016

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88% would recommend it to a friend


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  • J Butler

  • May 2016

Good B and B

A lovely big, comfortable room right in the centre of Holmfirth.

perfectly placed for the Picturedrome and the "Summer Wine" trail. Very good breakfast.

  • Sharon T

  • May 2016

What a night!

There's only four rooms at the Elephant & Castle so we felt lucky to have got one for the night of the sold out gig at The Picturedrome.

Breakfast was included in the price too, so we were more than pleased. It's only a hop, step and a jump to the venue...perfect. We spied the pub menu on our way in and thought the swordfish would go down well later. It was very busy when we returned from a wander around hilly Holmfirth, but we managed to get a table and ordered our meals. We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were asked if we were vegetarian when we registered so were now looking forward to a decent veggie breakfast in the morning.

We returned to the hotel after the gig hoping to relax and have a such luck. The pub entertainment was in full flow and the bar staff were dancing behind the bar. The music was dire but the few people in there seemed to be enjoying it. They finished around midnight so we thought it would be a safe bet we'd have some peace to wrong we were. Loud music could be heard from the bar until around 1am, then the beautiful sound of silence. At last we could sleep...or so we thought. At 2am the fire alarm went off. We got up and dressed quickly, only to be told there wasn't a fire. They didn't know why the alarm had gone off. It was a bit worrying. Anyway, back to bed for five minutes before the alarm went off again, then again. By this time we were exhausted and couldn't really care if there was a fire or not.

We woke early for breakfast and met the other bleary eyed guests in the dining room. Nothing was said about the evening's fiasco as it was different staff on duty who knew nothing about it. The veggie breakfast looked like IT had been in a fire. The one and a half sausages we had were black. I fed some of mine to one of the lovely cats that live there. Suffice to say we probably won't go back, which is such a pity because it had lots of good points. The pub itself is lovely downstairs, unfortunately the rooms are very tired, but you can rest assured that the fire alarm works.

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