Things to do at Dean Clough Halifax

Dean Clough Halifax is a thriving destination to eat, drink, shop, stay and work. Entry is free. We show you what you can find at Dean Clough Mills Halifax, Yorkshire HX3 5AX. Visitors are welcome seven days a week and the public mills are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, and from 10am Sundays.

Where is Dean Clough?

Dean Clough is in the town of Halifax, Calderdale, West Yorkshire and Dean Clough is only a 500-metre walk from Halifax Town Hall and a 12-minute walk from the magnificent Piece Hall, also in Halifax’s flourishing town centre.

Dean Clough Map

See below for our interactive location Google map for Dean Clough

What is Dean Clough?

Dean Clough is a magnificent Grade II listed Victorian mill complex destination with restaurants, bars, arts and theatre venues set within a unique historical site. Dean Clough is also home to over 150 businesses, employing 4,000 people, a Travelodge hotel and a gym. Free parking is available in the evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays.

Travelodge Dean Clough

Use Gate 9 at Dean Clough satnav HX3 5AY and you will see Dean Clough Travelodge immediately in front of you. This major entrance can also be used for many venues including Thai corner, Jack Wills, Next Level Bar, The Arches, and others.

Travelodge Dean Clough Halifax

How to Find Your Destination at Dean Clough

Dean Clough Mills uses brown attraction & tourist destination sign postings on all routes.

If you are visiting a particular restaurant, bar, gym, or other attraction or business please check the name of the mill in which they are located and the nearest gate number. This will help you locate your destination. It’s easier when you get there than it sounds!

Dean Clough’s Main Reception is located in D Mill so please contact the reception team if you have any queries about visiting Dean Clough.

Dean Clough Mills Halifax Information alpha numerical grid sign showing business and attraction locations

Use the above Dean Clough alpha numerical information grid to pinpoint your destination or place of interest.

Dean Clough Reception Opening Times:

8.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am to 5.00pm Saturday
10.00am to 5.00pm Sunday

Dean Clough reception telephone number 01422 250250

Car Parks at Dean Clough

Car parking at Dean Clough is cashless, paid by bank card and there is 24/7 access, help points and CCTV. Note that the ticket machine requires you to input your car registration number.

How to Find Dean Clough Attractions by Mill Table

F MillTravelodge
F MillThai Corner
F Mill CourtyardEngine Room Cafe & Kitchen
F Mill CourtyardThe Mill Bar & Kitchen
F Mill CourtyardThe Beauty Specialists
F Mill CourtyardUrban Esquire Barber
A&B MillCovéa Insurance
Axminster MillJack Wills Store
D MillMain Reception
D MillCrossley Gallery
D MillGalleries
D MillDean Clough Lego Model
D MillHalcyon Counselling
D MillThe Viaduct Theatre
D Mill CourtyardOne One Aesthetics
D Mill CourtyardGrey’s & Co Hair
D Mill CourtyardStod Fold Bar & Functions
D Mill CourtyardThe Loom Lounge Roastery
D Mill CourtyardNewspost (Pam’s Shop)
D Mill Courtyard Post Office
E Mill CourtyardPrestige Flowers & Gifts
E Mill CourtyardThe Arches Venue
E Mill CourtyardNext Level Bar
Bowling Mill CourtyardTrue North Restaurant
Bowling Mill CourtyardBabar Khan Restaurant
Bowling Mill CourtyardHairloom Hair
K Mill CourtyardCrossley’s Taxis
K Mill CourtyardThe Room Hair
Victoria MillIOU Theatre Company
Fletcher’s MillACDC Arts Studio
Fletcher’s MillNorthern Broadsides
Fletcher’s MillPhoenix Radio
Fletcher’s MillTrue North Yoga
Fearnley Millthis is my: healthcare*
Band RoomRG Strength & Physique Gym
Band RoomShugyou Karate
Dean Clough Attractions Location by Mill Table

Dean Clough Bars

Dean Clough provides a historic and unique backdrop with many bars and cafes having external seating areas to enjoy. There’s a hotel on-site and there is ample parking available that is free in the evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays. Additionally, Halifax town centre is only a 500-metre walk away and there is a taxi service, Crossley’s Cars (01422 202020) located at Dean Clough K Mill Courtyard and they also run an airport shuttle service.

