Reasons to Visit
With a stunning rural location in the Forest of Bowland AONB, The Assheton Arms is the perfect place for a romantic break. Relax and unwind in one of the 12 luxurious bedrooms – be sure to choose one with a feature roll top bath. Then head to the bar where you can get cosy up by the roaring log fire. The elegant restaurant makes a dream setting for a romantic meal and is ideal for celebrating no matter the occasion.
The village of Downham is located in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) at the foot of Pendle Hill and just a stone throw from the market town of Clitheroe. Often coined one of the most beautiful villages in Lancashire, Downham has unrivalled views across the Ribble Valley which is unspoilt by overhead wires, satellite dishes, roadside signage and TV aerials.
The dining experience at the Assheton Arms is not to be missed. The seasonal menu offers refined country pub classics and showcases the very best of Lancashire produce. It even features ingredients that are grown or reared on the Downham Estate. The ever-changing specials board has more adventurous dishes with a focus on seafood, using some of the freshest, quality seafood in the North West.
There are 12 bedrooms at the Assheton Arms located in nearby Ashtree Cottage and the Old Post Office. All the rooms are beautifully appointed and feature en-suite bathrooms, a Nespresso coffee machine, a flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi.
Take a look at the selection of walking guides available to enjoy from the Assheton Arms.