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A trip to Holmes Mill has now become something of a pilgrimage for real ale aficionados across the North. The Bowland Beer Hall recently scooped CAMRA’s award for Britain’s best pub conversion and the East Lancashire CAMRA pub of the year, putting Clitheroe on the beer map.

With an award-winning pub, award-winning brewery and the brand new Spinning Block Hotel all on one site taking a short break ‘that’s all about the beer’ otherwise known as a Beer-cation, has never been more apt.

As featured in SL Man & Daily Express;

What To Do This Weekend – SLMan

Lancashire hotel offers popular ‘beercation’ package for holidaygoers – Express.co.uk


Just £149.00
Sunday – Thursday.
Includes: Classic Double bedroom with breakfast for 2 at the Spinning Block Hotel
£50 Beer Tokens to spend on food & drink in the Bowland Beer Hall
In-room Beer gift
Ale trail map of our favourite must-visit alehouses.
1. CLICK HERE to purchase your Beercation experience today.
2. Look out for your email confirmation
3. Call the hotel to book your preferred date of stay using your unique booking reference.



Moor Lane, Clitheroe

A mere stone’s throw away from Holmes Mill lies the Brown Cow – a portal in time to pubs of the past.

Brass fittings & upholstered benches, darts & pool, and well-kept pints of our very own Bowland Beer!


Parson Lane, Clitheroe

Situated in the shadow of Clitheroe’s medieval castle keep, is in itself a heritage site to English pub nostalgia.

Open fires in winter, and a full-bloom garden in summer. Frequent (often spontaneous) acoustic folk music jam sessions, and a sparkled pint of best bitter so clear you can read a novel through it.

Just mind you don’t trip over one of the several pub dogs sprawled on the floor.


Market Place, Clitheroe

Proprietor Simon Forster is one of the Ribble Valley’s craft beer pioneers and his compact little bar slap bang in the middle of town.

With its bricolage of reclaimed timber, mismatched furniture and eclectic breweriana, will make any garden-shed-bar enthusiast feel right at home. Here, you will find fridges full of hop rockets and juice bombs, as well as treasure trove of lesser spotted beers imported from across the pond, reflecting the owner’s fondness of Americana.


King Street, Clitheroe

The Beer Shack is a masterclass in up-cycling a defunct space. The owners have taken a former clothes shop and completely transformed it in a light, airy and modern drinking venue, whilst maintaining the home comforts and intimacies of a pub.

Try one of several locally sourced beers in their superb sun-trap decking area to the rear.


King Street, Clitheroe

Clitheroe’s latest splash of colour to an otherwise moribund high street, sees a local husband and wife duo fulfilling their younger selves’ dream of bringing a slice of European drinking culture to the Ribble Valley.

Internationally acclaimed beers and ciders are served up with their own brand ‘tasty snacks’ in a space designed around conversation, sharing, and friends.