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Historic village inn with seafood specialities

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

A pub since 1872, when it was called the George and Dragon, The Assheton Arms was originally a farmhouse brewing beer for its workers. Renamed in 1950, the current name honours Ralph Assheton, Lord Clitheroe, for his contribution during World War II. Now it’s owned by the Seafood Pub Company, which refreshed the stylish restaurant while preserving its traditional village inn credentials. You’ll find a great choice of real ales in the bar, including Moorhouse’s Pride of Pendle, and local sourcing is key, with fresh fish and seafood supplied daily. The snacks and nibbles are great – pickled cockles with spiced vinegar, say, or pitta bread with houmous. Starters might take in devilled crab, salmon and brown shrimps with radish and cress salad; or water chestnut, date and spinach wontons. There’s a daily specials board and a Robata grill – steaks are 28-day dry-aged Lancashire beef – or main courses might include haddock and chips; or Spanish fish stew with clams, mussels, fino sherry and smoked saffron mayo.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 7.30am-11pm (Saturday 8am-midnight, Sunday 8am-10.30pm)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-5, Sunday 12-8.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 5-9, Friday to Saturday 5-10, Sunday 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Marston's Wainwright, Black Sheep, Timothy Taylor, Moorhouse's Pride of Pendle and White Witch
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold, Westons Mortimers Orchard

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A59 to Chatburn, then follow Downham signs

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