Located beneath Waddington Fell and surrounded by open moorland, The Higher Buck occupies an idyllic spot in an unspoilt part of rural Lancashire. Dating back to the 19th century, when it was known as The Buck in the Vine, this traditional pub has a modern approach to its food. Wellgate smoked salmon with pickled cucumber might be followed by venison Wellington, triple-cooked chips, roast parsnips and red wine sauce; or baked plaice fillet, clams, smoked bacon, tenderstem broccoli and new potatoes. Wash it down with a glass of well-kept Thwaites Original.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £13
- Open all year
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About the area
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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