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Contemporary hostelry championing local food and drink

At a glance

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

People have stopped for refreshment at this inn for more than two centuries and although the focus is now on the AA Rosette-standard food, well-kept pints of Bowland and Thwaites ales can still be supped in the bar. As you settle with your refreshment of choice, you’ll notice black-and-white photographs of local food producers on the walls. Some new cooking techniques have been introduced in the quest to keep pace with trends, but owner Nigel Haworth has retained many classics, and even reinstated old favourites such as Lancashire hotpot. Well-trained staff are adept at friendly and professional service, ushering starters of sticky pulled Bowland venison and twice-baked Lancashire cheese soufflés from kitchen to table. Next may come wild rabbit pie or breast of Goosnargh chicken with mash and red wine sauce. Dessert choices may include Bramley apple tart or rhubarb and lemon verbena trifle.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11 (Sunday 12–10.30)
  • Lunch: Sunday to Thursday 12–9, Friday to Saturday 12–9.30
  • Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 12–9, Friday to Saturday 12–9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Bowland Hen Harrier, Thwaites Original, Reedley Hallows Pendleside
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


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


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junction 31, A59 to Clitheroe. Follow Whalley signs, B6246, 2 miles.

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