Visitors to the Ribble Valley have a unique way to explore the countryside thanks to a partnership between the Assheton Arms and Clitheroe’s 4×4 Vehicle Hire.

The award-winning restaurant is offering a stay and drive package which will see a high specification vehicle waiting for them at the Assheton Arms on arrival and available for use throughout their stay.

12 5* en-suite bedrooms in Downham were completed earlier this summer by the Seafood Pub Company, operators of the Assheton Arms. The bedrooms, located in the former Downham Post Office and Ash Tree Cottage, offer visitors stunning views of Pendle Hill and are perfectly located for discovering the Ribble Valley’s hidden gems.

4×4 Vehicle Hire specialises in hiring out superbly maintained Land Rover and Range Rovers including Vogue, Sport, Discovery, Freelander and Evoque models.

“We want our guests to see as much of our stunning local countryside as possible and the stay and drive package is a great way of doing this,” said Jemma McAnespie, Seafood Pub Company marketing manager.

“From driving to one of the starting points to climb Pendle Hill to heading to Gisburn Forest for a mountain biking adventure, guests will be able to enjoy travelling in the luxury of a 4×4 hire vehicle before returning to the Assheton Arms at the end of the day to refuel with a meal with us or a relaxing soak in one of the luxury baths in our bedrooms.”

“We’re delighted to have teamed up with the Assheton Arms to help their guests explore the Ribble Valley,” said James Barrett, 4×4 Vehicle Hire, managing director.

“Guests won’t need to worry about picking up their hire vehicle or cleaning it before returning it to us, we will take care of that and ensure they have a fantastic time enjoying their stay in Lancashire”

For further information on the Assheton Arms’ stay and drive package, please contact Jemma McAnespie on