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The Assheton Arms


Downham, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4BJ

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The Assheton Arms

This iconic Lancashire country inn is located in the picturesque village of Downham in the heart of the Ribble Valley.  Breathtaking views and countryside perfect for exploring, right on the doorstep. 

Stepping through the door is like greeting an old friend.  Flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and log-burning stoves provide the warmest of welcomes.  Enjoy mouth-watering dishes made with the finest, locally sourced ingredients, alongside a wide range of ale, wine and spirits. 

The Assheton Arms proudly serves Bowland Brewery’s award-winning ales.  The Assheton Arms is now part of the James’ Places collection of inns, restaurants and hotels located in the Ribble Valley, Lune Valley and Yorkshire Dales.

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Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


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Road Directions

The Assheton Arms is easily accessible from the M65 motorway.

Public Transport Directions

The Assheton Arms is easily accessible from the M65 motorway and is just 10 minutes from Clitheroe Railway Station. It is also close to Preston Railway Station and only an hour from Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester airports. The accommodation in Downham is close to Lomeshaye Industrial Estate in Nelson, Whitebirk Industrial Estate in Blackburn and Shuttleworth Mead Industrial Estate in Burnley.



  • Bar
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside



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