The Inn at Whitewell

‘A lovely place to stay,’ writes a reader in 2018, of this popular old inn. More

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


all year.


3 bars, restaurant, boardroom, private dining room, in-house wine shop, spa treatments, 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).

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms, not in dining room.

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MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £99–£218, double £137–£270. 
A la carte £40.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A lovely place to stay,’ writes a reader in 2018, of this popular old inn. On the banks of the River Hodder, it has views to the Forest of Bowland. ‘It has a lovely atmosphere,’ another reader concurs. Third-generation owner Charles Bowman’s taste for antiques and paintings is everywhere evident. One ‘very comfortable’ main-house bedroom had a ‘large four-poster, including canopy’; a coach-house room was ‘enormous, with a sofa and chairs, a good bathroom with bath and separate shower’ – and when the heating failed, staff went above and beyond duty to resolve the problem. Some rooms have an open fire, perhaps glass doors on to the riverside, an antique bath. There are ‘good and reasonably priced’ bar meals, while in the restaurant chef Jamie Cadman’s menus are big on locally sourced game and meat, perhaps chargrilled beef fillet, roast shallot, flat mushrooms, slow-roasted tomatoes, tarragon butter. At breakfast, some would like more healthy options, ‘though I enjoyed my full English’. A ghillie provided for a fishing excursion was ‘very professional’ and ‘made the day enjoyable… I plan to return, and hope next time to catch something.’ (Rosemary Melling, Max Lickfold)

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The Inn at Whitewell

Guest comments

'We have just had a return visit. It is even better than we remembered. The food is outstanding, both in the bar and the restaurant. The housekeeping is exemplary ,and all the staff are friendly and helpful. The bar is packed every night but the food arrives quickly. One rings down for complimentary tea when one wakes in the morning-what a luxury! ' - Mary Milne-Day - May, 2019
'It never ceases to impress. Stunning location. Busy but tranquil at night. Décor grandly eccentric, conjuring up an image of a heartier England of the past. I could happily dine every day on the fish pie. ' - Mike Craddock - August, 2018
'A lovely place to stay. We enjoyed the food and drink. The atmosphere is informal and friendly but totally professional. ' - Rosemary Melling - April, 2018
'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

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide