Aug 22 2011
Time For Summer Wine
Last Of The Summer Wine fans can explore the wonderful world of Compo, Clegg, Nora and gang in the Yorkshire Pennines, where the show was set and made.
Visit the delightful village of Holmfirth and take the vintage bus for the Summer Wine Magic Tour to see all the locations for this legendary programme, then stop for afternoon tea at The Wrinkled Stocking Tea Room. Once you’ve had your fill of summer wine, go further afield and explore this beautiful region.
What To Do
The Pennines’ valleys, hills and moors are great walking country, dotted with quaint pubs and tea shops. Visit the Peak District National Park and the National Trust Marsden Moor Estate.
Buy local produce at Holmfirth’s farmers’ market, on the third Sunday of each month. In October, there’s also a French & Craft market. Or shop for special gifts at Hebe, Holmfirth’s finest homeware shop.
Visit renowned Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson’s gallery and shop for limited-edition prints. And don’t miss Redbrick Mill, just outside Batley, where four floors of stores are packed with high-street names in homewares.
Be entertained at Holmfirth’s Crag Rat’s Theatre. Or head for Huddersfield’s North Light Gallery, housed in an 18th-century mill.
To see works by artists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – its café has amazing views of the rolling acres.
If you’re heading to Leeds to do some shopping, treat yourself to lunch at Anthony’s. There’s a £60 taster menu for a real gastronomic experience, or expect to pay £24 for a three-course lunch. Alternatively, try Anthony’s Patisserie in the Victoria Quarter, for fantastic homemade pastries and cakes. A must if you’re travelling around in this area is the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms, in the pretty market town of IIkley, known for its cakes, traditional afternoon tea and light meals.
The Huntsman Inn in the hills above Holmfirth is a perfect walkers’ pit stop with good food and fantastic views. Its Booze And Snooze package includes a three-course dinner with wine and breakfast for around £80 per double room. Hire a car from Sixt – a day’s rental costs from £19.
Written by laceribbons