The Millstone, Mellor

“Country-edge inn with excellent cuisine”



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This handsome coaching inn stands in an old village at the edge of Mellor Moor above Blackburn. With the beautiful Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland Area of Natural Beauty to the north, Pendle Hill nearby and the half-timbered wonder that is Samlesbury Hall just along the lanes, it’s little wonder that this inn is a popular place. It’s very much a village inn at the heart of the community and the skills of the kitchen have gained an AA Rosette in recognition of the innovative take on classic dishes. Warm up by the log fire in the well-appointed bar or relax in the oak-panelled Miller’s restaurant and ponder the attractive menu options. Choose from one of the starters or sharing boards. Mains reflect the strong tradition of good pub food, with a home-made beef burger and thick cut chips, and Bowland steak, kidney and Wainwright ale pudding proving very popular options. Leave room for a delicious dessert. Walkers passing from the local footpath network can expect beers from the local Thwaites brewery, founded over 200 years ago by Daniel Thwaites, who is buried in the churchyard nearby this, one of his first pubs.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Millstone, Mellor
Church Lane, Mellor, BLACKBURN, BB2 7JR


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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