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.

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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"Get Ready for Xmas" -  Sat. 4th December from 10am until 1pm


A coffee/tea cakes morning  - including tombola & a book sale but the main purpose is for us to get together again.

The festive decorations will be up to help us all get into the mood for a great season.


Band Night - Sat. 18th Dec 2021 - 7pm


A great Xmas sing-along with The Dacre & Summerbridge Silver Band with mulled wine and mince pies.



And next year we're planning a Soup & Sweets event for 5th Feb (from 11am to 2pm). Keep an eye on this site for details.