The Barn at Moor Hall
“Intelligent cooking of homegrown produce” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
For a full list of safety measures please see www.moorhall.com/reopening
Our Inspector's view
The Barn is sister to Moor Hall, but don’t be fooled by the little sibling’s ability to impress. As you approach there's a patio area with some seating which overlooks the lake, which can also be seen from the first-floor restaurant. Once inside The Barn, pass several small rooms before walking up the grand wooden stairs where you’ll be met with a blend of original beams, new wood bar and open red brick work. To the far end is a state-of-the-art open kitchen complete with temperature-controlled cheese and wine rooms. A regularly changing menu offers contemporary cooking and features much home-grown produce and home-made ingredients. Start with accurately seasoned tartare of high quality '60-day aged’ Shorthorn beef with charcoal grilled and pickled Jerusalem artichoke, nasturtium and a shallot brioche. Move on to juicy guinea fowl leg, grilled asparagus, morels, spelt grains and wild garlic. Wye Valley rhubarb with woodruff mousse, rhubarb sorbet and meringue displays an impressive contrast in flavours and textures.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 65
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Monday, Tuesday, 2–26 January
- Wines under £30: 8
- Wines over £30: 60
- Wines by the glass: 23
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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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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