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Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After the journey from hell due to M6 road closures - we were glad to arrive. Smart modern reception area - check in dealt was efficient - straight to the restaurant serving to 9.30pm. Small portions and expensive for what you got. We chose a shepherds pie with veg (carrots & peas) and a fish pie with veg(tenderstem broccoli) Our riverside room was fine, the bathroom was a bit tired especially the bath panel - but the lighting was good especially for make up! Breakfast was included in our room price - breakfast means continental - you pay extra for a cooked breakfast however because my husband is gluten free he couldn't eat the breads, cereals, pastries etc so after a quick word with reception his cooked breakfast wasn't extra...! The bed was comfortable, the only night we heard noise there was a wedding taking place, so it was to be expected. I would stay here again as cheaper than other similar hotels in the area.

Once we found the entrance, it's via the services exit on the roundabout, and entered the hotel, the staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful. Our room overlooked the river and was clean and well equipped. We ate in the restaurant and both had steak, it was cooked exactly to our liking. A very enjoyable experience.

Simply a lovely venue right on the river Ribble, we stayed two nights. Restaurant was lovely, and had a good choice. Enjoyed the facilities. Easy access to the motorway for trips out. Room was lovely very comfortable

Use this hotel as a venue to showcase my shoes twice a year .the conference rooms are airy with good lighting with a great setting .the location just off the m6 is first class. Nothing is to much for Kevin who looks after you a top bloke .the hotel itself is well presented although a little rich for my taste .

Hotel is perfectly located for business meetings and the staff in the restaurant are very pleasant. The rooms have always been good value for money and the food good honest food. Overall will use again as perfect location for business with friendly staff, only issue is carpark is too small.

Loved this place river view... food was good burger and chips wife had the same! Very good. Room was spacious family room very warm. Can't comment on breakfast we missed it . Overall vg friendly staff on reception bar and restaurant.

I've stayed here a number of times now and had no problems. Menu is a little limited but excellent quality. My colleague had a fly filled room due to an open window on the river side of the hotel, he had to return to the bar to await the fly spray to disperse. The hotel sorted the issue as best they could and provided free refreshment while he waited but in the summer advice would be keep the windows closed! A sign to warn guests might have been good and the house staff making sure they didn't leave the window open would also have been good. It is not an issue on the other side of the hotel, my window was open all night without issue. All in all a nice place to stay just be careful with the windows.

We have visited many times on our journey when travelling on the M6 & we always recieve good service/ food. Often it has business people doing meetings but it is a large eating area / dinning room (open plan) Parking is safe as it has a barrier with codes on the exit. There is a petrol station / subway adjacent outside the hotel so leaving the hotel can be a little hectic. The hotel has lovely seating outside overlooking the river which is nice on a warm sunny day. We always find the staff helpful / friendly although we have never stayed in the hotel.

I recently spent 3 nights at the Tickled Trout and had a wonderful stay. I was in the area on business but I would definately stay here again if I was in the area. The rooms are large, the bed was comfortable and the food at the hotel is of a high standard. The public areas are well maintained and the bar area is lovely. The real thing that stood out though was the customer service. Everyone I came across was friendly; reception, bar staff, breakfast and waiting staff and the cleaners too! Absolutely wonderful northern hospitality! Keep up the good work!

I booked friends in here for one Friday night as I couldn't get them in for two at the Samlesbury Hotel up the road. They had travelled some distance and I meet them there. The receptionist was very sullen and hadn't a smile for anything with hardly a glance up to greet my guests. Thought they were friendly in Lancashire was my London friends comment and have to agree, I was disappointed with our greeting unlike the greeting we received on the Saturday night up the road at the Samlesbury Hotel which was superb. They couldn't have been more helpful with very happy and attentive receptionists. It was also £20 a night cheaper so my advice is go to the Samlesbury Hotel and not the Tickled Trout!

Room options

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Classic Double Room, River View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1608 reviews