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BEST WESTERN Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel

Thorpe Lane, Badsworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 1AB

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by AA but not currently a member.
Silver CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (160 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information

Guest are advised to contact the hotel directly to reserve a table for dining.

Our 1610 Steak restaurant is closed Sunday-Thursday, however dining is still available at The Jacobean Pub or our New 'Residents Only' 1610 Lounge Bar (Subject to availability). The 1610 Steak Restaurant is open Friday & Saturday only from 5pm - 8.30pm

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel, Pontefract

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) sits in a 200-year-old landscaped park outside Wakefield. It aims to utilise the natural beauty of the area to display a changing array of sculptures including, most notably, works by Barbra Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Available : Daily

Castle Park

Castle Park is Leicester's Old Town, an historic area of ancient walls and gateways, churches, fine old buildings, museums, gardens and riverside walks.

Available : Daily

Castle Park Festival

Bringing Leicester's history to life, Castle Park resounds to a festival running up to and over the August Bank Holiday weekend. A wide range of music, street theatre, dance, storytelling, children's activities, guided walks and free events fill the park.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

St Leger Festival

Run over one and three-quarter miles, the illustrious St Leger Race provides the ultimate test for staying thoroughbreds and is the climax of the St Leger Festival. The famous course at Doncaster provides the perfect backdrop for the festivities and is always packed to its 20,000 capacity.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

World Coal Carrying Championships

When Lewis Hartley mocked his drinking buddy Reggie Sedgewick with the words "Ba gum lad tha' looks b******d" in Gawthorpe's Beehive Inn back in 1963, little did he know that his comment would lead to the World Coal Carrying Championships.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Gawthorpe Maypole Procession

For well over a century, the Gawthorpe Maypole Procession has raised money for elderly members of Gawthorpe village. The May Queen leads a procession of themed floats, majorettes, vintage vehicles and marching bands along the High Street.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Cocoon in the Park

Infamous in his native Germany, DJ Sven Väth leads the debauched parties thrown at his groundbreaking club Cocoon. Cocoon in the Park sees the brand hold a one-day party at Temple Newsam, ideal for partygoers in pursuit of outdoor shenanigans.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Opera in the Park

Opera fans gather every year on the beautiful Temple Newsam estate in Leeds for the free summertime Opera in the Park spectacular. There's a pop party in the park the following day.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Party in the Park

An impressive line-up of British pop stars gather each year for Leeds' Party in the Park in the grounds of Temple Newsam. The one-day festival regularly attracts 70,000 spectators and it's not just the line-up that leaves them smiling - tickets are free!

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Tolling the Devil's Knell

Every Christmas Eve the bell of Dewsbury parish church is tolled once for each year of the Christian era, to remind the devil of his defeat. Now with over 2000 tolls each year it's a cacophonous local call for Christmas cheer.

Available : Dec 2012 - Dec 2013 (annual)

Middleton Railway

Middleton Railway in South Leeds, founded in 1758, was the world's first commercial railway and served coal mines two miles from the city. Fully restored, it offers a thrilling 25-minute journey in restored carriages pulled by authentic 19th-century locomotives.

Available : Weekends only

Royal Armouries

Falconry, displays of uniforms and real jousting by knights in armour are among the sights at The Royal Armouries on Leeds' riverside. Modern and purpose-built in 1996, the museum serves as both a family attraction and an important national archive.

Available : Daily

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe is a vibrant bar, restaurant and club on the eastern edge of the city centre, offering lunches and dinners upstairs and a dance bar downstairs with nightly live music ranging from hiphop and blues to jazz.

Available : Daily

Leeds International Jazz Conference

The Leeds International Jazz Conference brings together performers, educators and anyone with an interest in jazz education for two packed days at Leeds College of Music. The conference attracts delegates from across the world for its lectures, workshops and performances.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)


In a city with many excellent Indian restaurants, Aagrah, in the eastern part of the city centre is rated one of the top names by the locals. Next-door neighbour of BBC Yorkshire and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, this spacious, elegant place attracts a discerning crowd to enjoy imaginative, skilfully prepared Kashmiri cooking.

Available : Daily

West Yorkshire Playhouse

On Leeds centre's eastern edge, award-winning West Yorkshire Playhouse, which opened in 1990 has two auditoria, the Quarry and Courtyard Theatres. It hosts visiting productions as well as longer-running home-grown productions, amidst ballet, comedy and workshops.

Available : Daily

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc, in the city's riverside area, is a branch of a high-quality chain with menus by leading chef Raymond Blanc. He offers simple, authentic French food with a leaning to British tastes, such as steak and chips, or Toulouse sausage with mashed potato, as well as Mediterranean favourites like gazpacho or ravioli.

Available : Daily

Thackray Museum

Thackray Museum, one of Europe's largest medical museums, explores the social impact of past and present medical advances using award-winning interactive displays. It's located next to an important teaching hospital, St James', on the edge of Leeds' Harehills district.

Available : Daily

HiFi Club

Leeds' HiFi Club is a favourite with lovers of soul, funk, jazz, indie and hip-hop. Relaxed and friendly, it prides itself on its drinks menu and stages regular DJ and live music nights, as well as a popular comedy club.

