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Landmark village pub under new ownership

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly

The unusual name refers to the preferred attire of an early 20th-century landlord, a billycock being a felt hat. Brunning & Price took over this 150-year-old village pub on Blackburn’s western fringes in April 2018 and it was refurbished soon afterwards. The open fire and flagged stone floors have been retained, with a garden dining room and sun trap terrace being added along with a private dining room. The central bar dispenses six cask ales, as well as around 50 wines, gins and malts. The kitchen has a seasonal focus with dishes like game suet pudding and celeriac mash, and roasted hake with smoked paprika and pancetta cassoulet.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 10–11 (Sunday 10–10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–9, Friday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–9
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 12–9, Friday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Thwaites Original and The 1865, Marston's Wainwright
  • Real ciders: Kingstone Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


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


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junction 29 to M65 junction 3, follow Pleasington signs.

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