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The Inn at Whitewell - Pub in Lancashire

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Dunsop Road Whitewell, Clitheroe, BB7 3AT, Lancashire
England, United Kingdom

Charles Bowman
+44 (0)1200 448222(landline)

Legendary inn by the river with open fires, art, rich fabrics, barbours and dogs. Warm crab cakes in the bar, brilliant food by candlelight

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The old deerkeeper's lodge sits just above the river Hodder with views across parkland to rising fells. Merchants used to stop by and fill up with wine, food and song before heading north through notorious bandit country. Now barbours and muddy dogs mix with frocks and suits. You can eat in the bar but the long restaurant and the outside terrace drink in the view – which will only increase your enjoyment of Bowland lamb with cassoulet of beans and root vegetables, homemade ice cream and fine wines (including their own well-priced Vintner's). In the bar, antiques, bric-a-brac, peat fires, old copies of The Beano, fish and chips, warm crab cakes and local bangers. At weekends it gets packed and if you want a table, the more formal restaurant takes bookings. You'll love it.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"I had heard about the Inn at Whitewell years ago, and always wanted to visit it. We came to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary for a weekend here - it was fabulous!The room was in an annexe, "the Coach House", and it was superb - large, with a very comfortable bed, an extra kitchen and a separate en suite bathroom, with a magnificent Victorian bath and shower and a "his and hers" pair of basins. We eat in the bar in the Friday night and in the dining room on the Saturady night. The food was excellent - the Lonk lamb is to die for, and the Blond Witch ale is very moreish. The Trough of Bowland is one of England's best kept secrets, and it is glorious - we would love to have explored more. We cannot wait to go back, but perhaps will not do so, as we do not want to spoil our memories of a perfect stay!"
October 2010

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Bar meals from £8. Dinner £25-£35.


Open all day.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

The river Hodder that runs adjacent to The Inn is a favourite for dog walkers, and their dogs of course! All areas of Inn dog-friendly including bedrooms (except main dining room).

Dog treats:

Dog beds, bowls and dog towels upon request.

Bringing your dog

Dunsop Road Whitewell, Clitheroe, BB7 3AT, Lancashire


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