We are launching Yorkshire Local to support small businesses and share places across Yorkshire by promoting them through our Leeds and York hubs. Surrounding the cities of York and Leeds, there are many great Yorkshire towns and local villages to visit. We explored one of the best to discover the delights of Farsley.
The town of Farsley may be small in size, but the community and businesses there are consistently growing and thriving. Nestled in between the two cities of Leeds and Bradford, this bustling suburb is full of many surprises.
The traditional yet up-and-coming area is filled with tasty eateries, quirky shops and many places of interest including the star of the town, Sunny Bank Mills. Over the past decade, Farsley’s independent scene has flourished and become a hot spot for a day out outside the city centre. Farsley certainly does not lack in the food and drink scene, with some town favourites including Grumpy’s, Saint Jude and Amity Brew Co. And the independent retail scene sure doesn’t fall flat either, with quickly blossoming businesses including Truman Books, Done Up North and The Jewellery Makers.
Sutcliffe’s of Farsley
Sutcliffe’s is a high class fruit and veg shop located in Sunny Bank Mills, who have been established since 1900. They carry a wide variety of products including fruit and vegetables, convenience goods and a detailed range of plants throughout the seasons. If you’re looking for fresh produce from a welcoming and friendly shop near you, take a visit to Sutcliffes on Town Street.
Croft Street Fisheries
Well-known as Farsley’s favourite fish and chip shop is Croft Street Fisheries. This award winning chippy sustainably source the freshest fish and use their own recipe to great the delicious golden, crispy batter. With plenty of great offers on and a menu full of tasty options, it’s the place to be if you’re looking for some comfort food on your trip to Farsley.
Cafe Deli Margaux
This independent cafe, deli and bistro opened in 2021 by James and Sam. After living in the village for 17 years without a decent place for a brew, they decided to do it themselves. Now serving up award winning speciality coffee, mouth watering pastries and top quality breakfast and lunch, there’s something for everyone. They even have bistro nights on Fridays and Saturdays for those who want a tipple or two.
This do-it-yourself shop on Town Street is a traditional DIY store stocked up with all your hardware supply needs. Inside you can also find a wide range of pet food and supplies for your furry friends.
Victoria Walker Boutique
This beautiful boutique in Farsley specialises in bespoke jewellery, wedding accessories, handmade gifts and memorial keepsakes. Since opening in 2012, they’ve had exciting ranges of gifts and personalised jewellery available, it’s a perfect haven for those looking for something truly special.
Sabroso Street is a Mexican restaurant and eatery who aim to serve you tasty, no nonsense Mexican food. Established in Farsley since 2016, you can treat yourself to a sharing board, Mexican nibbles including deep fried jalapenos, Mexican dirty fries, and of course the traditional dishes like tacos, burritos, chilli, nachos and more. Tequila and tacos, what more do you need?
Apparel is an independent ladies boutique selling contemporary fashion and accessories for affordable prices. Aiming to help women feel more confident in their looks, each piece is carefully selected. They are proud stockists of Yorkshire based designers including Mutha Ship, The Jewellery Makers, Twice Fired, Forme Jewellery and Denbies Candles.
Sunny Bank Mills
Sunny Bank Mills is an inspiring cultural and community destination in the heart of Farsley. Inside you can find a contemporary art gallery showcasing the work of artists from Yorkshire and beyond, as well as a studio artist community, creative courses, events plus several places to eat and drink. You can also take a tour to discover the unique history of the textile mill and how it operated.
The Old Woollen is a 500-capacity events venue in Farsley, which is a part of the famous Sunny Bank Mills, and twinned with The Constitutional. The building dates back to the 1830s, which has transformed into a centre for culture, entertainment and the arts. You can catch many events at the Old Woollen throughout the year including comedy nights, bingo and live music.
Farsley Fire & Smoke
Also in Sunny Bank Mills is & Smoke, who offer the true tastes of America in their ‘Low and Slow’ BBQ and Smokery. Using the finest Yorkshire produce, it is then smoked over fire for at least 16 hours. So fill up on brisket topped cheeseburgers, Texas brisket, fully loaded fries or home smoked mac and cheese.
Scrap in Sunny Bank Mills is also known as Scrap Creative Reuse Arts Project. This social enterprise is focused on helping our environment by reusing waste materials from businesses and turning them into resources for art and recreational use. The shop is filled with discarded materials which can be used for projects and education, and they even offer an eco-friendly refill station.
Mill Kitchen is one of Sunny Bank Mills’ main eateries. This coffee shop and micro bakery serves up breakfast, lunch and brunch to the hungry people of Farsley. You can treat yourself to a full English breakfast or a quick bite for lunch before exploring the mill.
Photos: Sutcliffe’s of Farsley, Cafe Deli Margaux, Croft Street Fisheries, Victoria Walker Boutique, Sabroso Street