A pub in West Yorkshire has been listed amongst many finalists at the Great British Pub Awards 2023.

This year there have been a number of record entrants for the awards which have been “whittled down to the very best the nation has to offer.”

Shibden Mill Inn in Halifax has been shortlisted for ‘Best Pub for Food’ which is sponsored by Booker Makro.

Carpenter’s Arms in Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire has also been shortlisted in the same category.

Shibden Mill Inn in Halifax shortlisted at Great British Pub Awards 2023

The two venues also feature alongside other foodie places at the Great British Pub Awards 2023 including:

  • The Beresford Arms - Morpeth, Northumberland
  • The Hinds Head - Bray, Berkshire
  • The Loch & The Tyne - Old Windsor, Berkshire
  • The Bulls Head - Holymoorside, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Shibden Mill Inn was originally a corn and spinning mill, before being converted into a country pub in 1890, the website reports.

It adds: “Today’s visitors are welcomed with warm hospitality to enjoy first class dining against an inviting backdrop of open fires, low beamed ceilings and a cosy bar.

“Eleven individually styled bedrooms make comfortable and luxurious retreats, epitomising boutique country style and featuring lots of thoughtful touches.”

If you fancy a wander around the scenic Shibden Valley after a hearty meal, there are many walks right on the doorstep of the country inn to explore.

On Tripadvisor, the venue has a current rating of 4.5/5 out of 835 reviews.

One person who celebrated their 30th birthday at Shibden Mill Inn, wrote: “The best food I have ever had, genuinely, the best food I have ever eaten. The service, the food…. Thank you so much! A huge thank you to all the staff, especially the chefs, for making my 30th birthday unforgettable!! We will be back!”

Great British Life: If you have visited Shibden Mill Inn, what's your favourite dish on the menu?If you have visited Shibden Mill Inn, what's your favourite dish on the menu? (Image: Tripadvisor)

Meanwhile, a visitor who stayed at the inn, commented: “Stayed here as a birthday gift for my husband. Everything was perfect. We had dinner bed and breakfast, the Sunday lunch was lovely. We got an upgrade on our room which was unexpected, very much appreciated. All the staff are very pleasant, food is top notch, and the rooms are very comfortable. Breakfast was just the best!!

“On check out, we received a small box of chocolates which was a nice touch. I would highly recommend this place to stay or to eat, especially at Christmas!!! Thank you.”

The Great British Pub Awards 2023 is taking place on Tuesday, September 19 at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

You can see the full list of finalists around the UK on the Great British Pub Awards website.

Shibden Mill Inn is located at Shibden, Shibden Mill Fold, Halifax, HX3 7UL.