The magnificent Durker Roods Hotel was originally built in 1870 as a private residence and became the family home of entrepreneur, Sir David Brown, who built up the David Brown Gears business in Huddersfield and the David Brown Tractors operation at Meltham Mills. In 1947, Brown purchased a High Class Motor Business and acquired Aston Martin the following year. The legendary 'DB' series of Aston Martin motor cars, including the DB5 famously driven by James Bond, the DB6, the DB7, DB9 and the DBS were all named after Brown using his initials.The residence was converted in to a hotel in 1975 and since then it has established a distinct reputation as a principle venue for weddings, celebrations and all corporate events. Durker Roods Hotel exudes traditional grandeur and charm, and having been recently restored now enjoys a stylish mix co-coordinating both old and new, making it an ideal venue for every occasion. Durker Roods Hotel is also renowned for its exceptional food and providing a warm welcoming friendly service, so whether you require a simple bar snack or a fine dining experience, you will be sure that Durker Roods fulfils every expectation.From large celebratory functions, to small conference meetings and events, at the Durker Roods Hotel, we provide an exceptional standard of food and a friendly and efficient service throughout. We can accommodate from 10 up to 120 guests and whilst set amongst beautiful mature woodland grounds it bestows the perfect backdrop for weddings, civil ceremonies, funerals, parties and christenings.A short distance from the hotel offers the perfect day out to explore the famous Nora Batty Tea Rooms (Last of the Summer Wine) located in the tourist attraction town of Holmfirth. You can enjoy the infamous scenic views and with the Peak District National Park, Marsden Moor Estate, the Pennines, on the doorstep, Durker Roods Hotel is the perfect place for exploring this picturesque countryside. Free wi-fi is now available throughout the hotel.