Enjoy Homemade Food, Cosy Accommodation’s and the lovely Lancashire Countryside at The Pendle Inn pub #Review

Enjoy Homemade Food, Cosy Accommodation’s and the lovely Lancashire Countryside at The Pendle Inn pub #Gifted

Picturesque Pendle, located within The Forest of Bowland, in beautiful Barley, just 5 miles from the neighbouring towns of Burnley and Clitheroe, has something to offer everyone year-round.

Get those hiking boots on and explore the home of the Pendle Witches, take a walk-up Pendle Hill at over 557 metres above sea level to see 360-degree views, then have fun at the superb Sculpture trail a fun activity for all the family.

Make your Pendle visit next level, by immersing yourself within authentic village life, with a stay at The iconic Pendle Inn pub owned by the experienced brewery brand Daniel Thwaites.   

The Pendle Inn pub have four fabulous ensuite holiday cottages which are set in an annex just metres from the pub with private parking and a private entrance.

These cute two-level accommodations have a private bathroom, open plan lounge with mini kitchen and then a kind bed on the first floor, ideal for families with children, couples, and friends.

Now, once you have settled in, you have yet to experience the best, The Pendle Inn Pub itself, an absolute gem! Serving fabulous food, with ingredients sourced from the local dairies and farm, including hand cut steaks, homemade pies, and a whole menu of Lancashire loveliness you are really spoilt for choice.

Thwaites have been brewers since 1807, so its a must do to partake in one of their beautiful beer flights that provides an opportunity to sample a range of delightful drafts, as you peruse the menu.

The Pendle Inn have somewhat of an elite reputation for putting together superb Sunday Lunches, even heading over from the cottage I was salivating, thinking of the roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, veggies, homemade gravy, lunch could not come quick enough!

Scrummy starters included the beautiful bon bons and the delicious mozzarella salad. This got us all ready and raring to go to the marvellous mains, the beautiful beef Sunday lunch and the nut roast topped with goats cheese served with all the trimmings including lashings of gravy.

Even better, pipping hot food all served by one of the Pendle Inn pub traditional log fires, pure bliss! The bliss continued with perfect puddings, that included, Lemon and ginger sponge with custard and sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce.

The Chef and team, at The Pendle Inn, turn food into happiness which quite simply makes me smile giving a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Talking of warm, don’t end your evening just yet why not sit by the log fire, enjoy the friendly atmosphere and lovely Lancashire locals’ banter, as you enjoy a drink or two, as impressively the pub serves 6 real ales.

Now you are staying you can roll back out of the pub after last orders has been called and step into your cosy cottage for a good night’s sleep ready for more adventures in the morning.

Nearby village, Newchurch in Pendle, has a wonderful Witches Galore shop and the Roughlee village have the Alice Nutter statue, designed by David Palmer of DP Structures, that has been erected in the village to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the infamous witch trials – a must see. There is also plenty of wildlife and stunning sunset views can be enjoyed on Pendle Hill.

After an action-packed day rest those tired legs, and as a Thwaites owned pub, there’s plenty of refreshment choices, so you’re all sorted.

After popping back to the cottage to get changed, we were ready to fill our tummies with a homecooked meal made with heart, at The Pendle Inn pub. The team are all friendly and fabulous, the kitchen team are absolute genius creating the very best dishes, we loved the starters of tempura king prawns with dipping sauce, nachos with plenty of guac, sour cream, salsa and cheese.

For a rural location the range and quality of the cocktails on offer is impressive, the classic Cosmopolitan and Pimms mix are awesome and add the perfect pizazz to anyone’s evening.

Our main meals did the trick, the Thwaites beer battered haddock, chips with mushy peas and tartar sauce along with the lovely Lancashire cheese pie are just legendary! The side serving of veggies yummy and scoffed down in record time too.

Delicious desserts scoffed in record time included the brilliant brownies and our personal favourite the sticky toffee pudding. Then, as things could not get any better, the Expresso Martini was thrown into the mix and it was mega!

The Pendle Inn, a lovely Lancashire pub, with incredible super staff, amazing accommodations, homecooked food and drinks what’s not to like. You’re all lovely Lancashire Legends!

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

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My Top UK Spa Breaks #Review

My Top UK Spa Breaks Review: January 2020

Escape the January Blues and Make the new year all about you, begin with a little you time with some rest and relaxation to refocus your mind, body and soul.

