Coach & Horses

Bolton by Bowland, Lancashire
+44 (0)1200 447331

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

The Experience

A 1700s coaching inn rescued from many years of neglect by the present owners and now run by cheerful James, a local lad and committed foodie. Downstairs find stripped wooden floors or original flagstones, roaring fires all year round 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 includes 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, from Urban Cordials.

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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


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm Wednesday-Sunday
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
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.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles rates from £75.
1 Family room for 4
From £125
1 Suite for 4
From £95
5 Doubles
From £95



Fabulous stay. Super friendly staff, beautiful room (Rose), delicious food, lovely ambiance.

Alison, Bolton

Fabulous cosy overnight stay. Great food, great service in wonderful countryside surroundings. We’ll definitely be visiting again.

Natalie, Bolton

Amazing place. Food so nice. Beer, my husband is a bitter drinker but he really enjoyed the beer brewed there. Room fabulous, everything you could possibly need. I would highly recommend, go and stay and support our independent hosts.

Ann, Lytham StAnnes

Second stay here and it didn't disappoint. We stayed in Rose a lovely room with copper bath and large walk in shower. Evening meal and breakfast were excellent. Staff very helpful and attentive, particularly James and Luke. We look forward to staying here again. Thank you.

Lynn, Mawdesley

A wonderful place to stay. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. We had the 'Winter Tasting Menu', which was fabulous, especially the vegetarian menu - I would say it was the best I have experienced.

Karen, Derby

Lovely village setting. Great decor and ambience. Delicious food cooked to perfection. Great range of cheeses. Really luxurious and comfortable stay.

Fiona, Greater Manchester

A lovely stay in a cosy room. The food was exceptional, very high quality and good value on the DBB package. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Gill, Skipton

The Coach & Horses is an absolute gem of a hotel. The rooms are pure luxury and the food delicious. James and his team do a superb job and I cannot wait to return.

Duncan, Piltdown

Just returned home after a lovely weekend at The Coach and Horses Hotel in Bolton by Bowland. We were attending a nearby family wedding and had two beautiful and spotlessly rooms which were perfect. We enjoyed a fabulous meal in the dining room on Friday evening which was very welcome after our long journey up from Kent . A big thank you to the Manager, Chef and all his staff for looking after us and making us feel so welcome. We hope to return again soon.

Ken, Maidstone

The pub was stylishly renovated and classy; the bedrooms were ornately furnished and comfortable, although the one we stayed in (Blue) was rather small and warm and there was some noise from the kitchen ventilation outside the window. Also, strangely there was no door between the bedroom and en-suite. The pub bar was very welcoming and well stocked and the on-site 4 Mice Brewery ale went down a treat after a day's walking in the local area. The food in the restaurant was delicious and well presented and the service was excellent. An extremely enjoyable stay.

Anthony, Milton Keynes

Lovely place and good value for money on DBB package

Lynn, Mawdesley, Ormskirk

Exceptional 1 night midweek dinner, B&B deal. Enjoyed a fantastic stay at the Coach and Horses. We stayed in the stunning Rose room. Couldn’t fault a thing. The restaurant and bar are terrific. The three course menu was delicious and locally sourced. The staff were brilliant. Also made the most of the lovely countryside and took the popular circular walk through the surrounding fields bordering the Ribble. We’ll be back.

Olly, Manchester

My husband and I met with friend for dinner and overnight accommodation - staying in "Henry". The room was beautiful and very comfortable - great shower! Dinner was cooked to perfection with great choices on the menu and breakfast was wonderful - a most enjoyable to start to the day .....and very filling. The staff were very attentive . Great value for money and would recommend the Coach & Horses as a place to visit and stay .

Mary, Rossendale

Excellent stay. Food was fantastic and the staff were extremely pleasant and nothing was too much trouble.

Susan, Rossendale


Mike, Chorley

Great across all departments from staff to the amazing food. Stayed in Fallow which was a great room. Perhaps a larger TV for the room and a small investment in n air con unit <£50. But overall very good. Would stay again.

Gary, Manchester

We stayed for a couple of days and had a lovely time good food and nice room.

Mike, Preston

We thoroughly enjoyed our first ( it will not be our last) visit to the Coach & Horses, the evening meal was excellent in terms of presentation, taste and the actual quality of the lamb. There was an error with one of the main courses but an apology and the offer of a complimentary drink was more than adequate. The bedroom ( Henry ) was amazing, although you need to be mindful of the step. Breakfast was freshly cooked with good ingredients, if a little slow in delivery

Douglas, Lancashire

Absolutely stunning place! Food was outstanding, Rose room was so beautiful, staff were so friendly, the building and decor was just perfect.

Diane, Bolton

Lovely place to stay with a very comfortable bedroom. Our evening meal was good, though not remarkable, and the choice was rather limited to 2 main courses on a Sunday evening - beef and fish. The rate we paid gave good value for money overall. The staff were rather lacking in skills. The bar staff were functional rather than friendly and the waiting staff consistently took orders to the wrong place or forgot what had been ordered. Asking about the evening meal included in our rate, the waitress was unable to explain what was included. Some staff training would be a good idea.

Rachel, York

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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 James Bishop

  • The Ribble Valley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty 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. Enjoy the views!!!!
  • Standing high on Castle Hill is Clitheroe Castle Museum, which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. It tells the story of the town and its surrounding area: the formation of the land 350 million years ago and the people who lived there.
  • Holmes Mill 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. Perfect place for a quick pint or two!
  • Bolton Abbey, Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is Yorkshire’s best day out.
  • At the top of Skipton's High Streetstand 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 season of the year.


James Bishop

The manager, James will be likely to meet and greet - he likes being around to make sure guests are happy. He grew up in this village then went on to work in some brilliant pubs but is delighted to be back on his home turf. He's fond of the pub, loves meeting people, talking about food and wine and he likes to go home knowing that people have had a good time and have been very well fed.