Enjoy Homemade Food, Cosy Accommodation’s and the lovely Lancashire Countryside at The Pendle Inn pub #Review

Enjoy Homemade Food, Cosy Accommodation’s and the lovely Lancashire Countryside at The Pendle Inn pub #Gifted

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!

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

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Dinner Delivered Direct to your Home with Just Eat #Review

Dinner Delivered Direct to your Home with Just Eat Review: June 2020 #Gifted

Since the start of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic people have had to adjust their daily routines and with social distancing in place it can be a challenging and stressful time.

Make your nights in that little bit extra and scroll your way to a tasty takeaway with Just Eat.

Founded in Denmark in 2001, Just Eat evolved and now offer a global food delivery service, providing their customers with an easy and secure way to order and pay for food with their restaurant partners.

Together we win, as the ambitious Just Eat team’s innovative platform, offering over 100 different cuisines, provides customers choice and variety from some lovely local restaurants and branded chains.

Chicken wings delivered to your crib, just like Snoop Dogg no problem, dip in and get involved, as Just Eat deliver direct to your door with a contactless delivery system you are spoilt for choice.

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Quick Crepes Burnley Collection & Delivery #Review  

Quick Crepes Burnley Collection & Delivery Review: June 2020 #Gifted

Since the start of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic people have had to adjust their daily routines and with social distancing in place it can be a challenging and stressful time for everyone.

However, the lovely Russell and his team over at Quick Crepes are here to sweeten up your day, as they are now operating a collection and contactless delivery service.

Their super scrummy special secret crepe mix has an authentic Fresh texture and is even sold in Harrod’s, Selfridges and Fortum & Mason.  They can accommodate a range of dietary requirements such as Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free.

The quick crepes takeaway service is impressive, top quality pristine packaging and their takeaway cups that are 100% COMPOSTABLE including the lids too!

Enjoy a fabulous family feast in the comfort of your home garden and enjoy some savoury crepes such as the Classic French Ratatouille Garlic, Tomato Pasata seasonal Mediterranean Vegetables and goats cheese and the amazing Avocado, Courgette & Hummus Roll Dressed with lemon, dill and black pepper.

Also, the wonderful Waffles with SFC QC Southern Fried Chicken fillets, warm maple syrup and a dash of Tabasco.  Another plus is that all the savoury crepes come with a side of salad too.

Wash down with a fabulous Fresh Orange Juice and a brilliant Berry Burst Smoothie made with Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Blueberry and Banana.

Sweeten things up with the brilliant Banella Nutella and sliced banana with Chocolate Sauce and strawberries.  The nice New Yorker Apple Sauce, sugar and Cinnamon.  Go all out with the yummy QC Sweet Tooth one for the young ‘uns’ with chocolate buttons, marshmallows, chocolate sauce and smarties.

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Christmas Gifting; An Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two with Red Letter Days #Review

Christmas Gifting; An Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two with Red Letter Days – Review: November 2019

The Christmas season is nearing, finding unique and personal quality gifts can be a strain, so take the stress out of gifting and letter Red Letter Days do the hard work for you.

The Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two package is perfectly presented in this Robin Red envelope with gift card, making this a gorgeous gift.

Gift your family, friends and loved ones a lovely Overnight Country Escape with Dinner for two package where they can choose from a whole range of countryside hotel locations.

We decided to escape the hustle and bustle at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa which is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.

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Explore Picturesque Pendle with the Pendle Inn at Barley #Review

Explore Picturesque Pendle with the Pendle Inn at Barley Review: September 2019

Located in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, Pendle is not only known for once being the home of the Pendle witches, but also has a well-connected and established walking territory with connections on the Bronte way.

The Pendle Inn at Barley is the perfect place for you to enjoy the outdoors and see all what the Forest of Bowland and the surrounding areas has to offer.

Pendle Inn is based in the heart of the village of beautiful Barley with the iconic and distinctive Pendle hill practically on their doorstep.

The Inn is cosy with real wood log fire and ideal for a drink, as they are famous in the local area for their 6 cask ales, as they use local breweries like Moorhouses, Marstons and some Micro brands.

