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The Fisherman's Retreat


Riding Head Lane, Shuttleworth, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire, BL0 0HH

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Tel: 01706 825 314

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The Fisherman's Retreat

Situated in acres of beautiful countryside just outside the town of Ramsbottom, 15 miles north of Manchester city centre.

A family owned, multi-award winning bar, restaurant and wedding venue set in the Lancashire countryside serving freshly prepared, locally sourced produce. A truly stunning range of Scottish single malt whiskies, speciality real ales in oak casks and wines and champagnes to suit any occasion.

The Fisherman’s Retreat prides itself on sourcing and supporting local producers where possible. The aim is to provide an exceptional standard of food, freshly prepared by the team of chefs.

The menu features home-reared and home-produced traditional and modern British dishes, with an occasional International influence prepared with the freshest ingredients, locally sourced where possible. You can choose from the main menu or their daily specials. Afternoon teas are also served, choose from :
Classic afternoon tea £17.50
Prosecco afternoon tea £20.00
Champagne afternoon tea £23.50

The majority of meat on the menu is handpicked on the hoof from local farms. This gives the unique advantage of knowing where each animal has come from. The Fisherman's Retreat receive the carcasses as wholes or halves from the slaughter house. This enables them to have their own butcher on site, who can then cut steaks and joints to their our specification. They also hang the choice cuts of beef for at least six weeks to ensure quality steaks and an optimum product.



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Opening Times

Food served (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Tuesday - Friday12:00 - 21:00
Saturday12:00 - 21:30
Sunday12:00 - 20:00
Bank HolidayOpen

* *Mondays - open bank holidays only.


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 - Taste Lancashire Restaurant Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 - Taste Lancashire Restaurant Award 2019


Road Directions

From M65: Exit junction 5 towards A6177/Park Road, heading towards Haslingden/B6232. Continue onto the slip road to Bury/Manchester/M66/A56/Rawtenstall, and merge onto A56. Take the A676 exit towards Ramsbottom/Bolton/Rochdale/A680. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Bolton Road North/A680 heading towards Edenfield/Rochdale. Continue on the A680. Turn right at Rochdale Road/A680. Turn right at Lodge Mill Lane, and turn right at Riding Head Lane. The Fisherman’s Retreat is signposted on the right.From M66: Exit at junction 1 and take the A56 to Ramsbottom. Turn right at Walmersley Road/A56 signposted for Edenfield/Burnley/Blackburn/M65/Ramsbottom and continue on A56. Turn right at Bye Road, and 1st left onto Turn Road. Take slight right at Bury Old Road, and then slight right at Riding Head Lane. The Fisherman’s Retreat is on the right.

Public Transport Directions

Leave the M66 at junction 1, then turn right onto the A56Signposted Ramsbottom & Edenfield Continue for 1.5 milesTurn right onto Bye Road Bear right onto Bamford Road – From here you will see signage directing you to The Fisherman’s Retreat Bear left onto Turn RoadTurn right onto Bury Old Road Bear right onto Riding Head LaneFrom M65:Leave M65 at junction 8, then at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A56Signposted Bury, Manchester At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A56Continue forward, then merge onto the A56Branch left, then at Bolton Road North roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A56Signposted BuryAt T-junction turn right onto the A56Signposted Bury, ManchesterTurn left onto Bye Road, and follow signs to The Fisherman’s Retreat



  • Energy Saving Measures - Heating
  • Energy Saving Measures - Well Insulated
  • Recycling Policy - Veg/Food Waste
  • Use and Promote Local Produce
  • Water Saving Measures


  • Bar
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Children Welcome (Until 9pm)
  • Highchairs

Establishment Features

  • Available For Wedding Receptions
  • Booking required
  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Licenced For Civil Marriages
  • Live music
  • Number of covers - 120 covers
  • Number of people standing - 160
  • Private rooms
  • Real Log Fires

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
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