The Canasta Hotel was built in 1863.  We know that because we have the original deeds.  It was built by a Thomas Skinner of the Blackpool Sands Company.

We think the picture below was taken around 1910 (not sure why it has a 1964 stamp on it)

Old Victorian picture of what is now the Canasta Hotel and adjoining properties

Old Victorian picture of what is now the Canasta Hotel and adjoining properties

So that might explain why its a bit rickety in places.  The bay window still exists and is right at the end of our main bar.  We believe there was a lawn there – what a fabulous place to sit and people watch…

We purchased the Canasta in 2000 and bought next door (The Lawnlea) in 2001 and today we are a 30 bedroomed seaside hotel offering a bed and breakfast service.

We enjoy a lot of repeat business and always look forward to making new friends.

If there’s anything you want to know – just ask us – it will help me think of something to put in here!

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