The Fleece Inn

Lancaster, Lancashire
+44 (0)1524 791233
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£100 - £165
per night

Good old-fashioned service, fresh and gleaming surroundings, great food and very comfortable rooms at this rejuvenated roadside inn


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

£100 - £165 per night

The Experience

A handsome grey stone building which sits on a crossroads in green farmland with the Bowland Fells to the east. The place was much in decline until local businessman Marcus took it on with the aim of making it into the sort of inn he admires – one with outstanding service, great food and attractive surroundings. All is fresh and welcoming inside with gleaming furniture, fresh flowers in jugs, blazing fires on cooler days and a cheery vibe emanating from manager Natasha – there’s even a shop. Chef Ian Manning creates honest dishes without fuss: fillet of Seabass en Papillote, Braised Pork Belly, Black Pudding Scotch Egg. There’s Fleece bitter or a choice of three other local beers, a specialist gin, malt whisky, and sensible wine menu from a Clitheroe merchant. On sunny days spill outside to the garden, well-tended and with a good play area. Choose to stay and you’ll sleep well in quiet bedrooms with fine wool carpets, flat screen TVs, pretty fabrics for curtains and headboards, the best beds; bathrooms are new and glossy. Breakfast will set you up for hearty walking from the door.


  • 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 £100
8 Doubles
From £100
1 Family room for 4
From £100


Booking information

Mondays. Open all day (from 12pm).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £7. Lunch from £7.50. Mains from £16.


What an amazing find. Spotted here on the Sawday’s website and just had a lovely night at the Fleece Inn. Delicious dinner (tempura vegetables followed by sea bass en papillotte for me) and comfortable room with character - flagstones, pictures, history) and a good breakfast. Managed to get a half price room because it was midweek and we opted to eat a two course meal. Sweet little shop inside the pub for guests, locals and passers by too. Wish we could stay longer but just a stop on the way to the Lakes. We’ll be back.

Sue, Romsey, Hampshire

The Fleece Inn was fantastic. The room and bathroom were really well equipped and comfortable, with impeccable attention to cleanliness and quality. Breakfasts were superb and my continental breakfast with fruit was amazing. We ate dinner there on the 3 evenings we stayed and we had great, well-cooked pub food with very generous portions. The Inn is so well situated to explore the wonderful countryside around. We went to the Trough of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales, so look forward to returning there to explore further.

Christina, Woking, Surrey

Wonderful place - friendly, delicious supper and breakfast, exceptionally clean, looking forward to returning

Juliet, Chipping Norton

Friendly staff, well-furnished rooms, good recent conversion of rooms.

Susie, Bath

This is an excellent inn. The staff are welcoming and helpful and the building is lovely. The rooms, even the cheapest one we stayed in, was a good size. Bed was comfortable, bathroom had a big bath plus a walk in shower. Dinner menu was conventional and well presented with generous portions ( best chips I have had in some time!). I liked the way the bar and the dining room merged into one another. It really does feel like a place that is busy with local people who appreciate the range of services it provides. Breakfast was excellent. Yes, it really was freshly squeezed orange juice.

Chris, Glasgow

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Simeon Worthington

  • We are situated on the edge of The Trough of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An area full of beautiful scenery and walks for all abilities, it truly is a stunning place to be.
  • The historic city of Lancaster is only ten minutes away from The Fleece Inn. With spots such as Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, Lancaster Castle and the Museum in the town centre, there are days out for all the family and plenty of shopping spots too!
  • Fancy a day at the beach? We're just a short drive away from both Morecambe and Blackpool, perfect destinations for dipping your toes in the sea or building the ultimate sandcastle.
  • Want to stay closer to The Fleece Inn? We're just a five minute walk from the stunning and quaint village of Dolphinholme. Take a walk along Wyre Way, explore the church or take the little ones to the park. Don't forget to stop for a chat with the locals!