Hebden Bridge info

Where is Hebden Bridge?It is in West Yorkshire, between the cities of Leeds and Manchester, not too far from the Lancashire border. The A646 runs right through the centre of it and it’s not too far from the M62.

What is Hebden Bridge?
A little market town in the bottom of several converging valleys. it is famous for the scenery and for its alternative culture. Few small market towns can claim to have a record shop, a comic shop, numerous venues, a cinema showing arthouse and blockbusters, a wide range of dog and child friendly real ale pubs, a cider festival, two art galleries, a theatre and a wide range of acclaimed cafes and restaurants.

Is there much of a music scene in Hebden Bridge?
If you look at the tag categories just over there on the right of the screen, clicking on “Hebden Bridge” will bring up every gig I have either put on or DJed at in Hebden Bridge.

Where is there to stay in Hebden?
With it being a bit of a tourist attraction, quite a lot of places. Here are just a few suggestions:

If you want cheap & cheerful, try Mama Weirdigan’s Hostel
There’s a nice hotel in the centre called the Crown Inn
There’s the Hare & Hounds Inn up on the hills above with amazing views (and good food and beer)
The Hebden Hideaway cottage is not too cheap but very nice and central

Where is there to go for a drink in Hebden?
Well, my endorsements are:

The Old Gate. Nice and central location with roadside beer garden. Really great for food with lots of quality ales on.
Camra winners, The Fox & Goose – my dog loves this pub and so do I
There’s also the Blue Pig, but that’s a secret

Where is there to eat in Hebden Bridge?
One of the things Hebden is well-known for is good food.

There’s the aforementioned Old Gate
Stubbing Wharf – The best pub meal in town but if there’s more than 2 of you, book a table! also 3 guest ales and 2 guest ciders.
Greens Vegetarian Cafe – a very Hebden business and done damn well
Crown Fisheries – an old-fashioned, independent chippy, sit down or take away.
Olive Branch – a great little Turkish restaurant..their calzone pizzas are extreme pleasure

Tell me more
I think I’ve said enough, if you want to know more, here’s some resources:
local website’s tourist info
details for the official council-run tourist info place
Lonely Planet guide to Hebden Bridge