n the hills and valleys of Lancashire there lies many a secret. Food provenance is in abundance from the cheeses of Beacon Fell to the shrimps of Morecambe Bay, to the fruit and vegetables of Hesketh Bank and Lonkshire Lambs, the indigenous breed of Lancashire in the hills of Pendle and Bowland.
We are fortunate in Lancashire that we also have a great many pubs and inns serving regional food and drinks, boasting roaring log fires. Many of these pubs and inns are in stunning locations where the combination of food and drink canâ€™t be bettered. I am heavily influenced by the beauty of the land and the special food produced therein. Producers and suppliers such as Peter Ascroft (cauliflowers), Banks Tomatoes, amazing cheeses, Kirkhams, Butlers, Leagrams and many more. Black puddings from Haslingden, the wonderful Lonk Lamb from the hills of Pendle and Bowland, and beef from the valleys to the north western shores with seasonal salmon and bass aplenty; and Morecambe Bay shrimps to top it all off. I hope this new Lancashire Pubs and Inns Collection will inspire you to head out on a culinary journey into the great county of Lancashire.
Chef Patron, Northcote & Ribble Valley Inns
Lancashire landscape is integral to the food and drink grown and made here. The heather strewn moorland provides succulent meats, the salt deposits in the low lands around Garstang and Chipping have given us the Lancashire milk fields; an area famed for its cheeses including Beacon Fell Traditional Lancashire Cheese which carries the Protected Designator of Origin marquee and is home to nine cheese makers. Rich soil along the coastal plains are perfect for growing potatoes, root vegetables and salads, and our water, rich in minerals, perfect for making quality cask ales as the 23 Lancashire breweries will testify. The shallow depths of our coastal areas provide ideal conditions for our famous Morecambe Bay shrimps to thrive. History is also deeply intertwined with our food & drink; Lancashire hotpot might now be served in award winning restaurants but it started as an economical meal for Lancashire mill workers and farm labourers. The temperance movement, which started in Preston, gave us Sarsaparilla, and the Pendle Witch Trial of 1612 inspired Moorhouseâ€™s Brewery to call their ale Pendle Witches Brew, whilst Bowland Brewery looked to Lancashire wildlife when they named their Hen Harrier ale.
For more information on all the venues and food & drink suppliers mentioned go to
Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2RJ | 01524 273338
Bay Horse Inn
Lancaster LA2 0HR | 01524 791204
18th century coaching inn, situated in Burrow just 3 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale the pub boasts a truly rural location right on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park. Everything a true English pub should be and visitors can enjoy a wonderful, relaxing environment offering true Lancashire hospitality on the beautiful garden terrace or around a crackling log fire on a cold winter’s day. Menus are carefully selected by Northcote’s Michelin starred chef Nigel Haworth and Jason Birkbeck, who work closely with their talented chefs to present a delicious tribute to traditional specialities, British classics combined with the produce of our local food heroes, the extraordinary artisan suppliers of the North West. Expect the best cask ales, ciders, guest beers and a carefully hand-picked wine list. highwaymaninn.co.uk
2 AA Rosettes
Lancaster Road, Claughton LA2 9LA | 01524 221157
At over 250 years old, the historic pub has an old world charm. Bursting with character, with large open fires, low beamed ceilings and oak planked floors, The Fenwick has nine contemporary bedrooms. fenwickarms.co.uk
Whether you want a quick pint, light lunch, celebration meal or Sunday roast this characterful country pub offers a warm welcome; cosy, comfortable surroundings and consistently high quality food. bayhorseinn.com
The Fleece Inn
The Fleece Inn, Dolphinholme, Lancaster, LA2 9AQ | 01524 791233
Nestled in the outskirts of the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Fleece Inn provides delicious food and drink, beautiful bedrooms and a warm welcome in the heart of the Lancashire countryside. Recently refurbished to the highest standard, there are 9 luxurious bedrooms all named after local walks or fells including Nicky Nook, Beacon Fell and Marshaw Fell, and a menu of dishes created using the finest ingredients from our local suppliers. Located just minutes from junction 33 of the M6, and a short drive from the historic city of Lancaster, it’s the ideal place to stop-off and break up a long journey, or get together with friends and family to create special memories. ﬂeeceinn.co.uk
The Cartford Inn
Cartford lane, Little-Eccleston PR3 0YP | 01995 670166
Chipping Rd, Longridge PR3 2NB | 01772 782370
