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A big hello to BEST WESTERN Oaks Hotel, Burnley

BEST WESTERN Oaks Hotel was once the private home of a wealthy local merchant and still retains many original features of it’s past, although I’m not sure the relaxing pool and Jacuzzi were around then!

Read on to find out more about the hotel from General Manager Nicola Lumsden.

How long have you worked at the hotel?
Five Years

Describe your hotel in 5 words:

What is your favourite part of the hotel?
The 25ft stained glass window

What is the one attraction/event/area that you would encourage people to visit when staying at your hotel?
Pendle Witches (all year)
Colne Blues Festival (Aug Bank Holiday)

Tell us an interesting fact about the hotel:
We host Bavarian Nights in our original authentic cellar bar.

Have you had any celebrities staying at your hotel and if so who?
Alistair Campbell, Mike Tyson, Eric Knowles, Sir Michael Parkinson, Reginald D Hunter, Dylan Moran, Suggs, Ian Wright, Gazza, Cheeky Girls, Geordie Shore, Mark Wright, Arg and Rex.

What is your favourite dish served in your restaurant?
Battered Wedge of Brie to start followed by Beef Wellington

What is there to do in the local area to keep the kids entertained?
Locally, swimming, bowling cinema and many local parks and museums, A bit further a field, Camelot, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Legoland, National Museum of Science and Industry.


  1. Very charming, unique experience. More than just a hotel.

  2. Really wonderful hotel and great design of it. It’s really looking like a palace of king. Amazing place to have family holidays.

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