The Bay Horse is an ivy-clad, 18th-century, whitewashed pub in a pretty village in the scenic Trough of Bowland that lures drinkers and diners alike with polished oak floors, mismatched furniture, antique mirrors, & a roaring log fire. Drink locally brewed Pendle Witch & eat either in the bar or next door in the slightly more formal dining room. The menu offers traditional pub food with a twist, using fresh produce from the Forest of Bowland, the Lakeland fells & local Lancashire farms, plus herbs & vegetables from the garden. Andrew Ireland’s black pudding, soused onions & English mustard is a full-on, punchy starter, while Fleetwood smoked salmon & gravad lax with beetroot & horseradish relish is sweetly smooth. Follow with fillet of aged Lancashire beef with mash & creamy wild mushroom sauce, or Morecambe Bay sea bass, slow-roasted aubergine & shrimp butter – a real triumph. Outside, there’s a pleasant stone-flagged terrace overlooking open fields where you can eat on a fine day.