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“Lovely place, lovely people, lovely break. Go and enjoy!”
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Inn at Whitewell
Ranked #1 of 1 Whitewell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Just had a couple of days' break here, and it's a lovely place. If you want to get away from a hectic world for a bit, come here. It's blissfully peaceful with beautiful rooms surrounded by some gorgeous countryside. The Inn itself is really welcoming, all the staff are efficient and friendly, and nothing is too much trouble. We ate in the bar each night, simply because after a long afternoon walk we were too tired to get our act together and make ourselves a little more respectable for the restaurant..and all our meals were lovely - the mussels were some of the best we've ever had. There are walks or rambles across fells and through farmyards right on the doorstep - it's great that farmers still trust the public to use their land responsibly. The Inn is dog-friendly and child-friendly, ideal for all, young or old, who want to do as much or as little as possible. Go and enjoy.

Room Tip: We stayed in 21 in the coach house - not a great view but lovely and cosy with our own little garden...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Much appreciated review thank you, I love the mix of dogs, boots, kids and people in smarts, it's what a proper old inn should be about. Many thanks again. Regarxds CB

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Wanting a ride out over Easter ,for lunch, with the dog , we picked the "INN" out of a guide to dog friendly places. We were delighted with everything about the Inn. The staff , food , surroundings were wonderful . I cannot speak highly enough of the welcome to us and the dog. We will be back to stay over.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mancunian_13
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hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank you for the review and I am so glad you enjoyed your first visit to us, come and stay we have some fantastic fell walks which you and the dog would love. Regards cb

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We got married here 2 years ago and went back last year for our anniversary and have just come back from celebrating our 2nd anniversary here. It is pure heaven. There are many of the same staff still there who give excellent service-nothing is too much trouble. The setting is idyllic. The decor works so well-old matches modern in perfect harmony. We stayed in room 16 which had perfect views-waking up to it is wonderful. As for the food it is amazing but get to dinner early if you are dining in the bar as it is so popular with residents and locals. We went down about 7pm and they don't even take orders till 7-30pm but there were only 2 tables left. Our table was "creaky" which all adds to the character and ambience of the place. I haven't had the fish pie here for a while but it was as good as ever. All in all the Bowman family provide us with a pure gem of a place to remember our very special day every year-thank you!!

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Such a good review, thank you, I think you may be a bit biased too, thank goodness. Regards Cb

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed at The Inn at Whitewell December 20th 2012 in the top floor suite. My fiance had spoken to the staff before we arrived to have them light the fire in the lounge area which was lovely when we got in on a cold day.
We had a lovely lunch there and enjoyed a fish pie i think the hotel is pretty famous for! We asked the manager if she knew of any local walks and she personally guided us through the route from the back of the hotel.
Room was lovely with a gorgeous bathroom with luxury products and bath robes.
Of course I may be a bit biased as this room was where my fiance proposed - on the love seat positioned in front of the double patio doors that look out on the unspoilt view of the entire valley!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank artyniki
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hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you for the lovely review, you are definitely biased, as you should be, I am too, I got married here. See you soon. Regards Cb

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in February half term inspired by the Rob Brydon / Steve Coogan program "The Trip". If you like food and light comedy, I highly recommend watching the series. Coming from the South East it was a long way to come but very very worth it.

Location: Just beautiful. It's the only building for miles, in some stunning countryside. Very well signposed from the main roads and easy to find. We went for a short walk over the stepping stones one day and a longer walk across fields etc the second day. Lovely views all around, just idylic.

Room: Love the fact that you can view all the rooms online in advance and pick one. We were in Room 5 with stunning views, fireplace, huge traditionally styled room, massive and very comfortable bed & a large modern bathroom. The only downside was that there were a lot of rooms past ours on the same corridor so we had quite a few people walking past and the sound travels so we felt we could be overheard. Next time we'd ask for a room at the end of a corridor.

Food: Amazing. We are fortunate to eat at some very good places (some girls collect Mulberry bags & Jimmy Choos - I collect Michelin stars!) and this exceeded our expectations. Bar food is excellent and fairly priced (we are used to London prices, however). Restaurant food even better. We had the most gorgeous chauteaubriand with game chips etc. Huge portions and the most declicious beef I've had in ages. Breakfast equally good. You HAVE to try the Ann Foreshaw yoghurt - I'm addicted and trying to find out where to source it down South. Full English also very good.

Service: Throughout our stay the service was professional and friendly.

Overall: I'd love to return. The whole place is so relaxing. It's unpretentious (lots of walkers & dogs and muddy wellies), cosy and comfortable but with very high quality rooms, food and good service, in the middle of beautiful countryside. What's not to love?! I just wish it was closer to home so we could go back more often.

Service: Throughout our stay

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Very kind of you to review us, thank you. I am so glad you had a good time, room 11 is on the top floor, same fab views and no one passes close. Hope to see you again before too long. Regards Cb

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

and anyone else, too - if you can manage without air-conditioning and can cope without being near a shopping mall and feel like a taste of the Best of Idiosyncratic Britain, then I insist that you make a detour to this hostelry. It lies in one of the most beautiful and peaceful parts of the country half way between the English and Scottish capitals. Family-owned for decades, it is furnished with a random but interesting collection of pieces including a quirky selection of elaborate Victorian and Edwardian baths. The place is definitely stylish - it shelters under the 'shabby/chic' umbrella. Many rooms have working fireplaces. We called the hotel with our ETA and the peat fire in our room was burning merrily on arrival. There are books everywhere, Wifi is free (how dare hotels in the U.S. charge for that?), mobile reception is patchy - this place is remote. Few cars pass and it is heaven to experience deep quiet at night. Service is a delight - the warmth and natural friendliness of the staff are in marked contrast to the hotel-school taught cool efficiency. The food is excellent and sourced locally and reception is housed in a cramped corner of what appears to be, and is, a vintners. You are unlikely to have stayed anywhere like this before. I cannot commend it enough for its originality and charm. The bed was comfortable, linen was good, towels plentiful, Molton Brown 'products', but you must be prepared for worn carpets, scuffed skirting boards, creaking floors. Higgledy piggledy it may well be but the Inn at Whitewell, if you have a soul, will give you untold pleasure.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Very kind of you to review us, thank you so much. I am glad you had a happy time with us and hopefully we may see you again on another visit. Regards Cb

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

3rd visit, we're about 60 miles away & stopped over for wedding anniversary. Peat fire, huge comfy bed. Fab restaurant food, etc etc.... other reviewers have said it all.

Not cheap but staff attitude & quality shines through ........ having said that the bar food is fab too, so if passing call in & treat yourself.

A word about the local roads ... LCC must have lost the repairs file, broken up surfaces and potholes gallore (end Feb 2013), managed to break a spring on return journey .....

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hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you very much for the lovely review. So sorry about your car spring, I am meeting with the sign and roads people next week and hopefully we'll see some action. Regards CB

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Address: Dunsop Road, Whitewell BB7 3AT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Whitewell
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Whitewell
Price Range: $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Inn at Whitewell 5*
Number of rooms: 23
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