One of the North’s leading hospitality groups has just opened the region’s newest hotel at a £10 million mill conversion on the Lancashire/Yorkshire borders. James’ Places, which has eight design-led hospitality venues across the North has now expanded its hotel portfolio with the conversion and opening of the Spinning Block at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe. The fashionably affordable hotel occupies part of the mill complex which also houses the group’s head office plus its Bowland Brewery, Beer Hall, featuring the longest bar in Britain, and the showcase of Lancashire produce, the Bowland Food Hall. The Spinning Block welcomed its first guests on Thursday November 9.
The 38-bedroom hotel, along with the Bistro, Bar and Grill - which opened on Saturday November 4 - forms the latest phase in hospitality group James’ Places redevelopment of what was a largely derelict textile mill. “We have already seen a high number of enquiries from a range of potential customers,” says Marketing manager Heidi Kettle. “Including bridal parties and wedding guests attending ceremonies and celebrations at Holmes Mill. The mill is fast becoming a very popular wedding venue and the hotel means couples can now base everything for their big day around the site. Other interested parties are tourists visiting the Ribble Valley, businesses looking for the perfect venue for corporate use and people attending events at the mill, such as our live music and comedy sessions.”
In keeping with the rest of the mill, the hotel is stylish and imaginatively designed while remaining sympathetic to the building’s heritage. Its interior décor is described as ‘opulent industrial’ and has a distinctive art nouveau style. James' Places portfolio includes Holmes Mill, The Emporium, Clitheroe, Waddington Arms in Waddington, Mitton Hall at Mitton, The Royal Hotel at Kirkby Lonsdale, Eaves Hall, West Bradford, Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green, Falcon Manor, Settle and the Bowland Brewery. All share the same service values and ethos for beautiful surroundings with exceptional food and drink.
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Eg. 8.30am = £8.30, 11.15am = £11.15 etc.
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Try a sharing platter of your choice with a bottle of prosecco for £30, now available daily!
The perfect treat for date night or a catch-up with friends.
Cheese & Pâté Board – Sandham’s Lancashire cheese, Garstang white brie, chicken liver pâté, tomato chutney, grapes & crusty farmhouse bread.
Italian Mezze Board (v)- Bocconcini, gorgonzola, boscaiola olives, marinated sunchokes, fig, rocket leaf, sun-blushed tomato & pecorino salad, grissini & crostini.
Lamb Barahat – Middle eastern spiced fragrant slow cooked lamb, grilled aubergine & courgette, hummus, olives, tzatziki, toasted flat bread.
Seafood Platter – Haddock goujons, smoked salmon, prawns & Marie-Rose, granary bread, tartare sauce & pickled cucumber.
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You can now enjoy this delicious treat every Thursday and Friday evening from 6.30 to 9.00pm.
Indulge in a medium pizza of your choice and a bottle of prosecco to share for £25 – it’s the perfect way to start your weekend!