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Welcome to Forest of Bowland

Food & Drink in the Forest of Bowland

Whether it is simply enjoying a well earned piece of cake in a traditional village tea room after a walk or sampling the very best seasonal, local ingredients in a michelin-starred restaurant, you will find something to suit all tastes in Bowland.

There is a wonderful array of country pubs, serving quality, local beers and food.   Bowland is a sheep and cattle farming area, so you'll find delicious local lamb and beef as well as pork and even wild boar!  You might want to purchase the ingredients to make your own meal or a picnic by visiting a farm shop or deli or seeking out an award-winning village butcher.

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  1. Add Holmes Mill to your Itinerary

    Holmes Mill

    Type

    Bar

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    The beautifully renovated former textiles mill is pretty hard to miss and is home to the fabulous new showcase and tasting parlour for Bowland Brewery the Beer Hall.

  2. Add Holmes Mill Bistro, Bar & Grill to your Itinerary

    Holmes Mill Bistro, Bar & Grill

    Type

    Restaurant

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    Featuring the finest grilled meats, fresh fish and fabulous seafood, the Holmes Mill Bistro, Bar & Grill is a piece of culinary heaven in the centre of Clitheroe.

  3. Add The Garden Kitchen to your Itinerary

    The Garden Kitchen

    Type

    Café

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    An enchanting destination not just for those who love gardening but for those who simply want a great day out! All the food is sourced locally, so whether you are looking to start your day with a hearty breakfast, maybe a tasty lunch or try out the take on the traditional afternoon tea.

  4. Add The Assheton Arms to your Itinerary

    The Assheton Arms

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    The Assheton Arms at Downham - Lancashire Life’s Dining Pub of the Year - is an historic Grade II listed village pub in the untouched conservation village of Downham with stunning views across the Ribble Valley.

  5. Add The Spread Eagle to your Itinerary

    The Spread Eagle

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    The Spread Eagle at Sawley is a 17th Century Grade II listed country inn full of character and situated on the edge of the Forest of Bowland with unrivalled views over the River Ribble. Food served includes – Lancashire Tapas and regional dishes with a twist, famous afternoon teas or light bites.

  6. Add Bay Horse Inn to your Itinerary

    Bay Horse Inn

    Type

    Pub/Inn

    Location:

    Lancaster

    The Bay Horse Inn is proud to be well recognised in all the leading restaurant and pub guides and has gained several awards proving their consistency and their passion to provide the very best of locally sourced produce.

  7. Add The Gibbon Bridge Hotel to your Itinerary

    The Gibbon Bridge Hotel

    Type

    Restaurant

    Location:

    Preston

    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.

  8. Add The Shireburn Arms Hotel to your Itinerary

    The Shireburn Arms Hotel

    Type

    Restaurant

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    The Shireburn Arms is a historic 17th Century inn of great warmth and character, at the heart of the Ribble Valley, and home to the Tolkien Trail. Located in Hurst Green, it is a stone’s throw from Stonyhurst College, and boasts far reaching views.

  9. Add Potters Barn to your Itinerary

    Potters Barn

    Type

    Tea Room/Coffee Shop

    Location:

    Ribchester

    Come for a delicious homemade cake and fairtrade tea / coffee or a bowl of soup with our homemade Artisan Bread. Let your creative juices flow by creating your unique piece of pottery and have a fun afternoon painting.

  10. Add Ireby Green Cafe to your Itinerary

    Ireby Green Cafe

    Type

    Café

    Location:

    Carnforth

    Delicious home cooked food to be enjoyed at the stunning Ireby Green Farm Café. We pride ourselves that everything we serve is prepared on site. From delicious lunchtime meals to Sylvia’s spectacular array of homemade cakes and bread.

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Whether it is simply enjoying a well earned piece of cake in a traditional village tea room after a walk or sampling the very best seasonal, local ingredients in a michelin-starred restaurant, you will find something to suit all tastes in Bowland.

There is a wonderful array of country pubs, serving quality, local beers and food. Bowland is a sheep and cattle farming area, so you'll find delicious local lamb and beef as well as pork and even wild boar!  You might want to purchase the ingredients to make your own meal or a picnic by visiting a farm shop or deli or seeking out an award-winning village butcher.