Cheers to Ribble Valley
Quite aside of its outstanding reputation for culinary expertise, Ribble Valley is fast becoming a centre for thirst quenching experiences, whether that be locally brewed beers and gins, or colourful cocktails or even beautifully roasted coffees.
Ribble Valley is home to two major breweries, numerous microbreweries and a variety of popular distilleries. Coupled with a generous choice of traditional pubs and refined bars, you can drink in the atmosphere of wonderful hospitality as well as the local producers that are dedicated to creating the perfect pint.
Whether you’re in a traditional pub, sophisticated wine bar or a cutting-edge microbrewery, you’ll be greeted with an eclectic mix of beverages that suit all palettes and purses! What makes Ribble Valley’s drinks even more special is the quality of our hospitality. Passionate bartenders, dedicated waiting staff, and jovial pub owners all contribute to the warm welcome you’ll receive in the place we proudly call home.
Ales of Outstanding Natural Beauty! With names inspired by our rambling surroundings, such as Hen Harrier and Pheasant Plucker, the Bowland Brewery Ales reputation has robustly rooted itself in the hearts of the locals. Based at converted Victorian cotton mill Holmes Mill in Clitheroe, visitors may take guided tours of the brewery and sample the ales in the fantastic Bowland Beer Hall, home to one of the longest bars in the UK.
Holmes Mill Clitheroe
www.bowlandbrewery.com | 01200 443592
Four Mice Brewery
Located on site at the traditional Coach and Horses Inn, Bolton-by-Bowland, Four Mice Brewery Ale is through and through an English product. Made using English hops, yeast cultivated by the Brewery themselves and water from the nearby Henry VI well in Bolton-by-Bowland, this is a true local taste that is not to be missed – enjoy it on draught from brewery to glass at the Coach and Horses, Bolton-by-Bowland.
www.coachandhorsesribblevalley.co.uk | 01200 447331
Exchange Coffee Company
Exchange Coffee are traditional coffee roasters & tea merchants. Located on Wellgate in the centre of Clitheroe you can smell the wonderful aroma of roasting coffee even before reaching the shop. Once inside you can watch the coffee being roasted and there is a choice of over 35 freshly roasted coffees from around the world. And there is also a selection of over sixty-five different loose teas & tisanes. Wander through the shop to the William Morris inspired Victorian coffee house spread over three floors and enjoy a full Lancashire breakfast through to an afternoon tea with a brew of your choice.
www.exchangecoffee.co.uk | 01200 442270
The Wine Shed
Nestled within the beautiful Stydd Gardens, a unique and enchanting place just outside the village of Ribchester, the Wine Shed is an innovative wine shop, bar & eatery with a vast array of premium, organic and rare wines from around the world. Enjoy a morning coffee, a glass of wine or cocktail and a bite to eat, or stock up your wine collection.
www.stydd.com | 01254 366333
There are a number of popular micro pubs springing up in Ribble Valley, and one, Hoppy Days, aims to bring the fine folk of Longridge (and beyond) a true micro pub serving quality real ale, real cider, Belgian bottled beers and wine in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere. No swearing rule enforced. Hoppy Days was awarded the George Lee Memorial Trophy for 2017/18 as the pub considered by branch members to have done the most for real ale locally .