Delightfully located in attractive grounds with very pleasant forest and gardens, this small…
Astley Bank Hotel
“Elegant hotel with high quality cooking” - VisitEngland Assessor
Astley Bank Hotel in Darwen occupies a grand 19th-century mansion set within stunning gardens popular for weddings. The hotel’s highly regarded Othello’s restaurant showcases locally sourced ingredients and the chefs make everything from scratch on the premises. Afternoon tea is also served here and traditional Sunday roasts are a popular option.
Facilities – at a glance
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12.00
- Lunch served until: Monday - Saturday until 14.30, Sunday until 19.00
- Dinner served from: 18.00 (Except on Sundays)
- Dinner served until: 21.00 (Except on Sundays)
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Local ingredients
- Local suppliers
- Vegetarian menu
- Vegan menu
- Vegan dishes
- Dietary requirements dishes: Gluten free,Lactose free
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About the area
Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.
The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.
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