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Jaguar fans find creature comforts at Gibbon Bridge

Jaguar fans find creature comforts at Gibbon Bridge

26 Apr 2016

Ribble Valley proves purrrfect sport for classic car enthusiasts

CLASSIC car enthusiasts from across Great Britain converged on the private grounds of Gibbon Bridge over the weekend in a dazzling display of new and vintage Jaguars.

More than 40 members of the Jaguar XJ Club spent their Spring Weekend Tour exploring the beauty spots of Pendle, Lancaster, and the Ribble Valley from our hotel.

Proprietor Janet Simpson, a classic car fan and proud owner of a 1939 Derby Bentley, said the hotel has become a nationwide hub for visiting car clubs.

“The spectacular surroundings, quiet country lanes and private and secure parking at Gibbon Bridge is why we’ve become so attractive to Vintage Car Clubs and Societies to base their tours and rallies here,” added Janet.

“It was wonderful to welcome the Jaguar Drivers' Club XK Register along with other clubs such as the Rolls-Royce rally and Britain by Bentley Tour.

“Members are always somewhat pleasantly surprised at how truly beautiful this part of Lancashire is.”

"Exceptionally Enjoyable"

The effort, care and love that has been lavished on Gibbon Bridge by you and your staff is plain for all to see, experience and enjoy.  However, what we particularly wanted to record is the exceptional quality of your staff.  Your team is, without doubt, the very best I have had the pleasure to meet and to be looked after by.  I have been a corporate member of the Hotel Catering & Institutional Management Association since 1973.  Over the years I have visited and worked with numberous hotels all over the UK.  The team at Gibbon Bridge are the best of all those that I have experienced.  First and foremost, being friendly, caring and professional and, by being well trained and, importantly, well led.  You are to be heartily congratulated.

"Everything was perfect"

Many thanks to you and all the team for making Rebecca & Alex’s day so special.  Everything was perfect and the day ran smoothly as we knew it would at Gibbon Bridge.  The food and service were excellent as always and the gardens stunning.

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