We stayed over the Easter weekend. Scorton is a lovely village ideal for visiting the forest of Bowland or further afield.
Very helpful owner who on learning I was planning a bit of fishing offered me a free day ticket on the local trout water. What a gent! I did not have my trout rod with me and had to turn him down. He isnt a fisherman so I'm not sure he fully understood, but what a generous offer.
Lovely staff. We ate a couple of nights in the restaurant - good food and reasonable prices.
This is a quirky little hotel, if you want all the homogenised chain hotel facilities and service then this place is probably not for you. On the other hand if you want a relaxing get away from it all, somewhere you can really recharge the batteries then place could be what you are looking for.
The beds might be a bit creaky, the shower temperature a bit variable depending on time of day but they are minor compared to the lovely restful atmosphere of the place. Bearing in mind it was Easter weekend and it was very busy in the day, but by evening all was peaceful again and some lovely local village walks before dinner made it all the more enjoyable
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Priory Scorton, The Forest of Bowland.The Priory built in the early 17th century was originally a Christian place of worship, set in the idyllic ancient hunting grounds of The Forest of Bowland, which was the hunting playground for Nobility and aristocracy alike, and to this day it still is, the area is divided into large estates owned by The Queen, The Duke of Westminster and alike. During the time of The Reformation The Priory was paid a visit from Olivers Army (Cromwell) and was duly left in peace, whist other local establishments faired far worse, the castle at Garstang was besieged, sacked and ordered to be dismantled, so even in those times The Priory was doing something right.Time moved on and so did The Priory changing from a Chapel to a Blacksmiths, a Catholic boys school, a Post Office and private residence,The Priory Inn now offers its own bakery and spacious, warmly furnished rooms. Fresh, homemade food is served, all food is locally sauced using Honeywell meats, Dewlay cheeses, Pilling potatoes to name but a few All bedrooms have light decor and crisp furnishings, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities; each room has a modern private bathroom with toiletries provided. The stylish restaurant provides hearty full English breakfasts and meals from fresh and local ingredients. Fresh fish and quality steaks are served, along with a daily changing specials board. The traditional bar includes a cosy log fire and a pretty, outdoor dining area.Scorton is a beautiful village set in The Forest of Bowland (designated an area of outstanding natural beauty)and is a delightful 30 minute walk from the market town Garstang, the surrounding area is full of scenic walking and cycling routes. Free parking and free WI-FI are available, and Lancaster , Poulton-Le Fylde, Preston, Blackpool, Clitheroe anf Lytham ST Annes just a short drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Priory Scorton, Lancashire