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It was time for a treat. A night away in the heart of Lancashire at Fence Gate Lodge & Inn. A gorgeous 24 hours away full of luxury, great food and walking in the outdoors.

Set amidst the breathtaking countryside of Lancashire, Fence Gate Lodge & Inn embraces a unique brand of luxury. From the moment you step inside, you are captivated by the warm and inviting atmosphere. The beautiful rooms and suites provide a peaceful sanctuary, perfect for unwinding after a day exploring the surrounding beauty of Pendle Hill, or for escaping on a romantic getaway.

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Impeccable service is a hallmark of Fence Gate Lodge & Inn. With attention to detail and a genuine desire to exceed expectations, the dedicated staff ensure that your every need is taken care of. Indulge in delicious cuisine at the renowned onsite restaurant.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a relaxing retreat, Fence Gate Lodge & Inn offers the perfect destination. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the countryside while enjoying the finest in comfort and hospitality. Experience a truly memorable stay at this hidden gem in Lancashire.

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Location and surroundings

Fence Gate Lodge & Inn is set amidst the breathtaking countryside of Lancashire. Located right near the foot of Pendle Hill, this picturesque location provides the perfect backdrop for a tranquil and rejuvenating stay. Surrounded by rolling green hills, scenic walking trails, and historic landmarks, guests can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

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The proximity to Pendle Hill offers an abundance of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re an avid hiker, cyclist, or simply wish to enjoy a leisurely stroll, the surrounding countryside has something to offer everyone. Explore the mystical legends and tales associated with Pendle Hill, or take a scenic drive through the nearby Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Within the beautiful little village of Fence the properties are split between the Lodge and the Inn. Let’s explore more.

Accommodation at Fence Gate Lodge

I had heard about the impeccable service of Fence Gate Lodge. With attention to detail and a genuine desire to exceed expectations, the dedicated staff ensure that your every need is taken care of.

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As soon as we walked through the door we were greeted by the wonderful and genuine warmth and smile from the lady at the front of house. In fact, each member of staff we came across during our stay greeted us with warm hospitality and a genuine desire to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

The lodge offers a range of luxurious accommodation options to suit every guest’s preferences.

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Each room is thoughtfully designed to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with modern amenities seamlessly integrated into the rustic charm of the property. Whether you choose a spacious suite or a cozy room, you can expect comfort and elegance during your stay.

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The rooms and suites are unique and gloriously furnished. The beds are huge and so comfortable. Even the dogs get their own little bed and food area. Yes Fence Gate Lodge is very pet friendly.

The bathrooms are glorious. From standalone tubs to luscious walk in showers.

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Even walking around the corridors and and rooms is a treat. Attention to detail with unique decorations are abound.

The chairs and seats in the reception area for example. The owner’s ex tweed suits made into chair covers to add to a rustic and quirky charm.

reception area with quirky chairs

Dining at Fence Gate Inn

It was an absolute pleasure to indulge in delicious cuisine at the renowned onsite restaurant at Fence Gate Inn. It really is a culinary delight, offering a diverse selection of dishes that showcase a whole range of gastronomic offerings.

The talented team of chefs at the restaurant work their magic to create dishes that are both visually stunning and bursting with flavour. Drawing inspiration from great British dishes and infusing them with tastes from around the world it ensures a truly good dining experience for all tastes.

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Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty steak, fresh seafood, or a vegetarian delight, you’ll find something to tantalize your taste buds. Just take a look at what we had!

For starters I had the King Scallops & Chorizo Filo Basket that had the most delicious pea and lovage puree whilst Zoe started with the Hot Smoked Salmon Linguine.

Then the mains choices were so hard to make. There were so many gorgeous sounding options. From steak to fish, from burgers to their famous sausage dishes. I was looking forward to the sausages I had heard about at breakfast so we went for Roasted Venison Loin that comes from the Fasque Castle Estate plus the Duo of Gressingham Duck.

Oooooooh now what to have a dessert? It was a treat to be here and would be rude not to treat ourselves to something sweet. 2 completely contrasting choices here.

A Chocolate Orange Cheesecake and then a big Salted Caramel & Fudge Monty filled with lots of delights like caramel ice cream, whipped cream, pieces of fudge, pieces of meringue plus shortbread and hot toffee sauce, wow!

Complementing the exquisite food is an extensive wine list, featuring a carefully curated selection of both local and international wines. The knowledgeable staff are always on hand to recommend the perfect pairing for your meal, ensuring a truly memorable dining experience.

I was looking forward to breakfast as French Gate’s reputation for sausages and sausage dishes precedes them. The full English breakfast was absolutley gorgeous and set us up for a full day’s hiking very nicely indeed!

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Activities and attractions near Fence Gate Lodge & Inn

While Fence Gate Lodge & Inn offers a haven of tranquility, there are plenty of activities and attractions in the surrounding area to keep guests entertained. Whether you’re seeking adventure, culture, or relaxation, there is something for everyone within reach of the lodge.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the area surrounding the Lodge & Inn offers a wealth of opportunities. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a scenic walk the Pendle Hill walking trails, where you can soak in panoramic views of the countryside.

Explore the nearby Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and discover its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Another great walk in the area is the Tolkien Trail that combines amazing scenery, history and of course literature.

History buffs will delight in the rich heritage of the area. Visit the Pendle Heritage Centre, where you can learn about the infamous Pendle Witch Trials and delve into the fascinating history of the region. Explore the historic market town of Clitheroe, with its Norman castle, charming streets, and vibrant market.

Burnley is close by too! A vibrant town with plenty of attractions to explore. From visiting the impressive Burnley Football Club stadium to discovering the rich industrial heritage at the Weavers’ Triangle, there is something for everyone. Take a stroll through Towneley Park, or along the canal embankment mile.

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The Fence Gate Lodge and Inn offers a beautiful, charming and welcoming experience for guests. With its beautiful surroundings in the Lancashire countryside, cozy and luxurious accommodations, and excellent service, it is an ideal choice for a relaxing getaway. The dining experience is absolutely incredible and is definitely a must-do when visiting the area.

Whether you’re looking to explore the nearby attractions or simply unwind in a peaceful setting, Fence Gate Lodge and Inn provides a delightful retreat. Plan your stay and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance and warm hospitality of this wonderful establishment.

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