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.Here in Ribble Valley, our ever-flourishing local producers are committed to creating perfection. As with the food industry, the drinks on offer here go right through from source to table!
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.
The Ribble Valley Gin Company
From Piggery to Distillery
The Ribble Valley Gin Co, founded by young couple Justine & Luke, produce small batch artisan gin in their distillery based in Longridge.
The distillery is a stone outhouse, built in 1888 and was originally used as a “piggery”, and with it having so much history and standing for over 130 years, they have kept most of the original features. They use an 83-litre column still for their gin and vapour infuse our botanicals for a smooth finish to their gin and botanicals to reflect the natural beauty of the Ribble Valley.
Launched in February 2019 and with two gins so far, their Signature “Little Lane” gin and the Summer Edition “Garden Party” gin, they are setting their sights on many more craft spirits in the future.
Both gins reflect the Great British Countryside and the English Garden; using botanicals that can be easily recognised, from hawthorn berries to rose petals, drawing inspiration from the local surroundings.
Stockists include; D, Byrne & Co, Bowland Food Hall and Booths.
Both gins are available in many local bars, pubs, restaurants and can be purchased online via the website or on Amazon.
www.ribblevalleygin.co.uk | 01772 597791
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
With over 200 years of brewing heritage, Thwaites Brewery is now based in Mellor Brook after moving from the centre of Blackburn. The purpose-built establishment has the capacity to brew 1.5 m pints a year, and it is also home to the stables of the famous Thwaites horses. Thwaites beers are available locally.
www.thwaites.co.uk | 01254 686868