North West hotels make the grade in the latest Sunday Times best 100

derby armsNO fewer than ten North West hotels have made it into the fifth annual Sunday Times list of the 100 best places to stay in the UK.

There are three properties in the Luxury category, all in Cumbria – Another Place, in Ullswater, The Forest Side, in Ambleside, and The Malabar in Sedbergh, near Kirby Londsdale.

In the Mid-Range group are The Roebuck Inn, in Cheshire, Moor Hall, in Aughton, near Ormskirk, Hotel Gotham, in Manchester, and Oddfellows On The Park, in Cheadle.

Those in the Low-Cost category are Hope Street Hotel in Liverpool, Motel One Manchester Royal Exchange and newcomer the Seafood Pub Company’s Derby Arms (pictured) in Longridge, near Preston.

Susan D’Arcy, chief reviewer for The Sunday Times Best Places to Stay 2017, said: “We loved the Derby Arms for two reasons: outstanding food at great prices, and a stylish makeover of what was once a deeply traditional country pub.

“The fish comes from Chris Neve in Fleetwood – but his daughter Joycelyn is the real star here: her great eye for interiors has turned this 16th-century coaching inn into a style destination.”

Matt Ward, general manager, added: “We’re proud that we’ve created an award-winning destination that is loved by both locals and those who come to explore the Forest of Bowland and the wide range of outdoor pursuits that are on our doorstep.

“The Sunday Times is doing a fantastic job of promoting the hospitality industry in Britain and we are really pleased that they have chosen us as one of their new entrants for this year.”

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