Set in the heart of one of Lancashire's most picturesque rural locations lies Withnell, home to the Oak Royal Hotel, Golf and Country Club – an idyllic place for a romantic weekend, an escape from urban life or a treat for the family. From the moment you arrive you will feel a sense of calm and relaxation, as you find yourself immersed in the stunning countryside of the Ribble Valley, Luxurious spacious bedrooms with subtle décor, scenic views, a terrace bar overlooking the golf course where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink, all set against a picturesque backdrop of the majestic Pendle Hills.
The Oak Royal Hotel is conveniently located just a few minutes from the motorway connecting Chorley, Preston, Blackburn and Manchester, via M61 and M65 a diverse range of city centre shopping malls and market town boutique shops are all within easy reach.
Guests looking to explore the local area are within an easy drive of historic Hoghton Tower, Samlesbury Hall, Brockholes Nature Reserve, and the Forest of Bowland - there really is something for everyone at Oak Royal Hotel.
Wow! All the staff here were so fantastic! They really couldn’t do enough for us. Thank you for helping making our wedding a perfect day we will remember forever xx
fabulous venue and lovely staff.
Wow what a day we had at the oak royal yesterday! Huge thank you to all of the staff for all your help before during and after all our guests were so impressed with the venue and facilities!
Had a lovely meal thanks also for the service
Very nice, been a couple of times and will definitely go again
Peter Martin Thomas
really good food and fantastic staff. can't do enough for you. beutiful surrondings
Chris De Rosa
Beautiful and modern in a lovely location! Well worth the money!
A lovely place , there was even some people playing golf today.Why nobody else plays it I do not know it is superb facility
Amy Louise Yates
We got married Saturday 1st June and can’t thank Emily and all the staff here enough! Our day went so smoothly and without a hitch, it was just perfect! They were all so professional and ensured everything was just perfect! Emily you really were fabulous and our day was just amazing! It was relaxed but you were all so organised. Emily stayed all day ensuring it all went how it should and the staff were wonderful. From when I arrived helping to calm my nerves to the tasty and hot food, turning the room around perfectly and being on hand whenever needed, I just can’t praise them all enough!! Thank you so much from mr and Mrs Yates!! More...
Would like to thank Emily and all of the staff at Oak Royal. We got married here on 24th May and I cannot praise the staff enough. They did so much to make our day run smoothly and just perfect. All guests said how well it ran and how much effort they put into looking after everyone. Would recommend here for weddings as they are commited to making the day the best it can be. Staff throughout the day and John at night were all fantastic. Couldn't fault them at all More...
Absolutely lovely food thanks to Matt the chef and service is second to none thank you to Amy. We have been here a couple of times and recommend over and over.
Had afternoon tea with friends was lovely
We got married here 3 weeks ago. 12th April .What an amazing day we had all the staff worked so hard changing rooms around, serving guests food and drink. All the staff was even joining in dancing and singing with our amazing wedding entertainer. Everything was amazing from start to finish. More...
The food was very good and varied
went for a high tea we weren't over impressed with it tasted fine but a bit sparse
Julie Cool Bennett
Had a lovely meal for my birthday food was delicious. Just feel it lacked atmosphere in the restaurant and that extra touch to mak your birthday feel special
New Year’s Eve at the Oak Royal was fab! Lovely food, brilliant dj and great service from all the staff!! Would definitely recommend this venue! Thank you!
Had a lovely meal this evening, service and food was excellent. I would also like to praise the staff who were very professional when dealing with a very rude lady on the next table to us, well done especially the gentleman who was working xx
Lovely venue & great food
Such a lovely afternoon at Amy’s baby shower , food was great & friendly helpful staff . Many thanks
Lovely afternoon tea today - Christmas present from my son and daughter. My mum came too who has coeliac disease and egg allergy and she was beautifully catered for.
Just had a fab stay here and training day. Food amazing and staff so so good!! Loved it and thank you!!
Celebrated friends' Golden Wedding here. From the moment we checked in to the moment we left (the following day after breakfast), we received nothing but the best. The staff were so lovely and friendly, the food was delicious and the room was beautiful. Great tea/coffee tray with biscuits AND chocolate mints. Would highly recommend. More...
