Gibbon Bridge Hotel
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Gibbon Bridge Hotel

Green Lane Forest of Bowland, Chipping PR3 2TQ England
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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An award winning country hotel with beautiful gardens and elegant function rooms set amongst the rolling fells and farmland of the Ribble Valley. With 30 bedrooms to choose from, breakfast is included within the room price and there is ample secure car parking along with a helipad for any guests wishing to arrive by air. The restaurant provides fresh locally sourced dishes daily with ingredients sourced from local suppliers, our own gardens and onsite bakery. Choose to join us for lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal. One of Lancashire's premier wedding venues, we are licensed to hold civil ceremonies throughout the year and offer fabulous packages for indoor and outdoor weddings. The Conservatory, Orangery and Cavalier Lounge offer the perfect space for all manner of private, business and family events - and we encourage guests to arrange to visit and look around. Key annual events are also held here - including Wine Tasting and Gardening Days, alongside seasonal events.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Bathrobes
Room service
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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DinkyDolly L wrote a review Mar 2022
Clayton le Dale, United Kingdom1,246 contribution511 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband booked a surprise stay for my Birthday in the staple oak suite which is my favourite hotel room, but we haven’t been since it’s been refurbished. It’s fabulous, spacious, comfy, opulent, private garden, walk in dressing room, 2 toilets, great dresser for more than one person, the inglenook fireplace is fabulous and we lit a fire as the weather outside was freezing.
Great mirrors, massive super king size bed, nice lighting ideal for brides to get ready with their bridesmaids when getting married here as this is essentially the honeymoon suite . Well worth the £300 which included breakfast
Homemade biscuits and lots of tea coffee hot chocolate provided and bottles of water
My husband organised flowers to be in the room and they were gorgeous and a cold bottle of champagne waiting in an ice bucket for our arrival ! Perfect
Massive tv on the wall upstairs and also a second large tv downstairs in the lounge !
Our evening meal was fantastic , including deep fried king prawns, salmon fish cakes, duck, pheasant, cheese board and lemon meringue roll ( which was the most delicious dessert I’ve ever had )
Great waiter/waitress very chatty and pleasant
Reception was welcoming, no fuss, just nice
Disappointed that breakfast was served rather than buffet style
Can’t wait to come back
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eliza B wrote a review Jan 2020
Preston, United Kingdom416 contributions129 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Have eaten at the restaurant on a few occasions and loved the food and service, so decided to book a night away for Mum’s birthday. There were seven of us in total and we were allocated rooms near to each other. We upgraded to suites as an extra treat. My husband and I had a suite with a separate lounge upstairs. This was lovely but we missed having a tv in the bedroom as the only tv was upstairs and to be honest, we did not use the lounge at all. The room was very comfortable, although rather hot and it was nice to be able to open a window instead of relying on air conditioning.
Dinner was excellent.The food never disappoints and service, as usual, was fantastic. Breakfast the following morning was ok but not on a par with the hotel’s dinner/lunch offerings. It would have been nice to have waiter service and a better choice of dishes eg salmon and scrambled eggs/ full English/ kippers etc, rather than the rather limited self-service offerings.
All in all, we had a lovely time in a beautiful hotel in beautiful surroundings.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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suesalford wrote a review Jan 2020
Cadishead, United Kingdom376 contributions192 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed here a few times over the years and have enjoyed all the visits as they are a real treat. The staff are always so friendly and efficient and the rooms - especially the suites, are extremely roomy and comfortable. On a wet and miserable winters day, we had enjoyed a visit to Ribchester museum and then arrived in time to just generally chill out and enjoy the place. We haven't been here for a long time in the summer, so didn't get much opportunity to spend time outside or in the lovely gardens.
We did however enjoy the homebaked biscuits and the very good food in the restaurant in the evening. Local produce is very evident and the Morecombe bay potted shrimps were heaven. With our hake, lamb , lemon mousse and apricot streamed pudding, it was delicious. The hotel has never dropped its standards each time we have been, very impressive but it is privately owned with pride.
I would agree with the comments about breakfast, which is very good, but if a full English isn't for you, I am not aware there are other choices, or vegetarian options.
We will be back again I am sure
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sarah g wrote a review Sept 2021
Wray, United Kingdom120 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here as we were attending a wedding party in the village. The room was not cheap at £200 for one night, but it was drab and cold.The hospitality tray consisted of very basic sachets of Nescafé and no biscuits or snacks as you would expect for this price. The toiletries in the bathroom were also basic quality, and whilst I’m aware that shouldn’t be too significant, I felt that when you’re paying so much then everything should be top quality.
Saying that, the staff were lovely and friendly, the breakfast delicious and the gardens are out of this world.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alan G wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom40 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been to Gibbon Bridge several times over recent years without disappointment. This time however, we had issues. Firstly I found the attitude of the barman to be rather condescending. When I ordered drinks at the bar mid afternoon I received a rather surly negative response when I asked if they sold nuts or crisps. Fair enough I thought but the response could have been a bit more pleasant. The room (suite) was fine and then we went for dinner. Ordered a fillet steak (medium rare) and Cod as mains. The starter was good but the steak arrived overcooked nowhere near a medium rare and my wife's Cod was also very overcooked! I mentioned the issue with my steak to a waitress and shortly after the gentleman who had spoken to me at the bar earlier arrived to ask what was wrong. I showed him my steak and asked him did he consider it to be cooked medium rare as ordered. He just went to lift the plate and in a very off hand manner said he would get it replaced without any offer of apology. I told him I didn't like his attitude but he took the plate without any offer of reconciliation. My wife continued to eat her cod but ended up leaving half of it but told me she didn't want it replaced. Another dish was prepared and served to me and to be fair, that was fine. At the end of the evening we returned to our suite. The bed was covered with a cotton spread and no sign of a duvet or other blankets which resulted in my wife waking cold during the night. To be fair we had turned the heating off as it is not something we have on at home and do not like the stifled air it produces.
Breakfast was fine but unlike other occasions the fresh fruit was very limited with only tinned versions of some fruit being on offer. This could well be due to the limited number of guests present. In all we were disappointed with our experience and whilst the lady at check out was very pleasant I did think some offer of a deduction would have been in order after I made her aware of our complaints. Will we be back - pretty unlikely.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Riddle wrote a review Jan 2020
Halifax, United Kingdom809 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife & I stayed here this week. We visited last year for lunch & when we saw a Travelzoo offer for dinner, bed & breakfast we booked it.

