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Fettlers Wharf Marina, 20 Station Road, Rufford, Lancashire, L40 1TB

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Situated by the beautiful Fettlers Wharf Marina in the quaint village of Rufford, Tastebuds at the Wharf is the destination for a wonderful day out in West Lancashire.

They prides themselves on good home cooked food, sourcing ingredients from the very finest suppliers. They serve breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and their mouth watering selection of cakes and scones, baked daily in their kitchen.

Sit and relax on their patio overlooking the boats, take a walk along the Leeds Liverpool canal, delight in the history of Rufford Old Hall owned by the National Trust or visit the beautiful Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve.

With free parking and cycle racks the cafe is the perfect pitstop for walkers, cyclists and family days out. Many of thier pies and cakes are available to take away so you can enjoy them at home too.

Open seven days a week Tastebuds at the Wharf is the perfect place to unwind and our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you soon.

Tastebuds is also renowned for their afternoon tea trays which include a large selection of miniature sweet and savoury snacks. Afternoon tea trays must be booked in advance with at least 24 hours notice.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday09:00 - 17:00

* Winter closing time 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.


  • Quality Assurance Taste Lancashire - Eating Out Quality Assessment


  • Sub-Regional AwardsTaste Lancashire Quality Assured Taste Lancashire Quality Assured 2012
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsCycle Lancashire Cycle Lancashire 2014




  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Catering service
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Take away service - on certain items

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Highchairs

Establishment Features

  • Booking required - for afternoon tea trays

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside
  • Unique venue

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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  • Food
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