Stayed here last night for my boyfriends birthday...absolutely brilliant place ...nothing was too much trouble from Amy who organised me putting banners & balloons in the room to the lady on reception,the lady in the bar & the chap in the restaurant...lovely people...meal was fantastic, room was beautiful & my boyfriend had a great surprise & birthday ...thank you all xx More...
I had my wedding there a couple of weeks ago and it couldn't of gone ant better. Amy and the other staff where brilliant. Highly recommend
Andrew David Buglass
Lovely meal, very friendly staff and excellent service. We will be back. Thank you.
We had a great time, lovely food and friendly staff with great service.
Great value for money, great food
Have been for a lovely afternoon tea today which was excellent. Staff very attentive and welcoming. Beautiful location overlooking the golf course. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.
we got married here on friday 7th of september and it was amazing from start to finish. The staff was well organised they went above and beyond for me and my husband, amy the wedding co-ordinator was brilliant throughout our journey and delievered an excellent service on the day. I couldnt have wished for a better wedding day, thank you so much to all of the team at the oak royal. we will defo be back on our anniversary, as the rooms are gorgeous and the food was the best ive tasted in a long time. 10/10 from the new MR and MRS Dean More...
I had my wedding reception here last weekend and I was very impressed. The venue catered to our every need and the day ran very smoothly thanks to all of the staff. The venue is beautiful, the food was lovely, the rooms are very modern and lovely too and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Our wedding coordinator Amy was very good at keeping in touch and reassuring us before the big day. I cannot fault them at all and would definitely recommend this venue! Thank you � More...
Excellent golf course lovely facilities and food/beer was great too
Would definitely return
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Oak Royal Hotel on 15.04.17. It was a perfect day! We would highly recommend this venue for a wedding. Amy and Grant were great from when we first booked last Summer until our Wedding Day.
It is a great setting for a wedding day - we've got some wonderful pictures outside and inside. It works really well having the function room and bar area in reception as you feel like you've got the whole hotel to yourselves (the restaurant is upstairs and has a separate entrance).
The room looked stunning for our wedding ceremony (we would definitely recommend getting the sparkly backdrop from Add a Little Sparkle). Amy and Grant coordinated everything perfectly during the ceremony - Amy with the music and Grant with the bridal party.
The hotel staff changed the room very quickly from a ceremony setting to the wedding breakfast setting - after our photos, the room was all ready for us to look it (and it looked perfect!) The alcove area was perfect for our cake table. We had gone for a square top table instead of a long top table - it looked great.
As the photos had gone quicker than expected, we decided to have a receiving line into the room. This was a change to our original plan and Grant was very accommodating. We had the speeches before the meal which Grant coordinated (the only suggestion we would add is that a microphone would be useful for the speeches as our guests on the back tables were struggling to hear).
Everyone commented on how good the food was. Thank you to the chefs. Also, it came out really quickly to all guests (especially considering we had menu choices so there were certain numbers of each choice to bring to each table). The staff were great.
Again, the hotel staff very quickly removed the tables and put the dance floor down ready for our evening reception. For the evening reception, we had a live band. Guests could choose to either be in the main room with the band or in the sports bar next door. We had a Photo Booth in the entrance room which worked really well as it didn't take up space in the main room. The buffet was really good - we had just gone for the option that came in with the package and there was lots of choice of both hot and cold foods. At the end of the night, we moved into the sports bar. Thank you to the night porter who kept coming back to serve drinks to the small group of us left talking until about 3am!
Many of our guests stayed over (one of the many advantages of this hotel is they have lots of rooms and they are really lovely) so we enjoyed breakfast with them the next morning. Before we left, Grant ensured that we had got everything to take with us- our cake, flowers, name cards, table plan, cards and gifts.
Thank you to all at the Oak Royal Hotel for our wonderful day! More...
Went on a Wowcher - absolutely fabulous meal for a pittance!!! Going to buy lots more Wowcher!!
Have had many games of golf on this course. The course is brilliant and the grounds men do a fantastic job, could not fault any part of the grounds. Take my friends to this course and they love it. More...
