A place of purpose transformed into a thing of beauty

Holmes Mill is a brand new flexible function and event space in the heart Clitheroe.

holmes-millHand-picked as a place of beauty by James’ Places, it has been lovingly restored to become a venue that will genuinely take your breath away.

Nestled in the heart of the Ribble Valley, it is part of an old textile mill which dates back to 1823. Keeping loyal to its industrial roots Holmes Mill’s Function Room bears all the natural textured walls, exposed beams and period character that you would expect from a building that has lasted the decades. With a few added extras to bring the venue to the modern day, you will find industrial inspired props, all beautifully framed using draped Edison bulbs adding further rustic accent to the historical feel of the space.

Also home to one of the original features of the Mill in the Engine Room, a cross-compound horizontal engine which has been renovated and lovingly restored, making for great picture opportunities.

The Function Room holds from 50 to 150 seated people, or 200 without seats. There’s enough space to source a live band or artist to match your taste and style! The Function Room also has its own private bar offering cask ales, lagers, ciders and an impressive range of wines and gins. It’s the perfect self-contained industrial chic space.

In addition to the Function Room, Holmes Mill is home to the Boiler House, containing a beer hall, Bowland Brewery, a cafe, and soon to include a creative space and bakery. The Weaving Shed will soon house a gym, pool, spa and food hall. The Spinning Block will soon have a bar and grill, hotel and apartments.

After the first multi-storey spinning block was erected on the site in 1823, many additions were made throughout the following years and decades as the local cotton trade boomed. The site was given Grade II listed status, but had lain empty, in poor condition, since the 1970s before it was purchased by James’ Places Group in 2015. The new owners hold a vision to bring the beautiful building back to life and enhance the features it holds in abundance. By the time it is finished it will look like a thing of purpose that has been transformed into a thing of beauty.

Holmes Mill is the latest property to join the James’ Places portfolio, which also includes Eaves Hall, a 30-bedroom country house hotel, the Emporium, a wine bar, coffee shop, brasserie and three-storey shopping experience, Mitton Hall, a magnificent 15th century manor house, the Royal Hotel, a lovingly restored Georgian town-house hotel, the Shireburn Arms, a 17th century inn, and the Waddington Arms, all located within the Ribble Valley. www.holmesmill.co.uk