Last weekend saw the majority of people celebrate Valentines Day, myself included.
We splashed out this year and went to a gorgeous place called The Alma Inn in Laneshawbridge, near Colne, Lancashire. If you are ever in this area – a visit here is a must, not only because the whole place is gorgeous, but the food is up there in the top 10 places I’ve eaten at.
We have been to The Alma Inn before, for a random lunch back in January 2013 and was blown away by every bite. Their menu is exquisite and although the prices are a little higher than you would expect from an eatery that’s in the middle of nowhere, when your plate arrives on your table, you will see why. It’s for this reason we decidced to re-visit for Valentines Day this year, and after looking at their website we chose to stay over too, after all the Inn is a good 35 miles from home. (That would be an expensive taxi ride)
The menu was a set price at £35 per person and this included Canopes & Cava, Starter, Main, Dessert and Coffee/Tea & Fraises au Choclat (strawberry in chocolate). You could also add Cheese & Biscuits for an extra £6.45 per person if you wanted to, but after the 5 courses we’d already had – we were too full to even contemplate it.
I’d remembered the food from my first visit as 10/10, every bite so perfectly cooked and flavoured and so I’d set my standards high for Valentines Day (perhaps that was wrong of me? After all, this was an extremely busy night, with food cooked en masse) Don’t get me wrong, it was still amazing, but for me it was all a little bit rich, and both me and my OH left a heap of braised red cabbage in red wine jue that had accompanied the perfectly cooked fillet steak. The baked camembert was lovely, the Assiette of Desserts were gorgeous, and all provided with great service.
The room was one of the most luxourious rooms I’ve stayed in and at £79.95 the price is unbeatable for this standard. The Inn has an official 4 star rating, and quite rightly deserves it. Whatsmore, The Alma Inn is gay friendly too, catering for civil partnerships and wedding ceremonies alike, so if you are thinking of tying the knot, check out their Wedding Fayre on June 7th 2014.
Needless to say, we had an awesome Valentines Day. We love The Alma Inn and will definitly be returning - we've already talked some friends into going too!
Have you ever been to The Alma Inn? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
What did you do to show your loved one just how much they mean to you on Valentines Day?