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“Excellent bed and breakfast,less impressed by dinner.”
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Waddington Arms
Ranked #4 of 21 Clitheroe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 7, 2011

We were happy with the room we had at the Waddington Arms.For sixty five quid,we had a good sized bedroom with a comfortable bed,simply decorated with a seemingly newly refurbished bathroom containing that walkers' essential,a bath with a good supply of hot water.That the shower over the bath was distinctly underpowered was a disappointment. The counterintuitive arrangement of the bedroom furniture was also something of an irritant in that it proved problematic to open the wardrobe door without knocking into the TV table.Closer inspection revealed that the source of the problem was the existence of only one socket in the room.A gang plug was provided so hairdryer and netbook could be used in preferred positions.

The pub itself is nicely presented with lots of eclectically selected furniture of varying ages on stone flags or bare boards.I found the beer to be excellently kept and cheerfully served and the wine list to be of reasonable length and good value.The food,however,was for me a disappointment.The Lancashire hotpot was bland and the pork special the following night had more flavour but looked a sludgy mess on the plate.I may well have chosen badly but two weak dishes in a row does not instill confidence.My wife's vegetarian choices were of reasonable quality but the variety offered to the non meat eater was at odds with the claims made in this respect on the website.

Breakfast was much better.The cooked breakfast was very well produced and the coffee was excellent and in good quantity.Cereals were the mass produced varieties and jam came in little packets but at this price,that's fair enough,I'd say.Service throughout our stay was polite and professional.

I'd definitely stay here again if only to do some more walking in the lovely countryside around Clitheroe.Waddington itself is a pretty village,despite being on a quite busy road.The Forest of Bowland and the famous Trough are unsung but beautiful areas for walking and the little cafe at Slaidburn makes a good finishing point to a day's hike.Clitheroe has retained something of the character of an old market town and the castle and its little museum are worth a look.

Room Tip: I'd be careful not to choose a room overlooking the beer garden in a warmer time of the year.Noi...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Had lunch at this cosy venue numerous times, always a warm welcome with ( when warranted) a lovely log fire !
Top end prices (as already stated) but freshly prepared and using local produce, even the the real ales and wines ! Good choice of food and also a daily 'specials board'
All in all a very comfortable dining experience !

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Reviewed October 30, 2011

The food at this pub is some of the best food i have eaten in a very long time. The service and mood orchestrated by the Bar manager is great. If I ever find myself in this area again I will be sure to visit this pub again.

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Reviewed October 22, 2011

Had a meal for three at the Waddington Arms. A good selection of food available. Cost probably at the top end of the price scale for what you might expect to see in a pub (£13.95 for Sea Bass, £10.95 for Steak & Ale Pie, £9.45 Bangers & mash) but well prepared and tasty. Steak and Ale pie served with hand cut chips and selection of mixed vegatables provided a substantial meal without the need for a starter. The other two meals served with different variations of potato mash but not quite as substantial. Selection of at least 4 guest beers available plus usual other beer choices. Staff all very pleasant. Surroundings very clean and with plenty of rustic charm.

Although located in a very picturesque village and internally the pub is very attractive, it doesn't quite have the location of say the Inn at Whitewell with its spectacular countryside views. On this basis perhaps would not be drawn to visit again without detracting from the quality of the food served.

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Reviewed October 17, 2011

My 85 year old mother in law and her 83 year old friend, stayed the weekend here, while celebrating her 85th birthday. As the Birthday Party was at Mitton Hall, they recommended the Waddington Arms, he Mitton Hall was full with a wedding.

I was a little concerned at the prospect of two old ladies in their 80s staying here alone and was also worried about noise late at night.

Well I could not have been more wrong, both ladies had a fantastic stay and were full of praise for the venue and the staff. Rooms were lovely and beautifully appointed and were well insulated for any noise in the bar. Breakfast was declared to be unbeatable with so much choice and wonderful freshness. All in all and wonderful weekend.

Room Tip: Waddington is a beautiful village, take some time to wander around.
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Visited Waddington on the 15th of October the village is lovely and worth a walk around. The waddington Arms was not disappointing, the food was lovely all home cooked and obviously fresh. Will definitely return

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Reviewed October 8, 2011

We have just returned from Clitheroe where we attended our niece's wedding at Mitton Hall.
For our overnight stay we took three rooms at the Waddington Arms, Waddington, only 10mins drive away. The accommodation was comfortable, clean, cosy, good bathrrom and excellent breakfast in the morning. The staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. We all thought it was good value for money and had a relaxed atmosphere. I would think it would be wonderful to call for a drink or a meal in the summer, the outside seating area was amazing, with a vast array of comfortable chairs and tables to sit around with friends, a slide for the kids to.

Room Tip: Ask for one at the rear of the pub, the church clock chimes every quarter hour and strikes every hou...
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Additional Information about Waddington Arms

Address: Waddington, Clitheroe BB7 3HP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Clitheroe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Clitheroe
Price Range: $58 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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