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The Pendle Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Barley B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Spent 2 nights here with a deal from deal monster, couldn't fault it really, staff were very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble for them. Food was lovely and plenty of choice. The lodge was basic but warm and had everything you needed. The area for walking was enjoyable, a lovely experience, would

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We stayed here for two nights last week - and loved it! The cottage was warm and cosy and had everything necessary for a short stay. Reading one of the recent reviews which advises taking toilet roll - well we did - only to find there were three there already! The same review mentions taking extra towels but there was a bath and hand towel each and a tea towel - what more do you need? We had taken supplies for breakfasts and packed lunches with us and ate in the pub both evenings. The food was excellent and the portions huge - my husband is a "pudding" person and could not manage one the first night - so the second night he passed on the starter! The review which says the portions are small also says only one person can fit on the settee - we had no problem with two of us! The only downside is the fact that the cottages are connected so the sound from next door carries but we had a lovely time - weather cold and frosty and snow on the hills -beautiful! Incidentally we came by public transport (bus to Clitheroe and then from there to Barley) and still managed to bring all we needed. Thank goodness for the reviews which said that there is no shop - no post office, cash machine or anything! Thankfully there is also nothing to spend money on so we did not need the cash! I am not sure I would have paid £60 per night as a B & B would not be much more than that but for £99.00 for two nights including a two-course meal the first night and bottle of wine the second, it was excellent value.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Lovely rural village setting and the Inn is a welcome break after a long walk up and around Pendle Hill. Unfortunately the food leaves a lot to be desired. There doesn't seem to be a lot of effort put into the preparation and the Apple Pie dessert had been microwaved. I visited after buying a Groupon voucher, but even the benefit of a healthy discount didn't make the meal value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

I visited here for a special occasion dinner with family & we used some online vouchers for a main & dessert each. We decided to top-up with starters as they looked so tempting.

A nice real-ale pub within a very rural setting in the small village of Pendle. Unfortunately, we were all a bit cold in the enormous conservatory we were seated in - nice open fires in the main pub area though, I'd recommend sitting here if possible over the newer conversion of the restaurant.

The quality of the food was good, great menu options and the portion sizes reasonable - especially for 'The Famous Pendle Pie' which was enormous!

Personally, I enjoyed our visit, and would visit again if it wasn't so far from home. It's remote location is worth noting - I wouldn't advise a weak-stomached person to attempt a trip here during darkness. It's located down some very dark, very narrow hillside roads and quite difficult to find in the winter weather - not for the faint-hearted! I'm sure it's very picturesque and lovely in the height of summer, however.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed at The Pendle Inn on 10/11/13 for 2 nights, my partner and myself and 2 dogs.

Great location.

Ill list the pro's and cons for the place below:

Great for walkers, but if you have dogs there's no where to dry them off before taking them into your room, and a lot of the trails have gates along them so not suitable to walk a big dog through, our 2 year old Labrador kept getting caught in them.

The food is nice and reasonably priced, but it lacks the good old fashion pub grub food. The food portions are small and rather pretentious and heavily seasoned with salt and pepper, so i would suggest you request not having so much salt on your meals before they are cooked. The 3 course meal for £13.49 is very good value for money, with a starter, main and desert. Although the deserts are a bit disappointing.

The "cottages" are adequate but very small and basic. They consist of a small living area with a small kitchen at the end, the sofa can barely seat one person, and the "cooker" is not something I would use as when it was turned on it stunk the room out. The heating isn't controlled in the room, it is controlled in the pub I believe and was left on all day and night so it was too hot, and the windows didn't open to vent it out so it was a sleepless night for us on our first night.

Its great that the cottages (a row of terraced wendy houses) are away from the main pub, but if you leave your curtains open at any point you are watched by people in the restaurant eating their dinner.

The staff are friendly but very unnattentive, such as dirty plates left on the table for over an hour. But they are friendly enough and happy to tell you where's best to go for a walk etc....

Drinks are very reasonably priced between £3 & £4 a pint, with a good selection of real ales. The only downsides to the pub are it's not the cleanest and it's full of locals who give off the impression they only want it as a local pub not as a tourist spot.

If your staying here you need to take, milk, TOILET ROLL, extra towels etc as these are not supplied. On the note of toilet roll, the bathrooms in the cottages are very modern, unlike the rest of the cottage, but when you flushed our toilet, water came flooding out the top of the cistern and drenched the walls and floors in the bathroom, a plumber was called out to rectify this and we were given a free pint. Not quite what I call compensation for toilet water going all over the room your staying in.

The cottages are linked together by internal doors (I didn't really like the idea of this) and the doors are hidden by curtains, so In your room you have a door either side connecting it to the neighbouring cottage.

We would visit again I would just hope that whoever the manager is takes the place under his/her wings and deals with the issues. The devil's in the detail and that's what's letting the place down, but as a core verdict it was a perfectly pleasant stay.

If your a smoker or rely on and sundries the nearest shop is miles away so it is definitely advisable to take everything you need with you prior to arriving, especially loo roll.

Also if you check out prior to 11.30am you will need to bang on the pubs door until someone answers so you can hand the keys back as it is closed at that time.

Also Sundays and Sunday Lunch is very busy here, so if your wanting a quiet bite to eat go after 5pm.

Travellers and Pendle Inn Staff please feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Crack the whip and pull your finder out and you'll have a really fab weekend getaway here!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Was invited by a friend and had a wonderful drive in October. She had a voucher for a lunch deal but we ate off the main menu. I had a steak pie, which was not a pie but a stew topped with a pastry base baked separately - This is Lancashire so a chef should know what a pie is. Then a mixed grill with a steak that was ordered MW and came MR. The decor was dated and worn, the male toilets smelly and shabby, poorly maintained. We sat in a corner overlooking a very dated conservatory with a laminate floor. The food pics , especially the mixed grill say it all. Not a good experience.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We had originally booked to stay in one of the self-catering cottages in May under a Living Social deal, but unfortunately the day before, I broke my leg fell walking in Yorkshire and we had to ring from the hospital to cancel. The staff at the inn were superb and totally understanding and we finally made it for a visit in June - unfortunately still not up to the walking we had intended but all in all a great "break"! The inn is very friendly - when we arrived it was packed out but a welcoming crowd and it was good to have a chat with the locals. The cottages are a bit basic and obviously aimed at walkers, but they have everything that's needed and were clean and tidy. We had dinner both nights in the pub - food and wine list both very good and portions huge; friendly service too. This area has some great walks and we will certainly be back when I am up to hill walking again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: | Burnley, Barley BB12 9JX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Barley
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Barley
Price Range: £55 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pendle Inn 3*
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