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Click the map for tourism ideas Lancashire comprises a lowland area in the west, along the Irish Sea, and an interior upland area. It is primarily an agricultural county centred on dairy farming, livestock raising, and the growing of vegetables. From the 17th century, the region developed as a textile-manufacturing centre and the industry is still important today. Although Lancashire has a variety of large towns and cities such as Liverpool and Manchester, the Ribble Valley and the Lancashire dales are a haven of peace and tranquillity. In the Forest of Boland, you may hear tales of the 17th-century witches of Pendle.
Alma Inn
Emmott Lane, Laneshawbridge, Lancashire BB8 7EG. Tel:
Assheton Arms


Downham, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4BJ. Tel: 01200 441227
Bay Horse Inn


, Forton, Lancashire LA2 0HR. Tel: 01524 791204
Bayley Arms


Hurst Green, Nr. Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9QB. Tel: 01254 826478
Berkeley Arms Hotel


19 Queens Road, Southport, Lancashire PR9 9HN. Tel: 01704 500811
Black Bull Inn

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167-169 Bolton Road, Turton, Lancashire BL7 0AF. Tel: 01204 852811
The Black Bull is more or less the nearest 'local' for Fat Badger Roy Taylor although he rarely walks it any more as it's all uphill and his little legs are getting on a bit now. The food is great including the chunkiest chips you could ever wish for and the ales well kept. If you're a dog lover sit yourself down in the bar and you'll get lots of attention from the local dogs as they pop in for a pint on their way home.
Bridge Bier Huis

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2 Bank Parade, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 1UH. Tel: 01282 411304
Britons Protection
Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, Lancashire M1 5LE. Tel: 0161 236 5895
Built in the early 19th century, the name comes from when the Army did its recruiting here. Solid Georgian on the outside, but inside it's almost unchanged from the Thirties with original features such as fixed banquettes, classic fireplaces and a solid wooden front bar.
Craven Heifer

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Chipping Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3LX. Tel: 01254 826215
Stylish and modern but with a rustic feel, the Craven Heifer offers delighful views of the Forest of Bowland. Home cooked food using locally sourced ingredients is merely the beginnings of what is expertly prepared and presented in a warm & friendly environment. Well kept ales and an excellent wine list are complimented with that certain touch of quality that is a delight to find, such as providing reading material for those that might call in alone.
Crown & Thistle
Roman Road, Grimehills, Darwin, Lancashire BB3 3PP. Tel: 01254 702624
Excellent moorland inn which changed it's name from the Rose & Crown in 1701 during the Jacobean Rebellion after Bonnie Prince Charlie paid a visit. Good value food and a range of traditional cask ales are complimented by the excellent views even from the gents toilet !
Crown Hotel

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94 Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0QD. Tel: 01282 863580
Devonshire Arms


307 Longhurst Lane, Mellor, Lancashire SK6 5PP. Tel: 0161 4272563
Excellent locals inn serving quality home cooked food and excellent well kept ales located close to the Peak District National Park.
Eagle & Child
Maltkiln Lane, Bispham, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 3SG. Tel: 01257 462297
16th Century village inn renowned for food and traditional ale. The inn has it's own bowling green, antique furniture and flagstone floors.
Eagle & Child
3 Whalley Road, Ramsbottom, Lancashire BL0 0DL. Tel:
Farmers Arms

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85 Wood Lane, Heskin Green, Lancashire PR7 5NP. Tel: 01257 451276
18th Century inn with a very warm welcome, formerly called the Pleasant Retreat. Filled with farming items such as horse collars and brasses and serving good food and traditional cask ales.
Ferrari'S Country House Hotel


Thornley, Longridge, Lancashire PR3 2TB. Tel: 01772 783148
Fisherman'S Retreat

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Riding Head Lane, Bye Road, Shuttleworth, Lancashire BL0 0HH. Tel: 01706 825314
Excellent inn set amongst the Lancashire rolling hills and moors. Very popular with locals for the superb range of traditional ales and excellent food and well worth staying on the track that leads to it ! They also have their own trout pools and other livestock
Fleece Inn
, Dolphinholme, Lancashire LA2 9AQ. Tel:
Forest Inn

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Cuckstool Lane, Fence, Lancashire BB12 9PA. Tel: 01282 613641
Gate Inn

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217 Huddersfield Road, Diggle, Lancashire OL3 5PQ. Tel: 01457 871164
Grey Mare
Elton Road, Belthorn, Lancashire BB1 2PG. Tel: 01254 53308
Excellent inn located in a lovely setting high on the Lancashire moorland serving good food and cask ales.
Hark To Bounty
Townend, Slaidburn, Lancashire BB7 3EP. Tel: 01200 446246
Excellent 13th Century village inn named after the village squire's hunting dog. Contains an amazing courtroom which was still in use up to 1937. Located in the centre of Slaidburn opposite the Youth Hostel, in the wonderful Forest of Bowland and serving excellent ales and superb home cooked food.
Harrow Inn
Edge Green Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Lancashire WN4 8YE. Tel: 01942 727849
best food in the north west!!!!!!!!!
Inn At Whitewell
Dunsop Road, Whitewell, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3AT. Tel: 01200 448222
Excellent 14th Century inn overlooking the River Hodder. Situated adjacent to the village church in the heart of the lovely Forest of Bowland. Has it's own fishing rights within 3 acres of grounds and art gallery.
Lass O' Gowrie

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36 Charles Street, Manchester, Lancashire M1 7DB. Tel: 0161 278 9383
Traditional old boozer serving a great range of real ales and home cooked food. Located in the heart of Manchester this 19th century Grade II listed inn is richly decorated with deep red, orange and green glazed terracotta tiles.
Lord Raglan
Mount Pleasant, Nangreaves, Lancashire BL9 6SP. Tel: 0161 764 6680
Popular inn serving home brewed ales and good food with excellent views over the surrounding Lancashire hills. Access is via a cobbled road off the A56 and the inn is home to an amazing cigarette lighter !
Lunesdale Arms


