When you’ve had enough of brash Blackpool, this cracking pub-with-rooms just 10 miles inland will restore your equilibrium. Sitting gracefully on the banks of the river Wyre, the stylishly refurbished Cartford Inn is an oasis complete with fresh flowers, oak floors, huge fires, good food & the warmest of welcomes. Locally sourced ingredients make for wholesome, value-for-money dishes – from a Fleetwood seafood platter bursting with shrimps, smoked trout & salmon to oxtail & beef suet pudding laced with real ale & served with green beans & beetroot salad. After that – if you still have room – gorge on a bowl of Cartmel sticky toffee pudding with a scoop of local ice cream. Well-kept beers include one brewed on the premises, & there’s an interesting, keenly priced wine list. Seven gloriously glamorous bedrooms complete the treat.