What was originally-built in 1832, as a wheelwrights, before becoming a cavernous pub is now a destination gastro pub/restaurant, with co-proprietor Mark Prescott heading the kitchen team.
There are two areas in which to eat bar & restaurant and the set meal prices given reflect this. The former also offers freshly-made sandwiches and the like.
The restaurant menu offers more ambitious dishes, perhaps including 'Half a dozen Oysters with Lemon, Red Wine Vinegar & Shallots'; 'Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Parfait with a Fig & Black Pepper Compote & Toasted Brioche'; 'Twice-baked Lancashire Cheese Soufflé, with a Spiced Pear' and 'Spicy Salt & Pepper Schezwan King Prawns with a Chili & Spring Onion Dipping Sauce' among the starters.
With possibly 'Slow Roast Confit of Belly Pork with Fondant Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Apple & Sage Sauce & Crispy Onion'; 'Aged Scotch Fillet of Beef with Rosti Potato, Buttered Savoy Cabbage, Confit of Shallots & Merlot Sauce'; 'Roast Breast of Goosnagh Duck with Bramble Berry Jus, Baby Seasonal Vegetables & Fondant Potatoes' and 'Roast Fillet of Cod with Lemon, New Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables' to follow.
Vegetarians are offered their own menu.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Warm Pear & Almond Tart with Double Cream'; 'Rosed Anjou Jelly with fresh Raspberries Strawberries & Crème Anglaise or 'Tiramisu with Langue de Chat Biscuits'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00, Mon-Sat set L £12.75 (2 courses) to£16.75 (2 courses); set L Sun £14.50 (2 courses), £18.00 (3 courses); mains £15.00 to £19.50 (plus cheaper Bar Menu)
- Dinner: all week, 18.00-21.30 (Fri & Sat 22.00); mains £15.00 to £19.50)
- Seats: 75, plus 20 seats
- Wine: a list that travels the world, kicks off at £14.75
- Children's portions: Yes
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Euxton Balshaw Lane
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 26th Dec, 1st Jan
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating