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Millstone at Mellor - Inn in Lancashire

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Church Lane Mellor, Blackburn, BB2 7JR, Lancashire
England, United Kingdom

Tim Parker

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+44 (0)1254 813333(landline)

Old and new blend splendidly at this 18th-century inn with super rooms. Enjoy a pint in the panelled bar, dine in the chic restaurant

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Modern meets traditional – in a handsome 18th-century coaching inn in a pretty village on the edge of the Ribble valley. There's a welcoming glow in the bar, with its oak beams and panelling, so get cosy by the roaring fire with a pint of local Thwaites Bitter and a crispy duck spring roll. Or eat in the stylish dining room with warm wood-panelled walls. Local ingredients are carefully sourced and the food is wholesome and unpretentious. Tuck into the likes of ham hock and Lancashire cheese croquette with chilli tomato chutney followed by Bowland steak, kidney and Wainwright pudding with mushy peas, fat chips and a jug of gravy. Or share a fishmonger's board of smoked Scottish salmon, crab bonbon, Thwaites ale battered haddock, crayfish ... and freshly baked bread. Leave room for blackberry, rum and honey cheesecake with raspberry curd. Bedrooms ooze comfort: sumptuous fabrics and luxurious linen, digital radios and plasma TVs, high-spec bathrooms, umbrellas for wet days. No wonder it's popular.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Tim Parker:

Local points of interest from
Tim Parker:

  • Our very own Daniel Thwaites is buried in the graveyard next to our inn, keeping his eye on our beer cellar.
  • We are located on the edge of the Ribble Valley Food Trail which is home to some of the North West’s best food and drink and most inspirational chefs, our very own Anson included!
  • Mellors idyllic setting in rural Lancashire makes it a walker’s paradise. From short strolls to strenuous hikes, there is plenty to explore.
  • There is plenty of shopping to be done with many market towns such as Clitheroe and Ribchester in the near vicinity. For those who prefer the high-street, Preston and Blackburn are not far away.
  • There are many heritage sites nearby, with Clitheroe Castle being one of the most popular. Enjoy 16 acres of attractions including a Castle Keep, a Labyrinth Skate Park, and Children’s Playground.
  • Discover the picturesque village of Ribchester which lies at the site of a Roman Fort. The ancient site is steeped in history and has a dedicated Roman Museum.
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Guest feedback
"We had an excellent Saturday night at the Millstone Hotel. The staff could not have been more welcoming. Dinner in the restaurant was delicious and they did not need reminding that there was a welcome glass of champagne in the package. Breakfast next morning was also good. Great to see all produce is locally sourced. Rooms are compact but have everything you need and are spotless. Will certainly recommend to friends and hope to visit again."
November 2011

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  • 23 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £75 to£125 per night

Singles £75-£125.

Booking info:


Lunch & dinner £8.95-£16.95.




Church Lane Mellor, Blackburn, BB2 7JR, Lancashire

Hotel 23 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 75 to £ 125 per night

Tim Parker

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+44 (0)1254 813333(landline)