26. 8 in garden lodge, 8 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
lift, 2 lounges, cocktail bar, restaurant, private dining/meeting room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 3-acre garden.
in bar in evening.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £280, D,B&B from £375. À la carte £60, tasting menus £75–£95, vegetarian tasting menu £69.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In the rural Ribble valley, this extended Victorian manor has basked in Michelin stardom under chef/co-owner Nigel Haworth for more than 20 years. Today, a ‘convivial atmosphere’ presides – the contentedness of the well fed and well rested. Stylish bedrooms in the contemporary country house are equipped with bathrobes, complimentary soft drinks and up-to-date technology; some have a private terrace. Lodge bedrooms, across the garden from the main house, share their own lounge and pantry kitchen. In the dining room, a chandelier dazzles over Nigel Haworth and Lisa Goodwin-Allen’s modern cooking. The seasonal menus (including one for vegetarians) use plenty of organic produce from the kitchen garden in dishes such as juniper fern-cured fennel, wasabi, pickled radish, wild herbs; Herdwick lamb, sour onions, nasturtium, whey. Breakfast, accompanied by the day’s newspapers, has the same gourmet touch: pick from a choice of omelettes, salmon smoked over juniper and beech, a melting Lancashire cheese soufflé. There’s ‘easy access’ to this ‘lesser-known but stunning area’ and its riverside paths, ancient villages and medieval abbey.
- The Independent: Ten of the best hotels for vegetarians
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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