The Old Bridge Inn
Priest Lane, Ripponden, United Kingdom
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The Old Bridge Inn Ripponden Reviews
'Probably' the oldest Inn in Yorkshire Aug 18, 2010
When so many places put forth claims to be the 'biggest, smallest, oldest or anythingelsest' place in wherever, it is great to find one -and it is the only one I know of - that claims on a blue plaque to be 'probably' the oldest inn in Yorkshire. However with records of its existence going back to the 14th century, whether it is probably, definitely or possibly the oldest, there can be no doubt that it is very old.
It is hidden from the main road to Halifax and I had passed only yards from it for years before I knew it was there. To find it simply face Halifax from where the Rochdale and Oldham roads meet, take the road to your right and turn left towards the church. Just by hte church is the old packhorse bridge. Cross it and you are at the Old Bridge Inn.
Its internal architecture would make it good enough to go in once, even if the food and drink were atrocious. However the food and drink ae god enough to draw you in more than once, even if the architecture were abyssmal. The combination makes it a real favourite. If you prefer to eat or drink outside, there are tables and chairs by the Ryburn river.
if you insist on chips, don't even bother coming - it's a chip free zone.
Part of the list God's own county - Yorkshire
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