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Eaves Hall
private celebrations
corporate hospitality
dream weddings
half coffee shop, wine bar and brasserie
The Emporium
half interior design superstore
three huge floors of eating, drinking and shopping
Magnificent 15th Century manor house
Mitton Hall
Open to all, from a relaxing morning coffee or afternoon tea, to lunch and dinner in the bar and brasserie.
Stunning interior design and decoration
The Royal Hotel
A lovingly restored Georgian town-house hotel providing luxury accommodation and exceptional hospitality
Shireburn Arms
A historic 17th Century inn of great warmth and character at the heart of the Ribble Valley and home to the Tolkien Trail.
Waddington Arms
The perfect place to meet, relax and catch up with friends old and new

Welcome to the James' Places website

Here you’ll find all the information you’ll ever need about our various buildings and businesses. What we do, where we do it, and when we are open….. which is, by and large, nearly all the time! You’ll also find details of special events, promotions and offers and any other bits and pieces that we’d like to pass on.

If you’ve been to one of our places and liked it, why not give the others a try? They’re all different in their own way but hopefully each one will feel familiar.

Thank’s for visiting the site and a bigger thanks for visting one of our places!


Perfect wedding in a beautiful location

Just attended our friends' wedding here. It was perfect. The venue was stunning and decor impressive. Food was fantastic and the staff went out of their way to keep everyone happy.

A thoroughly enjoyable two days at Eaves Hall. Thank you!

Best coffee break in Kirkby Lonsdale

I recently visited the Royal Hotel after having lunch in Kirkby Lonsdale. My boyfriend and I decided to go to the Royal Hotel as we have visited many times for dinner, and thought it would be a nice change to just pop in and sit at the bar. I had a diet coke and my boyfriend had a cappuccino.

Best day of my life

Had my wedding here mid September and I just wanted to write to say firstly thank you very much to all the staff and secondly encourage anyone looking on here thinking about having your wedding at Eaves hall to do it!

Wedding !

What a lovely place to have a wedding! Food, reception, disco, evening buffet... Perfect! Stayed over for the night... Room lovely and clean, comfy bed. Breakfast was great and served quickly. Well done, we loved it!! Would recommend this hotel for an evening out too.

August 2015

'Waddington Arms'

Waddington village is an award winning village, The waddington arms is a clean and very cosy eating establishment.My wife and I recently celebrated are wedding anniversary there.

Wonderful Wedding & Super Staff

Just back from attending a wedding at The Shireburn . The whole day was a very happy and joyful experience. The staff work extremely hard to ensure that all runs smoothly- & all is done with a smile. The food was good and the room was beautifully decorated.

April 2015


Went to the cocktail night on last Friday in March, it was brilliant! Really good atmosphere, drinks were delicious and the saxophonist and dj were really entertaining. There isn't enough places in the ribble valley putting dj's / musicians on like this at the weekend, thanks Mitton Hall!

March 2015


Absolutely beautiful stay at the falcon this weekend. Rooms breathtaking, food exceptional. Staff went above and beyond for us we enjoyed every single minute.
May 2015

Anniversary Returns

We've spent some memorable times at the excellent Royal Hotel in recent years, with family, with friends. Our wedding night was enjoyed in the sumptuous honeymoon room with nearest and dearest filling the hotel and accommodation throughout the most pretty Kirkby Lonsdale.
July 2015

Really impressed

Fabulous décor, great staff and in the centre. Met family for lunch and it was exactly what we needed. The renovations are great and it makes me want to return and stay a night
Friendly staff who were very attentive.

July 2015

Absolutely fantastic place

Absolutely fantastic place, the hotel had charm and character, a beautiful setting for a wedding or any function for that matter. We had a brilliant day & evening. The Staff and Manager were very courteous, accommodating, attentive and welcoming. Rooms are of excellent standard have unique taste and deco.

Excellent service at this lovely hotel.

We received a great deal on our stay here. We booked for the Summer sleepover deal and were upgraded to a beautiful room with a huge bed and stand-alone bath in the bedroom. Staff were so accommodating and went out of their way to accommodate our needs and wishes.

June 2015

Luxury Stay

Recent stay with partner lovely hotel had room 11 which had bath in bedroom as well as full wet room stunning food in restaurant wonderful breakfast excellent.
Perfect place for a classy relaxing break all set in wonderful countryside close to lake district

A lovely weekend

Me and my fiancé visited the restaurant on Friday evening for dinner and it was fantastic. Lovely atmosphere, great food and excellent service. We're very much looking forward to our wedding here in 2017! :) xx

March 2015

Lovely Rooms

Stayed at this hotel the night before my wedding with family. Possibly i should have checked out the rooms - but turned out I had nothing to worry about as the rooms themselves were lovely. The water pressure in the showers weren't great, but there are baths as well.

February 2015

Great Find

A fine hotel in a great location in the centre of town. Stayed in room 3 which overlooks the main square. Staff were very welcoming. Although I have passed Kirkby Lonsdale many times on the way to Scotland I had never visited this charming town.

July 2015

Superb Hotel..Staff Outstanding.

Have just come back down to earth with a bump after spending three wonderful nights at this lovely hotel.The staff couldnt be more friendly and helpful,yet highly professional.Too many lovely staff to mention..but management especially couldnt do enough for us.

August 2015


Visited here with friends and were not disappointed. Attentative staff, good service and the food was lovely. Had all three courses and could not fault, worth a visit. I am returning in July for a wedding and I'm now looking forward to it!!

February 2015

Relaxed afternoon by the open fire

We called in on friday afternoon for a coffee and a spot of lunch, we could have stayed in the lovely comfy lounge all day.
The staff were very helpful when we enquired about rooms, Showing us a suitable room for my parents.
The hotel is beautifully decorated, and spacious.

Hotel was even better than expected

Booked for one night for DBB for only £123. For this price we expected their worst room they had. We had room 2 which was at the front of the hotel . It was huge filled with high quality furniture. The only negative comment being such a large room there was only a standard double bed, which was lost in huge room.

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