An excellent foodie pub, belonging to The Ribble Valley group, owned by top chef Nigel Haworth. As you'd expect he has worked hard on the basics to maintain his standards and promoting local and traditional dishes whenever possible.
Real ales come from traditional local brewers, while on the food front the system is to order from the bar having secured a table first.
Their offerings are wide ranging from top-quality sandwiches during the day (not Sundays) and light snacks/starters such as 'Deep-Fried Cauliflower Fritters with Curried Mayonnaise'; 'Muncaster Crab Cake, Tomato & Caper Sauce'; 'Farnsworth Chipolatas, Black Pudding, Cumberland & Gloucester Old Spot with English Mustard Relish' and 'Seared Tuna Salad with Butter Beans'.
While those with a more serious appetite can choose between various Cold Platters, Main Course Grills and Salads or an ever changing list that might include 'Steak & Kidney Pudding with Mash & Roasted Roots'; 'Slow-Cooked Shoulder of Mutton with Butter-Mashed Carrots, Sweds & Parsnips, Barley Dumplings & Gravy' and 'Roast Breast of Goosnargh Duck, Oven-Baked Goats Cheese, Garlic Potato & Orange & Juniper Sauce'.
Just as much thought has gone into desserts with Homemade Organic Ice Cream's, 'Lancashire Curd Tart with Organic Lemon Cream'; 'Double Chocolate Mousse with Milk Foam & Hot Dark Chocolate Sauce' and various Filled Pancakes perhaps there to tempt you.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00, Sun 12.00-20.30; mains £9.50 to £19.80
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.00, Sun 12.00-20.30; mains £9.50 to £19.80
- Seats: 130, plus 50 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups.
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Mill Hill (Lancs) Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating