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The White Swan at Fence


300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Lancashire, BB12 9QA

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Tel: 01282 611773

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Nestled in the Pendle countryside, the White Swan at Fence can be found on Wheatley Lane Road, just off the Padiham bypass (A6068) outside Burnley.

Whilst you may simply pop in for some drinks after a country walk, you do not want to miss the fine food this Michelin starred restaurant has to offer. With no standard menus in sight, the daily changing menu details a selection of finely crafted dishes from locally sourced produce.

The traditional pub décor boasts a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and serves a great selection of Timothy Taylor cask ales.

Head Chef Tom Parker was trained at Michelin-starred Northcote, just 10 miles down the road and brings with him a passion for good British food, only cooking with the finest seasonal ingredients available on a daily basis from local suppliers. With top food critics saying that Tom’s passion is evident in his food, his mouthwatering dishes are bound to satisfy your taste buds.

Examples of dishes include; pig’s head nuggets to start, with mains such as smoked eel with charred kale, parsnip puree and a rich veal jus, guinea fowl with baked celeriac, wild mushrooms and lovage, cottage of oxtail pie using our very popular smoked mashed potatoes, sea bass with minted new potatoes and crushed peas and toad in the hole with venison sausages.

Sweet tooth? Their daily desserts and selection of cheeses will not disappoint.

If you’re looking for a blend of traditional country pub with a fine dining experience, the White Swan at Fence offers a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff, local cask ales and fantastic food. That coupled with its rural location and open roaring fires, means it’s the perfect place to drink and dine.

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Opening Times

White Swan (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


  • Sub-Regional AwardsTaste Lancashire Quality Assured Taste Lancashire Quality Assured 2012
  • National Awards1 Michelin Star 1 Michelin Star 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

The White Swan at Fence is located on Wheatley Lane Road, Post Code BB12 9QA, which runs in parrall with the Padiham Bypass (A6068). The Padiham Bypass can be reached from Junction 8 or Junction 13 of the M65 motorway.



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

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Highchairs

Establishment Features

  • Booking required - Recommended
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Live music
  • Number of covers - 40
  • Number of people seated - 40
  • Number of people standing - 20
  • Pets Accepted
  • Real Log Fires

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

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

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi available



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