Clifton Arms to reopen after £2.5m refurbishment

The Clifton Arms Hotel in Lytham St Annes has completed a £2.5m refurbishment and is ready to welcome back guests.

While the 48 bedrooms in the building, constructed in 1840, had undergone individual makeovers in the last five years, the ground floor was in need of modernisation.

The Webb family which has owned the premises since 1993 secured a £2.5m funding package from Lloyds Bank to carry out a major programme of renovations. These included a refurbished reception, bar and more dining areas with a new state-of-the-art kitchen.

A new outdoor seating area on the terrace has also been created, overlooking Lytham Green.

Carol Webb, director, said: "It's been a tough 14 months for everyone; the hospitality sector has had to prepare to reopen on several occasions but then forced to close again at short notice.

"Last year, the board of directors took the decision to remain closed and focus on the planned refurbishment that we were fortunately able to bring forward. We hope that this will allow the Clifton Arms Hotel to return stronger than ever."

Jo Etherington, relationship director at Lloyds Bank, said: "Although the hospitality industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, it’s fantastic to see establishments using the lockdown closures as an opportunity to upgrade facilities and putting themselves in the strongest position possible to welcome back guests."

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