One of the things I love about Haworth is that everything is named after the Bronte sisters books or characters.
Villette is a popular cafe named after one of Charlotte Bronte's novels.
The cafe serves traditional Yorkshire food.
My favourite is the "fat rascal" which is a large scone made with currants and candid peel.
These old fashioned favourites, (I used to love these as a child growing up in the North-East) originate from Yorkshire and are thought to date back to Elizabethan times.
Favorite Dish: FAT RASCALS
I have always loved the Edinburgh mill shops. The one in Haworth was a particular favourite. Now I love it the best. I can buy delicious shortbread, lovely jam in pretty jars, soft woollen hoodies and now top it off with a delicious Costa latte........does life get any better.
Favorite Dish: latte
This is another great pub, a sign on the wall tells us that it's history goes back to the 17th century when the building belonged to the Lord of the Manor before being sold in 1763. In 1841 a friend of Branwell Bronte was the inkeeper. The pub has a unusual history, the rooms upstairs were once the Monorial Courts whilst the local undertaker used it's cellar to as the mortuary! To the rear of the pub was the Slaughter house and the blood would run into the cellar of the Kings Arms. No surprise that there are also tales of the pub being haunted.
The food looked really nice here!
This is a great Old Pub in the centree of the village just to the right as you come from the church.
It has probably hardly changed since Branwell Bronte (brother of the famous Bronte Sisters) used to spend his time, There is a chair that is said to be the one he always sat in.
The Pub with it's Low ceilings, Great wooden beams and wood panelling all add to the character of this ancient pub, it's uneven cream walls are hung with old photographs and paintings of the pub and village.
As well as a great selection of Real Ales and other drinks Food is served daily with the menu offering plenty of choice from sandwiches, bar snacks and full meals.
Fish and chips are Britain’s national dish. The fish and chips from here are delicious. As you can see from the photo, they are very popular. The prices are about average. £1.20 for chips and £2.60 for Haddock.
There is also a small restaurant attached to the take away.
Favorite Dish: The fish was really white and fluffy.
It is some years since I have been here to eat and I would have gone on my last visit but I did want to try the Black Bull and so gave it a miss. However the last visit was only three years ago and it was a good place for a coffee and light lunch. A cafe bar in the day and a restaurant at night.
I have taken this narrative from the website :-Tucked away near the bottom end of the Main Street is Wharenui a wine bar/cafe offering great food, a good selection of wines both by the glass and the bottle, and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. This establishment has been carefully renovated to retain the unique characteristics of this 280 year old property.
The name itself is of Maori origin and means The Meeting House.
This establishment was set up in 2003 so that the people of Haworth and visitors to the area could have somewhere to go to meet their friends/make new friends, in a welcoming environment.
The Black Bull is Haworth’s most famous public house, standing in the little cobbled square at the top of the steep main street. It was frequented by Patrick Branwell Bronte (brother of the famous three sisters), where he would drink excessively, until he died of Tuberculosis in 1848, aged 31. The Black Bull itself still houses " Branwell’s Chair" . This was the famous favourite chair used by Branwell during his many visits to the pub. You can just go in for a drink but there is a restaurant there as well.
In my opinion one of the best places to eat in the village. There are cheaper options in the village but I guess you pay for history.
Favorite Dish: Food ranges from sandwiches at £4.25 , burgers at £4.10 and baguettes at £5.25. There are giant Yorkshire puddings at £6.25 but full meals which are generally priced at £6.99. (February 2009 prices). The menu is typically English but there are vegetarian options.
I visited in February 2009 and had lamb shank at £8.25. Served with mint and mashed potatoes and vegetables.Very good standard and good service.
On a little back street opposite the Railway station, you'll find Chaplins Bistro. Its a very unassuming place with a unique atmosphere. Start with a drink at the bar or on a leather settee in front of the open fire whilst you study the menu or the Charlie Chaplin memorabilia.
The food is always excellent & the service also.
The menu is wide and much of the food fresh.
