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Golden Ball Hotel


Lancaster Road, Snatchems, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3ER

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Tel: 01524 846 271

From £85.00

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A cut above your usual hotel accommodation, the Golden Ball Hotel offers brand new luxury hotel suits in a unique location on the banks of the river lune in Lancashire.

All rooms have underfloor and central heating, a living area with a 55inch flat screen TV, chesterfield sofa, desk and the standard hotel facilities.

The sleeping area is on a split mezzanine level, it has a double bed and a single bed, the walk in ensuite has a generous shower, sink with shaving point and wc. There is also a walk in wardrobe, iron and ironing board, alarm radio and wall mounted bedside lights.

Tucked away at the back of the pub, the rooms still offer wonderful views across the river. Car parking is directly in front of the rooms and the car park is gated and shut late at night.

The added bonus to staying in this beautiful hotel rooms is having a 300 year old tavern on your door step. From the mid seventeenth century a hostility has been sited on the edge of the river, some suggest the high tides aided smugglers other say fishermen used the pub.

The local name of Snatchems stem from the pressgang days when tall ships set sail from the port of Lancaster they would send a boat over to the pub and make up any short fall in man power from 'Snatching' who they could.

The pub still offers small original snug rooms, real log fire, low oak beams and much more interesting artefacts. Food is served all day from 10am till 8pm, real cask ale and a generous selection of other fine wines and beers are also available.

A large function/dining room has been added in recent times and takes advantage of the views, this room is also available for functions and conferences.


Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double Room£85.00 room/night (breakfast included)

*Rooms are available for £85 based on two people occupancy and includes breakfast.
Single occupancy is £75 including breakfast.
Additional occupancy over 16 is charged at £10 per person.
Children £6 per person.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsQuality Charter Quality Charter 2014
  • National AwardsCycle Lancashire Cycle Lancashire 2014


Road Directions

The new motorway road link from the M6 J34 to Heysham has cut down travel time immensely, cutting a 30min journey to a 6min journey. Exit the M6 at J34, head for Morecambe/Heysham. Follow the road to a major traffic light junction this shows left to Lancaster, right to Morecambe and straight on to Heysham. Go straight on, you will see the Golden Ball Hotel on 'Tourist Signs' at the first roundabout. From the M6 motorway J34 to the Golden Ball Hotel should take no longer than 10 minutes.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest train station is a small area called bare, other than this both Morecambe and Lancaster train stations are of equal distances. Taxies are available from all railway stations at local rates, presently £8 -£10.

Buses are available from Lancaster and Morecambe to the supermarket ASDA which is a 15min walk from the Golden Ball Hotel, locally known as Snatchems.



  • Additional Meal Details
  • Bar
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Children Welcome
  • Cots Provided
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Available For Wedding Receptions
  • Business Facilities
  • Cater For Groups
  • Cater For Individuals
  • Conference Facilities
  • Event venue
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Public Toilets
  • Ramped or flat entrance
  • Real Log Fires

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Water sports facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome

Payment Methods

  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • JCB Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Inn
  • Of Historic, Literary or Architectural Interest

Room / Unit Features

  • Electric Shaver Points
  • Freeview Digital television in rooms
  • Ground Floor Rooms Available
  • Hairdryer in All Bedrooms
  • Radio in All Bedrooms
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities in All Bedrooms
  • TV in All Bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings
  • Football Supporters Welcome
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Students Welcome
  • Welcome - Cyclists
  • Welcome - Family

Travel & Trade

  • Free accommodation for coach driver


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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    4 of 5 stars
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