Hookstone Memorial Hall is an iconic building in the beautiful Nidderdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in the Yorkshire Dales.

Formerly the local school, HMH now operates as a charity and as a vibrant, thriving venue and occasional café situated just ten miles from the spa town of Harrogate and just a short hop from Ripon, Skipton, Ilkley, and Pateley Bridge.

The Hall is famous for its monthly “brunch” Saturdays when it is transformed into one of the friendliest and most mouth-watering eating places in the district.

We're situated in the midst of great walking country, lung-busting cycle routes, and some of the most fascinating historical sites including Fountain’s Abbey, Ripon, Ripley Castle, and the listed old packhorse bridge – one of the oldest in the country.

HMH is used regularly by the locals but the venue is also for hire – you can book it for meetings, dinners, courses, birthday parties, anniversaries, celebrations, wakes, and much more. It’s even been used as a theatre. Just use the bookings page to make enquiries.


It really is a wonderful place – we hope to see you there soon.

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Regretably our brunches are CANCELLED until further notice.


We feel that it is everyone's best interest that we cancel these highly popular events due to the current Coronavirus concerns and lockdown. We will be keeping the situation under close review. Please watch this page for news.


The other possible 2020 dates for our famous brunches are available on the Brunches page but none are as yet confirmed. If you have some time on one Saturday a month please volunteer for the Brunches for however long and however often suits you.