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The Dog Inn at Belthorn


61 Belthorn Road, Belthorn, Lancashire, BB1 2NN

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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 a unique and stunning countryside view: on a clear day the pub is a great vantage point from which you can see three great Lancashire towers; Darwen’s Jubilee Tower, Hoghton Tower and, in the distance, Blackpool Tower.

The Dog Inn is fortunate to be on a myriad of public footpaths, which criss-cross through surrounding countryside and the nearby moorlands, and well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar and coffee shop areas.  The pub and restaurant are both recently refurbished and offer a range of real ales from local breweries, including Three B’s brewery in Tockholes, Blackedge brewery in Horwich and Reedley Hallows brewery in Burnley.  Lagers, beers and ciders are on sale, as well as wines and a wide selection of gins and whiskys.  The coffee shop serves fresh coffees and specialty teas, alongside cakes, biscuits, sweets and ice-creams.

The restaurant is suitable for both formal and casual dining, offering a variety of dishes, all home cooked using fantastic locally sourced ingredients. Free WiFi and device charging points are available for all customers and two electric vehicle charge points on the car park at the rear of the pub are available for customers to use during their visit.

A number of regular events are hosted, including craft and chat sessions, every Thursday afternoon, from 14:00, 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 (all standards of player welcome) and Thursday evenings the extremely popular quiz night takes place.  Bingo and live music nights also take place.



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Opening Times

Restaurant (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 21:00
Sunday12:00 - 18:00
Bar and coffee shop (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Tuesday15:00 - 19:00
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 23:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00


  • 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.



  • 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
  • Dogs Accepted
  • 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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