Italian Restaurant Lancashire, La Locanda, Gisburn,

Stay and Eat in the Ribble Valley

Stay and eat in the Ribble Valley! Situated in the village of Gisburn, just 8 miles from the popular market town of Clitheroe, La Locanda is a regular stop-off for visiting foodies. The Ribble Valley has plenty to offer when it comes to the great outdoors, not to mention some fabulous food and drink for you to enjoy. And we’re also right on the doorstep of the wonderful Yorkshire Dales.

Find below, some of our suggestions for travelling to the area, as well as places to stay, great places to visit, and things to do. If you require further information, please call or email us and we’ll do our very best to oblige.

Travelling to Gisburn


By Car

Easy to access by car, the A59 runs right by La Locanda and connects us directly with Preston, 25 miles to the west, and York, 54 miles to the east. Use our post code: BB7 4HH

By Train

Major train stations: Preston (25 miles) – Manchester (38 miles) – Leeds (38 miles)

Local train stations: Clitheroe (8 miles) – Colne (10 miles) – Skipton (10 miles) – Long Preston (8 miles)


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Places to Stay – around the Ribble Valley

Park House, Gisburn


The luxurious Park House is a fabulous boutique bed and breakfast that’s situated just a two minute walk from the restaurant door.

An elegant Georgian property with six beautifully furnished rooms, a one-night stay starts from just £70.00 per night. Also available is an unbeatable Stay and Dine package, starting at just £105.00 per couple per night. Two people can enjoy a one night stay, with breakfast included, plus a 3-course dinner from a special menu at La Locanda. (Please Note: drinks not included). You may also select dishes from our seasonal à la carte menu and just pay the price upgrade. Full details here.

Stay and eat in the Ribble Valley, the lounge at Park House, Gisburn
Stay and eat in the Ribble Valley, the dining room at Park House, Gisburn
Stay and eat in the Ribble Valley, a bedroom at Park House, Gisburn

Church View Self-Catering Cottage, Gisburn


A beautiful, stone built, luxury self-catering cottage in a perfect central position in Gisburn, in the Ribble Valley.

Only a 100 yards from the multi-Award Winning La Locanda Italian restaurant and around ten miles miles from the Yorkshire Market towns of Skipton and Settle. The cottage has an open fire and all the amenities you would expect from a luxury property, including Free WiFi and a dedicated parking space. Luxury towels and bed linen supplied.

• lounge with open fire, Smart TV and DVD player

• fully fitted hand built kitchen, including Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine

• 1 double and 1 single bedroom, each with hand built fitted wardrobes

• bathroom with bath and fixed overhead shower

• rear garden with table and chairs for relaxing outside – perfect with a bottle of wine

Contact details: website under construction so for availability and prices please ring Paula on 07768 663631 or email her at

Foxhill Barn Bed and Breakfast, Gisburn


Just a stones throw from the restaurant door, Foxhill Barn offers four-star bed and breakfast accommodation, comprising one double room, one twin room and one family room. Deep in the Lancashire countryside, there’s lots of wonderful scenery to explore, including the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland, Pendle Hill is very close by and just 10 miles away is Skipton and start of the Yorkshire Dales. Visit their website for further details.

Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn


Situated just a couple of miles outside the village of Gisburn, the historic surroundings of Stirk House hotel has been welcoming guests to the area for over 80 years. Set in 22 acres of grounds and surrounded by beautiful countryside, the hotel has 33 rooms, a swimming pool, sauna and fully equipped gym.


White Bull Country Inn, Gisburn


An historic 18th century coaching inn, the White Bull is just a couple of hundred yards away from La Locanda and perfectly situated for guests to explore the wonderful local countryside. They have eight stylish rooms and a recently refurbished the bar. For further details visit their website

School House Cottage, Newton in Bowland


A luxury self-catering holiday cottage in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. There are several country walks from the cottage doorstep whilst Clitheroe, Settle and Skipton are within easy driving distance. The cottage boasts a log burning stove, luxury amenities, Free WiFi and parking outside the front door.

• lounge with log burning stove and SMART TV with integrated DVD player

• large kitchen including Induction Hob, Neff Oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine

• 1 double (king size bed which on request can be split into two singles) and 1 single bedroom, each with bespoke furniture hand-painted by the owner

• newly fitted shower room

• small rear garden perfect for star gazing or simply relaxing with a bottle of wine
For more information including photos of the property internally availability and prices visit or email Paula on or ring her on 07768 663631