Tunstall, Main Road, Lancashire LA6 2QN. Tel: 015242 74203
Marble Arch Inn


73 Rochdale Road, Manchester, Lancashire M4 4HY. Tel: 0161 832 5914
Elegant Victorian pub with home brewed ales - what's not to like. The bar is a stunning example of Victorian brickwork serving great ales and a hearty dish from the superb menu.
Millstone Hotel


Mellor, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 7JR. Tel: 01254 813333
New Inn
40 Yealand Road, Yealand Conyers, Lancashire LA5 9SJ. Tel: 01524 732938
Popular inn with a good reputation for food and ale. Located close to the Lake District with easy access from the M6 and close to Leighton Moss R.S.P.B reserve.
Old Rosins Inn
Long Hey Lane, Hoddlesden, Lancashire BB3 3QD. Tel: 01254 771264
Excellent half timbered inn located in a superb setting high on the Lancashire moorland with lovely views towards Blackburn. Good traditional ales and excellent food.
Original Farmers Arms
Towngate, Eccleston, Lancashire PR7 5QS. Tel: 01257 451594
Lovely village inn with an award winning restaurant. Warm welcome and good fresh food. Renamed after another local inn changed it's name to the Farmers Arms.
Owd Nell'S Tavern
Canal Side, Bilsborrow, Garstang, Lancashire PR3 0RS. Tel: 01509 640010
Thatched canal side inn situated in a 'new' old village. Good food and excellent ales.
Parkers Arms

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Newton-In-Bowland, Nr Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3DY. Tel: 01200 446236
Former coach house of the adjacent Newton Hall which was owned by the Parker family, The Parkers Arms Inn serves home cooked food from local produce along with a range of real ales. Located in the fabulous Forest of Bowland and Hodder Valley, the Parkers Arms is a stone's throw from the telephone box at Dunsop Bridge - the Geographical Centre of Britain.
Ram Inn
Burnley Road, Cliviger, Lancashire BB10 4SU. Tel: 01282 418921
Genuine olde-worlde building serving excellent food.
Rams Head Inn
Denshaw, Oldham, Lancashire OL3 5UN. Tel: 01457 874802
Located just 2 miles from Junction 22 of the M62 the Rams Head sits on top of Saddleworth Moor with wonderful views looking towards Manchester. Exceptional food is served with traditional ales.
Robin Hood Inn
Blue Stone Lane, Mawdesley, Lancashire L40 2RG. Tel: 01704 822275
Welcoming country inn serving a wide range of cask ales and excellent food.
Royal Arms
Tockholes Road, Tockholes, Lancashire BB3 0PA. Tel: 0870 2313824
Scotch Piper Inn

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Southport Road, Lydiate, Lancashire L31 4HD. Tel: 0151 526 0503
16th Century thatched inn, supposedly the oldest in Lancashire. Built around an oak tree in the 14th century and known as 'The Royal Oak', until, an injured highland piper from the 1745 rebellion took refuge at the inn and married the innkeeper's daughter. Low beams and 'full of characters', the Scotch Piper has it's own golf society, serves cask ales and has won awards for it's Guinness.
Ship Inn
Rosemary Lane, Haskayne, Lancashire L39 7JP. Tel: 01704 840572
Popular Rural inn but just 10 miles outside Liverpool. On the Leeds & Liverpool canal with a strong nautical feel with lots of timber, brass and shipping items. Good home cooked food and a range of traditional cask ales.
Shireburn Arms


Hurst Green, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9QJ. Tel: 01254 826518
Shoulder Of Mutton
Holcombe Village, Bury, Lancashire BL8 4LZ. Tel: 01706 822001
Popular locals inn where egg rolling competitions are held on the hillside nearby. Very well kept cask ales and good food. Look out for the friendly Badger !
Slyne Lodge
2 Main Road, Slyne, Lancashire LA2 6AZ. Tel: 01524 825035
Former Victorian country house providing well cooked and attractively presented food in characterful restaurant. Good value weekday and Sunday lunches. The Slyne Lodge has a large central servery, serving good ales and dark wood panelling. Accommodation is in the adjacent former stable block.
Spread Eagle
10 Bolton Road, Turton, Lancashire BL7 0DS. Tel: 01204 852369
Excellent village inn with a reputation for excellent food. Located close to Turton Tower and Jumbles Resevoir on the edge of the Lancashire moors.
The Pumphouse

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Albert Dock, Liverpool, Lancashire L3 4AN. Tel: 0151 7092367
Three Fishes


Mitton, Nr Whalley, Lancashire BB7 9PQ. Tel: 01254 826888
White Bull Hotel


Main Street, Gisburn, Lancashire BB7 4HE. Tel: 01200 445575
White Hart Inn

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51 Stockport Road, Lydgate, Lancashire OL4 4JJ. Tel: 01457 872566
since 1788, when the place had vast cellars for brewing its own beer using water from the well police station and later a schoolhouse exposed stonework, bright wood, framed prints
Ye Horns Inn


Goosnargh, , Lancashire PR3 2FJ. Tel: 01772 865230
Ye Old Sparrow Hawk Inn

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Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Lancashire BB12 9QG. Tel: 01282 440951
Delightful 18th Century inn set in the shadow of Pendle Hill with splendid views towards the M65 valley & Burnley beyond. The Sparrowhawk serves excellent food cooked from locally sourced produce, a range of real ales and an impressive wine list. The inn itself is an interesting array of rooms set around a central bar area which has a grandiose glass dome set in the ceiling. The service is first-rate, efficient & professional.