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September 9, 2021

Ribble Valley – The Food Capital of Lancashire


Ribble Valley is renowned as a foodie destination, offering an eclectic mix of traditional dining, locally sourced farm food, and contemporary dishes. The area around Artisan Ribble Valley restaurant is lush pasture and farmland. This allows for a farm-to-table style of service that is unbeatable in terms of quality. From artisanal ice cream to the finest cuts of fresh beef, the produce found here is exceptionally fresh and locally sourced.

One of the standout features of Ribble Valley is the variety of culinary experiences available in the area. There is something for every budget and palate, from a classic English fry up to a romantic evening dinner. The defining characteristic at Ribble Valley is quality. From the beautifully verdant backdrop to the fresh produce available. Making the area a must-visit destination for food lovers and holiday makers alike.

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A menu for all tastes at Ribble Valley


Ribble Valley and the surrounding areas offer a delightful assortment of culinary experiences, from fine dining to classic British pub grub. To help you find the best places to eat in Ribble Valley, here are some of our favourite dining spots.

The Red Pump Inn is nestled in the Forest of Bowland and offers rustic British dishes made from the finest locally sourced ingredients. The Red Pump Inn is revered for its steaks that have been dry-aged and matured for 40 days. Their menu is simple, to the point and absolutely delicious – a must-try if you are looking to experience food at its most basic and best.

Artisan Ribble Valley offers diners a more contemporary menu that covers all of the family favourites with gusto. Delicious pizza, pasta and homemade burgers are on the menu to cater to even the fussiest of palates. But Artisan Ribble Valley really shines when it comes to their farm-to-table dishes. Their roast Breast of Goosnargh Guinea Fowl is a culinary sensation. Using local, seasonal ingredients to elevate the tender meat.

Holmes Mill is a lively destination and one of the best places to eat in Clitheroe. This establishment is a one-stop-shop for delicious food, drinks and entertainment that celebrates Lancashire and all it has to offer. From a smooth, rich morning coffee to one of Holmes Mill’s 24 unique cask ales, there will be something to wet your whistle. For something a little stronger, you can even check out their in-house copper gin distillery.

There are many fantastic English pubs in Ribble Valley, but the Aspinall Arms might be the best example of traditional English pub culture. This inviting pub is found overlooking the River Ribble and the Great Mitton Hall of the 14th century. If the breathtaking scenery wasn’t enough, the food and drink are delicious and perfectly British. Enjoy a steak and ale pie by the log fire and wash it down with a refreshing glass of Chablis or a pint of local cask ale.


Local produce to enjoy at home


There are many delightful Ribble Valley restaurants, but it is also worth experiencing the wonderful local produce for yourself. The surrounding areas are renowned for their fresh produce that is exceptionally good quality. There are lots of homemade, artisanal goods to try as well as a range of delightful food and drink.

Cheese and dairy is big business in Ribble Valley and the locals take their dairy seriously. Some of the best cheeses in the country are created here as well as a huge number of farm shops offering their own blends. As well as delicious cheeses like cheddar and red Leicester, Ribble Valley has some incredible dairy products such as ice cream, yoghurt and even creme fraiche.

Once you’ve had your share of dairy, there are a host of tearooms and cafes for you to relax and soak in the natural splendour of Ribble Valley. Many cafes will have their own homemade jams available depending on the season and we highly recommend trying the blackcurrant jams if you have the chance.

For an all-in-one foodie destination, the Clitheroe Market is a weekly open-air market that has a wide selection of stalls loaded with local cuisine and produce. If you’re interested in discovering all that Ribble Valley has to offer, the Clitheroe Market is a must.

There are lots of shops, stalls and cafes dotted throughout that offer quality products from around the area. The largest of these is the Bowland Food Hall, which hosts an assortment of Ribble Valley’s best food and drink producers. The food hall is open every day and is a perfect day out for the family. From healthy vegan treats to locally sourced butcher meat, Bowland Food Hall is well-stocked with mouthwatering food for everyone to enjoy.


Book a Holiday at Ribble Valley


The Ribble Valley’s reputation for sustainable tourism is excellent and more and more holidaymakers are choosing this beautiful location to relax and unwind in, without harming the planet. Contact us today to book your holiday at the Ribble Valley and make a better choice for the environment and yourself!

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