Stirk House Hotel

Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Welcome to the Stirk House Hotel Gisburn Clitheroe Lancashire, set in the historic Ribble Valley at the heart of rural Lancashire, Stirk House Hotel Gisburn Clitheroe Lancashire is surrounded by splendid views of the magical Pendle hill and rolling countryside of the forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales. Nowhere else balances old world charm with modern contemporary styling to the same degree as The Stirk House Hotel Gisburn Clitheroe Lancashire. The Stirk House Hotel Gisburn Clitheroe Lancashire offers an experience like no other hotel in the Ribble Valley.

It mixes 16th Century charm with luxurious classic interiors, creating a hotel that delights and exceeds expectations. Step inside this beautiful Manor House Hotel and you cannot but be impressed by its informal and welcoming atmosphere. The imposing stone arched fireplace and priest hole epitomizes the ambiance and warmth of ‘old world’ charm that sets Stirk House apart from other hotels. A perfect getaway for a romantic weekend, romance and charm is in abundance within the hotel and grounds.

We cater for the most seasoned of business travellers providing Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and character and charm which you wouldn’t find in other hotels. Be relaxed and soothed by the history of the hotel, our attentive staff are on hand to ensure your stay is relaxing and stress free. Stirk House is the perfect wedding venue for your big day, with stunning backdrops for your photo’s and AA rosette standard food your perfect day is guaranteed to be memorable.

The ideal location for a business conference or work meeting The Stirk House Hotel Gisburn Clitheroe Lancashire boasts 3 different sized conference rooms, making it a perfect venue to hold your meetings and conferences from a small breakfast meeting, to a conference for over 200 we can accommodate your business needs, we also offer our extensive grounds for team building exercises. Our 32 bedrooms are each designed with comfort and luxury that characterises Stirk House each is designed and furnished to the highest standards and suitable for everyone from a businessman to a bride.

The charming villages of Bowland are a few minutes’ drive away and in the opposite direction the ‘witch’ country villages of Pendle will hold you spellbound in this, the most beautiful part of Lancashire. Standing in between the two is the bustling market town of Clitheroe, dominated by its castle keep and once the site of a civil war rebellion. The Stirk House Hotel Gisburn Clitheroe Lancashirel is approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the m6 motorway, and both Leeds-Bradford and Manchester airports are around a one-hour drive.

Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4LJ
Tel: +44 (0)1200 445581
Fax: +44 (0)1200 445744


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About Stirk House


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    Manor House Suites

    All Manor House Suites, except Malham lodge are situated in the main house of the hotel and provide the luxury you need for your special stay. Large Luxurious Suite Bedrooms – All Suite rooms have a seperate sleeping and living area as well as relaxing bathrooms some of which contain whirlpool baths and/or wet rooms. All bedrooms have free view television, internet points and tea and coffee making facilities.

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    Manor House Rooms

    Large bedrooms with that little bit extra. The Manor House Rooms are our larger bedrooms, and have all been newly refurbished. The Manor House Rooms all have King sized beds and lovely big bathrooms. The rooms all contain tea and coffee making facilities, internet connection points and free view televisions.

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    Classic House Rooms

    Comfortable bedrooms for a perfect nights stay. Our Classic House Rooms are situated both in the main hotel and in the Lodge building at the side of the hotel. The Classic House Rooms situated in the Lodge have fantastic views of the countryside, whilst the rooms situated in the Main House are large comfortable Family rooms. The Classic rooms are a mixture of Double and Twin rooms and are all en suite. All Classic rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, internet connection points and televisions.

    Our ongoing dedication to providing an excellent customer experience is also reflected in the wheelchair-accessible rooms; and the provision of cots for children. Our helpful, friendly staff are always on hand to attend to your needs so if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more pleasurable, you only ever have to ask.

    All children are welcome. Children under 2 years stay free of charge. Children aged from 3 – 14 years are charged at £16.00 per child per night for bed and breakfast. Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management. The maximum number of extra beds or cots in a room that fits these is 1. Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    Pets are allowed on request. Charges are applicable at £10.00 per dog per stay for a Classic Double Room, or £15.00 per dog per stay for a Manor House Suite. Maximum of 2 dogs per room. Any dog staying at the hotel is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management as not all rooms are dog friendly. Supplements are not calculated automatically in the hotel costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.


    Come dine with us

    STIRK HOUSE HOTEL ClitheroeThe restaurant at the Stirk House Hotel is situated within the original 16th Century Manor House in the heart of the Ribble Valley.  It benefits from beautiful original ceilings, wooden floors and an eye catching fireplace. A stunning restaurant; where the quality of our food complements the beautiful surroundings.

    Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner for two, or are celebrating with family and friends the staff at the Stirk house will ensure your meal is memorable, for all the right reasons, which is why people visit us time and time again. Chris Dobson our Head Chef and his team have been awarded a coveted A.A. Rosette for the quality of their food. Chris has also gained the Breakfast Award from Quality in Tourism and more recently Highest Quality Assured Award from Taste of Lancashire. With accolades like this we are confident your meal will be thoroughly enjoyable. Obviously we are very proud of this recognition and we also take great care with our wine selection and the service of those wines Join us for a light relaxing lunch, or sample one of our famous afternoon tea’s (booking advisable) relax in beautiful surroundings with views over the Ribble valley and sample our afternoon tea menu.

    Where possible; organic natural produce is sourced for use within the menus. Our friendly, experienced staff are on hand and always happy to guide and assist in matching the food and wine. Alternatively, enjoy a Cask Ale brewed in the Bowland area or perhaps a malt from our whiskey trolley.

    Stirk House Evening Dinner Menu Available between 6.30pm – 9.15pm.

    click here for an example menu

    Bookings are advisable – Please contact Reception direct on 01200 445581 to reserve your table

    Afternoon Tea

    STIRK HOUSE HOTEL ClitheroeWhether you’d like to treat yourself to a selection of scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam or spoil yourself with the full Champagne Afternoon Tea, featuring an impressive selection of pastries, finger sandwiches and a glass of prosecco per person, Afternoon Tea at Stirk House will add that little bit of indulgence to your day.

    Afternoon Teas & Cream Teas are available daily at any time.

    Bookings are advisable, please contact Reception directly on 01200 445581 to reserve your table.

    Sunday Lunches

    Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday Lunch in our Main Restaurant, dining available from 12pm. Our extensive restaurant menu is available for the day, as well as a Traditional Beef Sunday Roast. Booking is essential, by contacting Reception on 01200 445581.


    Planning a meeting or Event?

    STIRK HOUSE HOTEL ClitheroeThe Stirk House Hotel, in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Lancashire boasts 3 different sized conference rooms, making it a perfect venue to hold your meetings and conferences. Our conference rooms can hold anything from 3 people, for a small intimate meeting, right up to 200 for bigger conferences. The rooms can all be laid out in different set out styles including; theatre, classroom, banquet, boardroom and U-shape, we will tailor the conference room to your needs. The hotel, set in the beautiful Lancashire countryside, has extensive grounds and gardens which are available for team building exercises.

    Day Delegate Rates

    £35.00 per delegate – Includes Room Hire, 2 course Lunch, Tea & Coffee Refreshments x 3 servings, Pens, Pads, Bottled Water, Flipchart, Projector & Screen

     24hr Residential Delegate Rate

    £126.50 per delegate – Includes Room Hire, 2 course lunch, Tea & Coffee Refreshments x 3 servings, Pens, Pads, Bottled Water, Flipchart, Projector & Screen, as well as Overnight Accommodation on Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.  All delegates are welcome to use the Leisure Facilities during their stay at no extra cost.

    We Love Team Building

    The Stirk House is your ideal venue for…

    * Corporate Family Fun Days – Our professional and dedicated team can create, design and deliver a fully bespoke Corporate Family Fun Day package that is tailored to you.

    * Country Pursuits Events – Are an excellent choice if you are looking to reward individual teams, or your company as a whole. Your team will have an excellent, fun filled day that will be enjoyed by all involved.

    * Outdoor Team Building – Is an easy way for your team to get a day out of the office, do some fun activities and build better teams while you’re at it!

    Throwing a Party?

    STIRK HOUSE HOTEL ClitheroeWith the largest function space in the area, a charming dining room and several other function rooms, there’s bound to be a space in the house suitable for your needs and occasion. Our events team will be on hand to guide you through our various menu options and help customise the space to match your ideas.

    Award winning food

    Whether you would like a lavish 3 course meal, a buffet style banquet or bacon butties, you can guarantee the food at Stirk House will be seasonal, memorable and produced using only the finest local produce


    Your Perfect Day

    Picture your perfect wedding venue – an ivy clad 16th century manor house with stone mullioned windows and a pretty cottage garden set in the heart of the Ribble Valley in Lancashire.

    The hotel provides the perfect backdrop to a perfect day at one of Lancashire’s premier wedding venues. The Stirk House is a very professional yet friendly wedding venue, which is so rare nowadays and we take pride in our reputation of understanding what makes your wedding day so special. The Stirk House Hotel can cater for both large and small weddings, our intimate dining rooms, full of character are perfect for the smaller weddings and for the larger banquets our elegant ballroom and numerous reception rooms cater for the most extravagant wedding where you and your guests will have the run of the hotel.