Make 2020 about you and indulge and luxuriate in a super spa stay.  In no particular order, here you have my Top UK Spa Stays…

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa Bolton

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, located on the edge of the beautiful West Pennine moors, whose origins date back to farm buildings from the 17thcentury, is now a four-star hotel, Spa & experience.

The contemporary rooms feature a modern bathroom with heated towel rail, complimentary toiletries with bath and/or stand up power shower, so you have all you need to pamper yourself while onsite.

My Top UK Spa Breaks Review 3bFrom day to late evening, the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa has all the facilities you need including an 18 meters long swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool pictured with the fabulous waterfall feature is the ideal way to relax, revitalise and reinvigorate the mind and body.

The range of therapeutic rooms on offer was extensive including a rock Sauna, Bio Sauna, Steam Room, Aroma Grotto and halotherapy room with dry salt aerosol believed to have a whole range of health benefits.

Treatments are fabulous and includes access to a relaxation suite with complimentary refreshments.

Hotel Indigo and The Club & Spa Birmingham 

Hotel Indigo Birmingham, located on the banks of the cities industrial and historical canal network, located within the cosmopolitan cube complex is a hip and happening hub.

Birmingham’s best kept secret is now out, a lovely luxurious spa in the city where you can indulge and be pampered, while you kick back and relax.

The range of facilities onsite is amazing including uplifting dry and wet thermal rooms, sauna, steam rooms, an incredible vitality pool complete with massage jets and a wonderful waterfall feature.

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Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift #Review

Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review: December 2019

Smartbox by BuyAGift is the perfect way to make Christmas meaningful for family, friends and loved ones.  Spend time together, share experiences and indulge in some fabulous food and activities with the super Smartbox.

Smartbox is a gorgeous gift, perfectly presented in this beautiful box any recipient would be thrilled to receive.

Hotel & Spa Smartbox Gifts

Gift the Deluxe Gourmet Escape Smartbox stay for the ultimate rest and relaxation pressie.

The gift recipient can choose from a variety of locations and I would highly recommend the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa which is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.

The package included an overnight stay for two with full use of the onsite spa facilities.

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Christmas Gifting; An Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two with Red Letter Days #Review

Christmas Gifting; An Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two with Red Letter Days – Review: November 2019

The Christmas season is nearing, finding unique and personal quality gifts can be a strain, so take the stress out of gifting and letter Red Letter Days do the hard work for you.

The Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two package is perfectly presented in this Robin Red envelope with gift card, making this a gorgeous gift.

Gift your family, friends and loved ones a lovely Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two package where they can choose from a whole range of countryside hotel locations.

We decided to escape the hustle and bustle at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa which is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.

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Explore Picturesque Pendle with the Pendle Inn at Barley #Review

Explore Picturesque Pendle with the Pendle Inn at Barley Review: September 2019

Located in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, Pendle is not only known for once being the home of the Pendle witches, but also has a well-connected and established walking territory with connections on the Bronte way.

The Pendle Inn at Barley is the perfect place for you to enjoy the outdoors and see all what the Forest of Bowland and the surrounding areas has to offer.

Pendle Inn is based in the heart of the village of beautiful Barley with the iconic and distinctive Pendle hill practically on their doorstep.

The Inn is cosy with real wood log fire and ideal for a drink, as they are famous in the local area for their 6 cask ales, as they use local breweries like Moorhouses, Marstons and some Micro brands.

Where to Stay

Get cosy in style and why not stay at the Pendle Inn to make the most of your time, as there is so much to see and do in the area you are spoilt for choice.

The rooms at the Inn are set in a spacious annex just a few meters from the pub itself with onsite parking.

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Wildwood Restaurant Skipton #Review

Wildwood Restaurant Skipton – Review: August 2019

Wonderfully warm and welcoming Wildwood Skipton really had good vibes about the place.

The restaurant boasts airy, contemporary décor which gives a chic cool vibe to the place.

Gabriella and her team; Aaron, Freya, Katie, along with our delightful server David have created that relaxed home away from home feel.

Super scrummy starters began with their brilliant baked brie and one of my ultimate fav Wildwood dishes bruschetta Caprese.  Along with some marinated olives, this makes for the perfect starter.

Marvellous mouth-watering mains included the tasty tagliatelle alla norma, I can not walk in a Wildwood without ordering this dish! Also, their signature Smokey bbq ribs which my plus one scoffed in full and washed down with a Day Time!

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