Also does weekly specials
This is the pub where brother Branwell Brontë drank all his money away. Today it is a nice pub with typical pub food of varying quality. The location couldn't be better. Just avoid the worst tourist times.
Favorite Dish: Steak & kidney pie
I never actually got a chance to try the food from this place but next time I visit I will definitely give it a bash...The prices look a little dearer than when we ate at the Black Bull but I would still be up for trying it out!
I would be keen to hear from anyone who has actually stayed here or had a meal...It looks like a rather quaint place to stay in the midst of the village...
I was impressed at the number of restaurants that line the Main Street of Haworth. We certainly didn't have time to give them all a try, but I would imagine you couldn't go too far wrong...There were numerous pubs, wine bars, tea rooms and even the odd fish and chip shop to meet whatever culinary need you might have!
There is a delightful ice-cream window in one of the walls in the centre of the village – just by the White Lion Pub. It was a rather cold day when I was visiting Haworth, however if the sun was out and the weather right, I would have definitely loved to pop my head through the window and chosen an ice cream treat. It would be an ideal pit-stop after walking all the way up from the railway station!
We stayed for the weekend in Haworth and on the first evening dined at The Black Bull. The food was mediocre.
I ordered gammon, which came with chips and peas. The gammon was alright, but the peas looked as though they had come out of a tin: they were a dull olive green and squidgey! The chips also tasted as if they had been pre-prepared: a bit like oven chips bought in a bag, ready to be fried than freshly cut potato chips.
Adrian had a Steak and Ale pie and mash and I think he got a better deal than me - the pie was a generous size and well-filled with tasy steak, onions and mushrooms. I was disappointed as I was looking forward to a pub meal and you can usually count on British Pubs producing good food.
A nice place to drink as you can sit outside and watch the world walk by (Literally! The nations were represented as the tourists wandered past…) but I wasn't terribly enthralled with the food.
There are lots of places where you can have a meal or even a snack. We were going to stop at a country pub on the way home but when we passed the Villette Coffee House we were starving and decided to eat there. The food and service was really good and I thought I would mention it here on vt.
The coffee house is just on the right hand side of this photograph.
These are a few things off the menu:
All Day Breakfast - 2 Rashers Bacon, Sausage, Fried Egg, Tomato, Beans, Bread and Butter £2.99
Scampi and Chips with side salad £3.40
Giant Yorkshire Pudding with rich Onion Gravy £2.70
Giant Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Beef and Rich Onion Gravy £3.60
Quiche,Chips and Salad £3.90
Fish and Chips with freshly buttered wholemeal bread and a Pot of Tea £3.99
A selection of Jacket Potatoes with different fillings from £2.05
Also sandwiches, pies, soups, omlettes, cakes
Beverages, included - Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Milk, Milk Shakes, Fizzy Drinks, Orange Juice, Sparkling Water
Favorite Dish: We had the typical british fare - Fish and Chips and it was served piping hot and tasted wonderful served with bread and butter
A bakery come cafe that serves good honest Yorksire fayre - nothing fancy.
The seats are very close and it does get crowded, particularly if there are a few coach parties in town. Its a hustle and bustle sort of place, but good value.
The products on sale here are made in their family run bakery - which is now in its fourth generation. These are made from old Yorkshire recipes which have been handed down through the generations and which have been known by the family for over 100 years.
Favorite Dish: We go for the cheese & onion pasty with chips & mushy peas, washed down with a cup of tea.
We recommend the Yorkshire 'Fat Rascal' on the take-away side. Their specialities are:
Yorkshire Parkin - a type of gingerbread biscuit made using oats, ginger, syrup, flour and margarine
Fat Rascal - a rich spicy scone mixture which is delicious served warm and with best butter
Yorkshire Curd Tart - made from curd with currants in a sweet pastry base
Old Fashioned Lemon Tart - our own lemon tart - made from a very old recipe using fresh lemon juice, lemon rind, eggs and sugar
Oven Bottom Cakes - large soft bread cakes