Susie Poh Yoke Cookson
Treated my friend to a birthday lunch at the Larkfield Restaurant. Beautiful view of the golf course and surrounding countryside. Excellent food and service.
My son and his now wife had their wedding reception there on the 22nd of July and what a fantastic day. The hotel is something else and the staff so helpful thank you for making it a very special day.
Had afternoon tea yesterday as a Mothers Day present from my daughter. The staff were lovely and welcoming and the service excellent. The cakes and scones were very good, though personally I would have preferred more savoury food and less cake. Lovely surroundings and views and enjoyed the experience. More...
I would like to say a massive thank you to Amy and the other two waitresses last night for making my husbands birthday meal so special. They went all out dressing the table, providing beautiful little extras and my compliments to chef for the most outstanding cuisine. It did make our night and would recommend this to anyone who would like a nice meal out of a special occasion marked in a wonderful way. Thank you all very much and hope to see you again soon xx More...
A lovely place. The food portions were not enormous but beautifully presented and very tasty. The staff were very pleasant but as we walked in the door and were being greeted by a lady, she was aggressively order away to help elsewhere by the man in charge. Not the best start to our first visit. More...
Emma David Fearon
Visited as a group of 4 on Saturday night. The food was lovely and couldn’t fault just a shame about the service. We wasn’t asked about more drinks we had to shout someone over.. they didn’t clear our table of empty glasses just left them piled up.. and we waited ages for our desert order to be taken. Plenty of staff on but seemed they just preferred to stand around talking instead of serving! However didn’t spoil our evening as we had great company � More...
Myself and my new husband got married on 29th July had a fantastic wedding day, Amy + Olivia and the staff were so brilliant with us and our guests despite the rain we had a fantastic day. Our room had a lovely view with balcony Would recommend oak Royal to anyone!! More...
Booked the larkhill restaurant for my partners 30th birthday as a surprise for a big party and from start the finish the service we received was excellent. Everything was ready as I had asked, the service during the meal was of a very high standard and the food was very tasty and very reasonable. Everyone had a fabulous evening and commented on how they enjoyed the food. Thank you very much. I will definitely come back here for future events or even just for a nice meal � More...
Absolutely brill! We had our wedding reception here on the 22nd July and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. From first contact with Amy, to closer to the time and me just dropping in unannounced to ask questions and discuss things, always helpful and friendly. On the day there was a slight hiccup regarding our room and whether it was included in our package but this was quickly sorted by a member of staff. All staff members were extremely attentive, from keeping our water topped up to asking if I needed more prosecco (fab)! The meal was delicious, especially the soup and bread for starters and the chocolate pot dessert, oh and I loved the spicy peppercorn sauce with the chicken, and it came out quickly from us being seated and all hot when served! Had lots of comments about how lovely the venue was. The room was great as well. Super comfy bed and breakfast in the morning was brill. Can’t thank you all enough for helping us have the best day ever and making sure everything ran smoothly. Unfortunately I didn’t get everyone’s names who helped us but thank you! Can’t wait to come back for our first anniversary! Xxx More...
DJ’d at another wedding last night. Lovely staff. Brian and his gang always helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Love working there.
Thanks to Amy and the team for our fantastic wedding! Everything was really well organised and the food was delicious! All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We had a great day and the hotel and room were beautiful. Would highly recommend oak royal! More...
Love food, surroundings and staff very friendly
Nice course nice people.
I was there last year for my cousin wedding stay there for 2 days for the weekend such a beautiful hotel to stay in surrounding are beautiful food drinks are great and the staff make you very welcomed in there hotel I love to there again I would recommend people come here
Possibly the best roast dinner I can remember. The house wine is great and the staff superb!!
great staff very welcoming ,food and service excellent and even was shown around the function room ,spa etc ,a lovely day had by all thankyou xx
we had a 3 course meal there for our 19th wedding anniversary and it was absolutely fabulous, food was delicious, staff very friendly and helpful, beautiful surroundings was excellent will definately go again
Lyz Charles Hart
Wonderful meal tonight thank you everyone never disappointed lovely as ever �
Had a lovely afternoon tea even though the waitress got busy with a party of 50+
Just had fantastic stay at the hotel It's gorgeous The staff are so friendly The rooms are lovely The food is amazing Would highly recommend it Can't wait to go again
we had afternoon tea which was nice and the staff were excellent, couldn't do enough for us.
