The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe, Lancashire
+44 (0)1200 448222
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£145 - £303
per night

Imperious old coaching inn lost in deep country with a river to fish, five-mile views, delicious rooms and some very tasty food


31 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£145 - £303 per night

The Experience

It is almost impossible to imagine a day when a better inn will grace the English landscape. Everything here is perfect. The inn sits just above the river Hodder, and doors in the bar lead onto a terrace where guests can enjoy five-mile views across parkland to rising fells. Inside, fires roar, newspapers wait, there are beams, sofas, maps and copies of Wisden. Bedrooms, some in the Coach House, are exemplary and come with real luxury, perhaps a peat fire, a lavish four-poster, a fabulous Victorian power shower. All have beautiful fabrics, top linen and gadgets galore; many have the marvellous view – you can fall asleep to the sound of the river. There are bar meals for those who want to watch their weight (the Whitewell fish pie is rightly famous) or a restaurant for splendid food, so dig into seared scallops, Bowland lamb, a plate of local cheese (the Queen once popped in for lunch). Elsewhere, a wine shop in reception, seven miles of private fishing and countryside as good as any in the land. Dogs and children are very welcome. Magnificent.


  • 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 £145
Singles £100-£294.
25 Doubles
From £145
5 Twin/doubles
From £145
1 Suite for 2
From £212


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dog beds, bowls and dog towels upon request.

The river Hodder runs adjacent to Inn & is a favourite for dog walkers. Dogs welcome everywhere except main dining room.

Bar meals from £8. Dinner £25-£35.


Have stayed in many country inns, hotels and stately homes, but for sheer good natured eccentricity the Inn at Whitewell is unsurpassed. Wonderful food, stunning location, luxurious accommodation .

Paul, Melbourne

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