Picturesque Pendle, located within The Forest of Bowland, in beautiful Barley, just 5 miles from the neighbouring towns of Burnley and Clitheroe, has something to offer everyone year-round.
Get those hiking boots on and explore the home of the Pendle Witches, take a walk-up Pendle Hill at over 557 metres above sea level to see 360-degree views, then have fun at the superb Sculpture trail a fun activity for all the family.
Make your Pendle visit next level, by immersing yourself within authentic village life, with a stay at The iconic Pendle Inn pub owned by the experienced brewery brand Daniel Thwaites.
The Pendle Inn pub have four fabulous ensuite holiday cottages which are set in an annex just metres from the pub with private parking and a private entrance.
These cute two-level accommodations have a private bathroom, open plan lounge with mini kitchen and then a kind bed on the first floor, ideal for families with children, couples, and friends.
Now, once you have settled in, you have yet to experience the best, The Pendle Inn Pub itself, an absolute gem! Serving fabulous food, with ingredients sourced from the local dairies and farm, including hand cut steaks, homemade pies, and a whole menu of Lancashire loveliness you are really spoilt for choice.
Thwaites have been brewers since 1807, so its a must do to partake in one of their beautiful beer flights that provides an opportunity to sample a range of delightful drafts, as you peruse the menu.
The Pendle Inn have somewhat of an elite reputation for putting together superb Sunday Lunches, even heading over from the cottage I was salivating, thinking of the roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, veggies, homemade gravy, lunch could not come quick enough!
Scrummy starters included the beautiful bon bons and the delicious mozzarella salad. This got us all ready and raring to go to the marvellous mains, the beautiful beef Sunday lunch and the nut roast topped with goats cheese served with all the trimmings including lashings of gravy.
Even better, pipping hot food all served by one of the Pendle Inn pub traditional log fires, pure bliss! The bliss continued with perfect puddings, that included, Lemon and ginger sponge with custard and sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce.
The Chef and team, at The Pendle Inn, turn food into happiness which quite simply makes me smile giving a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Talking of warm, don’t end your evening just yet why not sit by the log fire, enjoy the friendly atmosphere and lovely Lancashire locals’ banter, as you enjoy a drink or two, as impressively the pub serves 6 real ales.
Now you are staying you can roll back out of the pub after last orders has been called and step into your cosy cottage for a good night’s sleep ready for more adventures in the morning.
Nearby village, Newchurch in Pendle, has a wonderful Witches Galore shop and the Roughlee village have the Alice Nutter statue, designed by David Palmer of DP Structures, that has been erected in the village to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the infamous witch trials – a must see. There is also plenty of wildlife and stunning sunset views can be enjoyed on Pendle Hill.
After an action-packed day rest those tired legs, and as a Thwaites owned pub, there’s plenty of refreshment choices, so you’re all sorted.
After popping back to the cottage to get changed, we were ready to fill our tummies with a homecooked meal made with heart, at The Pendle Inn pub. The team are all friendly and fabulous, the kitchen team are absolute genius creating the very best dishes, we loved the starters of tempura king prawns with dipping sauce, nachos with plenty of guac, sour cream, salsa and cheese.
For a rural location the range and quality of the cocktails on offer is impressive, the classic Cosmopolitan and Pimms mix are awesome and add the perfect pizazz to anyone’s evening.
Our main meals did the trick, the Thwaites beer battered haddock, chips with mushy peas and tartar sauce along with the lovely Lancashire cheese pie are just legendary! The side serving of veggies yummy and scoffed down in record time too.
Delicious desserts scoffed in record time included the brilliant brownies and our personal favourite the sticky toffee pudding. Then, as things could not get any better, the Expresso Martini was thrown into the mix and it was mega!
The Pendle Inn, a lovely Lancashire pub, with incredible super staff, amazing accommodations, homecooked food and drinks what’s not to like. You’re all lovely Lancashire Legends!
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