THE BLACK BULL

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About Haworth's Black Bull

Dating back to the 16th Century, the Black Bull has a long history as an inn. Back in the day, travellers would stable horses, rest and take food and drink.  As Haworth flourished and expanded after the Bronte's rise to fame, the Black Bull welcomed guests on pilgrimages to walk in the footsteps of  Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Today's visitors to the Black Bull include thousands of tourists and business guests. Our bar and restaurant is also frequented by global travellers as well as our valued local residents.

Set at the pinnacle of Haworth's cobbled Main Street, the Black Bull commands an imposing view across the beautiful, lush, green valley. The perfect spot to stop and enjoy a bite to eat with a pint of ale. 

The current building, erected in the mid 1700s, is typical of the time and built from local Yorkshire Millstone. Arguably the most famous of the village's pubs and certainly the most iconic, the Black Bull is considered by the Bronte Society to form part of the Bronte Quarter alongside the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Saint Michael & All Angels Church and the original Post Office, a small shop which sits at the other side of the church steps, opposite the Black Bull.

Branwell Bronte, the three sisters' brother, is known to have frequented the Black Bull often and the story goes that when his family were worried he was too drunk, they sent someone to find him. They'd come in one door of the Black Bull and he'd escape via the kitchen window and hot-foot it across the graveyard and into the parsonage before being caught over-indulging on alcohol.

 

The pub has four cosy double guest rooms. Why not book your stay with us and experience the ambience and history of the atmospheric Black Bull first hand?

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OUR ROOMS

Having recently undergone a substantial refurbishment, all four of our cosy rooms have been tastefully decorated in keeping with Haworth's traditional rural roots.

 

Facilities include en-suite shower rooms, free parking for hotel guests, flat-screen Freeview TV , tea & coffee.

 

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate dogs or other pets in the guest bedrooms.

 

OUR SERVICES

Bed & Breakfast

 

Four newly refurbished en-suite rooms providing double or twin accommodation. Breakfast included.  

Beer Terrace

 

Overlooking Main Street, our terrace is the perfect place to stop & refresh after your hike up the cobbles!

Pub

Serving Cask Ales, a range of premium & session beers, spirits and wines from 12noon to 11pm

Free WIFI

 

Free Guest WIFI is available in your room.

Daily Housekeeping

 

Our Rooms are cleaned Daily unless instructed otherwise by our guests.

 

GALLERY

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THINGS TO DO

Bronte Parsonage Museum

 

The Bronte Parsonage is the former home of the world's most famous literary family and the place where Charlotte, Emily and Anne wrote some of the greatest novels in the English Language. The house evokes the atmosphere of the Brontes' time and offers visitors an unique insight into their day - to - day lives and varied interests. The rooms the Brontes' used are largely unchanged and are filled with a world-class collection of furniture, clothes and personal possessions. 

https://www.bronte.org.uk/

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

 

Over 150 years old, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a 5 mile preserved standard gauge railway from Keighley up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope.

Top Withens Walk

 

A bracing walk over a lovely moorland, passing the Bronte falls and bridge, The (roofless) building on this walk is reputed to be the choice of Emily Bronte as the home of Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights fame and the explanatory plaque provided by the Bronte Society supports this view.

Haworth Parish Church

The current structure, the third church building on the site, was built between 1879 and 1881 although parts of the original medieval church building, notably the tower, survive from earlier periods

The Brontes are buried here together, with the Exception of Anne who is buried in Scarborough.

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Bronte Waterfall

 

Spectacular circular walk from the Parsonage in Haworth along the Brontë Way passed the Brontë Waterfall and on up to Top Withens. Great to see so many walkers enjoying the magnificent winter sunshine along the icy route. Well worth the effort to take in the breathtaking views over the Moors.

Shopping on Main Street

 

Haworth is not only famed as the home of the Bronte sisters but also its cobbled stone main street that is littered with an abundance of Artisan shops from Hawksby's art Gallery to Mrs. Beightons Sweet Shop.

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Customer reviews

"We Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Black Bull, we booked into the room that looks over main street What a treat that was! from checking in to checking out the service has been faultless we will be back ASAP" - James, Hull, UK.