Please support the trade during lockdown by making use of the many delivery and take-out possibilities now on offer.
RestaurantsLancashireClitheroeBB7

survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This famous, “charmingly old-fashioned” eighteenth-century inn has been run by the Bowman family for three generations and is set in the stunning landscape of the Forest of Bowland – bang in the middle of what the Office of National Statistics says is the happiest place to live in Britain. All reports give a solid thumbs-up to its traditional cooking and high quality cellar, but it somewhat lacks the profile of yesteryear.

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This famous, “charmingly old-fashioned” eighteenth-century inn has been run by the Bowman family for three generations and is set in the stunning landscape of the Forest of Bowland – bang in the middle of what the Office of National Statistics says is the happiest place to live in Britain. All reports give a solid thumbs-up to its traditional cooking and high quality cellar, but it somewhat lacks the profile of yesteryear.

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A staggering inn… once you’ve found it”“buried in the middle of the Forest of Bowland”, this “firm-favourite”, olde-worlde, riverside landmark is “an absolute must for visit and ideally a stay”, with its “stunning location”, “consistent”, traditional cooking and extensive cellar. Just one problem – “you’ll never want to leave!”

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a beautiful location, by a river in the Forest of Bowland, this ancient inn has ‘olde worlde’ charm” in abundance, and “has kept an excellent atmosphere despite growing rapidly over the last few years”. It is also renowned for “classic food of a very high standard” and a notable cellar, but expansion has taken a little bit of the gloss off standards over the years, and those who know it by its old reputation can feel “it’s overhyped, and fine but nothing special” nowaday; whereas to those judging it without the baggage of its recent history it produces “superb local dishes, well-prepared and well-executed”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at The Inn at Whitewell?

Owner's description

The Inn at Whitewell is an old fashioned 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.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner £18.75 £24.75

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £19.50 £4.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.25
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

14, 24

The Inn at Whitewell Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Inn at Whitewell Restaurant in BB7, Clitheroe by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Inn at Whitewell restaurant.
janet R
It is worth making the effort to find this ...
Reviewed 9 months, 18 days ago

"It is worth making the effort to find this gem. Good quality is the key here with a special mention to the fish pie. Good portion sizes and friendly atmosphere also are part of this winning combination."

Report this comment
Have you eaten at The Inn at Whitewell?
Post your own review of The Inn at Whitewell and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review
Forest of Bowland, Clitheroe, BB7 3AT
The Booking system is currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 7:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 7:30 pm‑9:30 pm

The 2020 Harden's Guide

2020 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

Financial Times