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The Assheton Arms

Twiston Lane, Downham BB7 4, England
+44 1200 441227
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“monkfish” (29 reviews)
“cockles” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Twiston Lane, Downham BB7 4, England
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1 - 10 of 831 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed last night on one of their dinner bed and breakfast deals and cannot recommend this inn highly enough. Firstly the location is gorgeous even on a drizzly day the village is so picturesque and peaceful. The inn think open fires wooden settles with cushions...More

Thank sophki
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sophki Thank you for your kind words, its great to hear that we are getting it right. I will print this message and place it on the staff notice board as its lovely to have such appreciative customers Kind Regards Neal Waterfield

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch at this good inn was a pleasant experience. It has a cosy bar and an attractive restaurant. The food is quite an odd mix which meant a careful choice including a small and expensive fruit de Mer to be ordered 48 hrs in...More

1  Thank frankafile
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Frank Thank you for your comments. I have placed a picture of the Fruits de mer on our facebook page for your viewing, its an eclectic mix of seafood delights such as lobster, oysters, langoustines and dressed crab to name just a few of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on Friday night and loved it. There was a mix up with our room and Neil sorted it out straight away and even upgraded us to a suite which was stunning. We had dinner in the evening which was excellent and the...More

Thank gkhogg3
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Guys You were a pleasure to look after, i look forward to your return. Regards Neal Waterfield

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked table with friends . Menu changed. The standard card menu now replaced with a single sheet. Not for the better!! Some of us immediately looked for the prawn Goan curry which has been on the menu for years. Sadly it had been taken off...More

2  Thank annie792
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Annie Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff and for your comments as this helps us to continually improve, i have taken on board what has been mentioned passed the comments on to our head chef and can assure that some...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gastropub had excellent reviews and awards and, when the food eventually arrived, it didn't disappoint. I and two friends arrived at 1.30 on Holy Thursday (29/3/18) with a booking and were shown to a lovely table with views of Pendle Hill. It was busier...More

1  Thank Stephen P
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stephen Thank you for your kind words, its great to hear that our team are doing such a good job, i will pass the comments on and place this review on our staff notice board. I will be looking at our coffee offerings and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here on a Sunday evening with friends after several recommendations. I don't know if it had been a busy day but the staff seemed disinterested from our arrival. It took ages for a wine list to arrive and then even longer for the...More

1  Thank Cheify1961
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cheify1961 Great handle i love it. I can assure you it must have been a busy long day as my team have a passion for hospitality, i am sorry that you felt mistreated and on this occasion we obviously didn't get things right. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago. While we were looking at the menu a waiter [male] came over with two latte coffees which we hadn't ordered; instead of apologising when he was realised this he was quite rude ...as though our...More

2  Thank Katej486
Tom V, Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Katie. Thank you for your review. Firstly I'd like to apologise on behalf of the waiter who served you. It is our duty to make sure that you are looked after thoroughly. I'd like to have a little look into this a bit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say I was skeptical when my husband suggested this place for dinner but don't judge one restaurant in the same chain as all the others which is why I was hesitant to say the least. We walked in and the whole setting...More

1  Thank Anneliese M
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Anneliese Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review us, its allways nice for the team to have such positive comments and i will ensure they receive them by pining this review on the staff notice board. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My 60th birthday was in October and my elder daughter promised me a meal out on her. It took 5 months to find a mutually free date, but well worth the wait! She chose the Ashetton because it is a similar drive from her home...More

Thank mr_arlong
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mr Arlong You are very welcome and we look forward to your return visit. Kind Regards Neal waterfield

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Nice pint of Wainwright’s to begin -really interesting seafood dominated menu. Standard issue prawn cocktail for starters. For mains, Tandoori style hake which was really tasty and very generous as a portion; you certainly don’t need any side orders here. Very nice dining room -...More

Thank ITTS
Neal W, General Manager at The Assheton Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ITTS Thank you for your lovely comments. Regards Neal Waterfield

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chaddy0312
5 November 2016|
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
Not exact with mileage but less than 4 miles.
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elaineheap
19 July 2015|
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Response from annie792 | Reviewed this property |
They are definitely allowed in the bar areas where you can also eat as I have taken mine ...I'm not sure about the restaurant upstairs or downstairs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Twiston Lane, Downham BB7 4, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Downham
  • Phone Number: +44 1200 441227
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