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“Wonderful stay at the Waddington Arms” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Waddington, Clitheroe BB7 3HP, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 20 Clitheroe B&B and Inns
Bury, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful stay at the Waddington Arms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I booked a week day special for my partner whose birthday it was and wondered where to go mid-week when I did plenty of research and discovered this was a dog friendly B&B and in a fabulous location, ideal for dog walking and taking in the stunning Lancashire countryside.

Great stay, wonderful food and you can't beat the local ale, The Waddy. Highly recommended for a relaxing stay and they have a great log burner for those chilly winter nights!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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manchester
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We really enjoyed our visit to the Waddington arms. The staff were very welcoming and polite without being intrusive, the balance was just right. We ordered cheese and pickle sandwiches that came with some salad and home made crisps, all very tasty and well presented. The Waddington arms is situated in a lovely village, definitely worth another visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Me and my Fiancée decided to stay here for 1 night with our pet dog due to it being advertised as "dog friendly" first impressions were of a warm pub atmosphere with a nice collection of beers and ales.

We paid for a Dinner, bed and breakfast deal and were entitled to a three course meal off the pubs menu. Wow! It was fantastic top quality gastro-pub stuff. Scollop starter was a highlight as was the roast duck main. We both opted for a cheeseboard of lancashire cheeses which rounded it off nicely. We then sat in front of the fire with our dog drinking and speaking to the friendly locals

B&B part of the pub is separated by some stairs and it's own door leading out into the beer garden (ideal for our canine companion!) which would've been lovely in the summer, alas it was very cold that evening. Our room was SPOTLESSLY clean and adequately sized with a bath and shower, double bed and wardrobe, TV and chest of drawers.

Breakfast was a freshly cooked full english and choice of tea or coffee. Can't beat it.

The only complaint was that the WA is opposite a church with a clock which chimes throughout the night ever 15 minutes! This meant that we didn't get the best night's sleep but we can't hold the pub responsible for that.

Overall: The Waddington Arms far exceeded our expectations. It was down as £85 for the B&B alone but we are so glad we paid the extra £30 to add the Dinner to it as well. The drinks weren't cheap but the atmosphere makes up for that.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stated here for a friend's wedding down the road at the expensive inn at whitewell. Its about a £15 cab ride away.

The room was lovely, clean and comfortable. Just what we needed. A newish bathroom, large comfy bed. Just right.

The food was absolutely lovely too. Breakfast was particularly good.

Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Room 4 was perfect for a couple.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lancashire
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I have stayed here a couple of times..very friendly staff and we were well taken care of. I highly recommend the steak and ale pie, having said that, all the food i have eaten there has been of very good quality..:)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Preston
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23 hotel reviews
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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Staying at a caravan park, approx two miles away, we walked to this place for lunch. I had already confirmed they were dog friendly, so Skip and Alfie came in with us whilst we ate. Lovely 'olde worldly' inside, and clean. The staff were very polite and friendly, and the menu and special board gave extensive choice at reasonable cost. I had the rib eye, which was perfectly cooked and presented, in a black pepper sauce, and rustic chips, Mandy had the wild mushroom risotto, which was also well presented, and we both enjoyed the food very much. I had a pint of 'Waddy', a local ale which was very nice. Other diners, also had their dogs with them, and the staff offered water for them. The toilets were very clean. A very pleasant walk (no rain!), and a pleasant place to be. The accommodation also sounds terrific, a double room with breakfast and dinner (starter, main course and pudding, any choice off the menu), £115.00 per room per night. The scenery and walks in the area are stunning, and the village which gives the pub it's name, is very pretty with a stunning little church. If we come back over this way, another visit is definite!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Second time I have dined at the Waddington Arms. A very busy place but lovely location in the village of Waddington. Hospitality was good and the food was excellent - a good choice on the menu and on the specials board. Between 6 of us today we had (starters) goats cheese, welsh rarebit, pate, tuna pasta bake and prawn salad (mains) lamb shank, roast beef, steak and ale pie and cheese and onion pie (desserts) chocolate brownie, eaton mess, flapjack and banoffee pie. Not a fault with any of it - very tasty and would recommend as a lovely place to dine.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Waddington Arms

Address: Waddington, Clitheroe BB7 3HP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Clitheroe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Clitheroe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Waddington Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Waddington Arms Hotel Clitheroe
Waddington Arms Clitheroe, Lancashire

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