The Red Pump Inn
“Destination pub for steak lovers” - AA Inspector
BASHALL EAVES, LANCASHIRE
The Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland are hardly short of high-quality pubs and restaurants. The Red Pump’s USP is its lack of pretentiousness – it aims to keep things simple and serve ‘seriously good’ food. Steak is the speciality here – dry-aged for about 40 days, the meat originates from Longhorn, Shorthorn and Galloway cattle carefully reared on grass. Lamb, pork and chicken are also simply cooked, while fish-lovers will find creamy fish pie or chef's choice of the day. Three cask ales in the Snug include Bowland and Moorhouses brews.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Closed: 1
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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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