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Use our online booking system below to book your meals at the Walled Garden Restaurant, Barton Preston
Staying at the Barton Grange Hotel in the prime location of Preston, UK means you have all kinds of tourist attractions on your doorstep.
Explore the beauty of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) or take to the dazzling lights and brisk sea air of Blackpool. Visit us at any time in the year with one of our great deals and enjoy the markets, events and tourist attractions in Preston, Lancashire.
Or you may want to relax, enjoy the sumptuous luxury of our hotel and the top-rated service of our friendly staff.
To stay at Barton Grange Hotel is to step into a building that has played so many parts, from family home to an officer’s mess during World War II.
Built at the turn of the 20th century, it was originally a six-bedroom country residence for a local mill owner, John Healey. Purchased in 1925 by Levi Collinson, it remained a family home until it was requisitioned by the War Office in 1940.
It caught the eye of Edward and Ada Topping in 1945, but they were unable to purchase it until 1950. By this time, the once elegant building and gardens was a shadow of its former self. Undeterred, they bought the property, renovated it and opened for business as a bed and breakfast in the summer of 1951.
Over the coming decades, the popularity of the hotel was such that more rooms were added. It also grew as a business too, with the Topping’s son Eddie opening the northwest’s first garden centre in its ground. The garden centre is still growing strong, but no longer based at the hotel.
In the mid-1990s, the interior of the hotel was redesigned and refurbished by Eddie’s middle son, Ian. Plans were discovered from 1901 that showed a walled garden. Subsequently, it was built, following the detail exactly with only one addition – a roof. The award winning Walled Garden Bistro was born.
Today, the hotel offers accommodation for guests, as well as wedding and conferencing facilities. It is a prominent and well-known hotel, just one of the many attractions in Preston, Lancashire.
Renovated in the 1950s by the Tapping family, it has continued to grow. Starting life as a bed and breakfast, it soon flourished into the hotel that many guests have grown to love.
At one time, the grounds of the hotel were also the site of a garden centre. But its popularity meant it soon outgrew the site. It is now a thriving business not far from the hotel itself.
Today, the Barton Grange hotel is known as one of the luxury hotels in the Preston area that offers a range of services to its guests;
To book a table at the Walled Garden, you can do so online or by calling the restaurant team on 01772 866135