The Old Registry, Haworth.


The Old Registry is situated at the bottom of Haworth’s iconic cobbled Main Street and opposite Haworth’s Central Park. Offering luxury accommodation it is ideal for exploring the home of the Bronte’s at the top of Main Street, whilst a meander through the park will take you to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway where E. Nesbitt’s The Railway Children was filmed.

The Old Registry, has in the past, been a court house and its cellars were once used as a mortuary. It is no surprise that it had the reputation for being haunted.

A few weeks ago, we went to encounter a different kind of spirit, the alcoholic variety, as it is also a restaurant, using local produce and having reputation amongst locals as one of the best places to eat in the area. The dining areas are packed with character and the food and service was excellent

To start, I had Oven Baked Creamy Crab Pot – crab with cream, cheese and mustard, baked with a crust top and served with ciabatta. It was delicious, well presented and just the right portion size.

Richard had Yorkshire Halloumi – pan fried & served with griddled chicken, crispy chorizo and sweet chilli tomato pesto.

I then had Oven Roast Duck Breast, serve pink with prosecco and raspberry sauce. It was accompanied by crispy hassle back potatoes with apple and celeriac sauce. I asked for dauphinoise potatoes instead, and as expected, this was no problem at all.

Richard had Pork Tenderloin, wrapped in streaky bacon and roasted; it was served with crackling belly, smoked bacon hot pot potatoes, apple puree, calvados sauce and a cheese fritter to garnish. Both came with seasonal vegetables.

I finished off, predictably, with a selection of fine British cheeses with crackers, grapes and sliced apple.

Richard, predictably, has Vanilla panacotta which was served with braise strawberries, fragola liquor syrup and lemon biscuit crumble.

We washed it down with a Chilean Merlot, to finish off the meal I had espresso and I discovered an espresso liqueur. It was so good I had to have another one (or was it two – I think I lost count). Anyway Richard decided it was time to take me home.

The Old Registry. 2-6 Main Street. Haworth. BD22 8DA

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