A 17th century coaching inn at the historic crossing of the River Wyre, transformed by owners Patrick and Julie BeaumĂŠ into a characterful and stylish modern gastropub and boutique hotel. The restaurant menu changes with the seasons and showcases outstanding local produce and adventurous cooking techniques from the team of chefs headed by young enthusiastic head chef Chris Bury, (including home-smoking and curing alongside British classics.) Guests will also find an extensive choice of premium drinks at the bar, including craft beers and expertly made cocktails. Each of the innâ€™s fifteen luxury bedrooms has been individually designed and furnished and allows guests privileged views of the picturesque countryside and riverscape. The spacious penthouse suite is perfect for a special retreat. Follow us on:
A bustling country pub combined with contemporary dining rooms and 6 premium bedrooms. Its atmospheric tap room, feature fireplaces and large central bar, are perfect for drinks with friends, or a special dining experience. derbyarmslongridge.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Hallgate Hill, Newton In Bowland BB7 3DY | 01200 446236
An award-winning country inn nestled in the tiny hamlet of Newton in the Forest of Bowland. Serving the very best of modern British cooking using only the finest local ingredients. parkersarms.co.uk
Top 100 UK Restaurant 2016 Restaurant Magazine
The Ship at Elswick
High St Elswick PR4 3ZB | 01995 672777
An independently owned family business. All of our food is freshly prepared to order, using the finest local ingredients and is served all day, every day from 12 noon. theshipatelswick.co.uk email@example.com
The Spread Eagle
Sawley Clitheroe BB7 4NH | 01200 441202
Open all day serving food and hand pulled ales the Spread Eagle is truly at the heart of its community. The dining room has delightful views and serves delicious award winning food and, with one of the loveliest function rooms in the area and seven luxury bedrooms, the Spread Eagle is a jewel in the crown of the Ribble Valley! spreadeaglesawley.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Downham, Clitheroe BB7 4BJ | 01200 441227
Waddington Road, Clitheroe BB7 4SX | 01200 443339
Family-run business, the 3 Millstones is a small but perfectly formed restaurant which offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. They pride themselves on providing a full dining experience, beautifully cooked and presented food and an excellent selection of beers, ales, and wines. All of the food at the restaurant is locally sourced and prepared using local ingredients from local suppliers.The 3 Millstones is also available for small functions up to 60 people. You can enjoy having the whole restaurant to yourselves for christenings, birthdays or even an intimate wedding breakfast and with the added bonus of having 5 luxury rooms for you and your guests to stay. 3millstones.co.uk email@example.com
Waddington, Nr Clitheroe BB7 3HP | 01200 423262
The Assheton Arms is an historic Grade II listed pub located in Downham. With 12 luxury bedrooms, it is famous for its sensational seafood specials, creative dishes and stunning views of Pendle Hill.
3 Millstones Inn
Standing in the middle of the village from which it takes its name The Waddington Arms is very much at the heart of life in the fabulous Ribble Valley. It is the perfect place to eat, to drink, to sleep and most importantly for a village inn, it is also the perfect place to meet, relax and catch up with friends old and new. Fabulous food from well thought out menus is served for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and 6 beautiful bedrooms provide a comfortable base for exploring the Ribble Valley, Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire which are within easy reach, or simply sleeping off an evening in the Waddington Arms’ very friendly and well stocked bar. waddingtonarms.co.uk
The Red Pump Inn
Clitheroe Road, Bashall Eaves, Clitheroe BB7 3DA | 01254 826227
Elegant rural inn offering 8 luxury B&B boutique bedrooms along with 4 fabulous glamping yurts. Steak house restaurant, cask ales and extensive wine list. Recommended by Sawday’s Secret Places and the Good Pub Guide. theredpumpinn.co.uk
The Aspinall Arms
Mitton Road, Great Mitton BB7 9PQ | 01254 826555
Mitton Road, Mitton BB7 9PQ | 01254 826888
Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley on the banks of the river overlooking the medieval All Hallows Church and the 14th century Great Mitton Hall. With terraced and landscaped gardens outside, and flagged floors and open fires inside. brunningandprice.co.uk /aspinallarms
The Three Fishes
Whalley Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QJ | 01254 826678
The Shireburn Arms is an historic 17th century inn of great warmth and character at the heart of the Ribble Valley and home to the Tolkien Trail. Homely yet contemporary interior design, totally in keeping with the character of the inn, has that wonderful eclectic mix of old sitting alongside new. The overall effect… still very much that of a country pub, but a country pub of your dreams. Enjoy a relaxed and informal eating and drinking experience; a menu which is a fabulous showcase for the regions produce featuring many local specialities using the freshest ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible.
