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Inn at Whitewell

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Dunsop Road, Clitheroe BB7 3AT, England
+44 1200 448222
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Hong Kong, China
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187 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just popped in for lunch when coming down from the Lake District. If you've got time to drive through the magnificent local scenery of the Forest of Bowland and the Trough of Bowland then take a detour off the M6. Beware though, the Inn at Whitewell stops taking lunch orders at 2pm - we just squeaked in. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank Domirwin
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always consistent and fabulous food. Two negatives though ... the dining room doesn't take bookings after 12.30pm and you and the bar area doesn't take bookings at all . If you want to eat at 1pm to 1.30pm you have to take potluck . It is a long way to go if no tables are available . Think this point... More 

Thank annie792
hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you had another good meal. Last orders at 2pm for bar lunch and with only a limited number of tables we only reserve until 12;30 this is because the majority of people drop in ad hoc, if tables are held and they can't sit down it's more frustrating. The intention is to keep the... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a lot to say, the moment you arrive here, you feel drawn to stay for a meal. A beautiful inn set an amazing landscape. Watch the first episode of the Trip with Steve Coogan - you get a good feel for the place. - dog friendly - wide selection of drinks - very well executed meals - super waiting... More 

1 Thank J W
hotelierLancashire, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us a review. Love the bullet points a Yorkshireman being thrifty with words now. Much appreciated. Regards Cb More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've passed here a while ago but couldn't get in due to a wedding, we eventually got in two weeks ago on a wonderful sunny spring Saturday. The hotel and location are idyllic, it was very busy a good sign. We ordered the fish pie and I had the sausages with white onion sauce and champ potatoes, both dishes were... More 

Thank Chris I
Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Thank you for this, so pleased you drove by again and tried us, we very fortunate to be in this gorgeous valley but it can take some finding. Regards Cb More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please add this amazing dish back to the menu! Perfect meal. Beautiful setting, staff wonderful ... would eat here every night if I could. Miss the cheese pie that was removed from the menu last year ... very sad as it is exceptional.

1 Thank 5amandag
Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Thank you for this, I know there a few calls to bring back the cheese pie but some things have to change, we have to evolve a little each year, maybe we should revert and try some new dishes else where. Regards Cb More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously heard lots about the IAW and all good so thought we would give it a go on an off chance for good Friday.... Setting=stunning Room=very happy with it, comfortable and great character Food- average.... we ate in the bar and nice menu but overall quality was of an average standard and nothing special. I had the pie and it... More 

Thank Heesey3
Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Ouuch! Sorry we should have looked after you better. No room for complacency here i assure you. Chasend. Regards Cb More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the restaurant, rather than the bar. You need to reserve. The food was excellent but, given the prices, main courses should include vegetables.

1 Thank Patricia B
Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Many thanks. Not sure about the veg question so much used to be returned and were wasted. I will ponder. Regards Cb More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4pm on Mothers Day: scones, jam & cream for two with tea.....utterly GORGEOUS!!! Rapid service from the friendly staff, plenty of seating options and immaculate as usual. We've been coming here for YEARS!

1 Thank John L
Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Thank you glad the scone did the trick on Mother's day, much appreciate your feedback. Regards Cb More 

Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Daughters birthday we drove 130 miles from the Lake District for Lunch.Nice menu plus specials we all enjoyed all we ordered.Little Surprised they did not have a dry rose wine by the glass the one they gave us was very sweet therefore we switched to Merlot.Excellent service and a Can do staff attitude.

1 Thank blackarrowthree
Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and indeed the marathon round trip. Not sure quite which rose we had on when you came as we change around but the current two are Montaud a Frenchy that is dry and A Spanish Castillo which is moire fruity, i think you might have had this one. Thanks again for your thoughts. Regards Cb More 

Cononley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just been here for Sunday lunch with 5 other 'foodies'. It was my first time and I was expecting well above average food given the reputation of the place. Sadly this was lacking - I would say the food was no better than average for the price. However, the building has a light airy feel, the staff are polite and... More 

Thank SwickyMinden
Charles320, Owner at Inn at Whitewell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback and sorry you were under whelmed by our bar food, it should be pretty good. I understand your point about bar drinks but we are an old inn not a restaurant and it sort of changes the nature of what we are if you have dining room service in the bars, we obviously do table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80 - US$80
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunsop Road, Clitheroe BB7 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe
  • Phone Number: +44 1200 448222

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