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The Cartford Inn - Inn/Pub


Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire, PR3 0YP

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Tel: 01995 670 166

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The Cartford Inn - Inn/Pub

At the heart of Lancashire’s Fylde countryside, the riverside location of The Cartford Inn boasts spectacular views of the peaceful riverscape and the dramatic Bowland fells beyond. Once a coaching inn at the historic crossing of the River Wyre, the 17th century inn is now a multi award-winning gastropub and hotel with 15 luxury bedrooms.

Inside, enjoy some of the region’s best food and drink in one of the uniquely styled dining areas. The Cartford Inn is noted for its individuality and contemporary rural-chic style. The bar alcoves and fireside areas allow for relaxed, informal dining experiences, whilst the River Lounge restaurant features panoramic views of the countryside. On Summer evenings these views can be enjoyed outside, whilst eating or drinking on the newly landscaped al-fresco dining terrace.

The menu showcases the best produce from across Lancashire, including meat from nearby farms and fish landed at Fleetwood docks. Ingredients are prepared skilfully and sensitively to create favourite British dishes along with more adventurous cooking. A proprietary French influence is also noticeable.

Visitors to The Cartford Inn can take a taste of the inn home as a new delicatessen ‘TOTI’ (standing for Taste of the Inn) has opened on-site. Here you will find quality deli produce, speciality ingredients and a range of their own-made foods, artisan breads, freshly baked cakes and pastries to take away.

The Cartford Inn has also received The Good Pub Guide Award.

Opening Times

The Cartford Inn (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Open for lunch (excl Mondays) 12 noon - 2pm. Dinner: 5.30pm to 9pm (10pm Fri and Sat). Sunday: 12noon - 8.30pm


  • Highest Quality Assurance Taste Lancashire - Eating Out Quality Assessment


  • Sub-Regional AwardsTaste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured 2012
  • National AwardsMichelin’s Eating Out in Pubs Guide Michelin’s Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsTourism Pub of the Year Award Tourism Pub of the Year Award 2015
  • Visit EnglandVisit England Awards 2016 - Tourism Pub - Silver Visit England Awards 2016 - Tourism Pub - Silver 2016
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Pub/Inn Award Lancashire Pub/Inn Award 2017


Road Directions

Although tucked away in the peaceful Lancashire countryside, we are only a few miles from many local places of interest. Close by are the towns of Blackpool, Cleveleys, Rossall and Garstang. The nearest train station, at Poulton-le-Fylde, is a short drive away and we are easily reached from the M6 and the M55. The historic city of Lancaster and its university are accessed by the main road North and the universities of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and Myerscough are also nearby. We are ideally located for visiting Royal Lytham Golf Club, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Winter Gardens and The Grand Theatre.



  • Use and Promote Local Produce


  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Handrail by steps
  • Ramp to main entrance
  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Bar
  • Licensed
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access/Toilets
  • Live music
  • Private rooms
  • Real Log Fires

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside
  • Unique venue

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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    The Cartford Inn, Little EcclestonAt the heart of Lancashire’s Fylde countryside, the riverside location of The Cartford Inn boasts spectacular views of the peaceful riverscape and the dramatic Bowland fells beyond.

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