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The Spread Eagle

Type:Bed & Breakfast

Sawley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4NH

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Tel: 01200 441 202

From £69.99

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The Spread Eagle

An attractive coaching inn nestling within The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the Ribble Valley. On one side of the building flows the River Ribble, on the other are the remains of the C12th Cistercian Sawley Abbey, and from a distance the magnificent and brooding Pendle Hill casts its shadow.

This lovely inn uses a delicate palette of colour for its furnishing but also has open stone work, fireplaces, flag floors and oak beamed ceilings.

Open all day serving food and hand pulled ales The Spread Eagle is truly at the heart of its community.

The dining room has delightful views and served delicious awarding winning food and, with one of the loveliest function rooms in the area and eleven luxury bedrooms, the Spread Eagle is a... jewel in the crown of the Ribble Valley!



Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Room 3from £95.00 to £140.00 room/night (breakfast included)
Room 7from £69.99 to £85.00 room/night (breakfast included)
Rooms 1-2-4-5 & 6from £92.00 to £110.00 room/night (breakfast included)

*Travel cot - available free of charge.

Opening Times

The Spread Eagle (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Closed Christmas Day evening


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsQuality Charter Quality Charter 2014
  • 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 AwardsDog Friendly Award Dog Friendly Award 2017
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2018 - Lancashire Perfect Stay Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2018 - Lancashire Perfect Stay Award 2018


Public Transport Directions

From the M6 exit junction 31 onto the A59 to Clitheroe, keep on the A59 to Skipton follow the brown sign to Sawley Abbey.



  • Additional Meal Details
  • Bar
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Half-Board Supplement (£)
  • Room Service
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children 12+
  • Accept Children 7+
  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Cots Provided

Establishment Features

  • Available For Wedding Receptions
  • Cater For Groups
  • Cater For Individuals
  • Conference Facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Licenced For Civil Marriages
  • Public Toilets
  • Ramped or flat entrance
  • Real Log Fires

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Fishing

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome
  • Off site parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Inn
  • Of Historic, Literary or Architectural Interest

Room / Unit Features

  • 4-Poster Beds Available
  • Radio in All Bedrooms
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities in All Bedrooms
  • Telephone in All Bedrooms
  • TV in All Bedrooms
  • Wi-fi in All Rooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers
  • Students Welcome

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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    The Spread Eagle, SawleyThe Spread Eagle at Sawley is a 17th Century Grade II listed country inn full of character and situated on the edge of the Forest of Bowland with unrivalled views over the River Ribble. Food served includes – Lancashire Tapas and regional dishes with a twist, famous afternoon teas or light bites.

    The Spread Eagle Wedding set upThe Spread Eagle, SawleyWith glorious views of the Ribble Valley countryside framed by picture windows that let the light flood in, chandeliers above the dance floor and feature fire places our Abbey Room is the perfect balance of grandeur and modern country charm.

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