This was the fourth year that I had spent Christmas at the Millstone whilst visiting a relative in Blackburn. We had dinner on Christmas Eve and lunch on Christmas Day and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and beautifully presented for both of the meals, and the staff were delightful and they were so accommodating about special diets. I can confidently say from past experience that there is nowhere in Blackburn that would do better. I am clearly not alone in taking that view, as the restaurant gets booked up weeks in advance because people vote with their feet. It was a perfect Christmas.
During the year, I travel widely around the world and stay in many good hotels but I think Anson Bolton could teach many of them a few things about good food and how to cook it and present it imaginatively.
I stayed for two nights and I had a very comfortable room with everything I needed. The breakfast was also excellent (I chose lovely poached egg on poached fish which was cooked to perfection), and the yoghurt was so delicious that I checked the label - it was sourced locally in the Ribble Valley (Ann Forshaw I think - full marks to her too). On departure, I booked for next year - and for Easter - I think that speaks for itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Millstone has retained all the charm of the coaching inn it once was - but added all the creature comforts of a modern hotel. It is one of the highest rated AA 2 star hotels in the country and has been awarded 2 AA food rosettes. The Millstone at Mellor, Blackburn is easy to reach from the M6 or M65. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Millstone At Mellor Hotel Blackburn
- Millstone Hotel Mellor
- Millstone At Mellor Blackburn, Lancashire