You’ll find this award-winning pub in the rural hamlet of Mitton, 5 minutes from the picturesque village of Whalley in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Everything a true English pub should be. A wonderfully relaxing environment, with sunsoaked al fresco dining during the warm summer months and crackling log fires for those cold winter nights. The menus are carefully selected by Nigel Haworth, Northcote’s Michelin starred Chef Patron and Jason Birkbeck, Ribble Valley Inns Executive Head Chef, who work closely with their talented chefs to present a delicious tribute to traditional specialities, British classics combined with the produce of our local food heroes, the extraordinary artisan suppliers of the North West. Served alongside the best cask ales, ciders, guest beers and a carefully hand-picked wine list. thethreeﬁshes.com
Freemasons at Wiswell
8 Vicarage Fold, Wiswell, Clitheroe | 01254 822218
Oh, and dogs and muddy boots are always welcome too!
Three-time winner of the Best Pub in the Waitrose Good Food Guide, The Freemasons at Wiswell’s menus range from tasting menus for real foodies, to an a la carte with traditional favourites such as steak and fish of the day.
Barley Village, Burnley BB12 9JX | 01282 690868
The Fence Gate
Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Nr Burnley BB12 9EE | 01282 618101
The Barley Mow has 6 premium en-suite guest bedrooms, serving hearty pub classics and our signature seafood specials; perfect for those looking to enjoy a rustic rural retreat.
The Fence Gate - an historic, award-winning, 18th century inn overlooking scenic Lancashire countryside - is not just for meeting and eating. It’s for relaxing or celebrating in a traditional rural atmosphere with real ales, open log fire and a commitment to your enjoyment.
The bar features real ales, guest lagers and specialises in gins from a record-breaking collection of nearly 900 varieties.
The Alma Inn
The stylish brasserie’s acclaimed kitchen team is headed by Matt Horsfall whose career includes Michelin-star and award-winning restaurants.
Emmott Lane, Laneshawbridge BB8 7EG | 01282 857830
Nestled in the beautiful Pendle countryside, this four-star inn, with 9 luxurious bedrooms and an elegant function suite, is bursting with character and charm - a favourite for weddings and events.
Two private ‘special occasion’ function rooms, for up to 240 people, are popular choices for wedding packages and corporate events. And watch out for The Fence Gate’s new-build accommodation - a lodge-style 23-room boutique hotel across the road.
152 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence BB12 9QG | 01282 603034
Cuckstool Lane, Fence BB12 9PA | 01282 692228
Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured. Fresh food sourced locally to embrace the flavours of the region. Local cask ales and extensive wine list. Function room available. Follow us on twitter @thesparrowtweet
The modern brasserie and bar is a fantastic place for diners and drinkers to enjoy a Mediterranean inspired menu. Eight stunning bedrooms provide a modern and comfortable stay in a premium and central setting.
The Clog & Billycock
Billinge End Road, Pleasington BB2 6QB | 01254 201163
1-3 Alder Lane, Parbold, Wigan WN8 7NL | 01257 464600
Handcrafted beers and exceptional food are at the heart of this destination dining experience in Lancashire. The Wayfarer fuses light, contemporary dining rooms with 18th century pub ambience and charm. wayfarerparbold.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Rawtenstall Station, Rawtenstall BB4 6AG | 01617 647790
Situated just a short drive from Blackburn in Pleasington, one of the most picturesque areas in Lancashire. Enjoy the views across the rolling countryside towards the River Darwen. Menus are carefully selected by Nigel Haworth, Northcote’s Michelin starred Chef Patron and Jason Birkbeck, Ribble Valley Inns Executive Head Chef, who work closely with their talented chefs to present a delicious tribute to traditional specialities, British classics combined with the produce of our local food heroes, the extraordinary artisan suppliers of the North West. The understated service is just the way it should be, served up with a generous helping of honest Lancashire hospitality. The line-up includes the best cask ales, ciders, guest beers and a carefully handpicked wine list and it’s a guaranteed recipe for success.
Buﬀer Stops Bar
This popular drinking spot, renowned for its cask ales and ciders as well as its welcoming atmosphere, is uniquely located at the East Lancashire Railway and overlooks the heritage steam railway’s line. eastlancsrailway.org.uk
Eagle and Child
Whalley Road, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0DL | 01706 557181
Multi award-winning gastropub, recently refurbished with 5 boutique bedrooms and the new ‘Orangery’ dining room with fine views across Ramsbottom to Peel Tower. Their ‘Incredible Edible’ beer garden is a must for families, where homegrown produce is grown to provide for the kitchen and kids are encouraged to play amongst the veg and hens. The pub is at the heart of the local community, with particular mention to their youth training scheme which supports disadvantaged young people into employment. Since 2011, they have supported more than 80 unemployed young people into work, so you can feel like you’re making a real difference as a customer here! Follow the Eagle and Child on twitter @eaglechildrammy eagle-and-child.com email@example.com
Best Food Pub, 2016 in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards
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Published on Nov 4, 2016