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The Priory

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The Priory Scorton, The Forest of Bowland.The Priory built in the early 17th century was originally a Christian place of worship, set in the idyllic ancient hunting grounds of The Forest of Bowland, which was the hunting playground for Nobility and aristocracy alike, and to this day it still is, the area is divided into large estates owned by The Queen, The Duke of Westminster and alike. During the time of The Reformation The Priory was paid a visit from Olivers Army (Cromwell) and was duly left in peace, whist other local establishments faired far worse, the castle at Garstang was besieged, sacked and ordered to be dismantled, so even in those times The Priory was doing something right.Time moved on and so did The Priory changing from a Chapel to a Blacksmiths, a Catholic boys school, a Post Office and private residence,The Priory Inn now offers its own bakery and spacious, warmly furnished rooms. Fresh, homemade food is served, all food is locally sauced using Honeywell meats, Dewlay cheeses, Pilling potatoes to name but a few All bedrooms have light decor and crisp furnishings, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities; each room has a modern private bathroom with toiletries provided. The stylish restaurant provides hearty full English breakfasts and meals from fresh and local ingredients. Fresh fish and quality steaks are served, along with a daily changing specials board. The traditional bar includes a cosy log fire and a pretty, outdoor dining area.Scorton is a beautiful village set in The Forest of Bowland (designated an area of outstanding natural beauty)and is a delightful 30 minute walk from the market town Garstang, the surrounding area is full of scenic walking and cycling routes. Free parking and free WI-FI are available, and Lancaster , Poulton-Le Fylde, Preston, Blackpool, Clitheroe anf Lytham ST Annes just a short drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 42 out of 100
101Restaurantswithin 10 km
25Attractionswithin 10 km
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This hotel is located in the centre of the picturesque village of Scorton and is within easy reach of the M6, Lancaster, and the northwest coast of Blackpool, Cleveleys and Fleetwood. We found everybody at the hotel, without exception, were very welcoming and friendly and the
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Visiting in Garstang so ideal location and Scorton is a lovely village. The Barn opposite is a beautiful place to browse, shop, eat. The room at The Priory was disappointing, the food excellent, dining area beautiful. The service was average. Took a trip through the Trough
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Stayed here on Friday evening with my partner and daughter. We decided to have dinner at the hotel and the food was lovely, good quality food with beautiful surroundings and attentive staff. Our room was just gorgeous, and spotlessly clean! We also had breakfast the next morning
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Only went for lunch with family, mid-week. Seems to have been newly refurbished to a high level. Menu choice was good and prices were reasonable. Service could have been more professional and accurate but staff were friendly enough. Dogs were welcome.
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Dined here n years day, long wait for foodwhen it arrived chicken ok veg terrible, over cooked & tasteless, burgers cheap overdone, crab cakes tiny served with some wilted lettuce they seemed to be understaffed which may be because it was n years day,but that's no consolation to
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Hi, Not really close, the nearest restaurant (Italian) is around a mile away and Garstang the nearest town is around 2 miles away. The Priory stops serving food at 8pm midweek and 8:30 at weekend and the bar is usually open till 9:30 or when the diners have finished eating & drinking. Hope that this is of help.
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"Rooms are separate to the diner so coat or umbrella needed."
"we did not stay...just had lunch"
"Try to avoid the room over the kitchen. It gets very warm."
"No one complained about any of the rooms."
"Grisedale is very big!"
US$97 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandScorton
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