Bar, lounge, brasserie, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, gin master classes, function facilities, parking.
In public areas.
All ages welcomed (extra bed £25).
Per room B&B single £59.50–£69.50, double £95–£125.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Clearly popular’, Philip Whiteman’s 18th-century coaching inn, in a village 30 minutes’ drive from Manchester, attracts locals and visitors who crowd the ‘friendly’ bar and restaurant. ‘Enjoyable food’ (perhaps pollock and spinach fishcakes; ‘tasty’ steak and ale pie) is served in the modern restaurant; sandwiches and snacks are available in the cosy brasserie. If gin’s your thing, choose from over 600 bottles stocked in the emporium, a Guinness World Record holder. ‘The good-value bedrooms aren’t luxurious, but they’re clean and have a comfortable bed.’ Overnight guests have use of a first-floor conservatory lounge in which to escape the bustle below. Breakfast, with freshly squeezed orange juice, is ‘prompt to arrive’. 5 miles from Oldham.