The Millstone, Mellor

Blackburn, Lancashire
+44 (0)1254 813333

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


23 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

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.


  • 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 2pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch & dinner £8.95-£16.95.


Nightly price
from £75
Singles £75-£125.
23 Twin/doubles
From £75



We enjoyed a lovely family meal here, the night before a big family wedding. The staff were friendly and helpful, the pub was cosy and sparkling (the log fires were a treat) and the food was wonderful. We returned the next morning for coffee and it was the perfect spot to relax before the big day. Highly recommended!

Susan, Wilmslow

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Becky Hughes

  • 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.