Check in was smooth, the room was fine, dinner was good, as was breakfast the following morning.

Staff very welcoming.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MerryMarv wrote a review Dec 2022
Greater London, United Kingdom139 contributions98 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It`s common knowledge that the Covid pandemic killed off some hotels and severely damaged the finances of many. As a result the survivors either increased prices in an attempt to recover losses or offered "deals" to encourage bookings especially in the low season. Gibbon Bridge chose the latter route and my wife and I booked a two night stay on half board for £436. At breakfast I would assume that perhaps half the rooms were taken. But it was breakfast which most disappointed us. There was no menu to choose freshly prepared items. There was no bread to cut or cheese to choose. A selection of cereals, fruit juices, jams and yoghurts was available. There was no fresh fruit but what appeared to be tinned grapefruit and berries were in abundance. What was laid out was beans, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms (if I remember) and fried eggs on a hotplate. However we don`t like to eat "old" fried food. We asked a waiter (and ALL the staff were superb in their tasks) if we could have fresh very hot porridge with cream on top followed by scambled eggs: both were superb. They could not have been served better cooked by any chef anywhere. I requested some cheese and a slab of local cheese was brought with a smile. Coffee was good, strong and hot. Dinner was very good; fish, fowl and meat. The standard room was adequate but the bed sagged somewhat in the middle. A large open fire in the bar made for a great place to sink a dram or two. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Altogether it was a satisfactory stay but in view of its reputation breakfast could be improved if what we experienced was the norm.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Stephen C wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night D, B & B in a suite in July. The gardens are spectacular and are the most impressive feature of the hotel.

Check in was straightforward and quick but there was no discussion about hotel facilities, breakfast service times or anything else we may need to know.

The suite was a good size with a fantastic view of the stunning garden. However, the decor and furniture is a little dated and made the room dark. The use of sheets and blankets is something that I thought I had left when I stopped sleeping at my Nanna’s house and perhaps duvets are a more modern look for the 21st century. The ceiling lights had obviously been replaced as they were odd and repairs to the ceiling around these were badly done making it look scruffy. Although, we found the decor not to our taste the room was clean and in particular the bathroom was very clean.

The tea tray offer was just about adequate, but for the money paid for our stay it is not unreasonable to have expected just a little more such as a biscuit. A Nespresso pod machine or similar is something that a room in this price range should be aspiring to provide.

Our evening meal was good and everyone enjoyed their particular choices and the service was attentive enough.

We all thought that the choice at breakfast was limited for a place charging £275 per suite for D, B & B. Only fried eggs, no mushrooms, no pastries or yogurts etc. I am sure the cooked breakfast was fine but we were put off by a neighbouring table informing us that the sausage tasted “funny”, I did try them and although they were okay they were definitely an acquired taste. None of the others had sausage but said their cooked breakfast were good. My wife did mention that we thought that the breakfast was not a good as on previous visits and we were given a lukewarm apology bordering on indifference.

The lounge area in the suite had two comfortable chairs and a TV. There was also a coffee table with three magazines on it. One dated 2012 and one dated 2019 (it is currently 2023!) There was no guest information other than a small laminated card with breakfast times and wi-fi details, but nothing about surrounding areas or places of interest.

