Embrace the new season with Daniel Thwaites’ four-star inn, The Millstone at Mellor. Whether it’s a spring-inspired Sunday lunch or a two-night mid-week getaway, now’s the time for longer days and (hopefully) nicer weather.

Sunday night getaways

Beat the Monday blues and escape for a Sunday night break this spring. Check-in, unwind and enjoy a glass of wine – or a pint of Thwaites ale - before heading out to explore the local area.

A stunning stately home found in the heart of Lancashire, Samlesbury Hall is a haven for history-lovers, rich in incredible character and detail that makes for a special family day out. The manor house dates to 1325 and includes fascinating tales of ghosts, such as the legendary spirit of the White Lady, Dorothy Southworth, and the infamous Samlesbury Witches. You’ll explore the grounds and uncover the secrets of the Manor House, including the Victorian kitchen, schoolroom, manicured lawns and a 1950s bedroom

After a busy day sightseeing, nestle down in the inn’s restaurant for a hearty, homecooked meal before slipping off for a cosy night’s sleep. Small details make a big difference, which is why Daniel Thwaites ensures every room comes with a few little extras including deliciously crumbly biscuits and fresh milk for a morning brew.

Based on two people sharing, prices for a one-night Sunday getaway start from £125 per room*

*Subject to availability and prices may vary.

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Dog-friendly rooms

As dog lovers, the teams across Daniel Thwaites’ inns take care of canine companions from the moment they check-in to the moment they ‘wag’ their tail goodbye. The inns have a dedicated number of dog-friendly rooms and beloved pets receive their very own comfy bed as well as an exciting ‘Waggy Tails’ welcome pack – complete with food bowl and dog biscuits*. 

All four-legged guests are welcome in the bar areas while also enjoying the outdoor space surrounding the property.

*£20 charge. Subject to availability and welcome packs may vary.

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Taste the season

The Millstone has a range of menus available. Whether you want to sink your teeth into a Philli cheese steak sandwich, savour the Tandoori chicken or just indulge your sweet tooth with a delicious afternoon tea, you’ll find something that takes your fancy. For hungry little eaters with big appetites, they also have an action-packed children’s menu.

Traditionally, Sunday is a day of rest, so it makes perfect sense to let the inn’s team of chefs do all the hard work. Whether it’s a quick re-fuel or part of a longer staycation, Sunday lunch is always a good idea. Packed full of tempting flavours and locally sourced ingredients, the offering includes a choice of different cuts and of course, they have all the traditional trimmings, from homemade Yorkshire puddings to a medley of seasonal vegetables*.

*Prices and ingredients may vary.

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Things to do this spring

Set in the charming village of Mellor, The Millstone provides the perfect countryside escape. With rolling hills, winding rivers, and breath-taking views right on the doorstep – guests will struggle to find a more magical place. Just a short drive away there’s the bustling market town of Clitheroe and the vibrant city of Preston. Discover the captivating Forest of Bowland, explore Clitheroe Castle, enjoy a stroll around the historic Whalley Abbey or watch the wildlife at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

If you’re a fan of fiction and looking to learn more about your literary favourites, the Tolkien Trail is a must-do attraction for you.

About Daniel Thwaites

Established in 1807, Lancashire-based, family-owned Daniel Thwaites boasts a unique collection of award-winning inns, hotels, and spa hotels across England.

Spring adventures await you across Daniel Thwaites’ portfolio of four- and five-star inns - https://www.thwaites.co.uk/inns