There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Hebden Bridge, all around Market Street. The town is full of independent cafes (I imagine the locals would rise up and cause a riot if one of the chains dared to show its face) and a few restaurants.
I like Mooch. They serve delicious soups, and as well as being a cafe this is a nice spot for an early eve glass of wine or beer.
Organic House is a magnet for tourists and locals and can get crowded (you may have to wait for a table): they always have a tempting range of delicious cakes.
Muse, the record shop now has a little cafe called Love Cafe. A great spot for those who fancy a cup of really good coffee accompanied by interesting music. They sell a good selection of CDs and vinyl; they have recently started stocking an excellent small selection of second-hand vinyl, at very reasonably prices. I bought a Captain Beefheart picture disc.
Dinner: The Old Gate opened last year. The place has swallowed up a row of shopfronts making it fairly cavernous and initial impressions were that it looked too shiny and corporate, but the ambiance and food won me over.
It’s popular with locals too which is a good sign. Downstairs is a bar with plenty of tables, views onto the main street, and just to your left, a cosy area (with huge welcoming fire). Upstairs are the dining rooms: food is fantastic. My steak and ale pie with roast veg and a little pot of mushy peas, could only be described as a portion fit for a giant. And all for around £12.95.
The Olive Branch is a well-recommended Turkish restaurant.
The quirky and lovely Hole in the Wall is now closed. Also no more is a gift shop going by the uber twee name of Bubblefloss Cottage. The picturesque premises have been turned into a cafe for dogs, but having no canine friend to accompany me, I didn’t investigate.