Eagle + Child

“A pub with a social purpose”



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With the wholehearted support of Thwaites Brewery, supplier of its cask ales, the pub has won many local and national food awards; Top Bunk is the house ale. Landlord Glen Duckett specialises in what he calls Grandma's favourite classics, so look out for Double Bomber cheese and onion pie served in an old enamel pie dish; or beer-battered haddock fillet. He also offers 'more refined' plates, including local rabbit and Bury black pudding boudin; fillet of Cornish lemon sole; and pressed Bowland ox cheek. There's a vegan menu too, and snacks in the bar. A work in progress is the 'incredible edible' beer garden which is inspiring children and indeed the pub’s clientele to grow, cook and eat delicious high-quality produce with minimum food miles. When finished it will contain an outdoor kitchen and bar, vegetable and compost beds, fruit shrubs, mini-orchard with chickens, children's play area and more. From the Orangery dining room there's a terrific view across the Irwell. The pub is a refreshment stop on the East Lancs Rail Trail from Heywood to Rawtenstall. An objective of Glen’s is to attract marginalised 16-25-year-olds, into careers in the pub, catering and hospitality trades.

Eagle + Child
3 Whalley Road,RAMSBOTTOM,BL0 0DL


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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