Longton Accommodation

Longton Accommodation & Other Services

RambleFest lists details of Longton accommodation and other services, including contact info, and website and location links.
Longton is the start of the Ribble Way long-distance footpath. Map of start of Ribble Way

All of the accommodation and most of the pubs (the exception being the Dolphin) are quite a distance from the start of the Ribble Way. Many, however, will arrive at the start in time for the relatively short walk to Preston.

Longton Accommodation

We have allocated each Longton accommodation a type, e.g. B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, etc.

Woodnook B&B
116 Marsh Lane, Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5YL
Tel: 01772 617055
Woodnook B&B website
Map Location
Type: B&B Accommodation
Info: ¾ Mile off the Ribble Way
“Set in half an acre of private gardens, Woodnook boasts a central location in the popular village of Longton. All local amenities are within easy walking distance and it is on the footpath that leads to the start of the Ribble Way. It has easy access to Preston, Southport, Blackpool and the surrounding area.
Woodnook is a self contained accommodation and you have your own key to come and go as you please.
We have designed the luxury, modern interior to make your stay extra special. Relax in your own lounge area or on the elevated south facing terrace, which has views over our landscaped garden and to the countryside beyond.
As our exclusive guests, the hospitality and customer service that you will receive at Woodnook is second to none. We have many returning visitors and our guest book is testimony as to the reason why.
Suzanne the owner, if required, will also make you a delicious freshly cooked breakfast.”

Birch Croft
Gill Lane, Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 4SS
Tel: 01772 613174
Birch Croft website
Map Location
Type: Bed & Breakfast accommodation
Info: 2¼ miles off the Ribble Way
“Birch Croft B & B is a spacious Swedish style property in a rural area. Unique architecturally, Large spiral staircase leads you to the bedrooms.
Birch Croft is a warm and friendly place to stay, children are welcome. There is ample secure parking and we are open 365 days a year. Children and cyclists are welcome. Free wifi.”

Meadowside Castle B&B
Meadowside, Drumacre Lane West, Longton, Preston, Lancashire PR4 4SB
Tel: 01772 615654
Meadowside Castle B&B website
Map Location
Type: Guest House accommodation
Info: 1½ miles off the Ribble Way, mostly via footpaths
“Meadowside Castle is a tastefully decorated, well appointed Bed and Breakfast situated near the Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve in South Ribble.
Our rooms are modern and contemporary.
We are situated in the heart of West Lancashire where you can enjoy walking, golf, fishing or visit the nearby cities of Liverpool, Preston and Manchester.
Relax in our guest lounge, sit back in our landscaped gardens or stroll into Longton where several bars and restaurants will be ready to offer a warm welcome.”

Willow Cottage
Thropps Lane West, Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5SW
Tel: 01772 617570
Willow Cottage website
Map Location
Type: Bed & Breakfast accommodation
Info: 2¼ miles off the Ribble Way
“This 600 year old cottage is set in 20 acres of our own grounds in lovely countryside well back from the road with its own private approaching drive (not as shown on google maps). Views over the fields from all bedrooms, where you will see many birds, some of which are on the RSPB endangered list. Wake to see Lollipop, our resident horse, grazing in the paddock along with our flock of rare breed hens! You will be offered their eggs at breakfast along with homemade yogurts and preserves including honey from our bee hives. We have won various awards for our food and hospitality, some of which you can see below. Don’t forget – guests will receive a warm Lancashire welcome at the start of their stay!”


Wherever possible, we mention pubs serving food and/or real ale

The Dolphin Inn
Marsh Lane, Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5JY
Tel: 01772 612032
The Dolphin Inn website
Map Location
Type: Pub
Info: At the start of the Ribble Way; food served; real ale
“A rural country pub in the marshes of Longton village, The Dolphin Inn forms the start of the 70 mile Ribble Way footpath boasting beautiful countryside views whilst you dine or enjoy a drink.
The Dolphin Inn is the perfect place to stop after a long walk with the dog (dogs welcome in the adults only bar area and beer garden), a ramble with friends, or simply to meet up with friends and family. The Dolphin Inn boasts open fires in the winter and an extensive beer garden for outside drinking and dining in the summer. The pub consists of a separate adult only bar, hosting an array of local cask ales pulled to perfection, and a restaurant which serves food Monday to Saturday 12noon-2pm, 5pm – 8pm (8.30pm Friday and Saturday) and Sunday 12noon-7pm. We also have an outdoor children’s play area which is visible from the restaurant to keep the kids entertained.”

The Black Bull
119 Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5AA
Tel: 01772 614006
Map Location
Type: Pub
Info: 1¼ miles off the Ribble Way

The Golden Ball
150 Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5AU
Tel: 01772 613527

Type: Pub
Info: 1½ miles off the Ribble Way and nearest to which public transport brings those starting the Ribble Way.

The Red Lion
138 Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5AU
Tel: 01772 612168

Type: Pub
Info: 1¼ miles off the Ribble Way

Public Transport

Preston Train Station is located in Fishersgate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8AP
Map Location
Bus Services at Preston Train Station connect to the Golden Ball, Longton, 1½ off the start of the Ribble Way.

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