Lovely venue, top class food at a great price.Friendly, pleasant service. Wish I'd discovered this place earlier. Will definitely be returning
Attended the New Year’s Eve meal in the Jubilee,food was amazing,great atmosphere,great entertainment,will definitely boom again for next year.
Came for a meal Friday night with friends. First time I've been but I would definitely recommend. The food was amazing. Thankyou
Faultless. I work away from home Monday to Friday so finding somewhere I can relax and be comfortable in is a must. I felt like that here, rooms are superb, the staff are top drawer and the surroundings are stunning. I wish I found this place during the summer months so I could've taken advantage of the golf course. If it's anything like the other facilities I'm sure it won't disappoint. More...
A lovely place with a great service and wonderful food.
I stayed here 2days ago and the upon arrival the receptionist who greeted us was lovely if not a little loud and slightly intimidating (she gave us a talk of do's and dont's.... where all grown ups by the way). The rooms were beautiful, we stayed in the junior suites and would definitely recommend these. They are a really nice size and very tastefully decorated. We had a meal in the restaurant which was excellent and the staff were very friendly and attentive but not over bearing. We had drinks in the sportsman's bar as this was the only one open, which again the staff were really nice and friendly. The morning breakfast was a total let down though as one of my party asked for poached eggs which he got served with a fried egg instead which was mine. When we told the server she promptly got my fork took the egg off his plate and put it on mine then put my fork back down and walked away. I was in too much shock to say anything to her about this but to be honest that is never acceptable and this server needs re educating on serving etiquette! My friend got his eggs 10 mins later. We weren't the only ones in the restaurant that had a problem with their orders either. However having said this I would come back but I just wouldn't put up with service like this again, I would definitely say something. More...
Four of us had lunch yesterday it was our first visit and it won't be our last. The food was excellent and we were looked after by Gordon who was very nice. Thank you Gordon.
Great views. Lovely food. Well worth a visit. We’ve been to a few do’s here & they’ve all been fantastic.
We've been here a couple of times and we are going again on Friday for our anniversary, the food is wonderful and very good service. I've even booked for Christmas lunch. More...
We bought our parents here for afternoon tea The place itself is beautiful with perfect manicured grounds Afternoon tea was a taste sensation with beautiful selection of sandwiches and cakes all presented lovely Great afternoon Thankyou
lovely course , every hole provided a different challenge, the par 5s in particular were great fun to play.
Great day out, nice course beautiful panoramic views of the west penines , will certainly be going back with friends for another round of golf , would highly recommend it
I attended a wedding on 20/8/17. Food was lovely service was great beautiful place definitely recommend thank you x
Great stay at the Oak Royal! Will definitely be back!
Had a lovely meal yesterday at the lark hill restaurant, they even made me a different veggi option .... lovely food well prepared and the young staff did exceptionally well
A beautiful hotel with spectacular views from the restaurant, where we enjoyed a delightful Afternoon tea. The staff were lovely and very friendly. Would definitely go there again.
We only had a sandwich but it was very good staff were very pleasant
Delicious food, beautifully served. Flavoursome veggie options too.
Professional and friendly staff. Excellent food, very clean and spacious rooms. First class hotel
Fresh and delicious food. But service needs improvement
Ann Yates Brotherton
If i could give you 10 stars .i would..impecable service...beautiful food..lovely relaxing fathers day afternoon..
Great value and a fantastic meal in the restaurant - may try to sneak on for 6 holes next time I stay Staff were excellent. Highly recommend the place.
One night golf break with a couple of friends. Excellent course, lovely room and superb food. Very comfortable hotel, staff always pleasant, efficient and helpful.
Great night & the staff were lovely. Will certainly be back soon
Tracey Grover Ne Westwood
absolutely loved our stay here-very clean,friendly hospitable staff;lovely room amazing shower. Food was lovely, fresh and reasonable prices. definitely stay again
Excellent food and nice and friendly staff
Just been for a lovely meal in the Lark Hill Restaurant. What amazing value for money, we've been a few times and this was by far the best meal we've had there. The flavours were sublime and the rump steak and lamb cooked to perfection �� More...
