Here in Lancashire we take our food very seriously and are proud of our local produce. This is my list of local favourites.
Open 8am – 5pm and late (9pm) on mon and fri. Our own restaurant so I am slightly biased. I eat here everyday…highly recommend the minute steak as a sandwich or not.
The Auction Market
Only on Thursdays (every week) and Saturdays (every fortnight).
An important fixture within the local farming community. This is one of the busiest markets in the north. The cafe there does a spectacular lunch that will stop the best man in his tracks. Huge portions of meat pie, chips, veg, gravy, and more gravy. They have a selection of hot meals and cold and puddings that your granny used to make. All washed down with a cuppa. Basic but brilliant and go watch them sell afterwards for some entertainment.
The Assheton Arms, Downham
T: 01200 441227
Possibly the most attractive village in the north with superb pub food. Was recently converted and is very impressive. Highly recommend.
The Spread Eagle
t: 01200 441202
Cosy intimate pub one side and open dining room the other. Great food, beer and right on the river only 10 mins from Ribblesdale.
Swan with Two Necks, Pendleton
t: 01200 423112
Fantastic rural atmosphere, intimate, small v local pub with great beer, grub and roaring fires.
15 mins away
La Laconda (Italian), Gisburn
T: 01200 445303
A little gem. Serves traditional northern Italian food, very cosy and romantic.
10 min walk
The Inn at Whitewell
T: 01200 448222
The most famous Inn in the UK. Wonderful local food and impressive wine list situated in the spectacular Forest of Bowland. Great day out with wonderful local walks and a lovely drive over there. Try the famous stepping stones across the river Hodder just below the hotel.
25 mins away
T: 01200 423111
A beautifully converted modern large open space serving great Italian food in the heart of Clitheroe. Fun bar area. I regularly go here and have never been disappointed. Always a great atmosphere and good food.
The Freemasons Arms, Wiswell
t: 01254 822 218
Extremely high quality food, pricey and you should book to avoid disappointment. A exceptional food experience. I have had some of my most memorable meals here and the soufflé is mind blowing.
25 mins away
The Three Fishes, Mitton
T: 01254 826888
Got a lot of publicity when it opened as one of Nigel Haworths pubs (www.ribblevalleyinns.com). Concentrates purely on traditional Lancastrian dishes. Very professionally run and good quality.
20 mins drive.
The Emporium Restaurant, Clitheroe
T: 01200 444174
Tonnes of character, great food, in the center of Clitheroe. Great fun during the day if your exploring Clitheroe.
15 mins drive.
The Angel, Hetton
T: 01756 730263
Unbeatable pub food. A real local hot spot, v popular and renowned nationally.
20 mins drive.
Trishna Indian Tandoore
T: 01254 822394
A great Indian on the main street in Whalley. I haven’t been here in a while but it was fantastic when I last went.
Usmanijah – Indian Delivery
T: 01282 814700
I haven’t tried this myself but I have been recommended it by Lauren who rates it very highly…so blame her if you don’t like it.
Barlick Taj Balti – Indian Delivery
T: 01282 813572
I haven’t tried this delivery service.
Jade Palace, Earby
T: 01282 842712
Locally acknowledged as an excellent Cantonese Restaurant. Situated off the A59 on the way to Skipton