    Civil ceremonies can be held in one of four special licensed rooms, relax in the knowledge that we’re catering for your every need. Your wedding breakfast, banquet or dinner is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. That is why we aim to ensure it is a truly memorable, taste sensation. No detail is left to chance, with our top chefs creating stunning canapés, appetisers, main courses and desserts for you and your guests. Menus can be designed specifically to suit your requirements, taste and dietary needs. These are served by our dedicated and highly trained staff who attend to your every need.

    Outside, the landscaped gardens and views of the beautiful Lancashire countryside set the scene for some wonderful photo opportunities and inside the front door; the roaring log fire is just the beginning of the country manor experience. Our experienced wedding and events coordinator will be able to go through your exact requirements and help you create your perfect day.

    The hotel provides a wonderful romantic setting. With its sumptuous interiors, elegant bedrooms and pretty gardens, you and your guests will have a day to remember. Please contact the hotel, we would love to welcome you to have a tour of the hotel, and discuss the details of your perfect day.


    Stirk House Leisure Club

    Stirk House boasts a fully equipped leisure club with an impressive range of gym equipment, heated pool and full sized professional boxing ring. Relax and enjoy the facilities at your pace or utilise the services of our experienced personal trainers. All facilities are free to use for residents of the hotel.

    Opening Times

    Monday – Thursday: 6:30am – 9:30pm (9pm last admission)

    Friday: 6:30am – 8:30pm (8pm Last admission)

    Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 6pm (5:30pm last admission)


    With an impressive range of equipment, comfortable changing room facilities and personal trainers on hand to keep you motivated, our leisure club is the ideal place to work out the frustrations of the day. Use of the gym facilities is complimentary for hotel guests and through 6 month or yearly membership passes for local residents.


    For information on membership fees, please contact the Leisure Club direct on 01200 445099 or via e-mail,

    Pool & Sauna

    STIRK HOUSE HOTEL ClitheroeOur Leisure club is equipped with plenty of facilities to help you relax at the end of the day. Take a dip in our indoor, heated pool before enjoying  a session in the sauna or steam room. Use of the pool is complimentary for hotel guests and can be booked out for parties and events.


    Boxing Ring

    STIRK HOUSE HOTEL ClitheroeOne of Stirk’s more unusual features, our full size boxing ring has been used by industry professionals and is available to use for private and group boxing lessons. To book your session call 01200 445099 and talk to Kevin, Charlie or Danny.


    Attractions in Lancashire


    said to be the smallest Norman castle in England, is now home to a Museum and 16 acres of landscaped gardens, which houses attractions to appeal to every age group. Distance from Hotel 8 Miles.


    The remains of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1148, set on the banks of the Ribble against a backdrop of dramatic hills. Distance from Hotel 3.5 Miles.

    Skipton_Castle_rearSKIPTON CASTLE AND CANAL

    Skipton Castle and canal is one of the best preserved, most complete medieval castles in England, Skipton Castle lords it over the town from the top of the High Street, much as it must have done for over 900 years. Distance from hotel 12 miles.


    Gisburn Forest is located in the North East corner of Lancashire and within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All year round, Gisburn Forest offers different experiences for different people. Explore on foot, on horseback, by bike. Find popular trails and quiet glades. Enjoy a walk alongside Stocks Reservoir or up into the forest or try our two funky forest bike trails, the choice is yours. Distance from hotel 14.6 miles.


    The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in Yorkshire offers some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The trail is 4.5 miles long (8 km) and leads you through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features. Distance from hotel 23 miles.


    Is the largest quality Millstore of its kind in the UK . Founded in 1983, the philosophy is to offer customers quality branded goods at discount prices up to 75% off rrp. All four of the stores are full of fantastic great value for money offers, hundreds of top named brands, huge choice, catering outlets and massive free car parks. Departments include ladieswear, menswear, shoes, luggage, bags, jewellery, accessories, cookshop, bathshop, textiles, china, glass, gifts, cards, books, dvds, arts & crafts, perfume & cosmetics and lighting. Distance from hotel 10.6 miles.

How to find us



    By Car:

    If you are using a SAT NAV the hotels postcode is BB7 4LJ.

    Stirk House Hotel is situated just off the A59 between Clitheroe and Skipton, about one mile west of Gisburn village. It is approximately 20 minutes’ drive to the M6 motorway, and both Leeds-Bradford and Manchester airports are around a one-hour drive.

    By Rail:

    Clitheroe Train Station is 8 miles away from the hotel, only a 15 minute drive.

    By Air:

    Leeds/Bradford and Manchester Airports are all an hours drive away.

Stirk House Hotel & Restaurant


Tel: +44 (0)1200 445581
Fax: +44 (0)1200 445744