Next Level Bar Dean Clough

Next Level is the free-to-play retro arcade gaming bar and restaurant at Dean Clough serving cocktails and American-style food. Next Level also has a great outdoor heated pergola area.

Next Level Nxt LVL Dean Clough Halifax
Next Level Bar Nxt LVL, Dean Clough, Halifax

Stod Fold Bar & Function Room

Stod Fold at Dean Clough D Mill serves their own brewed craft beer, lagers, bespoke cocktails and food. Stod Fold also hosts comedy nights and Sunday afternoon music sessions. Stod Fold also has a private function room area. The Stod Fold kitchen is open for food Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 8pm and Sunday 12pm to 3pm. Stod Fold is closed on Mondays.

Stod Fold Bar Dean Clough

The Stod Fold Bar at Dean Clough has an outdoor seating area

Stod Fold Bar Dean Clough

The Stod Fold Bar at Dean Clough

Stod Fold's rustic bar on the ground floor is their private dining room/overflow dining room

Next to Stod Fold’s rustic bar on the ground floor is Stod Fold’s private dining room/overflow dining room.

Dog Fold Hall of Fame at Dean Clough Halifax

If you go to the Stod Fold with your dog, try to get your pet’s photo included on the Dog-Fold Hall of Fame.

Stod Fold Take Out Ales

Take-out Stod Fold beers are available for home or hotel

Dean Clough Restaurants

Dean Clough has a range of restaurants and eateries including:

  • True North located in Bowling Mill Courtyard
  • Babar Khan located in Bowling Mill Courtyard
  • Thai Corner located in F Mill
  • Engine Mill Cafe & Kitchen located in F Mill Courtyard
  • The Mill Bar & Kitchen located in F Mill Courtyard
  • Stod Fold Brewery Bar & Functions located in D Mill Courtyard
  • The Loom Lounge Roastery Cafe located in D Mill Courtyard
  • The Arches Wedding and Function Venue located in E Mill Courtyard
  • Next Level Bar located in E Mill Courtyard

True North Restaurant Dean Clough

True North, next to the Northern Broadsides Theatre venue is open for brunch, casual lunches, Sunday lunches and also something special in the evening.

True North Restaurant Dean Clough Opening Hours:

Wednesday: Midday – 3pm

Thursday: Midday – 3pm, 5pm to Close

Friday: Midday – 3pm, 5pm to Close

Saturday: 10am – 3pm, 5pm to Close

Sunday: 10am to 5pm

True North Restaurant Dean Clough
True North Restaurant Dean Clough

Dean Clough Florist

The florist shop at Dean Clough is located next to the Next Level arcade and diner bar and Arches, the wedding and events venue in Dean Clough.

Prestige Flowers and Gifts, E Mill Courtyard, Dean Clough, Halifax

Prestige Flowers and Gifts, E Mill Courtyard, Dean Clough, Halifax

The florist and gift shop at Dean Clough, Prestige Flowers and Gifts, stocks a wide variety of gifts including bouquets, fine champagnes, greeting cards, candles hand-made jewellery, chocolates, and men’s skincare. Prestige Flowers and Gifts have a luxury wrap service.

Dean Clough Halifax Gym

RG Strength & Physique Gym is the gym at Dean Clough and is located in Band Rooms 2 and 3, Dean Clough, Corporation St, Halifax HX3 5AX.

Dean Clough Halifax Karate

Shugyou Dean Clough is the only club in Halifax to be affiliated to the British Shotokan Kyogi, the JSKA-Great Britain and the Amateur Martial Association. Band Room 1, Courtyard Stables, Corporation Street, Dean Clough HX3 5AX. On Saturdays, there is frequently a free trial 10:00 to 10:45. To register Tel 07788975068.

Dean Clough Halifax Lego Model

There is a huge 35 feet long (10.7metres) 1 million Lego piece model of Dean Clough located in the Lego Brick Gallery in D Mill. Also situated around Lego Brick Gallery are artifacts and photographs that were taken during the Crossley Carpets production era, plus photographs taken at the start of the renovation of Dean Clough in the 1980s.

Dean Clough’s History

Dean Clough Mills’ building timeline: Dean Clough A Mill was built first in 1841, followed by the six-storey B Mill in 1844. The first weaving shed, Old Shed, was built in 1849, then C Mill in 1850, New Shed in 1853, E Mill in 1857, F Mill in 1858, G Mill in 1867, and H Mill in 1869. Many other smaller buildings were also built on the Dean Clough site.

