Garstang is well worth a visit being conveniently situated between Lancaster and Preston many commuters to these two cities prefer the quiet and attractive living environment that is on offer here and where the ambience also attracts tourists in increasing numbers to enjoy the delightful marina and to enjoy a drink, a meal or a short break at the 17th century coaching inn, the Royal Oak Hotel in the centre of Garstang in Market Place.
Conveniently situated for the historic city of Lancaster and from there onwards to the Lake District with the spectacular Trough of Bowland to the east and the resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool to the west Garstang is ideal for that long promised short break and after a day of energetic enjoyment, time to wander around the numerous “weinds” (narrow alleyways leading from the High Street) and along the marina, admiring the attractive craft moored up to break their voyage along the River Wyre.
Sustenance is not far away in the form of the attractive Royal Oak Hotel, so time now to enjoy a leisurely drink or perhaps a meal where the varied menu is traditionally English in theme and if you are staying over for a short break, time then to retire to one of the Royal Oak’s comfortable en-suite rooms all of which include colour television, beverage making facilities and central heating. After a peaceful nights sleep there is a splendid breakfast on offer with a full choice including vegetarian options.
Garstang may not be the obvious choice for a short break but the cat is out of the bag and this is part of the appeal for those seeking a tranquil interlude in this beautiful part of Lancashire and where the Royal Oak Hotel offers the perfect retreat in an ideal bar and restaurant setting where you can unwind, enjoy a meal and a drink and plan the next days activity. The Royal Oak Hotel has a car park, two beer gardens, a well stocked bar where a feature is the real ales on offer and a restaurant and small function room where traditional English fare using fresh locally sourced produce is the order of every day. Perfect!