Available : Daily

The Cockpit

The Cockpit, in the city centre, attracts leading indie and alternative bands as well as unsigned local newcomers. Friendly, relaxed, affordable, with no dress code, it's open till late playing everything from contemporary electro to retro rock, hiphop and emo.

Available : Daily

Kirkgate Market

Kirkgate Market in the city centre is one of Europe's largest market-places with browsing locals and a vibrant atmosphere. Around 800 traders inside and outside the impressive Edwardian premises offer a wide variety of local produce and household merchandise.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Summer Bands in Leeds Parks

Every Sunday during the summer, 22 of Leeds' parks are filled with the sounds of brass, jazz and concert bands. From Canal Gardens and Roundhay Park to Golden Acre and Middleton parks, there's no shortage of entertainment.

Available : May - Sep 2013; Sun only (annual)

Leeds Jewish International Performing Arts Festival

The Leeds Jewish International Performing Arts Festival presents a 5-day celebration of Jewish arts and culture. A range of performances of Jewish-related drama, music, comedy and dance take place at venues throughout Leeds.

Available : Jun - Jul 2013 (annual)

Light Night

Leeds' annual Light Night sees the cosmopolitan city make a legitimate claim at being a 24-hour cultural hot spot. Fifty venues around the city are open throughout the night to host a collection of weird and wonderful events and one-off spectacles.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Leeds International Film Festival

The Leeds International Film Festival presents screenings at venues throughout the city. The programme includes premières, retrospectives, new film-makers and old masters, as well as a children's festival, awards and a cult "fringe" section.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Leeds Bonfire Celebrations

Spectacular fireworks and bonfires in parks across Leeds brighten the city skyline this and every November to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. At Roundhay Park a huge bonfire is lit at around 7.30pm, followed by fireworks at 8pm.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Leeds Half Marathon

Nipple rash, blisters, cramp... it's all part of the fun at the Leeds Half Marathon. The route takes participants through Leeds City centre, with a finish in Millennium Square, where runners are greeted by the Lord Mayor.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Leeds Lights Switch-On

Leeds Lights has been providing the city with festive illumination since 1983, and the display spans over nine miles. Free entertainment at the switch-on event consists of chart topping acts, guest celebrities and appearances by children's favourite TV characters.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

I Love West Leeds Festival

Community arts are celebrated for three weeks up North in the I Love West Leeds Festival. Featuring activities like tea dances, art exhibitions and local writers' cafes, its highlight is the Big Free Festival Day, held at Farnley Hall Park.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

I Love South Leeds Festival

It's a celebration of youth at the I Love South Leeds Festival. Every summer, kids participate in a range of free activities around the area, especially the Junior Superstars Competition (a pop music talent search), and the South Leeds Olympics.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Anthony's Restaurant

In Leeds city centre, Anthony's Restaurant offers simple, uncluttered elegance. Winner of numerous awards and acclaimed by leading food critics, it is at the forefront of highly creative "molecular gastronomy", with dishes combining unlikely flavours such as quail, goats' cheese and mango ravioli, or veal with Earl Grey mousse and pear puree.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

Victoria Quarter

Victoria Quarter, in Leeds' city centre, houses 75 stores selling everything from designer fashion to high-street styles in immaculately restored Victorian arcades with gilded mahogany shop fronts and elegant lighting all under a huge stained-glass roof.

Available : Daily

Crash Records

Crash Records is one of Leeds' best-known independent music shops, having opened in 1985. As well as a large collection of the latest and in-demand vinyl and CDs, the city-centre store sells tickets to major gigs across the city.

Available : Daily; not Sun

The Reform

The Reform is a small, unusual bar with rich, comfortable furnishings, a laid-back atmosphere and a big selection of beers in a trendy nightlife area of the city centre. Upbeat rock and dance music plays into the small hours.

Available : Daily

Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House

The traditionally ornate but newly restored Victorian grandeur of the Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House is among the North's premier venues. The city-centre home to Opera North, it also features ballet and drama, among plenty of lighter shows.

Available : Daily

Howard Assembly Room

The Howard Assembly Room showcases a range of international works including films, classical music, spoken word, world music, folk, jazz and more in its original Grade II-listed Victorian building in the cool northern edge of Leeds city.

Available : Daily

Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is a partnership between the Henry Moore Foundation and the Leeds City Council, set up primarily as a centre for sculpture. Its collections, exhibitions and research draws on the work of writers, artists, curators and historians.

Available : Daily

Leeds International Concert Season

The Leeds International Concert Season runs throughout the year, but peaks between September and December each year at Leeds Town Hall. Expect exceptional performances from the Leeds Philharmonic Society and other prestigious international orchestras, led by world-renowned conductors.

Available : Aug - Dec 2013 (annual)


The Magna science and adventure centre was converted from a former steelworks. Visitors can walk on air, feel the heat of a fire tornado, blast water cannons and take the controls of a JCB.

Available : Daily

Leeds City Art Gallery

Leeds City Art Gallery houses acclaimed prints, watercolours, paintings, sculptures, photography and contemporary art. The collection includes works by famous regional artists such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, as well as nationally acclaimed artists like Antony Gormley and Francis Bacon.

Available : Daily

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BEST WESTERN Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel
Thorpe Lane
West Yorkshire

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