New Lancashire Pubs & Inns Collection

9 December 2016

Is there a better way to spend the weekend or to end an exhilarating winter walk or bike ride, than cosied-up to a roaring log fire with the perfect pint and the finest locally-sourced food in one of Lancashire’s award-winning pubs and inns?

It’s true, Lancashire has some of the best pubs and inns in the UK, many offering unbeatable value, highest quality accommodation, with absolutely no comprise on comfort or style, each reflecting the individual character, warmth and welcome of the county ‘where life feels good’.

Whether you’re looking for a real ale pub, a place to eat the finest Lancashire produce or a great short break, Lancashire has it all. To help you explore beyond your favourite ‘local’ try the new Lancashire Pubs & Inns Collection from VisitLancashire.com; this handy fold out map of the county featuring some of the best pubs and inns in the land, is sponsored by Bowland Brewery, winner of the Lancashire Tourism Awards Producers & Makers Award.

Nigel Haworth, Chef Patron of Northcote and Ribble Valley Inns, who introduces the new guide comments “We are fortunate in Lancashire that we have a great many pubs and inns serving regional produce.  Many of these are in stunning locations where the combination of food and drink can’t be bettered.

“I hope the new Lancashire Pubs and Inns Collection will inspire you to head out on a culinary journey into the great countryside of Lancashire.”

Lancashire pubs & inns have been awarded some of the highest accolades available and amongst these, the county can boast both the winner of the Best Inn award, The Cartford Inn and the Best Pub Food award, the Freemason’s at Wiswell, in the Great British Pub Awards 2016. 

This was also the year that The Publican Awards presented Lancashire’s Seafood Pub Company, with the award for Best Food Offer for the second year running. The company’s flagship pub The Assheton Arms, located in the conservation village of Downham with its stunning views of Pendle Hill, had previously won their Country Dining Pub of the Year in 2014 and 2015. All of the Seafood Pub Company’s pubs also offer chic accommodation, each designed to suit the personality of the property and its unique location.

The flagship Ribble Valley Inns group also continues to thrive with superb seasonal menus carefully selected by Lancashire food ambassador, co-founder and Chef Patron of Michelin-starred Northcote, Nigel Haworth. Amongst its other accolades, The Three Fishes can now add Destination Pub of the Year, awarded at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 in November; this award will now see the pub go head-to-head with England’s best pubs, as they represent Lancashire in the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017.

You’ll find AA Rosettes, Bib Gourmands, prestigious marques and listings linked to pubs & inns across Lancashire; take the beautifully situated Parkersarms, in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, which is listed in Restaurant Magazine’s Top 100 and Estrella’s Top 50 Gastro Pubs, and a two-times winner of the Lancashire Tourism Awards Taste Lancashire Award and Silver VisitEngland Excellence Awards.  Or, on the northern edges of the Forest of Bowland, close to the English Heritage City of Lancaster, sample the delights of The Fleece Inn in Dolphinholme, listed in the Good Pub Guide or the Bay Horse Inn, located close to the picturesque Lancaster Canal in Ellel and featured in the latest Michelin Guide. 

If you’re looking for a CAMRA real ale establishment, a destination pub renowned for its culinary excellence or a comfortable bolthole for your next weekend getaway, you’ll be inspired by the new Lancashire Pubs & Inns Collection.

To order or download this new great guide VisitLancashire.com/inspire-me

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