Where to Stay

Get cosy in style and why not stay at the Pendle Inn to make the most of your time, as there is so much to see and do in the area you are spoilt for choice.

The rooms at the Inn are set in a spacious annex just a few meters from the pub itself with onsite parking.

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East Lancashire Railway Mid-week Luncheon #Review

East Lancashire Railway Mid-week Luncheon – Review: September 2019

The Bolton street station stop at Bury’s East Lancashire Railway has a rich historic industrial past, with story’s telling of the drastic decline of the traditional railways, and the heart-warming heroic struggles, both past and present, to keep a dying part of Britain’s railway heritage alive for future generations.

The atmosphere on the platform is electrifying, as the steam engine pumps and churns, excitement and anticipation build, as you prepare to be taken on an amazing journey back to the Golden Age of Steam.

Step on the platform and enter a bygone era of transportation and travel, board the vintage train and embark on a special and sophisticated kind of travel experience.

The vintage carriages are perfectly presented, immaculate and are a real breath-taking beauty.

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Harry Ramsden Blackpool #Review

Harry Ramsden Blackpool Review: August 2019

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…well when the sunshine is out, the blanket blue sky setting makes beautiful Blackpool a breath-taking sight.

Rock up to Harry Ramsden Blackpool, no bucket and spade required, to enjoy Fish & Chips inside Blackpool’s most prestigious and iconic landmark – Blackpool Tower.

From Beach to bar, Harry’s has taken Blackpool’s signature seaside theme, as the inspiration for their new look restaurant.  Why not enjoy a martini or a virgin Pina colada at the bar before you chow down?

Décor a classy chic vibe with intimate booth style seating, ideal for family, friends or a casual date night out.

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Wildwood Restaurant Skipton #Review

Wildwood Restaurant Skipton – Review: August 2019

Wonderfully warm and welcoming Wildwood Skipton really had good vibes about the place.

The restaurant boasts airy, contemporary décor which gives a chic cool vibe to the place.

Gabriella and her team; Aaron, Freya, Katie, along with our delightful server David have created that relaxed home away from home feel.

Super scrummy starters began with their brilliant baked brie and one of my ultimate fav Wildwood dishes bruschetta Caprese.  Along with some marinated olives, this makes for the perfect starter.

Marvellous mouth-watering mains included the tasty tagliatelle alla norma, I can not walk in a Wildwood without ordering this dish! Also, their signature Smokey bbq ribs which my plus one scoffed in full and washed down with a Day Time!

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The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa: A Destination, Not just a Hotel #Review

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa: A Destination, Not just a Hotel-Review: April 2019

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, located on the edge of the beautiful West Pennine moors, whose origins date back to farm buildings from the 17th century, is now a four-star hotel, Spa & experience.

In 1964 owner Carlton Walker, was offered “the last drop” of a bottle of wine, to mark the completion and celebrations of the restaurant, hence the hotels current name.

The Last drop Village Hotel & Spa, is set within beautiful grounds, and you may even spot a bit of wildlife too, but this is more than just a hotel it’s a destination.

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa A Destination Review 4The executive package is well worth the upgrade, as this includes perks such as welcome drinks, Lilly O’Brien’s chocolates, bottled water, extra toiletries, robes & slippers all to make your stay extra special.

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Fun without the rum at Turtle Bay Blackburn #Review

Fun without the rum at Turtle Bay Blackburn – Review: October 2018

Bring on the good vibes, without the booze, at Blackburn’s Turtle Bay located in the Cathedral quarter development.

Follow the bold bright lights and make Turtle Bay your “One Love”. Plenty of warm welcomes from the GM Heather, Abs, Ben, Shania and all the team, who did a fab job looking after us all evening.

The bar offers a chilled casual Caribbean style service, why not wrap your lips around a can of super refreshing ting, the national Caribbean soft drink or opt for a non-alcoholic cocktail and staff will shake things up.  The lush Virgin Kolada a fab frozen blend of coconut milk, coconut syrup and pineapple juice.  The Virgin Passion Punch was packed with fresh passion fruit, lemon & orange juices.

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