Wendy Missie Bowden
Went for afternoon tea. And so glad we did , beautiful surroundings and very elegant inside the restaurant . We have just booked our return visit for a meal as the food is Delious
Had a good meal tonight was real good nice place staff good but was a bit slow on service at times
We celebrated my birthday with lunch at the Oak Royal yesterday and really enjoyed the food, although the service was a little slow to start with. The wine we chose was excellent value for money. The staff were very pleasant and particularly attentive to the children. We would certainly return in the future. More...
Had a fab spa session with Aimee yesterday ...thank you The toes will be stepping out in style
Nicky Jane Levent
Beautiful place. Enjoyed my evening celebrating my friends wedding. �
Janine Louise O'Hara
The venue, the setting, the food.... all out of this world. The dance floor..... cheap, tacky and an accident waiting to happen!!!!
Went here for my stepsons wedding food was lovely and staff very friendly, will definitely be returning , room where great
Lovely venue for wedding reception. Staff couldn't do enough for us, all very friendly and attentive. Room couldn't be faulted. We have been to Oak Royal quite a few times. Definitely recommend. More...
Myself and my wife went for a meal on Friday 07/04/17. Honestly could not fault anything. The service, the welcome and most importantly the food was amazing. Will definitely be returning and could not rate the food highly enough. Well done and a big thank you to all the staff. More...
Fantastic place, beautiful setting, good food, outstanding service!
We had a lovely Mother's Day afternoon tea here, it was delicious :) would come again and would love to sample the spa and a meal with an over night stay.
22/03/2017 My wife and I have just returned home after having had a truly wonderful three course lunch in the restaurant here,the food from the starters to the desserts was superb compliments to the Chef. Also the attentive service we received from our two female servers was second to none they could not be faulted and nothing was too much trouble for them,thank you for a lovely lunchtime treat Regards Mr & Mrs R Sissons More...
Lovely hotel, really nice food, staff very welcoming.
What a little gem. The room the food the bar the staff were all brilliant. Really thought everything was super value for money. will be staying again.
Just hosted a birthday meal for 20 plus friends and family. Food was excellent and really good value, service good and the Larkhill restaurant was the perfect venue. I would definitely recommend it.
Fabulous hotel with friendly staff and gorgeous food!
Celebrated my mum & dads golden wedding anniversary from start to finish everything went brilliantly, thanks for making my mum & dads golden wedding anniversary one to remember ����
Fantastic hotel, great service, gorgeous rooms can't wait to go back
What a lovely place with an excellent friendly lady serving us. Cakes and scones were amazing. My only small criticism would be you only got 3 small sandwiches and one we didn't like so more savoury choice would have been nice but we still loved it. Will come back and recommend.
Food was Good, The staff are excellent and very helpful. The setting is superb.
It was a lovely afternoon tea for us, the only criticism I have is the drinks came first then waited sometime for the sandwiches and cakes.
We enjoyed a three course lunch yesterday. Lark Hill restaurant was was very pleasing, warm and comfortable, the food was delicious and served by a very helpful and pleasant waitress. It was a relaxing and most enjoyable time. we hope to go again soon. More...
Really impressed liked food and staff very welcoming will return x
We stayed at the oak royal just 1 nite it was a beautiful room staff was all lovely and dinner was amazing xx
This my second visit to Royal Oak. I have enjoyed the Sunday lunch and a three course meal with glass of prosecco on a Saturday night. Both meals have been outstanding the service, staff surroundings are all excellent. Looking forward to my next visit xxx More...
Brilliant afternoon tea. Service was excellent. The venue is in a lovely setting next to the golf course. We will be back.
It's beautiful and well worth a visit. I have no problem recommending it.
Danielle Lucy Grundy
We had our wedding at the Oak Royal and it was absolutely fantastic! Grant, Amy and team ensured everything ran smoothly. Everyone commented on what an amazing venue it was and the food was fantastic too. Thank you so much xx
Was taken here as part of my 40th celebrations. Service and food was excellent. Staff were very friendly and looked after our party. Would definitely recommend!
