Originally a roadside coaching inn dating back to nobody knows exactly when the Waddington Arms was formerly known as the Sun Inn set in the beautiful Ribble Valley. For many years it provided hospitality to travellers and villagers alike.
But then, as it happened quite a bit in the 1980’s it became a pub with a Chinese restaurant to the side. It was great at first, something of a novelty, but then standards started to slip, and custom fell away.
By 1993 things had reached rock bottom. Last orders were called for the spring rolls, and the not so crispy duck and the Sun Inn closed the doors for the last time.
The pub was bought from the brewery and has been in family ownership ever since. Gutted, redesigned and rebuilt the pub re-opened in 1994. Not as the Sun Inn with all its bad memories but as the Waddington Arms, a new look and a fresh start. Under the same ownership of the same team behind The Emporium and Mitton Hall, it has gone from strength to strength ever since.
Today, the Waddington Arms is known for its delicious, fresh food, cooked and prepared by Tom Steele, who has worked at the Waddington Arms for almost 13 years. General Manager Andrew also joined us about 13 years ago and is well known within Waddington, and beyond, for his warm and welcoming personality, charm, charisma and hospitality to every guest.
Working alongside Andrew & Tom is Assistant Manager Russell and a team of hardworking and outgoing staff, the Waddington Arms is truly a country pub inn with personality.