For casual eating, try Guys Italian next to the canal at Bilsborrow. For breakfast/brunch whilst out walking with the dogs, the Applestore off Snowhill Lane and cherry scones at the Barn in Scorton. If you don’t want to cook breakfast, then the Applestore (not open Mondays and Tuesdays) or the Barn at Scorton or Barton Grange garden centre on the A6.
Just 5 minutes away by car or 30/40 minutes walk
The Barn at Scorton
This is one of the places that I used to walk the dogs to some mornings given the time. Its had a major transformation for Spring 2016 Very busy and sometimes a long wait for food. Also a garden centre and gift shop with a huge variety of unusual things. A good place for coffee, scones (cherry scones are the best), cakes, afternoon teas and a really varied menu with an excellent choice of meals, including Sunday lunch. Has facilities for private functions and catering. Old fashioned tractor in front of the Barn, large car park to the rear. Would recommend booking in advance for groups. Tel. 01524 793533
The Apple Store
On the walk down into Scorton, off Snowhill Lane. Based at Wyresdale Hall which appeared on Country House Rescue. Set in lovely old established gardens. You can sit both inside and out. Good food, breakfast, sandwiches and home made cakes and specials. Afternoon cream teas can be booked in advance for groups. Also, guided tours around the hall. Plus, boat hire and fishing on the lake.
Tel. 01524 791874 ask for Sally
The Priory at Scorton
Our nearest pub/cafe, serving local guest beers. Food is served throughout the day from breakfast onwards.
The Kenlis Arms
A family run pub just down the road about 5 minute drive. Has a large outdoor area and is dog friendly. They serve food on the weekends and is Terry’s favourite watering hole.
A bit further, 10/15 minutes drive
Barton Grange Garden Centre, back down the A6 heading towards Preston. It’s a huge award winning garden centre that also sells lots of other gift type things. There are two eating places, the Waterside cafe which does a good breakfast and a separate restaurant. Further down the A6 is the Barton Grange hotel, they have an eating place, the Courtyard restaurant, which does quite nice lunches and is more formal in the evening.
The Punchbowl at Churchtown
Advisable to book at weekends. A good pub for food and beer. Reasonable prices. Steak pie, fish and chips, home made burgers.
Tel. 01995 603360 5-9 Church Street, Churchtown.PR3 0HT
Barton Bangla Brasserie
Have eaten here recently as a family.
Good Indian Restaurant, also does takeaways. Special offers and mid week menus. £10 early bird menu during the week.
913 Garstang Road, Barton PR3 5AB
Tel 01995 640 236
Those of you driving up from the south will pass this on the left as you come up the A6. January 2017 .
Te. 01772 860830. 807 Garstang Road, Preston. PR3 5AA
The Bay Horse at Bay Horse
A local gastro pub. Maximum number in a party 10. No food served on mondays – not even bank holidays! Tel. 01524 791204
New Holly, north on A6
A few of our guests have tried here and enjoyed the food. Same owners as the Punchbowl at Churchtown.
In Garstang, The Old Tithebarn, next to the canal, The Old Oak in the centre and Kim Yan the Chinese restaurant, all been tried by guests with good feedback
Guys and Owld Nells, south in A6 at Bilsborrow
Its the white building with a thatched roof next to the canal. The Guys part is an Italian restaurant, very informal, lunchtime and evening offers. Kids menu. Owld Nells, open all day, big menu. Popular, busy. Special lunchtime and evening offers.
The Italian Orchard
Whittingham Lane, Broughton
Turn left at the traffic lights on the A6 just before you get to the motorway roundabout.
Good food, wide menu, lunchtime specials. 2 courses £12.95. Busy, nice atmosphere.
Tel 01772 861240
Lancaster direction, 20-25 minutes away
A recent find for us and going to be a regular place as it was excellent is
Quite Simply French
www.quitesimplyfrench.co.uk Tel 01524 843199
A small quirky place, easy to drive past. Overlooking the River Lune. On 2 levels. Very busy, need to book. Lots of ‘special’ nights, Champagne & Lobster, Steak & Mussels, Simply Squiffy and Sunday lunch.
St. Georges Quay, Lancaster
A 30 plus minutes drive
Fine dining, good food, expensive (though possibly not when compared to places in London!). Have special events throughout the year. Michelin starred. Tel 01254 240555
Three Fishes at Mitton
On the way to Whalley. This is a very popular gastro pub owned by Northcote. Quite good food, fish and chips, lancashire hot pot, specials. Arrive early or booking advisable.01254 526888
Gibbon Bridge at Chipping.
Lovely location. nice gardens, Very popular venue for weddings., afternoon tea, sunday lunches, restaurant, special occasions.
Green Lane Chipping, Tel 01995 61456 www.gibbon-bridge.co.uk
Inn at Whitewell
Another favourite. Quite a nice drive out through Chipping and the back lanes from here. A fantastic location, beautiful old quirky historic building, good food. Arrive early to get a table in the bar area or one of the little dining rooms or book a table in the restaurant. Famous for fish pie. Children, walkers and dogs welcome. Reasonably priced. 01200 448222
L’Enclume at Cartmel
About an hours drive away on the fringe of the Lake District. This is fine dining at it’s best. Smart casual. Booking essential. Tel 015395 36362