“Local produce drives the menu here” - AA Inspector
Close to the A59, this former coaching inn occupies an enviable position in the heart of the Ribble Valley. In the bar and on the pavement outside cushioned wickerwork chairs are ideal for watching village life and perfect for relaxing with a pint of Bowland Hen Harrier. Dining is available throughout, including two cosy side rooms off the main bar. Strong on local specialities, the menu offers Lancashire cheese and brioche crusted hake with shellfish and caper sauce; and Cowmans pork and leek sausages, creamy mash and crispy onion rings.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- 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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