Taste Lancashire Quality Assurance

Taste Lancashire is a quality award scheme for eating establishments developed by Marketing Lancashire and Quality in Tourism.

The award recognises the importance of the food and drink industry to Lancashire and acknowledges establishments who provide a consistently high quality dining experience and show a commitment to the use of local produce. The award assessment is carried out annually and any type of eating establishment can apply. Businesses are marked against a quality criteria according to the type of eating establishment.


  • The Quality Assured Award is given to eateries achieving 60-80% in their assessment.
  • The Highest Quality Assured Award is given to eateries achieving over 80% in their assessment.

For details of all businesses accredited in the scheme across Lancashire go to the Lancashire & Blackpool Tourist Board visitor website www.visitlancashire.com

The following are those businesses in the Forest of Bowland accredited with the quality award: (last updated March 2010)

Highest Quality Assured

Bashall Barn Food Visitor Centre Bashall Eaves - Cafe

Bridge House Farm Wray - Tea room

Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens Claughton on Brock - Tea room

Gibbon Bridge Hotel Chipping - Hotel/Restaurant

La Locanda Gisburn - Italian restaurant

Mitton Hall Mitton - Hotel/Restaurant

The Inn at Whitewell Whitewell - Pub/Inn

The Plate Backridge - Cafe/Restaurant

The Red Pump Inn Bashall Eaves - Pub/Inn

The Shireburn Arms Hurst Green - Hotel/Restaurant

The Stirk House Gisburn - Hotel/Restuarnt

The Three Fishes Mitton - Pub/Inn


Quality Assured

The Bayley Arms Hurst Green - Pub/Inn

Hindelinis Gisburn - Ribblesdale Park Hoilday Village

The Old Post House Clitheroe - Hotel

The Pendle Inn Barley - Pub/Inn

The Priory Hotel Scorton - Hotel/Restaurant

The Waddington Arms Waddington - Pub/Inn

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Forest of Bowland

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