A warm glow emanates from the gleaming oak bar at this ancient, grandly pillared pub in the stunning Bowland Fells. A fire roars in the grate, while in the cosy snug, stone-flagged floors & two huge old oak tables make an ideal space for a group or you can wander through to the pool room with its twinkling firmament of stars overhead. Owners Chris & Kath Bell split the duties, with Kath running front-of-house with enthusiasm & style, cheerfully pulling pints of Bowland Brewery’s Hen Harrier, while Chris does simple but creative things in the kitchen with poultry from Reg Johnson in Goosnargh, pig & lamb from Pinfold Farm up the road, & vegetables grown by allotment holders in the village. The menu is short & sweet, with classics like fish & chips, bangers, mash & gravy, & toad in the hole as well as omelette Arnold Bennett & eggs Benedict. Special.