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.
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
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
M6 junction 29 to M65 junction 3, follow Pleasington signs.