Astley Bank Hotel

PUBLISHED: 16:03 08 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:50 27 August 2013

Astley Bank

Astley Bank


Nigel and Helen Ainscow have run the Astley Bank Hotel and Conference Centre, in Darwen near Blackburn, since 1997.

In that time it has gained a reputation as one of the premier hotels and conference centres in the North West and has won the Lancashire Life award for Hotel of the Year.

The Astley Bank Hotel and Conference Centre is located close to the local motorway network, making it an ideal venue for both business and pleasure alike. The six acres of grounds, still maintained to the original high standards, provide a beautiful backdrop to your wedding whilst our restaurant serves only the finest cuisine for any occasion.

The Conference Centre at The Astley Bank Hotel is the ideal venue for your conference, having the best equipped conference rooms in the North West.

Whether relaxing in the gardens, enjoying the warm and friendly atmosphere of the house or sampling the finest cuisine around, your stay at the Astley Bank Hotel and Conference Centre will be memorable for all the right reasons.


In Othellos Restaurant we offer a standard of cuisine to rival four or even five star hotels. The Chef takes great pride in preparing your menu with fresh ingredients selected daily from the markets. Othellos Restaurant at the Astley Bank Hotel and Conference Centre.

The restaurant seats up to 80 people and we also have smaller private dining rooms for those special occasions. Othellos restaurant takes its name from the magnificent stained glass window on the first floor, which features a scene from the Shakespearean play Othello


The setting says it all and our food & service wont be beaten either. With fine wines and sumptuous balanced menus, our head chef prepares everything individually to your specific requirements.

The Astley Bank is complemented with a highly experienced team to assist with your wedding plans and make your special day as memorable as possible. Wedding breakfasts can be provided for up to 120 people seated or 170 people in an informal buffet style

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