The Clog and Billycock

“Landmark village pub under new ownership” - AA Inspector



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The unusual name refers to the preferred attire of an early 20th-century landlord, a billycock being a felt hat. Brunning & Price took over this 150-year-old village pub on Blackburn’s western fringes in April 2018 and it was refurbished soon afterwards. The open fire and flagged stone floors have been retained, with a garden dining room and sun trap terrace being added along with a private dining room. The central bar dispenses six cask ales, as well as around 50 wines, gins and malts. The kitchen has a seasonal focus with dishes like game suet pudding and celeriac mash, and roasted hake with smoked paprika and pancetta cassoulet.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Clog and Billycock
Billinge End Road, Pleasington, BLACKBURN, BB2 6QB
Phone : 01254 201163


  • Children welcome
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales

About the area

Discover Lancashire

Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.

The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.

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