Coach & Horses

Bolton by Bowland, Lancashire
+44 (0)1200 447331
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£95 - £195
per night

A smartly refurbished village pub with its own micro-brewery and a huge emphasis on cooking great food from a network of local suppliers


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£95 - £195 per night

The Experience

A 1700s coaching inn rescued from many years of neglect by the present owners. Downstairs find stripped wooden floors or original flagstones, roaring fires on chilly days and a glass wall to the brewery area. Lots of comfy wingback chairs encourage loafing while you decide what to eat: farm to fork local wherever possible, homemade puddings, family Sunday lunch. Try a pint of ‘Goldie’ from their own Four Mice brewery, or a very reasonable wine list by the glass.

Upstairs are extremely comfortable bedrooms, all different in style but with homemade goodies, coffee machines, Molton Brown lotions and smart bathrooms. Breakfast options include eggs Benedict, sausages from Pughes Piglets, homemade granola and some home-baked breads.

A big seating area out the back means on sunny evenings you can spill out here with something delicious and non-alchoholic if you prefer.

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We think you'll love

  • Checking into such super bedrooms then going down to the bar for a drink before dinner
  • Having a good breakfast then setting off to walk for miles in glorious countryside
  • Exploring Clitheroe and Skipton
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You should know

  • Mobile signal can be patchy
  • Bedrooms on upper floors can be quite a climb if you've got any problems with mobility
  • It's unlikely to be quiet until later on at night


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £95
Singles £100.
1 Family room for 4
From £145
1 Suite for 4
From £135
5 Doubles
From £95


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm Wednesday-Sunday
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Breakfast included in nightly price. Rate with breakfast & dinner, from £145. Pheasant & Feather rooms can interconnect to sleep 4 in total.
Restaurant closed Monday & Tuesday.
Served 12pm - 8pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Sandwiches from £8.50. Starters from £5.50; Mains from £16.50; Dessert from £6.50.


Fabulous food and accomodation, lovely ambience and so nice that dogs are welcomed

Denise, Blackpool

This was our second stay at the Coach and Horses. There were ten of us in all for dinner and we had chosen the party menu. It was absolutely wonderful. It is rare with so many people that everyone loved ever course. We were really impressed by the food, the service, the very friendly atmosphere and the chef who came out to speak to us afterwards. Will definitely be going back!

Sarah, Clitheroe

Excellent throughout! Friendly staff, beautiful room & gorgeous, restaurant quality food at this atmospheric pub in a lovely village setting.

Sue, Huddersfield

A very enjoyable overnight stay at the Coach & Horses in the centre of the beautiful village of Bolton by Bowland. It's a charming coaching inn with very friendly and helpful staff. Our room was beautifully furnished with high quality linens. The A la Carte dinner was superb and beautifully presented. The chef is exceptionally talented and clearly passionate about the quality of locally sourced food. We can recommend the Skrei cod and Cull yow mains but everything we ate was delicious. Wholeheartedly recommended.

Marion, Macclesfield

Excellent stay .We booked a lazy Sunday package that was very good value Sunday lunch very good our room well appointed The Coach and Horses has retained its pub status whilst creating a gastropub atmosphere in the restaurant. Customer service was professionally friendly and very helpful. Definitely going back.

Anne, Chorley

Another lovely break at the Coach. Great accommodation, fantastic food and helpful staff. An added bonus was seeing two herds of deer in a field near Fooden - 15 minutes walk from the pub. Very special.

Liz, Casterton

The Coach & Horses is everything you could ask for in a pub - the location is stunning, the staff lovely, the rooms beautiful and the food exceptional. The price of the accommodation is very reasonable; the only thing we would say is that, while the price of the food is quite expensive, the price of the wine is extortionate. For example, the Californian Chardonnay, which I have bought from the Wine Society for £11.50 a bottle, is priced at £45! Similarly, the very nice white Rioja, priced at £39 on the wine list, can be bought for under £12.

Liz, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Coach & Horses manages to combine the best of an honest, old-world country pub - envision wooden floors, open fires and creaky benches - with the modern aesthetics of today with a bold yet warm colour palette. The surroundings match the kitchen (or possibly it’s the other way round) which offers honest dishes of seasonal produce prepared in clever ways to appeal to any seasoned gourmand. The portion control is perfect - every bite has flavour and satisfies but it still manages to be light enough where dessert is a definite option. Treat yourself by staying in one of the gorgeous rooms!

