A Brief History Of…

Of The Stubbing Wharf

There has been a settlement at Stubbing, originally in the parish of Sowerby, in Calderdale, for over a thousand years; the name is an Anglo-Saxon word for a clearing where the tree stumps have been left. The hamlet remained unimportant until the upper Calder valley became a major cloth manufacturing centre with the birth of the industrial revolution in the latter half of the eighteenth century.

The Rochdale canal was built to serve the many mills in the valley, the section passing through Hebden Bridge was opened in 1789. Very soon afterwards, the influential Foster family of Erringden built the Stubbing Wharf Hotel and by 1810 it was serving the needs of travellers on both the canal and the turnpike road (now the A646).

The Hotel remained in the hands of the Fosters throughout the nineteenth century; several of the more important family members are commemorated in the stained glass windows of the parish church of St Thomas in Heptonstall.

Enjoy The View 

Based on the Rochdale Canal The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, offers a stunning setting for our customers.

Welcome to Hebden Bridge! Hebden Bridge has become well known for its individual charm and personality, as well as the independent shopping and scenic views.

The Stubbing Wharf offers a spectacular place to take in all that Hebden Bridge has to offer. Set by the Rochdale Canal, The Stubbing Wharf has a fantastic beer garden, situated right on the Canal. We hope to see you soon!

A great place for business.

The Canalside room is an ideal facility for business meetings, it can be adapted to suit many types of corporate events, meetings or training sessions for up to 40 people. Idyllically located, with convenient free parking, we also have many hot and cold food options which can be enjoyed in the Canalside room or in our cosy pub dining area.


Did You Know?

The Rochdale Canal is 32 miles long and was built over the Pennines virtually by hand and requires 92 locks. It took less than 10 years to build and was opened in 1804.

Our friends at Hebden Bridge Cruises can make your visit extra special!

Based on the Rochdale Canal at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge Cruise offers scheduled cruises including Sunday Roast Cruises, Afternoon Tea Cruises and even Pirate Parties for kids. You can even charter your own cruises for any other event: gather your friends for a party or get your colleagues from the office. All the catering is provided by the stubbings kitchen.
For more information about Hebden Bridge Cruises, please phone  07966808717,  or visit their website www.hebdengecruises.com 

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