This Victorian John Crossley & Sons Dean Clough sign can be viewed on the first floor of the nearby Bankfield Museum.

Halifax, in addition to Dean Clough is an interesting tourist destination and you can discover more ideas about where to visit here.

Dean Clough NHS

My Health Care Dean Clough Ultrasound

Address – this is my: healthcare, Room 213, 2nd Floor, Fearnley Mill, Dean Clough, Old Lane, Halifax, HX3 5WP

Dean Clough Taxis

Crossleys Taxis at Dean Clough K Mill Courtyard is Halifax’s largest taxi firm and can be contacted by telephone on 01422 202020 or by using the Crossley Cars app

Dean Clough KFC

Dean Clough KFC is a 2-minute drive away off-site (800 metres) via North Bridge at KFC, 81 Haley Hill, HX3 6ED Tel: 01422 368313.

Dean Clough Post Office

Dean Clough Post Office is in D Mill, Gate 1, near the Stod Fold Bar entrance and a nearby Main Reception entrance – Postcode HX3 5AX. Opening times are 9.30am to noon and 3pm to 5pm. (Closed for 3 hours over lunchtime).

Dean Clough Theatre

The Viaduct Theatre

The Viaduct Theatre has a 300-seat auditorium and is a unique subterranean space under Dean Clough Mills. The entrance to The Viaduct Theatre is next to the True North restaurant.

Viaduct Theatre Dean Clough Halifax

The resident theatre company is Northern Broadsides, founded by Barry Rutter in 1992 with a mixed touring programme of Shakespearean productions, adapted classic plays and new plays in a northern voice.

Dean Clough Art Gallery

Head for D Mill where The Dean Clough Art Galleries are open from 10am to 5pm every day (except Christmas and New Year). Note that the Crossley Gallery is occasionally closed for private events. If you are traveling specifically to visit an exhibition in the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough it is best to contact Dean Clough reception first.

The Permanent Collection at Dean Clough

The Dean Clough permanent art collection is displayed across the half-mile-long site and contains more than a thousand pieces including, David Hockney, Joe Tilson, Tony Earnshaw, Derek Hyatt, Alexander Nozhkin and Judith Shackleton providing examples of British northern art over the last fifty years.

The Studio Programme at Dean Clough

Dean Clough’s bursary studio scheme dates back to the 1980s. Doug Binde is among the many resident artists that includes nationally renowned illustrators, sculptors, and photographers. There are 25 artists who are based in studios at Dean Clough that run workshops, life drawing classes and they act as mentors to young people. The studio artists frequently exhibit in the galleries and typically hold two open days per year.

The Arts Charity at Dean Clough (ACDC) has a studio and teaching facility in Fletcher’s Mill, Dean Clough.

The IOU at Victoria Mill has specialist professional artists to deliver their workshop programme with masterclasses and short courses to develop existing skills and teach new ones. 

Dean Clough Wedding Venue

The Arches at Dean Clough is a unique Victorian venue for a stylish individual wedding or your exclusive event.

The Arches venue has beautiful vaulted red brick ceilings (hence the name), iconic northern lights and Yorkshire stone floors to provide the interior backdrop for your styling and artistic mood-setting; and also the magnificent awe-inspiring exterior architecture sets the scene for truely memorable wedding photographs.

The Arches at Dean Clough offers a versatile and flexible capacity from 300 people maximum to a minimum of 60 Guests. The Arches have their own exceptional executive chef & team.

Other prestigious wedding venues include the Caygill Rooms at the Piece Hall, Jervaulx Abbey, Shibden Hall, Shibden Park and the exclusive and magnificent Wynyard Hall.

Dean Clough Workspace

Dean Clough has a range of leisure, retail and office units available. Dean Clough has approximately 150 businesses based on-site employing 4,000 people. Companies and enterprises range from sole traders to those employing over 1,000 people.

At Dean Clough, there is a day nursery, taxis, gym facilities, well-being facilities, shops, cafes, post office, hairdressers, barbers restaurants, bars, theatres, meeting rooms and gallery spaces for hire, and 1,300 car parking spaces. Dean Clough’s commercial agent is Walker Singleton Tel 01422 430000.