Hebden Bridge is a resilient little place. I’ve been visiting for the majority of my life and each time there’s a horrible flood that threatens homes and businesses, it seems to bounce right back. It’s the perfect place for a weekend stroll, as it’s full of quirky shops, independent cafes, and beautiful buildings. I recently visited there whilst I was back up north so I thought I’d round up some of my favourite spots.
The Yorkshire Soap Company // 6 Market Street // HERE – Think Lush, but better. This place is an Instagrammers heaven. You’ll easily spot it on the high street because it has a stream of bubbles drifting through the air. They do excellent bath bombs that make fantastic presents (they gift wrap everything really well too), as well as all your usual bath potions and lotions.
Jules China & Tableware // 2 Garden Street // HERE – A crockery addict’s heaven. I adore this place that’s stacked high with plates, bowls, mugs and other china and tableware. My favourite section is the blue and white section (house goals), but make sure you take a look upstairs too.
Mooch Café // 24 Market Street // HERE – A cute little café with amazing sandwiches, salads, and other homemade delights. I get their cranberry and brie ciabatta – delicious! They also do lovely cakes and the staff are so friendly. It’s the perfect place to mooch about (ha, geddit?) for a couple of hours.
The Lamppost Café // 13-15 Bridge Gate // HERE – Another lovely café that, as well as serving sandwiches and salads, also caters for man’s best friend. Pooches can get dog ice cream (!), dog beer, dog cupcakes and other treats, which actually look just as tasty as the human equivalent!
Old Gate // 1-4 Old Gate // HERE – I’ve never actually tried the food here, but it’s perfect for a drink in the sun. It does tend to get quite busy in the summer months – definitely a sun trap!
Something Sweet // 11 Bridge Gate // HERE – I dare you to go here and not leave with something! Their homemade fudge is an absolute must, plus they’ve got all your favourite old-fashioned sweeties, as well as lots of imported chocolate and candy too.
There’s also the farmers market that runs every weekend, plus there are a few other spots such as Organic House Cafe and Spirals, but unfortunately due to the winter floods they’re not quite back up and running yet. I’m sure they’ll be back on their feet in no time!