Ribble Valley Food

Ribble Valley… the food capital of Lancashire

Ribble Valley Food Heaven

Ribble Valley Food Heaven

Ribble Valley food boasts an abundance of award-winning eateries with friendly and professional staff just waiting to welcome you.

From cosy cafés and tearooms to gastro pubs, contemporary mill conversions and a Michelin-starred manor house restaurant, there is somewhere to suit all tastes here.

Whatever your preference, you will find a perfect venue to tempt you in this thriving dining region.

Ribble Valley Food – Bashall Eaves, The Red Pump Inn offers sensational steak dishes. Their beef comes from native Longhorn, Shorthorn and Galloway cattle and is slowly matured for a wonderful flavour.

Aged for often over 40 days, their suppliers, Ginger Pig, produce for some of the best restaurants in London, Paris…and Bashall Eaves!

Three Fishes - Mitton

At The Three Fishes you will be spoilt for choice in this beautiful spot voted Best Tourism Pub 2016 at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. Their Friday ‘chippy tea’ is legendary along with their fresh seasonal dishes and superb real ales. Nigel Haworth and Head Chef Ian Moss work closely with farmers, butchers, growers, makers, bakers and suppliers of every kind, to make sure that each link in the supply chain is as local and strong as it can be. When it comes to quality and flavour, there is no compromise for Ribble Valley food; they are the defining qualities for which Nigel and Ian are looking for.

A wide variety of steaks are on offer including fillet, sirloin, rump, rib-eye, picanha (speciality rump cut) and their signature steak – prime rib cooked on the bone.

La LocandaFrom authentic Indian to award-winning Cantonese there are flavours of the world to be found in the Ribble Valley. La Locanda is renowned for their authentic representation of traditional Italian dishes, as well as a dedication to seeking out the best quality local produce.

The popular restaurant was awarded the ‘Taste Lancashire’ title for the second year in succession in 2016, and remains the UK’s most awarded Italian restaurant outside of London.


La LocandaSituated in the village of Gisburn, La Locanda has a naturally rustic ambience, reminiscent of an unassuming Italian trattoria, where diners are welcomed like friends of old, encouraged to slow their day and savour the true flavours of Italy. Featuring traditional dishes from the various regions of their native country, owners Maurizio and Cinzia make sure each one is carefully researched before adding it to their frequently changing, seasonal menu.


Derby-ArmsAt the Derby Arms in Longridge, you will find a superb selection of freshly prepared food which is created using quality, seasonal ingredients.

Their lunch menu offers a range of light bites and classic favourites and is perfect fuel for an afternoon of local shopping in Longridge.

There is an extensive dinner menu with excellent gluten free and children’s options. And if you fancy a tipple you can enjoy everything from fruity cocktails and craft beers to sparkling or fine wines.

Assheton ArmsAt The Assheton Arms the specials menu is changed daily. This traditional country inn has won a string of awards and is popular with both drinkers and diners.

If you fancy something off menu – such as a specific type of seafood or cut of meat – the chef will source this for you with 48 hours’ notice.

The historic Grade II listed village pub is in the untouched conservation village of Downham and has stunning views of Pendle Hill.

Aspinall ArmsAnother pub with a spectacular view to enjoy Ribble Valley food is The Aspinall Arms which sits on the banks of the River Ribble overlooking the medieval All Hallows church and the 14th century Great Mitton Hall.

Serving classic British cuisine, the menu is wonderfully varied and dishes are freshly cooked using local ingredients. The Aspinall is a particularly popular spot with walkers, cyclists and families.

Millstone at MellorHaving undergone a major refurbishment for 2017, The Millstone at Mellor is a five star-rated inn which is perfectly located for exploring the Trough of Bowland and Ribble Valley.

Here you can dine on award-winning cuisine in the AA 2-Rosette restaurant which uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients from trusted local and regional suppliers.

The Millstone’s reputation is for offering an inspired array of delicious Lancashire dishes which are simple in their creation, but perfectly executed to please. It comes under the Thwaites brewery umbrella – who also know a thing or two about craft ale!

Spread EagleThe Spread Eagle in Sawley is in a picture postcard location with the River Ribble on one side of the building and on the other the remains of the 12th century Cistercian Sawley Abbey.

All day the Spread Eagle serves up ‘Lancashire Tapas’ and regional dishes with a twist, as well as their famous afternoon teas or light bites. Dining can be informal in the bar or in one of the intimate dining rooms.


The Inn at WhitewellThe Inn at Whitewell has a deservedly good reputation and many awards for its food. Here you will find seasonal grouse, pheasant, partridge and Bowland beef and Lonk lamb from Burholme Farm which are staples on the menu.



Calf' Head front viewHidden just a few hundred metres off the A59 is the picturesque conservation village of Worston. At the family run Calf’s Head you can be sure of not only a warm welcome but something to please everyone’s taste buds. They use, where possible, locally sourced produce to create a wide range of quality dishes and plenty of it! If you are tempted to a bit of naughtiness then you must have one of the 20 or more desserts from what must be the largest dessert menu in the Ribble Valley, if not Lancashire and beyond.



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