Irene, Clitheroe

We loved our overnight stay at the Coach & Horses. Fantastic Sunday lunch with friends, and very relaxing evening, followed by top-notch breakfast. Overall, a really delightful place. And Bolton-by-Bowland is a real gem too. Thanks to James and all the staff for making us feel so welcome.

Dermot, London

We booked 5 Rooms at the Coach and Horses as part of a late Christmas Meal for a Social Club. The Rooms were comfortable and to a very good standard. We also booked the tasting menu with the accompanying wine flight which proved to be an excellent choice that was enjoyed by all. The Hotel staff were friendly, welcoming and professional and enhanced the overall excellent experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Coach and Horses.

Terry, Macclesfield

What a great place this is. The food, drink and staff were all excellent and what. Location. Highly recommended.

Philip, Bolton

Lovely stay to celebrate my husband’s birthday along with our daughter, son in law and grandchildren. One of our favourite places to stay and eat. Superb meal for all including one 9 year old and one teenager with dairy and egg allergies.

Judith, Holmfirth

Great little cosy place to kick back and relax. Super friendly staff and well thought out breakfast. Our 2nd time in as many weeks!

Sheelagh, Harrogate

Great service and rooms. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Anthony, Bury

Such a warm welcome from friendly and attentive staff, the room was superb -overlooking a babbling brook, super 'non instant coffee and biscuits and fresh milk available. A most comfy bed too. The bar was both a local and a lounge for the restaurant and was very relaxed - I loved the most comfy chair and may have stayed for a couple of hours with the in house produced ale! Dinner was on both nights delightful - just the right length of menu and food quality was of the highest quality. Staff were attentive (sadly lacking in many establishments we have visited since covid. We shall return

Robert, Norwich

A brilliant country gastro pubs with really nice upmarket rooms and positioned in a great area and village.

Paul, Wakefield

Excellent place, excellent service, excellent food. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

Brian, Lytham St Annes

We had a wonderful stay at the Coach & Horses. The room was beautiful and the whole hotel is beautifully decorated. Our evening meal and breakfast were delicious and nothing was too much trouble. James and his staff were most welcoming and made us feel at home. The village is so peaceful and in a great location for walks and visiting local towns. Thanks for making us feel special.

Barbara, Warrington

Another lovely stay at The Coach. Great team of staff. Good food, beer brewed on the premises enjoyed by the log fire in the cosy bar area. Will no doubt be back again!

Lynn, Mawdesley Ormskirk

Very enjoyable stay to celebrate a milestone birthday. We had the tasting menu which was well presented and delicious. Our room, Pheasant, was very comfortable. Beautiful bathroom with underfloor heating, much appreciated on a chilly morning. Bed and bedding were very good quality and we slept soundly. The village is picturesque and quiet, lovely countryside to explore.

Alison, Lytham St Annes

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The neighbourhood

In the village there's a good shop and a tearoom frequented by walkers looking for toasted teacakes. So many excellent walking paths criss cross this area. The next village is Sawley, also full of walkers and another pub, The Spread Eagle. Clitheroe, a great little town is 6 miles, Skipton 20 minutes. Mountain bike in the Gisburn forests, join the Tolkein Trail, climb Pendle Hill.

Local points of interest from Susan Lord

  • The Ribble Valley, is the perfect place to visit for keen walkers. Climb to the summit of Pendle Hill, famous for its links to the now notorious witch trials of 1612 or enjoy a three mile circular around the local village with equally stunning views.
  • Standing high on Castle Hill, Clitheroe Castle has dominated the skyline for over 800 years. The Castle Museum tells the story of the town and its surrounding area, the formation of the land 350 million years ago and the people who have lived there.
  • Holmes Mill in Clitheroe is home to the Bowland Beer Hall, which features one of the longest bars in Britain – at 105ft 4”it is home to 42 hand pulls and is the perfect place for a quick pint or two before exploring the town centre.
  • Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is one of Yorkshire’s best days out.
  • At the top of Skipton's High Street stands the impressive towers of Skipton Castle. Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any time of the year.
  • At the Coach and Horses we have our own, on-site micro brewery. The Four Mice Brewery produces two seasonal ales our 'Goldie' golden ale and Imperial Blonde using English hops and local well water.