The Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland are hardly short of high-quality pubs and restaurants. The Red Pump’s USP is its lack of pretentiousness – it aims to keep things simple and serve ‘seriously good’ food. Steak is the speciality here – dry-aged for about 40 days, the meat originates from Longhorn, Shorthorn and Galloway cattle carefully reared on grass. Lamb, pork and chicken are also simply cooked, while fish-lovers will find creamy fish pie or chef's choice of the day. Three cask ales in the Snug include Bowland and Moorhouses brews.
Closed: 1–16 January
Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
Open all day
Lunch: Wednesday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–5.30
Dinner: Wednesday to Thursday 6–8.30, Friday to Saturday 6–9