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The Great Inns
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Fat Badger RoyLANCASHIREClick to switch between Inns and Places to Visit

ancashire 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.
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Crown & Thistle

Roman Road, Grimehills, Darwin, Lancashire, BB3 3PP   Tel: 01254 702624
Back to top MAP Great Views Children Welcome Well Kept Ales M65 J4 Nominated by Roy Taylor
Is that Cow Watching Me Take a Leak ?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 !

Craven Heifer

Chipping Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3LX Tel: 01254 826215
Back to top MAP Craven Heifer Home Page Excellent Food Well Kept Ales Great Views Friendly Service
1144.jpg (26781 bytes)1144b.jpg (34082 bytes)Stylish and modern but with a rustic feel, the Craven Heifer offers delightful 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.

Eagle & Child

Maltkiln Lane, Bispham, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 3SG Tel: 01257 462297
Back to top MAP Real Fires Very Comfy Excellent Food Family Room Well Behaved Dogs Welcome M6 J27
Eagle & Child16th Century village inn renowned for food and traditional ale. The inn has it's own bowling green, antique furniture and flagstone floors.

Farmers Arms

85 Wood Lane, Heskin Green, Lancashire, PR7 5NP  Tel: 01257 451276
Back to top MAP Farmers Arms Home Page Email the Farmers Arms Accommodation Children Welcome M6 J27
Where's the Bar ?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.

Fisherman's Retreat

Riding Head Lane, Bye Road, Shuttleworth, Lancashire, BL0 0HH  Tel: 01706 825314
Back to top MAP Fisherman's Home Page Excellent Range of Well Kept Ales Brilliant Location Excellent Food Outdoor Play Area Own trout Pools M66 J1 Nominated by Roy Taylor
Is there Really a pub down here ?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.

Grey Mare

Elton Road, Belthorn, Lancashire, BB1 2PG  Tel: 01254 53308
Back to top MAP Great Moorland Location M65 J5 Nominated by Roy Taylor
Grey MareExcellent 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
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Hark to BountyExcellent 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.

Inn At Whitewell

Dunsop Road, Whitewell, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3AT   Tel: 01200 448222
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Inn at WhitewellExcellent 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.

Lord Raglan

Mount Pleasant, Nangreaves, Lancashire, BL9 6SP  Tel: 0161 764 6680
Back to top MAP Great Views Home Brewed Ales Well Kept Ales Ashworth Moor Resevoir M66 J1 Nominated by Roy Taylor
Don't Put Your Fingers in the Fire Roy !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 !

New Inn

40 Yealand Road, Yealand Conyers, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9SJ  Tel: 01524 732938
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Popular inn with a good reputation for food and ale.

Old Rosins Inn

Long Hey Lane, Hoddlesden, Lancashire, BB3 3QD  Tel: 01254 771264
Back to top MAP Accommodation Superb Views M65 J5 Children Welcome Nominated by Roy Taylor
Old Rosins InnExcellent 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
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THE OriginalLovely 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
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Thatched canal side inn situated in a 'new' old village. Good food and excellent ales.

Parkers Arms

Newton-In-Bowland, Nr Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3DY Tel: 01200 446236
Back to top MAP Parkers Arms Home Page Email the Parkers Arms Picturesque Location Close to River Hodder Close to the Geographical Centre of Britain
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.

Rams Head Inn

Denshaw, Oldham, Lancashire, OL3 5UN Tel: 01457 874802
Back to top MAP Real Fires Excellent food Superb Moorland Views M62 J22 Nominated by Roy Taylor
Great ViewsLocated on the A672 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 and the service is first class.

Ram Inn

Burnley Road, Cliviger, Lancashire, BB10 4SU Tel: 01282 418921
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Genuine olde-worlde building serving excellent food.

Robin Hood Inn

Blue Stone Lane, Mawdesley, Lancashire, L40 2RG  Tel: 01704 822275
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Robin Hood InnWelcoming country inn serving a wide range of cask ales and excellent food.

Scotch Piper Inn

Southport Road, Lydiate, Lancashire, L31 4HD  Tel: 0151 526 0503
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Scotch Piper16th 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 7JB  Tel: 01704 840572
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The ShipPopular 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.

Shoulder Of Mutton

Holcombe Village, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 4LZ  Tel: 01706 822001
Back to top MAP Well Kept Ales M66 J1 Nominated by Roy Taylor
A 'Badger' InnPopular 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 !

Spread Eagle

10 Bolton Road, Turton, Lancashire, BL7 0DS  Tel: 01204 852369
Back to top MAP M66 J1 Nominated by Roy Taylor
Are They Open Yet ?Excellent village inn with a reputation for excellent food. Located close to Turton Tower and Jumbles Resevoir on the edge of the Lancashire moors.

Ye Old Sparrow Hawk Inn

Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Lancashire, BB12 9QG Tel: 01282 440951
Back to top MAP Ye Old Sparrowhawk Home Page Email the Sparrowhawk Excellent Food Excellent Range of Well Kept Ales Real Fires Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Picturesque Location Very Comfy M65 J13 Close to Pendle Water Friendly Service Close to Gawthorpe Hall Highly Recommended Nominated by Simon Flory
778.jpg (47249 bytes)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