Riverbank TearoomsThe Forest of Bowland has an excellent repututation for fine food and local produce.  Many eateries utilise the excellent variety of local produce the area has to offer.  Dine in award-winning restaurants and inns or why not try some of the excellent cafes and tearooms, all priding themselves on using quality, local produce.

A Tea Shops leaflet has been produced for the Forest of Bowland, it is a collaboration between 31 cafe/tearoom businesses and other businesses who offer afternoon tea.

Why not combine your visit with a lovely walk that passes close or next to the eatery and enjoy a car-free day out, below are some suggestions:

WALK - 1.5 mile route starting from the Bridge House Farm Tearooms

WALK - 3 mile route starting from the Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens

WALK - 4 mile route passing the Gibbon Bridge Hotel & Restaurant and also Leagram Organic Dairy

WALK - 5 mile circular from Newton to Slaidburn along the River Hodder

WALK - 2 mile hay meadow walk starting from Riverbank Tearooms

WALK - 3 mile route starting at the Priory Hotel, Cafe & Restaurant (Tramper friendly)

WALK - 4 mile route passing close to the Three Fishes Inn

Also, visit the following link for a list of 'Taste accredited' businesses through the Marketing Lancashire quality assurance scheme.

Gibbon Bridge Inn