Places

Quirky by name, delicious by nature

Serving local produce, sourced daily, the Quirky Corner is one of the best places to eat in the area. Book well in advance to enjoy traditional English food in this fine dining restaurant in Meltham, where the wine is just as important as the food! Work up an appetite and spend the day exploring the surrounding Peak District National Park. Perhaps you’ll visit in time for the cutest Scarecrow Festival each May, or the popular 1940s weekend in July?

A passion for local produce

Indulge in fine artisan bread and delicious cakes, or learn to make your own, at The Handmade Bakery in Slaithwaite. Be inspired to grow your own food at Edibles. Stock up on award-wining pies and locally sourced meats at Bolster Moor Farm Shop, or Two Valleys Deli. Watch pizza's being made in the open pizza oven at Mozzerella's Pizzeria. Enjoy wonderful views from the Bolster Moor coffee shop.

Real ale

Marsden is a haven for real ale; there’s the Riverhead Brewery Tap, The Sair Inn, Golcar Lily or Rose and Crown to name a few. From Stalybridge to Batley, follow in the footsteps of Oz and James on the Transpennine Real Ale Trail.

Dairy treats

Ice cream lovers should head to Vanilla Bean in Slaithwaite, and scrumptious milkshakes are made at A Month of Sundaes, overlooking the River Colne.