The Old Bridge Inn in Ripponden has been sating the thirst and hunger of tired travellers since at the latest, the time of Edward II.
The hostelry, which was first recorded in 1307, is by the River Ryburn on what was once a principal trade route between Chester and York.
Paradoxically, the pub which takes its name from the bridge across the Ryburn is older than the bridge itself.
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The pub – presumably called something else in the days before the cobblestoned