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Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Preston New Road SamelsburySamlesbury, PrestonEnglandPR5 0UJUnited Kingdom

Riverfront Hotel in Preston with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

from £70
  • Family Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Double Room, River View
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 98 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Extended parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1972
  • Lift
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Scottish Steak Club – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel Preston
  • Hotel Macdonald Tickled Trout
  • Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
  • Macdonald Tickled Trout Preston
  • Macdonald Tickled Trout
  • Hotel Macdonald Tickled Trout
  • Macdonald Tickled Trout Bamber Bridge
  • Tickled Trout Hotel
  • Tickled Trout Macdonald
  • Macdonald Tickled Trout Bamber Bridge


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed) or an extra bed. please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: GBP 50.00 per night

Optional extras

On-site credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 30

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 30

Extended parking costs GBP 10 per day

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 17.50 for adults and GBP 9 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel


  • Brockholes Nature Reserve (9-minute walk)
  • Museum of Lancashire (41-minute walk)
  • Deepdale (42-minute walk)
  • Harris Museum and Art Gallery - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Lancashire Infantry Museum - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • St. Wilfrid's Church - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Avenham Park - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Miller Park - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 40-min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 51-min drive
  • Preston Bamber Bridge Station 10-min drive
  • Leyland Station 12-min drive
  • Preston Station 13-min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Extended parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 261 reviews

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
A hunt for our room.
At checkin the lady in charge at reception (duty manager ?) was doing her best but the ‘system was down’ so everything a bit flustered. Got our key and headed to our room to find someone already occupying it. Returned to Reception to be given apologies and another room key - on arrival in this room the bathroom had been not cleaned, dirty towels in the bath, unflushed loo and various other signs of use. Back to Reception for the 3rd time on our way to our much needed evening meal and was told we would be moved to another room which was an upgrade. This had a larger bed and clean towels, we were happy! Lots of apologies and were taken to our room and help offered to move our bags. Evening meal was satisfactory, steak was very tasty however the service was very slow and we had to wait quite some time for our drinks and food. Didn’t bother with dessert as we were too tired to wait even longer. Hotel chosen for its location near to motorway, it was perfectly placed and not noisy. Overall, front of house staff tried hard but clearly struggling when other staff not fulfilling their roles.
Elizabeth, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
Very Good8.0
Nice stay but no cheese...
Happy with our stay overall, just a couple of criticisms. I would expect some continental sliced cheese, e.g. gouda served with the ham on the continental breakfast. I thought the drinks in the bar where a bit pricey.
Alison, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
What a change to what it was
Hi I have used this hotel on many occasions for business and the service and food is usually first class. My experience this time around has really disappointed me. There was no one on reception at check and had to dial for service which was no problem however it took 15 minutes for anyone to come. The restaurant to be fair was busy and a lot of the menu wasn’t available but the service was dreadful and my main course took forever and was over cooked. Certainly won’t rush back I’m afraid
John, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
Tickled Trout Preston
The hotel is a bit out of the way from Preston, great for motorway connections though. The room was comfortable, however a bit worn and not particularly clean. The tables had visible layers of dust on them you could run your finger through. Food was very good, let down by slow service who forgot parts of the order and the restaurant was very cold in the evening. There was a fire drill in the morning for staff, which only some of the guests were informed of, therefore some of us were left stood in the car park until the chef informed me it was only to test staff. None of the fire wardens prancing around in their yellow vests approached me.
David, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel
All good
A very comfortable stop off on a long journey in the snow. Perfect location for M6 onward journey
John, gb1 night trip

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