We have stayed at GB several times over the years but I don’t think it is somewhere we will rush back to.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Georgia wrote a review Jul 2023
12 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is extremely dated, and would benefit from some renovations. This review is only a 2 based on the lovely grounds of the hotel.
Upon arrival we were met by the reception staff who were pleasant but check in was quick so didn’t see them much.
We booked a suite and the room was in a building separate to the main building. The whole hotel smelt like damp and dust and all of the furniture looked worn out and dated.
Upon arrival to our room, it was quite creepy in our opinion, there were couches on the ground floor with the bathroom (my partner sat on the couch and a dead moth shot out of the fabric). The stairs to reach the bedroom were extremely creaky meaning if needing to reach the bathroom in the night this could not be done quietly. The bed was large but also had a small single bed which seemed a bit overkill unless you booked for three people. The bedding was very dated and we ended up sleeping with just the sheet and a thin blanket meaning we were very cold throughout the night. There were also multiple insects that needed to be removed from the room, one spider even covered the tissues in the bathroom, so I don’t think the room will have been checked before our arrival. I also rolled the blind down at night to find another dead moth had been rolled up and imprinted into the blind (I really do not like insects, especially inside, so this did lower my views of the hotel).
Breakfast was served in the restaurant and was okay, option of serve yourself full English and some cereal bits. Juices available as well as tea and coffee.
The hotel is literally in the middle of nowhere and there is little to no signal, my partner was the only one with a small amount of signal out of 4 of us (there is WiFi available if you have a smart phone). Due to the remoteness taxis cost us £20-£30 each way to get to Clitheroe where we had a food reservation.

I think the issues I have noted were reflected in the amount of guests, the hotel was large and we didn’t see many other guests. This shocked us due to it being a Saturday in July.

Unfortunately we wouldn’t return to this hotel unless the inside was to undergo renovations.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a large car park but it is not secure
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sleep007 wrote a review Jul 2022
Lancashire, United Kingdom2,907 contributions1,169 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A place that loves a wedding with gardens to support it. In fact on a ridiculously hot evening it provided our group with a great outside setting to relax.

We asked to eat outdoors and it lacked a bit of customer focus to be told "no because we've already said no to others".

Our evening meal was decent and quite traditional in how it was served. A big wine menu too relative to how busy the place seems.

Breakfast next morning starts at 8am though we managed to get it brought forward to 7am for some and it was fine, if lacking in choice. Bedroom.was huge across 2 floors with the top floor (sleeping area) impossibly hot with no air-con. Not.been modernised for what must be 20+ years.

We were here for a business event but the fact that we had to bring our own projector tells you they've not jumped into the 21st Century. Surely a little investment in tech would help prospects realise they are serious about midweek business meetings.

So, great spot on a hot day with some heat needed in their pursuit of the business events.

Could be so much better.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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danny8oi asked a question Sept 2018
Preston, United Kingdom13 contributions12 helpful votes
Hi does anyone know roughly price of lager at this venue and what lager they serve. Many thanks
Answer from Usie49
Blackburn, United Kingdom49 contributions17 helpful votes
Cannot answer that as we drank wine .
Answer from James S
Seascale, United Kingdom3 contributions7 helpful votes
As stated in my review, I wrote directly to Janet Simpson twice, but my complaints,which I think were legitimate, went ignored. This surprised me as I had stayed at Gibbon Bridge several times before, and had really enjoyed the experience. When a customer draws attention to mistakes that result from poor management, it is beholden on the hotel owner to apologise and rectify those faults.
frank m asked a question Jan 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa48 contributions26 helpful votes
hotels cancellation policy please
Answer from Janet8219
16 contributions
There is no charge unless the room is cancelled with 24hrs of arrival.
frank m asked a question Jan 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa48 contributions26 helpful votes
cancellation policy please
Answer from Roger F
North West England, United Kingdom69 contributions42 helpful votes
Sorry, but I am unable to provide an an answer to your question, I am sure they will sympathetic with you.
Sheila C wrote a tip Apr 2024
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the peace and relaxation of a beautiful hotel in wonderful gardens"
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Stephanie W wrote a tip Mar 2024
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dog are welcome but only in the rooms. "
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Fatma K wrote a tip Aug 2023
192 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go enjoy the exceptional customer service afforded by the outstanding staff & prepare to be healed by nature and the beautiful surroundings."
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Wendy W wrote a tip Jul 2023
Warrington, United Kingdom138 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not much to do if you don’t fancy a drive out. Hotel grounds are gorgeous if you get the weather. "
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Georgia wrote a tip Jul 2023
12 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a large car park but it is not secure"
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PRICE RANGE
£127 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gibbon bridge preston, hotel gibbon bridge
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLancashireChipping
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gibbon Bridge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gibbon Bridge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Beacon Fell Country Park (4.3 miles), Bowland Wild Boar Park (1.8 miles), and Browsholme Hall, Gardens & Cart Shed Café (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gibbon Bridge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gibbon Bridge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gibbon Bridge Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gibbon Bridge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Angels Restaurant, The White Bull, Ribchester, and Inn at Whitewell.
Are pets allowed at Gibbon Bridge Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Gibbon Bridge Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Gibbon Bridge Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Browsholme Hall, Gardens & Cart Shed Café (3.4 miles).
Does Gibbon Bridge Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Gibbon Bridge Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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