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Gibbon Bridge Hotel
Forest of Bowland

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The Gibbon Bridge Hotel is located in the heart of a very special part of England. A well kept secret to many, the Forest of Bowland is both a delight and a pleasure with its rolling pastures, working farmland and dense forestry – designated “an area of outstanding natural beauty” it certainly lives up to its classification.

Created in 1982, by resident proprietor Janet Simpson and her late mother Margaret, the hotel buildings combine traditional rural architecture with interesting Gothic masonary rescued from a dismantled local church to create a distinctive and unique atmosphere. The 30 spacious and split-level suites offer superb accommodation; furnished with charm and character with comfort in mind. Many of the suites are complete with whirlpool baths, four-poster, half tester or Gothic beds.

The restaurant has a reputation for complementing the quality and individuality of each dish by utilising local fresh produce, vegetables, fruits and herbs from the extensive kitchen gardens, its own bakery and local producers. There is the opportunity for alfresco dining, as well as private dining inside in one of the elegant rooms.

There are 23 acres of award winning gardens complete with a fairytale Bandstand and the magnificent backdrop of Longridge Fell providing the perfect setting for any wedding celebration.

The Ribble Valley has excellent walking, a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, historical buildings, market towns and charming villages and is certainly well worth a visit.

From the South – exit M6 junction 31A, follow signs for Longridge. From the North – exit M6 junction 32, then follow A6 to Broughton and B5269 to Longridge. At Longridge follow signs for Chipping. Approximately 3 miles out of Longridge follow Brown Tourist signs for The Gibbon Bridge Hotel

Additional Facilities:
Executive Meeting Facilities
Private Dining Rooms
Al Fresco Dining
Wedding Receptions and Civil Ceremonies
Helicopter Pad
Private Fishing

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Special Accommodation Offer Available


Ratings/Awards: ETC 4 Stars
Britain in Bloom Award – 9 consecutive years running
Lancashire Life - Hotel of the Year Award 2004/05
Duke of Westminster Award – for Business Excellence in the North West
Condé Nast Johansens Award-winning Hotel

Price per Person

Double: From £70
Twin: From £70
Single: £90
Suite: £75 - £87.50 - VIP Suites from £100
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Name: Gibbon Bridge Restaurant
Chef: Mr Gary Buxton

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Credit Cards Accepted
Room Service
Disabled Access
Open All Year
Gym - & Steam Room
Tennis Court
TV in Rooms
Satellite TV
Night Porter
Conference/Business Facilities

Special Offers

All offers are based on two people sharing & are subject to availability


Wednesday 9th May, Wednesday 13th June, Wednesday 11th July
Join us for afternoon tea in the Orangery with Sam Hampson, a talented young local musician, playing the piano. Delicious delicacies from the Bakery include scones, cream, preserves, sandwiches & cakes with tea. £16 per person

Monday 9th July – 10.30 am Cost: £30 per person
Our popular gardening lunch returns. Coffee is served at 10.30 am followed by a tour of the gardens with our knowledgeable gardeners. Lunch with a glass of wine ends the morning and you can then sit and enjoy the gardens at your leisure.

Between 5.30-6.30pm Sunday to Friday we are offering an early dining menu with simple food to be shared and enjoyed with all the family. We are hoping the sun will shine so that you can make the most of our alfresco dining areas.

Thursday lunchtimes between 3rd May & 23rd August Janet will be personally BBQing for upto 14 guests in our Al Fresco dining area; a selection of delicious BBQ dishes will be on the menu for just £20 per person. Booking essential.


Treat someone special to a romantic night away. Relax on the terrace, enjoy some bubbly whilst getting ready for a fabulous dinner and enjoy the sounds of our resident pianist.
Saturday 12th May & Saturday 26th May
Rooms £200, Suites £210, Luxury Suites £230, VIP Suites £250
Prices include ½ bottle champagne, dinner, bed & breakfast

TWO DAY MAY BREAK – £360 per room dinner, bed & breakfast
AVAILABLE FROM 1ST-31ST MAY (excludes Saturdays)
Enjoy an early checkin, an upgrade to a suite and a choice of dining off our early bird summer dining menu and a la carte menu. ONLY available during May so book early to avoid any disappointment.