Came for afternoon tea this is the second one we have had and was much improved from the first one �the sandwiches very fresh and tasty meat and fillings and the cakes and scones were home made and very pleasant thank you very relaxing and enjoyable .
Great food. Great service and lovely place .will defo be going back .
My Mum and I had a lovely afternoon tea here yesterday. Beautiful location, good atmosphere and tasty food. We would definitely go again.
Lovely afternoon tea. Very accommodating and such friendly staff. Food delicious too.
Service excellent Food adequate for the purpose Nice selection Would revisit again
Gorgeous hotel. Stunning surroundings and stunning rooms. We loved it. ���
Had a fab time celebrating my sisters special birthday - what a lovely venue - many thanx to all especially to Helen
I absolutely loved my party & overnight stay at this hotel !! It was fab from start to finish! All the staff were marvellous & nothing too much trouble! The food was amazing & everyone enjoyed themselves �Thanks a million Oak Royal, we will be back!! ��� More...
Lovely food excellent service highly recommended nothing to much trouble food was amazing
My friend Jackie took me here for my birthday treat,the meal was excellent and beautifully cooked.The service was great and will definately be returning.
Lovely hotel & restaurant and a lovely place to get married. The staff are fab and the food is 5⭐️. I look forward to my next visit x
Thank you for the most amazing wedding anyone could wish for. You all worked so hard to make our day perfect and it was. We couldn't have asked for more!!
We had a lovely Sunday carvary here today it was amazing and all the staff are lovely and a credit to the oak royal.
Had a very delicious afternoon tea yesterday waitress very proficient lovely setting all in all a very pleasant experience.x
Went here for first time. Had a great time, loved the room, and sat in the sports bar in the Evening to have a bit of food.. Very impressed with the food we had Very enjoyable stay Thanks Again.. Highly recommended More...
Vivien Nan Coyle WasMitchell
Love this place + All of the Staff. Food has always been 100% Gorgeous! Travelzoo Voucher for '2 course meal + Prosseco' is Amazing!!
Had my wedding reception here on 23-07-16 and i couldn't fault a thing. Grant, Michael & Amy went above and beyond to make sure everything went as brilliant as it did. I had so many compliments on the food, rooms, reception room, scenery & staff. Thank you all so much for helping make our day so special More...
Amazing setting, beautiful food and drink, pleasant staff- attentive yet appropriate , lovely accommodation- we will be back!
Came to treat my mother in law to afternoon tea. Great service and beautiful selection of treats. Thank you.
Enjoyed a 3 course meal with complementary glass of prosecco courtesy of travelzoo at the unbelievable price of £55 for a party of 4. Most of the staff who served us were young but they were friendly and welcoming & entered into conversation with us rather than just serving the food. Despite being the last in the restaurant we never felt rushed in any way whilst we waited for our taxi and they assured us they were happy to serve us as long as we wanted. More...
Fabulous night away. Very relaxed. Staff excellent. Food beautiful. Would recommend for a romantic relaxing evening. Cocktails and Prosecco went down a treat. Will definately return.
Lovely hotel, great staff and amazing room - upgraded to a junior suite for free . Food in the restaurant was gorgeous
Lovely hotel with very nice rooms great comfy bed, mini bar and great breakfast as well as food in restaurant . Very friendly and professional staff.
Stayed using a Groupon deal. Fantastic value. Lovely location, accommodation and excellent food. Staff friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!
Jude C Fiddler
Had a lovely meal in the restaurant last night with friends. Staff friendly & polite. Lovely setting, decor and rooms look smart & clean. Beautiful place.
Excellent Food, Beautuful Decor. Professional Staff. Highly recommend .
Great staff, beautiful location and lovely food.
Lovely meal in beautiful surroundings - the restaurant is gorgeous and food was great
The new restaurant is gorgeous, food was delicious, beautifully presented and just that bit different from the norm. Will be back soon!
Just had Sunday Lunch,Beef to die for,fantastic thanks.
The new restaurant looks amazing and to top it off great food and service!!
Excellent food lovely helpful staff in a relaxing atmosphere...can't wait to try the Sunday Menu