ASTLEY BANK Set in 6 acres of gardens Scroll Down Othello's Restaurant & Bar Scroll Down Accommodation Standard, Executive and Four Poster Scroll Down Conferencing 8 dedicated conference rooms Scroll Down Weddings Seated up to 170 people Scroll Down


Following the latest Government announcement Astley Bank Hotel will be temporarily closing its doors from Thursday, 5th of November until Wednesday, the 2nd of December 2020.


All members of the team at Astley Bank are sad to have to close again as we respond to the current Government guidelines.

Any accommodation and restaurant reservations from the 5th of November onwards have been cancelled. For any queries or information please email or call our reception team on 01254 777700 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am-4.30pm). Please also check our social media for the latest updates.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support, our team members wish you and your families well during this time, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Stay safe and we’ll see you soon.

Welcome to Astley Bank

The Astley Bank Hotel and Conference Centre is located in Darwen with Blackburn and has been in operation since 1997. In that time it has gained a reputation as one of the premier hotels and conference centres in the North West and has won the Lancashire Life award for Hotel of the Year.

This reputation has been built on providing an excellent service within the beautiful surroundings of a superbly maintained nineteenth century Mansion House.


See our wedding packages


The Astley Bank is complemented with a highly experienced team to assist with your wedding plans and make your special day as memorable as possible. Wedding breakfasts can be provided for up to 120 people seated or 170 people in an informal buffet style.

The Astley Bank is also available for private and sole use and we are licensed for civil ceremonies can be provided for up to 100+ people seated and evening functions up to a maximum of 170. We have 37 individually designed bedrooms and don’t forget our beautiful four poster bedrooms. Our beautiful gardens make an ideal setting for the photographs of a most memorable day.


See our restaurant


In Othello’s Restaurant we offer a standard of cuisine to rival four or even five star hotels. The Chef takes great pride in preparing your menu with fresh ingredients selected daily from the markets. Othello’s Restaurant at the Astley Bank Hotel and Conference Centre.

The restaurant seats up to 100 plus people and we also have smaller private dining rooms for those special occasions. Othello’s restaurant takes its name from the magnificent stained glass window on the first floor, which features a scene from the Shakespearean play ‘Othello’. If you would like to read a review of Othellos Restaurant written by Tom Bridge, please click here

19th-century mansion house


See our accommodation


The Astley Bank Hotel and Conference Centre has three styles of bedrooms, Standard, Executive and Four Poster. Each type is fully appointed, with tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer.

Our standard rooms, in the Garden Wing, offer modern comforts expected by the discerning traveller of today. Each room is unique in décor with bathrooms that complement the comfortably styled bedrooms.
The Executive rooms are situated in the old house, with high ceilings, architectural coving and lavishly appointed décor. Individually designed and distinctive in character reflecting the hotels grandeur. All with King size beds and complementing bathrooms (some with spa baths) and stunning views of the gardens.


See our conference rooms


Whether you require a little extra space for that important meeting away from the office, or a high profile residential conference, you need look no further than the Astley Bank Hotel and Conference Centre. With the emphasis on customer care and attention to detail, our privately run hotel will take care of your every need.

Astley Bank can cater for up to 70 delegates in its largest room and we have 8 dedicated conference rooms permanently equipped with high specification audio-visual equipment, all on site and at no extra charge. You can view the dimensions and additional information about our 4 largest rooms below.

Fully licensed restaurant & bar