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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!


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


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

A very special place

A very special place to get married- with amazing staff who couldn't be more helpful! A lovely day with super memories for all our family and friends!

Absolutely brilliant Sunday lunch !!!

We attended a small family party for our parents ruby wedding this weekend and had the 3 course Sunday lunch in one of the private dining rooms. From start to finish everything was perfect. The food was excellent and the staff all exceptional, highly recommend this venue for a party of any size.

April 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

'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.

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.

Excellent value, great location

The Royal Hotel is centrally situated in the pretty town of Kirkby Lonsdale, right opposite the market square. Completely refurbished in boutique style, the bedrooms are extremely comfortable and well appointed with pleasant, ultra modern bathrooms.

Regular Visit

Been to Mitton several times for family occasions, always been more than happy with our time there. Certain times you can get a great deal on a room/dinner deal this is what we look for and it has always been a great time, normally mid week.

December 2015

Top choice for good food.

Newly refurbished. Good food. Good price. Very comfortable. I would recommend a visit as they also do rooms and the quality of the establishment shines through. We had an evening meal from the Sunday lunch menu which proved very tasty and extremely well presented.


June 2015

Perfect Food and so professional staff

On the 16th December we celebrated our silver wedding at the Shireburn Arms, having been married their 25 years ago! The food and service was exceptional highlighted by the professionalism of the staff and especially one young lady who went out of her way to make everything perfect and she did!

December 2014


We recently had our wedding here and couldn't fault it. The food was amazing, the staff were amazing (thanks to Jen and Barry) and the building itself was amazing.
Thanks for an amazing day. We were left wanting for nothing and the service was top notch. The rooms were superb.

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.

Attentive Staff, great beer and good food

Are here for a very simple sandwich and chips lunch. Simple and uncomplicated but the staff were still very attentive and the beer was lovely.

This is a well run hotel, pub and wedding venue. Will be returning.

April 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

Great Food!

What a great place to stay, with clean, comfortable rooms and lovely staff. We took up two rooms and enjoyed a meal in the pub with our daughter and her husband joining us just before the kitchen closed but this was not a problem. It was very busy but at the same time a very relaxed atmosphere.

A great place to stay!

Quality accomodation, good food and very pleasant and helpful staff, all set in a lovely village. Difficult to fault.


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

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

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