Country Inns and Hotels
The Coach and Horses, a traditional coaching inn, set in the idyllic village of Bolton by Bowland in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Newly restored to it’s original glory, this Grade II listed building comes with it’s own micro brewery. Let our chef take your taste buds on a journey with new and exciting dishes served alongside pub classics done right. The menu is varied, using ingredients of the season, locally sourced where possible.
We have seven beautifully created bedrooms, each bedroom is unique, decorated in a style befitting a traditional coaching inn.
The Coach and Horses is ideally located for exploration of the Forest of Bowland, Pendle Hill and Gisburn Forest, with miles of public footpaths on it’s doorstep.
In the heart of historic Settle, Falcon Manor is a glamorous restaurant, hotel and wedding venue that combines classic sophistication with contemporary chic.
Our 16 boutique bedrooms are furnished to the highest standards with traditional touches and sumptuous styling, each and every room at Falcon Manor has a unique personality. From the gorgeously decadent Rafters Suite to our simply sublime doubles and twins, you’ll find it easy to relax in a Falcon Manor room. With goose down duvets, feather-soft pillows and the finest cotton sheets, you’re guaranteed to sleep soundly. And when it comes to food our philosophy is simple. To take the freshest ingredients, prepare them with care and respect and create stunning dishes, packed full of flavour.
Located as we are on the edge of the AONB we are ideally located for walking, cycling and mountain biking, all of which are wonderful ways of exploring the local countryside. Discover hidden places using the many routes and trails that criss-cross the area. From a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Ribble to the challenge of the 24 mile Three Peaks walk and everything in between.
Skipton Road, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9BD01729 823 814
Located in the picturesque village of Hurst Green, The Shireburn Arms is a 17th Century hostelry offering stunning views, beautiful accommodation and locally produced food. Original architectural features cosy, up to date contemporary fittings and fabrics to create a unique yet homely feel.
You’ll find a relaxed, informal atmosphere in which to enjoy beautifully prepared food. Open fireplaces and cosy corners. A meal at The Shireburn Arms is both comfortingly familiar and yet still a wonderfully special experience.
Our head chef has crafted a menu that pays homage to the region’s produce, as well as his talents, and features local specialities using the freshest ingredients. And, of course, you’ll be wanting something to drink. Our wine list has something to suit every palate and with a well stocked bar featuring a selection of the finest local ales, we’ll make sure you don’t go thirsty.
Dining both inside and outside on our beautiful south-facing terrace & gardens.
Whalley Rd, Hurst Green, Clitheroe, BB7 9QJ01254 826678
A luxurious large hotel in a rural setting in the shadow of Pendle Hill making it a convenient base from which to explore the Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley and Yorkshire Dales.
The original Stirk House was built using stone from the nearby Sawley Abbey following the dissolution of the monasteries.
Converted to a hotel in the 1930s, it has has been welcoming guests ever since. Set in 22 acres of grounds with 33 guest rooms, Stirk House is conveniently located close to both the A59 and A65 main roads, which skirt the southern and eastern fringes of the Forest of Bowland.
With country walks direct from the hotel door and a fully licensed restaurant showcasing dishes which draw inspiration from produce raised in the surrounding countryside, Stirk House is an excellent base from which to explore the Forest of Bowland on foot or by bike.
Stirk House Hotel and Restaurant, Gisburn, Lancashire BB7 4LJ01200 445581
The Fleece Inn is a traditional country inn, situated in the idyllic and historic village of Dolphinholme, near Lancaster.
With its stylish charm, our traditional English Inn offers a wonderful and relaxing location for you to drink, eat and sleep in the heart of the beautiful, Lancashire countryside.
Being in the extremely privileged location that it is, The Fleece sits right on the doorstep of the Forest of Bowland (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and just 7 miles from the wonderfully historic city of Lancaster centre.
If you choose to venture a little further afield, you could take a scenic drive (just over 20 miles) and immerse yourself in the rolling hills and tranquil valleys of The Yorkshire Dales National Park, or head just 30 minutes north and you’ll be touching the southern edge of Cumbria’s wonderful Lake District.
At The Fleece Inn, you can enjoy some of the finest local produce, cooked to a very high standard by talented Head Chef, Ian Manning and his team. Honest food with a minimum of fuss – alongside always popular pub classics, you’ll find an exciting selection of international themed dishes, as well as a good choice of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Of course, the bar at The Fleece Inn is well-stocked with top quality, locally brewed beers, as well as a fine selection of wines supplied by award-winning fine wine merchants, D Byrne & Co, Clitheroe. A warm welcome awaits at The Fleece Inn, visit us soon.
Enjoy the wonderful peace and tranquility of the Forest of Bowland wit a stay at The Fleece Inn. All our rooms (9 Classic and 3 Superior) are beautifully furnished, to a very high standard, with thick wool carpets and exposed oak beams, antique furniture and tasteful fabrics. The bathrooms are all exquisitely finished in Lakeland stone, with both bath and walk in shower provided.
And if you are planning to visit the Forest of Bowland in an electric vehicle (EV) we have two dedicated 22kW charging points in the car park, which guests are very welcome to use. (iCharge App required. Charging fees apply).
The Silverdale Hotel is a friendly and welcoming family-run pub with rooms located beside the coast in the pretty village of Silverdale in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Silverdale Hotel is a perfect based from which to explore the AONB, which offers excellent coastal and woodland walking in this pretty corner of Morecambe Bay.
With seven rooms and a well-stocked bar and busy kitchen offering hearty fare at lunchtime and in the evenings, this popular destination is open year-round.
The Silverdale Hotel, Shore Road, Silverdale01524 701118
A luxury country house hotel in the pretty village of Austwick on the border between the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Traddock Hotel is a small family run business, dedicated to offering guests top quality produce and cooking, warm hospitality and a relaxing and homely place to rest and recharge.
Owned and run by the Reynolds family since November 2002, over the last 18 years the hotel has seen much renovation and improvement. The focus is on making the most of the beautiful Georgian and Victorian rooms and creating a comfortable and spacious place to stay an explore the Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales.
The owners strongly believe in minimising their impact on the environment and have ethical and recycling policies that reduce our impact and help the local community, winning Green Tourism Accreditation.
Located beside an ancient stone bridge over a babbling brook at the heart of the picture postcard village of Waddington, the Waddington Arms is the hub of this vibrant little community. It’s the perfect place to eat, drink, relax and catch up with friends. Come rain or shine, the ‘Waddy’ is the ideal venue for celebrations large and small. Sit outside in the sunshine on the terrace or beer garden or cosy up inside in front of a roaring wood fire.
Our varied menus are available for lunch and dinner every day and feature everything from light bites to spectacular Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. Six beautiful bedrooms provide a cosy base for exploring the Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales and even the Lake District – all of which are within easy reach.
We are dog friendly too!