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A Warm Welcome to Macdonald Tickled Trout HotelAA 4 Stars

Macdonald Tickled Trout HotelPreston New Road, SamlesburyPrestonPR5 0UJ, Junction 31Tel 0844 879 9053International +44 1772 877671

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We are perfectly situated in the wonderful heart of Lancashire, Red Rose country, with so much on our doorstep and at the gateway to Preston.

I took over as General Manager in 2012, since then I have been working very hard unveiling a £500,000 transformation to the ground floor of the hotel.  I thoroughly enjoy my role and I am extremely fortunate to work with an amazing group of people from a variety of countries across the world.  They all share my passion and enthusiasm to provide a great stay and experience for you.

Over a quarter of my team have worked at the hotel for over 15 years, the success of the hotel is at the forefront of everything they do.  We have recently been awarded the Downtown in Lancashire Business Best Hotel Award, one of many that I hope we will continue to strive to achieve in 2014.

My career in hospitality started at a young age.  Born and bred in the West Midlands, I have worked and learnt from some great people and great hotels.  I have a real passion and drive for quality food combined with genuine service and hospitality.  My career is one that has taken me across the world, most recently working in Australia and Ireland, returning in 2007.

Outside of work I enjoy cycling and spending time with my wife Julia and my daughter Emelie.  We live in Derbyshire, so the countryside is a real passion of ours.

At Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel we try to create something a little bit more relaxed, something unique with the friendliness and professionalism of well trained staff, yet with all the standards of a Macdonald Hotel.

I trust that you will enjoy your stay with us.

Robin Ford
General Manager