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The Cartford Inn


Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire, PR3 0YP
5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars Inn

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Tel: 01995 670166

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The Cartford Inn

Test. 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, individually designed and furnished, 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.

Each of the inn’s fifteen luxury bedrooms, including the penthouse suite, is individually decorated and furnished with the same style and attention to detail as the rest of the inn. Wake up to stunning views overlooking the river and enjoy an award-winning breakfast.

Although tucked away in the peaceful Lancashire countryside, The Cartford Inn is only a few miles from many local places of interest. Close by are the towns of Blackpool, Cleveleys and Garstang. The nearest train station, Poulton-le-Fylde, is a short drive away and the inn is easily reached from the M6 and the M55.

The Cartford Inn has also been named as a Visit England 'Inspector's Choice' venue.

Please note: only children under the age of 12 are allowed in the family and twin rooms.

This accommodation does not have any available rooms

Opening Times

Cartford Inn (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)


  • 5 Visit England Stars Inn
5 Visit England Stars Inn


  • Sub-Regional AwardsBed & Breakfast of the Year Bed & Breakfast of the Year 2013
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsCycle Lancashire Cycle Lancashire 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Lancashire Pub/Inn Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Lancashire Pub/Inn Award 2017
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Pub/Inn Award Lancashire Pub/Inn Award 2017




  • Conference & Meeting Facilities
  • Cycle Racks
  • Daily Cleaner
  • Licensed
  • Pre-Book Evening Meal
  • Use and Promote Local Produce
  • Wi-Fi


  • Suitable for mobility-impaired


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

Establishment Features

  • Cater For Groups
  • Cater For Individuals
  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Ramped or flat entrance
  • Real Log Fires
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Other

Languages spoken

  • Staff Fluent in Languages - French
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Spanish

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Private Fishing Available

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Country House
  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Inn

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
  • Wi-fi in All Rooms

Specialist Features

  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Welcome - Cyclists
  • Welcome - Family
  • Welcome - Walkers

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Route Guides


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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    The Cartford Inn - Inn/Pub, 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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