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“Superb food and hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kenlis Arms
Ranked #6 of 12 Preston B&B and Inns
Lytham
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Superb food and hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

We've really enjoyed all our weekends at the Kenlis Arms. We moor up just through the bridge on The Lancaster Canal. It was that good on our first visit we had breakfast in the morning and returned for dinner in the evening! The menu changes weekly with specials and two course deals on certain days. All food is home made - Andrea and Alice cook as it should be cooked - fresh and from the heart. Alice baked mince pies especially for us - the best I've ever tasted - we took a dozen home! Terry looks after liquid refreshment and runs a tidy bar full of characters. Rooms are also available - comfortable and homely. Visit with your eyes open - check the Tea pot collection! Had a great night at the Ha Ha Comedy Club evening - next night 7th Dec 2012.

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Our final boating day and as we had covered ground quicker than we had expected we decided to make a stop here. The thought of a ploughmans and a pint seemed a great idea to two of us, and as we saw the banner for the pub at the canal side we decided to moor up.

The pub is not exactly on the canal bank. In fact you have to cross a narrow bridge and go under a railway bridge all with no path. It looks great from the outside, but when you get in it is cluttered.

I ordered drinks and asked if food was being served, as the dining area had no lights turned on. "Well I am on my own today" was the reply before the being told what was and what was not on the menu. I took the menu through to my friends, who had made their way to the games area, and explained and then went for a comfort break. The men's room was horrible, with one of the urinals covered in a bin liner. I was later told that the lady's was completely the reverse!

When I returned my friends told me that the lady behind the bar had come over and said something about lights and then stood watching them playing darts! It all didn't add up to an enjoyable place to have food so we decided to drink up and make our way further down the canal.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MCCCCCC
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Preston, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

Passing through Garstang and found the Kenlis Arms on the outskirts of town. Just off the main road coming from South head towards Calder Vale and Kenlis is just past the railway bridge. This area used to be the Garstang and Catteral Railway Station years ago. Had a great time few beers and good chat. Beer Garden and seating outside with plenty of parking. Did not have time for a meal although customers seemed more than pleased from what we saw.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Quite a bizarre place to stay. Fantastic food and very comfotable bed. All the areas, are cluttered with all sorts - nice biscuits and cakes to go with Coffee tray and fresh milk. The lady of the Pub / Hotel obviously works very hard shame her men dont seem to help as much

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Daisy1096757
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Swindon
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

The review is a little bit late, I kept on forgetting, hey ho. We stayed here whilst driving to Inverness from Devon. The owners were very friendly. The room was fantastic and very quiet. Food was great pub grub portions and the beer was tasty and well priced.
This Kenlis Arms is the place to stay, offering great accommodation at very good prices.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank holidaybugSwindon
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st annes on sea uk
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

my husband and i with two dogs have just stayed at the kenlis arms near garstang.we found it very friendly and the dogs were made most welcome. the food was great and decent portions too. friday night quite busy with locals all who involve you in the conversation, i would recommend this place to any one wanting to walk the forest of bowland.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank thedogwalkers83
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London
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146 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

The Kenlis Arms in Garstang really is a find.
From the moment your enter the premises Andrea and Terry make you welcome. The locals are very friendly as well, from just one evening in the bar, I feel I have made many friends.
The hotel is sited between the M6 and the Railway Line, but do not let this worry you, they are distant, and the superb double glazing cuts out all noises from outside. My room was really nice, very good quality furniture, really comfortable bed, lovely en suite facilities and beautiful pictures on the walls.
Terry serves Thwaites beers and also guest real ales, they are kept and served perfectly. There are many facilities here, a pool table, darts board, separate dining area, huge venue room with a stage, children's safe play area and ample free parking.
Andrea is a brilliant cook and terrific company, the food I ate was just perfect, nice sized meals cooked using quality ingredients, please see my photos.
The prices are so reasonable you will be shocked, I paid only £35 bed and breakfast, and the breakfast was great.

I recommend visiting the Kenlis Arms, it is all just lovely, the food and especially the friends you will make, Andrea and Terry.

I will be returning there for sure !

Richard Kaminski.

Room Tip: They have 4 rooms - all are excellent !
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kenlis Arms
Address: Kenlis Road, Preston PR3 1GD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Preston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Preston
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Number of rooms: 4
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