Last night four of Lancashire’s Gastropubs were awarded spots on the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs in the UK!

The list, voted for by industry experts and food critics, celebrates the very best of the UK’s drinking and dining establishments.

Here is everything you need to know about this years winners.

The Parkers Arms (2)

Just missing out on the top spot is the Parkers Arms Clitheroe, a historical rural inn in an Area Of Outstanding National Beauty. The Parkers Arms prides itself in serving excellent award-winning modern British classics using the finest regional produce in a very special way.

Freemasons at Wiswell (5)

In fifth place is the Freemasons at Wiswell, a popular Lancashire venue set in a quaint Ribble Valley village. With a commitment to excellence in every aspect of operation, Freemasons at Wiswell offers a true gastronomic experience in a stylish yet homely pub setting.

To learn more about the Freemasons at Wiswell, click here…  

The White Swan at Fence (26)

The White Swan at Fence really is a pub like no other, the small lively local pub serves great food, great wine and Timothy Taylors award winning real ales. Nestled in the Pendle countryside, this Michelin-starred restaurant is a very special place, serving some of the very best food in the region, pouring the finest drinks and doing everything they can to make people feel at home.

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The Higher Buck (39)

The Higher Buck is another one of Lancashire’s outstanding gastropubs providing a traditional informal pub atmosphere with some modern tasteful touches. Located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland in the village of Waddington, The Higher Buck has a high reputation for it’s good, honest dishes, fine ales and gorgeous bedrooms.

To learn more about The Higher Buck, click here..

The Cartford Inn (68)

The Cartford Inn featured in the top 100, this multi-award winning gastro pub serves some of the reigon's best food and drink and is surrounded by the stunning Flyde countryside and the beautiful Bowland fells.

To learn more about The Cartford Inn, click here 


Freemasons at Wiswell
Freemasons at Wiswell

Set in this quaint Ribble Valley village, Freemasons at Wiswell provides a slice of country refinement with a twist of contemporary creativity and flair. The aim is to provide the ultimate gastronomic experience in a stylish pub setting that feels as relaxed as your own front room.

The White Swan at Fence
Exterior of White Swan Fence

Nestled in the Pendle countryside, the White Swan at Fence is a Michelin starred restaurant boasting a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and serving a great selection of fine cask ales. Offering a fine dining experience in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, food is made using locally sourced ingredients and the daily changing menu is dictated by seasonal produce.

The Higher Buck
The Higher Buck

Boasting a traditional informal pub atmosphere with some modern tasteful touches, the inn now offers excellent food and seven beautifully appointed and individually furnished bedrooms.

The Cartford Inn - Inn/Pub
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.



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