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Hotel Description

At Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Brockholes Nature Reserve and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Museum of Lancashire. Highlights at this Victorian hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet, and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy digital TV, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers, featured in all 102 rooms. Additionally, 24-hour room service, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The restaurant, Scottish Steak Club, serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. A conference centre, meeting rooms, and a business centre are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. English breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Preston hotel, you'll be 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Deepdale and 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£50 per night

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Double Room, River View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

I needed a hotel for a quick stop over

Pros: Location
Cons: It's fine as it is
Location: N/A
Yet again Ebookers come up with a bargain when I needed one. A very good hotel brilliant staff what more could you want

Posted by on 30 Nov 2016

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3 out of 5
The room was clean, bed and bedding clean and comfortable. Good for a one night stay. However, the restaurant - the staff were pleasant enough but I am afraid the meal was not up to my standard it being well over the top in its worth. The steaks we ordered were served to us COLD and we had no alternative but to send them back. The steaks were enjoyable and cooked to our specification when presented to us on the second attempt. It was supposed to be a special meal, It turned out too disappointing . Definitely not even three star. Sorry,

Posted by , from HOLMES CHAPEL Cheshire on 26 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

This hotel is convenient for the M6

It was a pleasant overnight stay.(there is nothing else to say)

Posted by on 6 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Emergency stop-over

More often than not bookings made at the last minute provide some idiosyncrasy. This was not the case at the Tickled Trout Hotel. My husband booked, through E-Booker as I was stuck in Preston due to the transport problems caused by the weather. I was absolutely delighted from the minute that I spoke to reception the minute I checked out. Everything was as it should be and more. I believe that this was the best hotel bargain I have ever experienced

Posted by on 10 Dec 2015

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5 out of 5

great hotel and staff

hotel was great, we love macdonald hotels and managed to get a good deal so booked. receptionist was actually stephanie one of the staff we met in lake district macdonald hotel and she actually remembered us!!! it was so great to see her and one again got a first class great service from her as we did before.

Posted by on 22 Aug 2015

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4 out of 5

Comfortable stay

Location good just off motorway clean rooms good experiance

Posted by on 3 Jun 2015

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4 out of 5

Weekend getaway

We have stayed at the Tickled Trout before, it has been refurbished since our last stay so we were pleasantly surprised. As you would expect from a Macdonalds hotel the food was fab, staff were courteous overall a great place to stay.

Posted by on 9 May 2015

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4 out of 5

Good for a short stop over

The deal was good value for money but the rack rate would have been very expensive. Our deal included breakfast but we were challenged (in a friendly way) 3 times over this and were pleased that we had printed out the confirmation to prove our deal. The food was good and the bed very comfortable. Whilst the outside of the building next to a petrol station is not very pleasant, the view from our bedroom over the river more than made up for this. Beware the 2 steps up to the bathroom from the bedroom as coming back down a trip will land you in the mirrored wardrobe.

Posted by on 25 Aug 2014

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4 out of 5

Short break

For the room only we were £86.43 for two nights Breakfast was not included in price Breakfast was £12.50 each Handy for the M6 motorway Would go back to this Hotel

Posted by on 3 Jun 2014

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3 out of 5

Room brilliant. Staff average

We stayed here to attend a wedding locally. The rooms were lovely but the staff need to improve their customer service. Breakfast was very slow and the staff needed to smile and realise that 15 minutes is not an acceptable time to wait to have an order taken.

Posted by on 9 Aug 2013

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business centre and meeting rooms. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. The business-friendly Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel also features coffee/tea in a common area, a fireplace in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This Victorian Preston hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 102 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • Built in 1972
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Manchester (MAN) (62.6 km / 38.9 mi)
  • Train station: Preston Station (6.7 km / 4.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel offers 102 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Preston hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

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.

24-hour room service is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the office 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 office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 17.50 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.