Our Inspector's View
An art deco gem, The Midland was built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1933 in the 'streamline modern' style. There's a sharp modernity to the restaurant that suits the space, with a contemporary finish and neat white tablecloths. A vegan menu is available at both lunch and dinner.
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Facilities – at a glance
Modern Lancashire cuisine in an art deco hotel
- Seats: 70
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: 23–27 December and 30 December to 2 January
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 1.30
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 48
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 9
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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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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