The Lower Buck
“Easily missed gem in a ‘Best Kept Village’” - AA Inspector
In the chocolate box village of Waddington, winner of ‘Best Kept Village’ on several occasions, look for St Helen’s church and you’ll find The Lower Buck just behind it. The 250-year-old pub is run with an emphasis on warmth of welcome, excellent ales – with award-winning Bowland AONB among them – and a classic pub menu of quality dishes. Choose to eat Bowand Bakery pies; or a hearty dish of Lancashire hotpot; or Cowman’s of Clitheroe Cumberland sausage and mash.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
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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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