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New leaseholder sought for popular Shibden Valley inn

The Stump Cross Inn, a popular pub and restaurant with bedrooms in the Shidben Valley in Halifax, West Yorkshire, has been brought to the market through Christie & Co, with an asking price of £95k for the leasehold.

Sitting on the corner of Godley Lane and Leeds Road, the Stump Cross Inn is a prominent fixture in the town and is well known amongst locals, as well as enjoying a good reputation with visitors from further afield.

Highly regarded for its quality and homemade food, particularly its carvery menu, the food led pub also provides a wide range of beverages, from hand pulled ales to wine and spirits.

In addition to the pub and restaurant, the Stump Cross Inn features nine letting rooms for guests visiting the popular area, which draws tourists to its walking trails, natural beauty and rich history.

Nearby Shibden Hall, which was the home of famous diarist Anne Lister in the 1800s and provided the setting for the TV series ‘Gentleman Jack’, is a favourite amongst visitors, as well Bankfield Museum and Shibden Valley.

Current owners, John and Claire Whitham have decided to sell the Stump Cross Inn, having owned and operated the business for the last 12 years, in order to retire.

They commented, “We have loved running the Stump Cross Inn since 2007 and the business has so much further potential. We have chosen to instruct Christie & Co on the leasehold sale of our business and look forward to engaging with prospective purchasers.”

Sam Ashton, Business Agent at Christie & Co, is handling the sale and said, “I am delighted have been instructed by John and Claire to sell the leasehold of their fantastic pub in the heart of Shibden Valley. T

'he pub is on a great sized site, with generous car parking, ample dining and bar space internally and a patio beer garden. Whilst it has been known for its quality pub food and carvery, the business offers great scope to increase trade through the nine letting rooms above the pub, as the area is a popular touristic and walking spot.'