The Fleece Countryside Inn benefits from an enviable position, perched on a hillside overlooking the picturesque Ryburn Valley and the village of Ripponden. A full renovation was undertaken in 2012, which set out to make full use of the glorious setting and creating a venue that is ideal for any event. The 120-seat function suite has its own private bar and leads out onto a full-length patio which takes in the stunning views over the valley.

Upstairs, we also have a private dining area with its own bar which leads onto a terrace with BBQ facilities, additional seating and of course the spectacular views The Fleece is renowned for.

Events at The Fleece

The layout of The Fleece was carefully considered during our 2012 refurbishment, ensuring we’ve covered just about every option and can provide the perfect venue for all kinds of functions.

Whether you’re throwing a private party, a full banquet or planning your dream wedding, our events team is experienced in all aspects of event-planning and takes great pride in ensuring your event fulfils your expectations. Our in-house team will provide you with only the best advice regarding everything you need to make your next event one to remember, from canapés, drinks and personalised menus to entertainment.

If you are planning a special event, please send us some information about it by filling in the form below and we will contact you to discuss how we could help bring it to life for you.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”


The Fleece caters for small and larger corporate event, providing only the very best in hospitality for your business conferences and meetings. Ripponden is conveniently located halfway between Manchester and Leeds, and is a popular location thanks to its proximity to the M62 as well as both Manchester and Leeds-Bradford Airports.

The venue offers a large central space, with optional break-out rooms and a smaller conference area. Our dedicated Events Manager is on hand to offer support and to provide everything  your company requires for a successful, professional corporate event.

Our Brochures

For more information about our offers and services please download our Events and Conferences brochures.

Arrange a Meeting

We always like to do things in person. Meet us for coffee to discuss your Event or Conference please call us on 01422 820687 or email.