An award-winning 17th century Lancashire coaching inn nestling on the bank of the River Wyre at Little Eccleston, the Cartford Inn is just 10 minutes from Blackpool and five from both the M55 motorway and Poulton-le-Fylde train station. The two-AA-rosette venue is run with real Gallic flair by Patrick and Julie Beaume who have established a strong reputation acrosss the North West and beyond for providing excellent food and service to both their restaurant and hotel guests as well as offering a unique ambiance where a warm welcome is always assured. An open wood fire welcomes guests in the bar lounge area and there are several cosy corners to enjoy a drink or a bar snack. For private and corporate events the two-floor, River House facility is perfect. It was created in 2014 by transforming a disused on-site barn with the same style and attention to detail seen throughout the rest of the inn. Guests can now opt for private and bespoke dining experiences and celebratory meals of up to 30 people.
TOTI shop and deli is the latest addition to the Inn with a focus on British speciality foods and own-made artisan produce such as freshly made bread, pastries, cakes and hot and cold food for you to take home; fine cheeses, antipasti, preserves, store-cupboard essentials, wines and spirits. Try the specially created signature pastry, the 'TOTI bun', a decadent combination of choux pastry filled with hazelnut cream and topped with bourbon caramel. The Inn now offers 15 stunning ensuite bedrooms, all individually designed and all with river views including a top-floor penthouse suite. And 2017 saw the unveiling of two quirky new studio lodges. The bar and restaurant combines traditional features with contemporary style and there is also a charming al fresco area overlooking the surrounding countryside with Beacon Fell and the Trough of Bowland as a backdrop. The Cartford Inn was named as one of the 'inspectors' favourites' 2015 in the Michelin Dining Out in Pubs Guide; one of only three such pubs in Lancashire. The Cartford has also featured in the Good Food Guide for the last few years and won the 2016 Best Inn at the Great British Pub of the Year awards, beating off competition from across the UK. Book a room online now.
Grand Fruits De Mer: (for 2 person)
For seafood lovers only! Per person, half a lobster, half a crab or crab claws or
dressed crabs, oysters, crevettes, prawns, langoustines, cold steamed clams
and mussels served with our special seafood cocktail sauce and crusty bread.
To be ordered 48 hours in advance and depending on availability
Please phone 01995 670166. Guide price £70 for two persons.
|Main dining room capacity||40|
|Best seat||Window seat in the River Lounge|
|Max group booking size||10|
|Outside dining space||Yes|
|Outside dining spaces||30|
|Outside dining details||Raised suntrap patio protected from the wind|
|Average 3 course lunch price (excluding drinks)||£25|
|Average 3 course evening meal price (excluding drinks)||£35|
|Children's dining restrictions||Yes|
|Children's dining details||One dining area is a toddler-free zone|
|Wheelchair access throughout facility||Yes|
|Dedicated disabled toilets||Yes|
|Dedicated disabled parking||Yes|
|Payment by credit card||Yes|
|Payment by debit card||Yes|
|Drink without food||Yes|
|Separate bar with seating||Yes|
|Venue overlooking water||Yes|
|Covered smoking area||no covered smoking area|
|Venue special views||Stunning views of the Bowland fells, Lake District mountains and the River Wyre from the River Lounge dining area.|