Find this good neighbourhood restaurant, with a bistro feel, in a converted pub on the B6222 - although only the outside walls of the original building remain.
Chef/proprietor David Watson's menus follow the seasons, and while ingredients reach out to foreign climes, Lancastrian produce figures prominently.
Find the likes of 'Char-Grilled Salmon with Spinach, Rocket and Soy-flavoured Bean Sprouts'; 'Chicken Broth with Chorizo Sausage and Cabbage'; 'Potted Crab, King Prawns and Tiger Prawns' and 'Chicken and Black Pudding Terrine - Wrapped in Parma Ham' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Fillet of Beef with Braised Beef and Oxtail'; 'Cornfed Chicken Breast with Leeks, Carrots and Crayfish Cream' and 'Fish of the Day'; 'Roasted Beetroot, Red Onions, Spinach & Goats Cheese; - maybe grilled sea bass, or the best of what's available - among the mains.
Maybe finish with 'Bitter Chocolate and Amaretto Torte, with Armagnac Prunes and Jersey Cream'; 'Banana, Pecan and Caramel Crumble' or their selection of British and Lancashire cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Weds-Fri £16.95 (2 courses), £18.95 (3 courses), Sun 12.30-19.00 - Roast £12.95 (subject to availability); mains about £11 to £25
- Dinner: Weds-Sat 18.00-21.30; Sun 12.30-19.30; set D Weds-Fri £13.50 (2 courses), £15.50 (3 courses); mains about £11 to £25
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Directions: On B6222 - see the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Mon & Tues; Mon & Tues; 10 days from Jan 1st, first 2 weeks of August