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The Priory Hotel & Restaurant at Scorton, Lancashire


The Priory offers stylish boutique accommodation and traditional hospitality; the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Forest of Bowland, Lancashire and North West England. Our close proximity to Lytham, St Annes, Lancaster, Clitheroe, Blackpool and Preston, whilst still being set in inspiring countryside, makes our location unique. Easy access to Lancaster University also makes us a popular retreat for both students and academics. Read More

Restaurant & Cafe Bar

Enjoy the atmosphere in our popular Cafe Bar and experience the sumptuous food in our Restaurant. Everything is freshly made using locally sourced produce. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.


Small intimate weddings are our speciality. Licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies, our beautiful restaurant is perfect for your special day. We are also within very close proximity to C of E, Methodist and Catholic Churches. Our wedding packages can be tailored to meet your requirements. Read More

Outdoor Lifestyle Shop

Indulge the highest quality country clothing in our country boutique, whilst the cycling area of the shop offers the very best in cycles and cycling clothing. Read More

Discover Bowland

Steeped in heritage and set within the beautiful village of Scorton - The Gateway to the Trough of Bowland, The Priory nestles in an area officially recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B ). From Natural England: 'Bowland's ecological features make it a nationally important area for nature conservation and 13 per cent is designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The moors are a major breeding ground for upland birds and the major part of the Bowland Fells is designated as a Special Protection Area under the European Birds Directive. The lowlands contain important ancient woodland habitat'.

With parts of the building dating back to 1650, The Priory weathered the storm of the reformation to become a blacksmiths, boys school and more recently a country inn before being transformed into the boutique hotel, cafe bar and restaurant it is today. Local legend has it that Cromwell's soldiers stayed at The Priory and were so pleased with the Hospitality that they left without harming the Priest, but went on to destroy Greenhalgh Castle in the nearby market town of Garstang. Read More


Opening Times

Sun-Wed: 7.30am - 8pm
Thur-Sat: 7.30am - 8.30pm

Unless by appointment
Closed Christmas Day

Latest News

Christmas opening hours -

We are closed Christmas Day for our one day off of the year!

Boxing Day we are open 8.30am until 6pm (booking is required)

New Years Eve we are open 8.30am until 6pm

New Years Day we are open 8.30am until 6pm

Open as normal for all other dates.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at The Priory.

Experienced chef required to join our team to help develop the menu with good rates of pay plus terms and conditions to suit a good work life balance. speak to Julie for more information.

Double room rate from £75 per night midweek and £89 per night weekend rate 

Single room occupancy from £52 per night

Stables now available for horses. Overnight stays - travelling, competing or a happy hacker on holiday- ask to speak to Julie

Guest check in times 2pm - 9pm or by prior arrangement.

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