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The Dog Inn at Belthorn


61 Belthorn Road, Belthorn, Lancashire, BB1 2NN

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Tel: 01254 667742

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The Dog Inn at Belthorn

Welcome to Lancashire’s first Community owned freehouse.  The Dog Inn is at the heart of Belthorn village which is one of the highest in Lancashire - rising to 300m above sea level. This gives us a unique and stunning countryside view, on a clear day the pub is a great vantage point from which you can see 3 great Lancashire towers; Darwen’s Jubilee Tower, Hoghton Tower and in the distance Blackpool Tower.


We are fortunate to be on a myriad of public footpaths which criss-cross through surrounding countryside and the nearby moorlands. The pub and restaurant are both recently refurbished with amazing views, and offer a wide and varying range of real ales from Three B’s brewery in Tockholes and Blackedge Brewery in Horwich, lagers, beers and ciders as well as fresh coffees and specialty teas. 


Our aim is to enhance our offering by serving snacks and light bites such as toasted crumpets, fruit toast, cakes in the coffee shop as well as offering a full menu of excellent quality traditional country pub food such as Proper Pub Pie, Fleetwood Beer Battered Haddock & Gourmet Burgers all in a relaxed and informal environment. Free WIFI and device charging points are available for all customers.


We also hold “Crafty Giggles” sessions, every Tuesday afternoon, from 2pm, in the Coffee Shop. If you don’t do any crafts, you are still more than welcome to go along for a chat. Every Wednesday evening the bridge club meet in the bar and Thursday evenings we host our extremely popular quiz night. We hold regular live music sessions, including our very popular Open Mic.  


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Opening Times

Restaurant Opening Times (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Friday12:00 - 21:00
Saturday10:00 - 21:30
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Bar Opening Times (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Tuesday12:00 - 19:00
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 23:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00
Cafe Opening Times (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Friday14:00 - 17:00


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

 From Junction 5 of the M65, take the B6232, towards Haslingden. Take the first right, towards Belthorn, and the Dog Inn can be found on the right hand side, in the centre of the village.

Public Transport Directions

 On the 481 Bus Route from Blackburn to Rawtenstall.



  • Dogs Accepted
  • Wi-Fi


  • Guide dogs permitted


  • Bar
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Catering service
  • Discounted children's meals
  • Licensed
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High Chairs Available
  • Highchairs

Establishment Features

  • Available For Wedding Receptions
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Live music - Regular live music events
  • Number of covers - 40 covers in restaurant
  • Number of people seated - 40 upstairs in Community room for events, 30 in the bar and 40 in the restaurant
  • Number of people standing - 60
  • Pets Accepted
  • Real Log Fires

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Close to motorway network
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining - Raised decking area at the back of the restaurant enjoys amazing views over farmland towards the Fylde coast
  • Groups accepted
  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Pets Welcome

Venue Facilities

  • Evening Entertainment



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