Dating back to 1679, the Shireburn Arms is a hotel, function suite, pub and restaurant in the heart of the Ribble Valley at Hurst Green. It's just a mile from Stonyhurst College -- alma mater to Arthur Conan Doyle and reputedly where JRR Tolkein wrote Lord Of The Rings, basing 'the Shire' on the surrounding rolling Lancashire countryside. Today the Shireburn Arms has 18 smart bedrooms and a function suite that can accommodate up to 250 and is the perfect venue for a ‘country’ wedding. The restaurant showcases Lancashire produce and there’s a lounge bar with open fireplaces and breathtaking views from the patio and terrace. Bold paints and contemporary fabrics seamlessly combine with the building’s original architectural features to make the Shireburn Arms an idyllic rural retreat.