Spiced Pear Hepworth, Holmfirth

You'll know Tim Bilton if you've watched The Great British Menu; he didn't win but he made a pretty decent account of himself. In fact he's been doing just that for some time; after a 'life-changing' apprenticeship with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons he made a good fist of running the Butcher's Arms in Hepworth for five years. But despite making several bids to buy the place and make it his own, it wasn't to be. Not a man to let the grass grow under his feet, he bought The Hepworth and gutted it. We're happy to report that he's turned a drab cavern of a place into a sophisticated but comfortable space (a soft green palette, fresh flowers and candles) where you're more than happy to spend time and money. 

In the long room overlooking the rolling hills he's made a wonderful tea room, with a black & white harlequin floor, pastel colours on the walls and cute corners full of tea paraphenalia. Best of all, vintage crockery including those lovely old tiered cake stands - as I'm snooping around two come through piled high with home made scones and dainty sandwiches and a 'gentleman's tea' that along with cakes and scones offer pork pie with piccalilli and bread and dripping.

Supper and cocktails are served on Friday evening with full dinner menu on Saturday.



Spiced Pear

Sheffield Road, Hepworth, Holmfirth, HD9 7TP

Tel 01484 683775

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Type: Restaurant

Price guide

3 out of 5

Cuisine type: Modern British

Part of Eat West Yorkshire

Review by Mandy, 17 April 2014

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