Located in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a bountiful food, drink and entertainment venue as well as a lovely place to stay in Lancashire. Featuring its own beer hall, bar & grill, hotel, food hall, bowling alley, cinema and much more, this former textiles mill is the gift that keeps on giving.
Holmes Mill won the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Award at the Red Rose Awards 2023 thanks to its tastefully-decorated spaces jam-packed with plenty of things to do, whether you’re visiting for the day or overnight as part of a unique staycation.
The 1823 Spinning Block Hotel at Holmes Mill hosts 39 individually designed bedrooms providing a welcome stay in the Ribble Valley.
Family rooms, suites and penthouse accommodation is available, as are standard double rooms. Each room is equipped with a walk-in shower, fluffy towels, tea and coffee facilities and a flat screen TV. Check in from 2:30pm.
Though furry friends aren’t allowed to stay in the hotel, they are welcome on the Holmes Mill grounds should you decide to stop for a refreshing craft beer from the brewery whilst out on a walk.
Food & Drink
Also located in the Spinning Block is the Bar & Grill, serving up sophisticated and thought-out dishes and aesthetically-pleasing drinks in a cosy setting.
Those after a bite to eat whilst exploring what else Holmes Mill has to offer should wander over to the Bowland Food Hall; part farm shop, part deli, part cafe, part juice bar and part health food shop – this really does have everything you could want under one roof.
You’ll find premium cuts of meat from Bowland Food Hall’s own butchers who specialise in local produce like Bowland outdoor reared pork and salt marsh lamb, as well as artisan produce from some of the finest independents in the North West. Think cracking pies and sausage rolls, farmhouse cheeses and so much more.
If you’re into your craft beer, then a visit to the beer hall is a must. The Bowland Beer Hall is home to one of the longest bars in Britain (105ft 4″), with 42 hand pulls and a minimum of 24 cask beers on at any one time. As well as bespoke keg beers and lagers, there’s a wide selection of ciders and bottled beers available to choose from.
Soaking up the sun in the beer garden? Then you’ll want a scoop of artisan gelato from the on-site Gelateria. Ice creams are homemade using locally sourced milk and cream.
As well as an abundance of food and drink, Holmes Mill has an Everyman cinema on site, complete with four screens and comfortable, luxury seating for the full big-screen experience.
If that’s not enough, over in the Boiler House there’s duckpin bowling. Duckpin bowling is just like ten pin bowling, but with smaller bowling balls and lanes to make those strikes even harder. It’s the perfect game for competitive couples and families. Drinks are served straight to your lane, so you don’t have to worry about losing your winning streak.
What’s more, you can hire the lanes for the kiddies as the ultimate Boiler House Birthday Party; the party package includes 2.5 hours of exclusive hire, unlimited bowling during the booking, plus a two course lunch and drink for all children in attendance. Party bookings are priced at £18 per child (add £1.50pp for unlimited soft drinks).