“Charlie Bowman is the third generation of his family to run this charming 23-bedroom inn, located on the Duchy of Lancaster Estate in the Forest of Bowland. The family’s taste for antiques is evident, with an eclectic mix throughout, from the Victorian bathing machines in some of the bathrooms to the pictures and prints which line the bedroom walls. With roots that date back to the 14th century, the inn is full of character; glass bookcases groan with guide books and cookery books for sale, while the reception doubles up as a fantastically well-stocked wine shop. Food is locally sourced with bar meals served in the spacious sitting room and other meals in the dining room. Fishing is available on the nearby River Hodder. A lovely place.”
Written by Helena Hamlyn
“The Inn at Whitewell adheres to the old fashioned concept of a rural Inn, welcoming to all, providing 23 bedrooms of some glamour, seriously good local ingredients cooked well and a noteworthy selection of drinks.
We aim to offer a relaxed and friendly service, avoiding too much frippery, devoid of snobbery but hopefully providing an experience that is relevant, very enjoyable and not too expensive.
As always we are happy to accommodate pets and children of all ages almost everywhere in the hotel. Such a lot of dogs are now regular customers that the odd cat may prove problematic. The staff are tuned to continue dodging your children as they crawl and dart around but if they become too vocal we would ask you to act quickly and effectively.
The Inn is perfectly located for a whole host of activities and we can organise fishing, walking, tutored wine tastings and more – just ask at reception. You could even unwind by borrowing one of our kites!”