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Black Bull Ribchester
"Not impressed Food average. Completely underwhemded

Date visited: July2009 ..." More

White Bull
"Visited a friend in Ribchester intending to eat at the White Bull, upon parking our car we were accosted by a member of staff seemingly employed specifically to challenge anyone ..." More

Black Bull Ribchester
"Great location, lovely food and service was spot on. Gonna make the trip again very soon! nice website, the barn looks fun.

Date visited: March 2008 ..." More

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Ribchester lies nestling against the banks of the River Ribble in the county of Lancashire in the North West of England. It would seem that prior to the Romans arrival that there was a settlement here and investigations are continuing. The Romans though built a fort here as the area was of strategic importance on the banks of the river. At the time it was not Ribchester but Bremetannacum Veteranorum. Today there is a Roman Museum situated above the remains of the headquarters of that Roman fort. Ribchester's three-arched bridge, built in 1774, stands astride the old Roman ford. General Agricola established the fort in AD 80 and it was set on a network of roads leading out to Chester, Manchester, Lancaster and York. Many local buildings are constructed from stones "quarried" from the Roman fort, including the magnificent parish church of St Wilfrid.built in the 13th century and was dedicated to the Archbishop of York. Today Ribchester is an almost perfect and idyllic setting, the scenery seemingly untouched by the passage of time it is understandable why this is such a popular place to live, the weaver’s cottages on Church Street reminiscent of bygone days.

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Riverside Barn (0.58 miles)

Riverside Barn

We have 2 double bedrooms, 1 ensuite. Both rooms have river veiws and are furnished to a high standard with colour tv, and tea & coffee making facilities. Enjoy our riverside location, large ... More | visit website

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Bowford Cottage at Bowford Cottages (2.11 miles)

Bowford Cottage at Bowford Cottages

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Set amidst truly peaceful countryside in the Ribble Valley and enjoying beautiful rural views to Beacon Fells, these two very comfortable, newly built stone cottages are just ... More

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Barton Grange Hotel (2.64 miles)

Barton Grange Hotel

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With a convenient location, superb dining and great facilities, Preston’s newest 4-star hotel is stylish and contemporary, whilst simultaneously retaining all the traditional charm of the original manor house.
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The Manor House (2.68 miles)

The Manor House

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Converted former manor house situated in the Ribble Valley, originally built for the Duke of Sumerset. Stunning 16 feet ceilings, four poster bed, real fires, oak floors, fully fitted kitchen, ... More

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Feildens Arms (2.71 miles)

Feildens Arms
The Feildens Arms at Mellor Brook is a beautiful traditional country Inn set in the stunning Ribble Valley. Located just 3 miles from Blackburn, 7 miles from Preston, and only 4 miles from J31 of ... More | visit website
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Shireburn Arms Hotel (2.77 miles)

Shireburn Arms Hotel
Relax and unwind in the friendly, informality of this award winning, family-owned, 4 star Country Inn. Centrally located between Clitheroe, Burnley, Preston and Blackburn and only 8 miles from the M6 and M65 the Shireburn ... More | visit website
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Millstone Hotel (2.80 miles)

Millstone Hotel

The Millstone at Mellor has retained all the charm of the coaching inn it once was - but added all the creature comforts of a modern hotel. It is one of the highest rated AA ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Blackburn North West (3.30 miles)

Premier Inn Blackburn North West
Ideally located for British Aerospace, which is opposite the hotel. Situated for easy access to Preston and Blackburn. Our Blackburn North West Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room, free parking ... More | visit website
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Bayley Arms (3.33 miles)

Bayley Arms

16c country inn , full of character and friendly welcome . the bayley is a subtle mix of old and new , but always sticking to the philosophy of offering good service, quality comfortable accommodation, ... More | visit website

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Northcote (3.46 miles)

Northcote

Northcote, award winning restaurant with rooms, established since 1983 and unlike many establishments today, Northcote manor is not owned and run by a faceless corporation, quite the opposite, co-proprietors, Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft, are ... More

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