Best pubs around the Forest of Bowland

If you’re staying at our Bleasdale site, you might be interested to know where to find the best Forest of Bowland pubs. After all, one of the highlights of a long country walk is relaxing with a hard-earned pint (or whatever your chosen tipple is!) afterwards!

To help you find the very best places to tuck yourself away during your Bleasdale glamping holiday, we’ve picked six of our favourite pubs in the Forest of Bowland – how many will you visit?

Dog friendly pubs

Inn at Whitewell

This is really a grand manor house with a distinctive pub feel, serving high quality food with an impressive selection of wines and real ales. The main bar features log fires in stone fireplaces, as well as a traditional wooden bar and plenty of tables to sit down and relax in. Dogs are welcome in all the eating areas apart from the main dining room, and the Inn is right next to the River Hodder, which is a favourite route among dog walkers.

The Green Man, Inglewhite 

With spectacular views and a wonderful location, The Green Man is something of a hidden gem. Curl up with a hearty meal by a roaring log fire, or enjoy a cold drink in the beer garden. Canine visitors are also very welcome, and may even be treated to the odd biscuit or two!

Dog friendly pub in the forest of Bowland

Best Forest of Bowland pubs with food

Assheton Arms, Downham

Nestled in the conservation village of Downham, this is a timeless country pub with a modern twist. They are best known for their award-winning food, and are especially passionate about their seafood dishes. You can also find a good selection of hearty pub classics on the menu – ideal for digging into beside the open fire after a long walk!

The Fleece Inn, Dolphinholme

Dating back to the early 18h Century, the Fleece Inn is another charmingly traditional pub, serving award-winning food and considered one of the best gastro pubs in the Forest of Bowland. Every dish is prepared using the finest local ingredients, and there are always some exciting specials on the board. Their Sunday lunch is also well-loved, with a great selection of options that can be paired with their collection of wines and real ales.

Best beer gardens

Parkers Arms, Clitheroe

Set amongst beautifully peaceful countryside, the Parkers Arms is a lovely white inn, covered with colourful window boxes and flowers and surrounded by bright parasols and shaded tables. It’s no wonder that their outside spaces are a favourite with both locals and visitors in the summer months – as well as the surrounding tables you can find a space in the enormous beer garden and enjoy the amazing views.

best beer gardens in the forest of Bowland

Best for children

The Fenwick, Claughton

The Fenwick is over 250 years old, yet manages to combine its traditional charm with a truly modern feel. It’s a lovely place to relax in front of the fire with a drink, or even tuck into a delicious locally-sourced meal. The pub is very family-friendly and welcomes children in the bar and restaurant.

There’s something special about popping into a country pub after a day exploring the local area in the fresh air. Whether you’re after a delicious meal, a pint of real ale, or somewhere you can take your four-legged friend, you’re bound to find the perfect local to enjoy during your glamping adventure.

Have you discovered a lovely pub near our Bleasdale site? Make sure to let us know!


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