The Inn at Whitewell

‘The valley in which this inn sits seems to me one of the loveliest places on earth; from the back of the inn, the views of fells, river and parkland landscape are just about perfect. More

Contact details

The Inn at Whitewell
nr Clitheroe
Whitewell
Lancashire
BB7 3AT
England
01200 448222

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, in-house vintners, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds (wild flower meadow, large river terrace with tables), 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

[2017] per room B&B single £97–£185, double £150–£237. À la carte £40.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The valley in which this inn sits seems to me one of the loveliest places on earth; from the back of the inn, the views of fells, river and parkland landscape are just about perfect. And the stillness at night is magical.’ A Guide reader on a repeat visit this year was again charmed by Charles Bowman’s characterful inn in the Forest of Bowland. The ‘bustling’ bar and restaurant have ‘a good atmosphere and, in winter, plenty of open fires to keep it cosy’. Habitués come for Jamie Cadman’s ‘superb cooking’, which uses ‘abundant’ local produce – roast rack of Burholme Lonk lamb, perhaps. A separate menu is served in the bar: ‘The famous fish pie is as delicious as ever,’ says one reader (though another found a portion short on fish – the one that got away!). The ‘eccentric, individual’ bedrooms, many with an open fire, are ‘a treat’. Take your pick: they’re ‘studded with antique furniture’ such as a vast four-poster bed or a Victorian cabinet bath ‘nearly big enough to swim in’. ‘Breakfast, with jugs of freshly squeezed orange juice, is almost impossible to fault’ (‘but we wish they’d serve it till later’). (Mike Craddock, Lynn Wildgoose)

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The Inn at Whitewell
nr Clitheroe
Whitewell
Lancashire
BB7 3AT

Guest comments

'A lovely atmosphere; a warm welcome, an excellent, large bedroom. The food is good and reasonably priced. The bar can get busy; the restaurant is more relaxed. The cooked breakfasts were good but the healthy options were limited. An open fire here and there, and a good selection of daily papers. They provide an excellent guide to local walks. They organised a ghillie - very professional - who made the day enjoyable. ' - Max Lickfold - November, 2017
'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

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