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“A local inn with a touch of class” 5 of 5 stars
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Millstone at Mellor
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Church Lane, Blackburn BB2 7JR, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blackburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mellor, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“A local inn with a touch of class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We've just had (another) wonderful meal at this local inn of ours, this time with our grandchildren. Excellent range of food and reasonably priced wines,as always served by friendly and professional staff. What marked out this visit was how the staff made our grandchildren welcome and were patient with them as they were keen to try out unfamiliar dishes. Anson himself is always a welcoming presence and sets the standard for his staff. Great atmosphere and last year's renovation continues to impress. All topped off with a great pint of Wainwright's!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Anson Bolton - Manager at Millstone at Mellor, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
It’s lovely to read that your grandchildren felt welcome as we pride ourselves on being at the heart of the community and want to cater for everyone of all ages. What’s even better to read is that they wanted to try a variety of dishes, sounds like they’re little foodies in the making!! I hope you’ll come back again soon with your family, we’ll gladly serve small portions of any of our dishes as we want everyone to have the full Millstone experience.

Kind regards,
Anson Bolton - Chef Patron, and all the team at the Millstone.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Cheshire
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We visited the Millstone on Saturday evening as a celebration for my husband’s birthday.

There were 6 of us and 4 of us stayed overnight. We had a downstairs bedroom which was very pleasant, with a good shower, large, soft towels and a comfortable bed. A nice touch was the complimentary basket with 2 packets of crisps, two bottles of juice and an apple. The tea tray had a good selection of teas and coffees with a couple of homemade shortbread biscuits. A jug of fresh milk was also provided. Our son and his wife had an upstairs room, which they found equally comfortable.

Dinner was excellent, and everything was cooked as requested and beautifully presented. Although the restaurant was full, the service was very friendly and efficient.

Breakfast was again nicely served with a good choice.

All in all, it was a very memorable and enjoyable birthday party.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Anson Bolton - Manager at Millstone at Mellor, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
Thank you for such a lovely review. Im very happy that we were able to make your husband’s birthday celebration such a memorable occasion. Saturday evenings are our busiest evening of the week, and we strive to ensure that our high standards are maintained during these busy periods as your party found.
We take a personal approach at the Millstone, and I believe that the extra little touches like the ‘goodie basket’ and homemade shortbread in the room make a difference.

Kind Regards
Anson Bolton - Chef Patron and all the team at the Millstone.
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We were married at the Millstone in March 2011. We had just a small intimate wedding which was really lovely, we couldn't have found a nicer hotel to have our ceremony. Anson and his staff were so lovely and helpful without being intrusive we had a fabulous wedding and reception afterwards. The room for the ceremony was beautifully set up for us, we were then shown upstairs to a lounge for champagne and canapes and photographs outside. When we returned, the room had been changed round to a delightful table set for ourselves and our guests. The food and service was delightful we were looked after superbly. We all stayed the night, the honeymoon suite was gorgeous, the breakfast the following morning was wonderful. We have very happy memories of our wedding day. We would highly recommend this hotel for any occasion.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Anson Bolton - Manager at Millstone at Mellor, responded to this review, May 9, 2012
I am extremely happy that we were able to help make your special day such a lovely occasion. It makes me very proud to read that we excelled in all areas, from your wedding breakfast to the accommodation, to breakfast the following day. I hope that we can welcome you back to the Millstone in the future – maybe for an anniversary?

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Friendly and helpful staff and superb food contibuted to an excellent anniversary celebration for my husband and me. We ate in the efficiently run restaurant and had a comfortable overnight stop in the inn. The Millstone is conviently situated for both the motorway and the attractive Ribble valley. Huntleys' farm shop nearby is also worth a visit.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Anson Bolton - Manager at Millstone at Mellor, responded to this review, May 9, 2012
Thank you for your recent review. Im glad that you found our staff friendly and helpful. We work hard to ensure that they are knowledgeable, but a real focus is to ensure their friendly personalities come through, whilst interacting with our customers.

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Playa Blanca, Spain
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

What a great place. First time visit and will be going back. Warm welcome, lovely cosy room and very comfortable bed. Freshly cooked breakfast was perfect..We did not eat dinner there on this occasion but will definitely do so next time. Well done to everyone.

  • 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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manchester (via boro)
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

First time at the Millstone in Mellor. Situated in a nice village its a warm welcoming country inn. Staff are welcoming and helpful yet not over fussy which is nice. Its very cozy, neat and well organized. Food is very good and worthy of its 2 rosettes ... all courses were delightful and well cooked and make sure you leave room for a dessert!. Would i recommend ... yes.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I had imagined I had booked a table for two at a small village pub so it was a very pleasant surprise to be led to an oak-panelled spacious dining room. The meal was of a good quality and the staff were helpful because I hadn't remembered what the specials were. One member of staff might have a little more training - we weren't even seated and I was still taking my coat off, when the waitress was telling us the specials. The pub end seemed to have a buzzy atmosphere, and looked a good place to drop in for a pint.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Church Lane, Blackburn BB2 7JR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackburn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blackburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Millstone at Mellor 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Millstone has retained all the charm of the coaching inn it once was - but added all the creature comforts of a modern hotel. It is one of the highest rated AA 2 star hotels in the country and has been awarded 2 AA food rosettes. The Millstone at Mellor, Blackburn is easy to reach from the M6 or M65. ... more   less 
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