The Spread Eagle

 “A warm welcome from The Spread Eagle…”

An unassuming but attractive coaching Inn nestling within the Forest of Bowland, an Area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the Ribble Valley. On one side of the building flows the River Ribble, on the other are the remains of the C12th Cistercian Sawley Abbey, and from a distance, the magnificent and brooding Pendle Hill casts its shadow.  This lovely Inn uses a delicate palette of colour 


 for its furnishings but also has open stonework, fireplaces, flag floors and oak beamed ceilings. Open all day serving food and hand pulled ales the Spread Eagle is truly at the heart of its community. The dining room has delightful views and serves delicious award winning food and, with one of the loveliest function rooms in the area and seven luxury bedrooms, the Spread Eagle is a jewel in the crown of the Ribble Valley!

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Food for thought!....

Choose a light bite with a pint of something or a full-blown dining experience.


Things To Do...

Explore the beautiful and unspoilt surroundings of the Ribble Valley


Why Not Stay-Inn?...

Each elegantly designed room at The Spread Eagle features individual furnishings, and some enjoy views of the nearby River Ribble. All have en suite or private bathroom facilities with complementary toiletries, as well as a TV, telephone and tea and coffee facilities.

  • Room Eleven

    One of our new rooms.

  • Room Ten

    One of our new rooms elegantly furnished to a high standard.

  • Room Nine

    One of our new rooms overlooking the river.

  • Room Eight

    One of our new rooms overlooking the river.

  • Room One

    A beautiful front facing room with a continental feel benefitting from a Kingsize bed, large bath with shower over. This room is also available as a twin bedroom.

  • Room Two

    Beautiful front facing room benefitting from a Kingsize bed. Separate shower and bath, with the bath being in the bedroom!

  • Room Three

    The largest of our rooms with the comfort of a sofa and arm chair to relax in enjoying the views of the river. A lovely spacious bathroom with a large bath with shower over.

  • Room Four

    Double Room with a lovely view over the river.Can be made into a twin room.

  • Our Inn Opening Times
    During holiday periods our times of opening can alter. Please check with us before arriving to avoid disappointment.
  • Bar
    Monday to Sunday 12 noon-9pm
  • Food
  • Monday to Friday 12 noon-2 pm, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Saturday 12 noon-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
    Sunday 12 noon-7 pm
  • Foodservice times indicate the last order times.


  • Location
    Just off the a59, near the River Ribble and opposite the ruins of 12th-century Sawley Abbey, this former coaching inn is 5.5 miles from Clitheroe.





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Telephone 01200 441202
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