Spinning Block Hotel fully open to guests following competition of £10m project

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A boutique hotel in Lancashire is fully open to guests following the completion of its final phase of renovation.

1823 Spinning Block is the conversion of Holmes Mill, as part of the £10m redevelopment of the disused former textile mill.

It was acquired in 2015 by James’ Places who has spent the last two years transforming the building. At the end of last year the company opened 16 rooms for business and confirmed the remaining 22 would open by June 1.

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According to the Lancashire Telegraph, Holmes Mill general manager, Maurice Camm, said: “We’re delighted to have the hotel firing on all cylinders in time for a busy summer.

“We’ve already seen an acceleration in the bookings as the accommodation now includes larger and more luxurious rooms.

“We’re looking forward to hosting more wedding parties over the summer months and welcoming many more visitors to take advantage of some of our tempting introductory incentives to stay with us and explore Clitheroe and the gorgeous countryside of the Ribble Valley.”

Alongside the 38-bedroom boutique, the complex is also home to other businesses owned by James’ Places: the Bowland Brewery, the Beer Hall (which features the longest bar in Britain), The Bowland Food Hall, Boiler House Café, gelateria and a multi-use function room. James’ Places was established more than 20 years ago and now has a portfolio of eight hospitality venues across the Ribble Valley, South Lakes and Yorkshire Dales.

The building is home to a number of different F&B offerings. The Bistro, Bar and Grill is a modern British seafood and grill restaurant championing local produce; The Beer Hall serves pub food with a vast range of real ales and is home to the longest bar in Britain.

The Bowland Food Hall serves up tapas and platters from the region and is the ‘larder’ of Holmes Mill; the Boiler House Café specialises in coffees, hot drinks, specialist cakes and pastries, while the Gelateria is a traditional and inventive ice creams store.

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