The Inn at Whitewell

There are ‘superb’ rooms, ‘attentive’ staff and ‘cream-tea scones just as they should be’ at this ‘comfortable’, well-loved country hotel above the Forest of Bowland. More

Contact details

The Inn at Whitewell
Whitewell
Lancashire
BB7 3AT
England
01200 448222
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

23. 4 (2 on ground floor) in coach house, 150 yds.

Open

all year.

Facilities

3 bars, restaurant, boardroom, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 5-acre garden, 7 miles fishing (ghillie available), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed, not in dining room.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £95–£210, double £132–£260. À la carte £40.

Other information

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Good Hotel Guide Review

There are ‘superb’ rooms, ‘attentive’ staff and ‘cream-tea scones just as they should be’ at this ‘comfortable’, well-loved country hotel above the Forest of Bowland. ‘I hope it never changes,’ says a return visitor this year. The River Hodder rushes past the garden; within the 18th-century inn and romantically restored coach house, choose one of the ‘impressive’ bedrooms in which to lay your head. (Ask for a room with a restored Victorian cabinet bath in the ‘enormous’ bathroom – ‘perhaps not for the faint-of-heart, but uniquely characterful’.) ‘Our beautiful room had an excellent view over the river to the valley. A bonus: the comfortable sofa by the peat fire, so we could toast our toes.’ ‘Everything is pretty near perfect’ in the dining room, where long-serving chef Jamie Cadman’s modern dishes, perhaps venison carpaccio or whole roasted poussin, use plenty of local meat and game. ‘I had the lamb shank, and they were happy to serve alternative vegetables to those listed on the menu.’ Hungry for something more casual? In the bar, ‘the famous fish pie never disappoints’. (Mike Craddock, Lynn Wildgoose)

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The Inn at Whitewell
Whitewell
Lancashire
BB7 3AT

Guest comments

'The Hodder valley seems to me one of the loveliest places on earth. The rooms remain a treat, eccentric, individual. The fish pie is as delicious as ever. The stillness at night is magical. ' - Mike Craddock - July, 2016
'An excellent place to stay. Really good attention to detail. Room 5 was beautiful, with old-style furniture, views over the river valley, peat fire and a comfortable sofa. Large, modern bathroom. At dinner, everything was pretty near perfect, choice, cooking and service. Breakfast was very good too. ' - Lynn Wildgoose - December, 2015
'Inn At Whitewell is as good as ever - went there twice recently - so peaceful. ' - Michael Crick - April, 2014

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