Bowland B&B entrepreneurs Matthew and Helena Lewis welcomed 25 guests to the official opening of Clerk Laithe Lodge and Bowmans Rest on Friday.
As well as local historian and folklore expert Simon Entwistle, who was the official opener, guests included Mayor and Mayoress of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Sherras and Mrs Lynne Pate; Andrew Wilson, of Great Harwood-based builders WPBS; Nick Meadows, of JMP Foodservice; Bob Kay, of Clitheroe’s Hi-Life Travel; and Miles Corish, of Bowland Forest Vintners.
Tom Pridmore represented Ribble Valley Tourism and Tim Dixon attended from the Visit Lancashire Tourism Board, while the Ramblers’ Association was represented by Penny Pitty and Pat Parrott.
Matthew said: “Helena and I are thrilled that, after two years of hard work, our new venture is now officially open for business.
“We are confident the quality of the service we are offering, together with the goodwill of our neighbours and business colleagues, will ensure a successful future for the Lodge and help enhance tourism in the local area too.”
For more information on the Lodge, visit www.clerklaithe.co.uk