THREE DAY SUMMER BREAK FROM £400 per room dinner, bed & breakfast
9th April-30th September 2012 (excluding Saturdays)
The Forest of Bowland is ideal walking, cycling & shopping country offering a wide range of unspoilt landscapes and visitor attractions. An area of outstanding natural beauty, Northern Lancashire is often forgotten and bypassed. However, the scenery a mixture of hill, fell, moorland, woods, rivers and pasture is one of continuous beauty. We can guarantee to fill your days, whatever the weather and whatever your preference.
The rate is only £420 dinner, bed & breakfast for 2 people for 3 nights
Fancy bringing some friends? If you book 3 or more rooms for the dame dates we will reduce the rate to ONLY £400 dinner, bed & breakfast for two people for 3 nights.

1st March – 30th September excluding Saturdays £450 per double room
Three Day Break Dinner, Bed & Breakfast including tea & scones & packed lunch!
Celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the Pendle Witches by enjoying a three day break . Visit Lancaster Castle and see where they were tried. Climb Pendle Hill and walk in their footsteps along the Witches Trail.

Offers posted Thu 26th Apr 2012

Sample Menu:

Starters – Seven Pounds

Homemade Soup of the Day
with bread rolls made daily in our bakery

Seared Scallops
plump king scallops flash griddled and served with beetroot & crème fraîche horseradish
(£2 Supplement)

Trio of Melon
with a refreshing gin & tonic sorbet and fruit jelly

Locally Smoked Salmon
served with crème fraîche, capers & cracked black pepper
(£1 Supplement)

Lancashire Black Pudding
blended with grain mustard, wrapped in filo pastry and
served with an apple & sage chutney

Luxury Prawn Salad
king prawns tossed in Marie Rose sauce and served on little gem lettuce leaves
(£1 Supplement)

Smoked Chicken & Pork Terrine
with a homemade mango & basil salsa

Ravioli of Crab & Lobster
on a shellfish broth
(£2 Supplement)

Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé
with a rocket pesto and topped with deep fried carrot

Main Courses – Sixteen Pounds

Pan Fried Fillet of Beef
on a fondant potato, with a spaghetti of vegetables, black pepper parmesan tuiles
and an oregano & sun dried tomato sauce
(£4 Supplement)

Pan Fried Saddle & Braised Leg of Rabbit
with baby vegetables & wild mushrooms
(£2 Supplement)

Corn Fed Breast of Chicken
filled with braised rice and pine kernels and served with a mushroom & tarragon velouté

Pan Fried Fillet of Sea Bass
with crispy skin in a basil sauce

Crisp Roast Duckling
served crispy with sage & onion stuffing and apple sauce

Loin of Lamb
topped with a spinach & mint mousse, served pink
on a bed of Mediterranean vegetables with a redcurrant jus
(£3 Supplement)

Steamed Halibut
with courgette & tomato vinaigrette
(£2 Supplement)

Aubergine Timbale
filled with courgettes, wild mushrooms & sun blushed tomatoes

All main courses are served with potatoes & vegetables of the day

Side Dishes Available - Two Pounds & Fifty Pence

Home Cut Chips, Side Salad or Saffron Rice

Desserts – Five Pounds

Hazelnut & Raspberry Meringue
with chocolate sauce

Sunken Chocolate Cake
with ice cold pouring cream

Fresh Apple Pie
served as you wish: with fresh cream, whipped cream, ice cream
custard or even Lancashire Cheese!

Crème Brulée
this creamy, egg rich dessert is quite irresistible and
served with a shortbread biscuit

Upside Down Mango Steam Pudding
with mango sauce & custard

Lemon Tart
served with cream or ice cream

Apple & Vanilla Parfait
with blackcurrant sorbet

Cheese & Biscuits
selection of local cheeses and fresh fruit
(£2.50 supplement)

Coffee & Petit Fours – Two Pounds

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