Al fresco dining is usually associated with sunny climates, but as we emerge into a post pandemic world - through necessity or simply because you feel safer outside, al fresco dining is here to stay. 

So check out a handful of restaurants in Lancashire who are due to open from 12th April that offer outdoor dining:

Fitzy’s Al Fresco – Simonstone,Burnley

'Fitzys Al Fresco' is a new venture created by Higher Trapp House where you'll dine under a marquee in their beautiful gardens. Don't worry, as the British weather can be ‘mixed’, there are also electric heaters and fleece blankets available to keep everyone warm and snug - we'd also advise to bring an extra layer!

Golden Ball of Longton

Dine under the ‘Teepee’ at the Golden Ball of Longton, with heaters and blankets on hand, you'll be cosy even when the sun goes down. The team even have dog beds available - there is a reason why they won our most recent Dog Friendly Business of the Year award! 

The Borough – Lancaster

Dine outdoors at The Borough, set within Lancaster's historic Dalton Square you can take in the local surroundings and learn all about the history. The team offer every COVID-secure method such as contactless payment, table service and screens. Despite having heaters and blankets available, they do remind customers that ‘We are still in the lovely North so please do dress accordingly’ - dually noted! 

Silverdale Hotel

This family-run hotel has recently installed a new canopy to shield against any wind or any potential April showers. You can enjoy great views of the coast whilst you tuck into some delicious fish 'n' chips - they also have vegetarian option too!

Cartford Inn - Little Eccleston

It's the Telegraph Pub of the Year! Their outdoor greenhouses made the news last summer for being so unique and inventive. Situated on the River Wyre, bask in the beauty of the Lancashire countryside whilst enjoying some of the best food and drink in the region.

Saracens Head – Hallsall

Set in a picture perfect setting overlooking the Leeds/Liverpool canal, Saracens Head have installed a large marquee to be able to offer outdoor dining. Don't worry, it has a clear roof so you won't miss out on the sunset views.  You can book for food in 90 minute slots, and if you fancy a quick tipple whilst out - it's on a first come first served basis.

The Butlers Arms - Blackburn

The team have been busy to ensure they are COVID safe to start welcoming back customers old and new.  From one-way systems, table service and card payments only to keep everyone safe.  There will be no need for blankets if you book the fire pit table!

Gibbon Bridge Hotel - Chipping

Taking al fresco dining to a whole new level, whatever the weather, you will be warm and cosy in these purpose-built covered and heated huts.  Nestled in the Forest of Bowland, sit back, take in the view, enjoy a delicious meal and sip your favourite tipple – does it get any better? 

1842 Restuarant and Bar

The Rabbit Hole at 1842 is now taking bookings for eating and drinking outside. Try their small plate menu, delicious brunches or sample your favourite from their new cocktail menu.  Booking is advised and all tables are covered but it is recommended to #BringYourOwnBlanket

These are just a few examples of the brilliant ideas and innovations to many of Lancashire’s hospitality businesses.  Click here to check out more great places to eat, drink and relax.

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The Golden Ball of Longton
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The Golden Ball of Longton

The Golden Ball of Longton is a beautiful dining pub in the heart of the village of Longton, dedicated to providing fresh, local Lancashire produce for all. - Est. 1822 -

Fitzy's Bar & Restaurant
Restaurant
Fitzy's Bar & Restaurant

Stunning bar and restaurant stylishly designed to create a cosy and relaxing environment, oozing with charm. The floor to ceiling windows catch the sun and offer a breathtaking view of the Pendle countryside. Serving a selection of cask ales and fine wines, complemented by a mouth-watering menu of home-cooked food that's locally sourced.

The Borough
Pub/Inn
The Borough

Bustling pub, restaurant and hotel located in the centre of historic Lancaster, spread over three floors of a Georgian town house. Creating everything from pub classics to delicious desserts using locally sourced produce were possible.

The Silverdale Hotel
Pub/Inn
The Silverdale Hotel

Family run since 2016 The Silverdale Hotel offers a very warm welcome in a traditional pub environment. There is a wide selection of well-kept and ever changing Real Ales, Craft Lagers and a wine list from around the world as well as a menu boasting some great quality pub food.

The Cartford Inn - Inn/Pub
Pub/Inn
Green houses at Cartford Inn

At the heart of Lancashire’s Fylde countryside, the riverside location of The Cartford Inn boasts spectacular views of the peaceful riverscape and the dramatic Bowland fells beyond.

The Saracens Head
Pub/Inn
The Saracens Head

This beautiful pub is in an ideal location set right on the banks of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. There is an extensive choice of food on the menu, which is fantastic. The vegetables are produced locally, which boosts the local farming economy.

The Butlers Arms
Restaurant
The Butlers Arms

The beautifully refurbished Butlers Arms is pleased to offer the best in carefully sourced produce, expertly prepared and accompanied by a wonderful selection of wines and a great range of cask ales.

Gibbon Bridge Hotel
Restaurant
Gibbon Bridge Hotel

The Restaurant at Gibbon Bridge is the perfect setting for a delicious lunch or dinner. Overlooking the award winning gardens and the beautiful rolling fells of the Forest of Bowland this privately owned hotel is a dining destination.

1842 Restaurant & Bar
Restaurant
1842 Restaurant & Bar

Preston's most unique restaurant and bar! Situated in the former Corn Exchange Preston, Bar 1842 injects prestige and luxury into every corner.  Immerse yourself in the sounds from the rousing live music each and every weekend. Get lost in the delectable flavours and scents of our internationally influenced dishes and drinks. Expect the unexpected.

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