Written by, Charles Haigh. Director from November 2014
I first came to the Ribble Valley in 1988 as an area manger with Beverly Hotels London limited. I was on the lookout for further acquisitions for the company and had heard of the Foxfields - a very prestigious restaurant and single function room set in the glorious Ribble Valley with breathtaking views! I was so impressed that I recommended that the company buy it. They built 28 suited bedrooms – each with their own sitting room, extending the function room and increasing the size of the restaurant. Subsequently, the company was sold and during the following years, the new owners built a further 16 club rooms with dressing rooms, and a leisure club equipped with a small gymnasium, steam room, sauna and swimming pool.
As you can imagine, when I heard the Foxfields Country Hotel was for sale I jumped at the chance to put the love and excitement back into the building. Luckily, my enthusiasm was well supported by my wife, Jean, who has also gained vast experience in hotels by running our own local hotel for nine years (which we sold in 2007), and working as a course director for teaching front office systems and sales at a large college in the South of England . Fortunately our son, David, was also keen to be involved as General Manager. He is dedicated to hotels and restaurants as since leaving university he has worked successfully in managerial positions at local establishments including Mitton Hall, The Pines Hotel at Chorley and the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, developing a wealth of experience from these positions. To complete our team, we are very pleased to welcome Ryan Greene as our Head Chef as he shares our vision for the future. Ryan is a Michelin star-trained chef and has worked in many high profile restaurants and hotels including the Lanesborough in London and the Coniston Hotel in Skipton. We have some very exciting ideas for the coming menus.
Now to the future... The hotel will be going through a refurbishment starting January 2015 (while still maintaining our high standard of service throughout and keeping disruption to a minimum). This will include a complete new restaurant and bar, serving cocktails, afternoon tea and exciting dishes involving a touch of fun and theatre. I have no doubt that this will make the Foxfields Country Hotel the place-to-be for dining, celebrating, relaxing and meeting up. Whether it is a wedding or a conference for 200 guests or a meal just for 2, I hope you will come and enjoy the superb views of the Ribble Valley and feel the magic of the Foxfields
- Pet Friendly
- Self Catering
- Credit Card
- Free Parking
- Parking Facilities
- Golf Course Nearby
- Family Rooms
- Breakfast In Room
- Internet Services
- Swimming Pool Indoor
- Wedding Functions
- Walking Holidays
- Country Retreat
Deposits: A £25 deposit is payable upon the date the reservation is made and will be charged to the credit card number provided.
Cancellations of bookings made up to 12 noon the day before the arrival date are without charge. In the event of cancellation less than 24 hours before the arrival date the deposit is non-refundable and a cancellation fee will be payable. This fee will be equivalent to the charges for the first nights accommodation.
In the event of a non-arrival for a booking a non-arrival fee will be payable. This fee will be equivalent to the charges for the first nights accommodation.
Advance Purchase rates are payable in full in advance, are non - refundable and cannot be amended or cancelled.
For bookings of over 4 rooms and for special group rates please contact the hotel directly.