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The Assheton Arms

Type:Restaurant with Rooms

Downham, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4BJ

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Tel: 01200 439 699

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The Assheton Arms

The Assheton Arms is an iconic Lancashire country inn, located in the village of Downham in the heart of the Ribble Valley.  Located in the breathtaking Ribble Valley, just a stone’s throw away from Pendle Hill, the Assheton Arms is the perfect base to explore the local countryside.

The 12 beautifully designed bedrooms and stunning views of Pendle Hill are worth staying in bed for, but the hearty breakfast will be worth getting up for.  For a peaceful night’s sleep, slip between crisp cotton sheets, rest your head on a feather pillow and curl up beneath a super-soft goose-down duvet.  En-suite bathrooms allow you to pamper yourself with huge fluffy white towels to wrap yourself up in. 

Enjoy a selection of Bowland Brewery’s award-winning ales, warm hospitality, delicious food and a great night’s sleep.  The perfect stay at a country inn.  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.

Opening Times

The Assheton Arms (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


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.



  • Lounge


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

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Baby Changing Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Available For Wedding Receptions
  • Cater For Groups
  • Cater For Individuals
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Ramped or flat entrance
  • Real Log Fires

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking
  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Country House
  • In countryside
  • Of Historic, Literary or Architectural Interest

Room / Unit Features

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

Specialist Features

  • Welcome - Cyclists
  • Welcome - Family
  • Welcome - Walkers



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