Red Pump Inn

Clitheroe, Lancashire
+44 (0)1254 826227

Elegant country inn with restaurant in gorgeous Ribble valley. Lovely rooms, scrumptious steaks, candles and views


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Down meandering lanes in the lovely Ribble valley is this handsome family-run roadside inn, with a south-facing terraced beer garden with lawns, flowers and super views. Inside, you’ll find flag floors, crackling fires, oak tables, candles, and a warm welcome for guests, dogs and muddy boots alike. Jonathan changes the cask ales weekly, all are sourced from local breweries, and has handpicked the wine list and a good range of Scottish and Irish whiskies. You can eat in the snug, the parlour or the candlelit restaurant; tuck in to something from the chargrill (their dry-aged steaks are to die for). The menu reflects a reputation for tasty provincial country food so try the lamb’s kidneys with spinach and bacon, home smoked salmon, or slow roast pork belly and bean cassoulet. The eight bedrooms have Fran’s design flair with French antique beds, wonderfully comfy mattresses and super wet room showers; hearty Irish breakfasts with white pudding await you in the morning. Or opt for their extremely popular glamping site with canvas yurts and new luxury shepherd huts. Clitheroe Castle and the Forest of Bowland are nearby.


  • 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
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
24 December - 31 December, 1 January - 15 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Bar snacks from £2.50. Lunch & dinner £8.95-£24.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles £80-£125. Dinner, B&B £70 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
8 Twin/doubles
From £100



My sister and I enjoyed a lovely evening and an absolutely delicious meal at Red Pump Inn. The service was excellent, friendly but not intrusive. The staff were professional and very helpful about choices of both food and wine. We would most definitely recommend eating at this lovely Inn.

Atholene, Sydney

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jonathan & Fran Gledhill

  • This part of Lancashire is famous for its ‘Pendle Witches’. Visitors can follow the journey taken by the accused witches over 400 years ago -from the moorlands of Pendle Hill, to the mighty court of Lancaster, you can uncover our dramatic & historic past!
  • Close to Stonyhurst College, Whalley Abbey, Pendle Hill, Hurst Green and the glorious views through the Trough of Bowland. Just ask Fran for details of these fabulous walks ... she's done them all!
  • Just 10 minutes from Clitheroe town centre, bus and train station, where Clitheroe Castle Museum stands high on Castle Hill. It tells the story of Clitheroe and the surrounding area: there’s something for everyone to unleash their imagination.
  • For fans of star gazing, the Forest of Bowland was recently named a Dark Sky Disovery Site. On a clear cloud-free night, the skies become home to the likes of Orion, Taurus & Andromeda. Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus are also visible at times.
  • For wedding guests, The Red Pump Inn provides the nearest accommodation for weddings at the Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall, The Outbarn at Clough Bottom and Bashall Barn.
  • A short drive away is Bowland Wild Boar Park, offering a fun day out with the family. Enjoy a picnic or go for a ramble around the footpaths of the park whilst viewing wild boars, llamas, wallabys, red squirrels, pet lambs and many more animals.