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Shire Hotels is a trading name used by Daniel Thwaites plc, the family-controlled brewing and pub company based in Blackburn, Lancashire. With 200 years of heritage and history we are proud of our family connections and take pride in approaching all areas of business with honesty and integrity.
Shire Hotels operate a collection of first-class 4 star hotels in key locations across the UK. Renowned for their attention to detail, each hotel has an individual character and style, but all six are united in their relaxed professional approach to service and hospitality. In addition to stylish guest rooms and suites, the hotels offer contemporary meeting facilities, an extensive spa with treatments and fantastic dining options. Each Head Chef works with local suppliers to create menus that are both local and seasonal, showcasing the best of the region.
Thwaites Inns of CharacterManaged by Shire Hotels - Thwaites Inns of Character are set to revive the traditional aspects of ‘inn-keeping’ with strong emphasis on exceptional hospitality, good quality en suite bedrooms, locally sourced food on all menus and a wide range of cask ales and fine wines.
Corporate office for the company is based at our parent company’s brewery site in Blackburn.
Shire Hotels are committed to minimise our impact on the environment through a company-wide programme that includes appropriate targets, operational procedures and measures to recycle products and resources where possible. Our approach to the environment is based on the following principles:
The following are some of the recent initiatives introduced to help reduce, reuse or recycle whilst protecting a high standard of service to guests.Energy Initiatives include:
Recycling Initiatives include:
You'll find more specific information about facilities and access on each hotel's home page.
We understand that each hotel has the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the local community and actively encourage this in many ways, including: