The Inn at Whitewell

A wonderful reason to cross the ‘shires.’ This gem of a rural inn is the perfect destination for a weekend away, and although nicely accessible, we can assure you you’ll feel a million miles away from well…. anywhere!

The Inn at Whitewell is welcoming to all, including our four legged friends!  It provides 23 bedrooms all beautifully furnished with antiques, even down to the restored victorian bathroom suites.  Most of the bedrooms have gas, coal effect fires and comfy sofas, perfect after a walk through the Trough of Bowland accessible from the door.  Or if you’re feeling more sociable the bar areas have roaring log fires at every turn!


They offer a relaxed and friendly service, avoiding too much frippery, devoid of snobbery but also providing an experience that is a real treat, very enjoyable and not too expensive.



The Inn deservedly has a good reputation and the Head Chef Jamie Cadman is in his eighteenth year producing brilliant local food.  Seasonal grouse from Lancashire Moor, pheasant and partridge from Dunsop shoot, Bowland beef and Lonk lamb from Burholme Farm are staples on the menu, all easily seen from the Inn’s windows.



To accompany the fayre there is a noteworthy drinks list alongside up to twenty wines available by the glass.









Bar Luncheon is available from 12 – 2pm and Bar Supper 7.30-9.30pm, the tables in the bar aren’t bookable but you can dine in the restaurant from 7 45pm where reservations are accepted.

So….. our many trips here always pan out like this….. arrive in time for late morning coffee and papers by the fire,  suss out then move across to (long) lunch table before the crowds arrive (this Inn is a real destination eatery) head into the Trough to walk off said long lunch, come back for snooze in front of the fire, then get ready for a dinner in the restaurant ! where of course… there is a fire.  EW&S have an annual pilgrimage here every January to meet friends, but it’s gorgeous any season.  You just switch the fireside for the fabulous terrace hanging over the river in Summer!


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