Good Hotel Guide Review
Discover cosy alcoves, a convivial bar, smart, rustic bedrooms and ‘genuinely hospitable’ staff at Julie and Patrick Beaumé’s refurbished 17th-century coaching inn on the banks of the River Wyre. The individually decorated bedrooms are chic indeed, with eye-catching wallpapers, quirky features and top-end toiletries. Some have a Juliet balcony with riverside views; others, in the attic, have a skylight. A penthouse suite has a private rooftop terrace and a panorama of the Bowland Fells. Dine informally in the bar and by the fireside – cask ales, craft beers, signature cocktails and custom-made soft drinks are worthy accompaniments – or take a seat in the River Lounge, where chef Chris Bury cooks classic British dishes with a French touch. During the summer months, eat alfresco on the terrace while the river rushes by. Want to take it all home with you? Stop in at the deli, TOTI (Taste of the Inn), for international and Lancashire treats including breads, cakes and pastries straight from the inn’s kitchen. Bar, restaurant, delicatessen. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Terrace. Parking. The train station, at Poulton-le-Fylde, is a short drive away; Blackpool is 7 miles SW. 15 bedrooms (some in riverside annexe, 1 family room, 1 suitable for disabled). Per room B&B £80–£230. Closed Christmas Day.