Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year, sponsored by Villeroy and Boch

PUBLISHED: 17:12 29 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:05 20 February 2013

Elephant and Castle, Rochdale

Elephant and Castle, Rochdale

Lancashire Dining Pub of the Year, sponsored by Villeroy and Boch

Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year

sponsored by Villeroy and Boch

Elephant and Castle, Rochdale
Staple pub favourites set happily alongside a British gourmet menu for restaurant diners in the capable hands of award-winning chef patron Chris Yates. Two miles outside the town centre at Bamford, this relaxed pub uses only the finest, freshest produce and Chris, who trained with Paul Heathcote and Andrew Nutter, devises seasonally inspired menus. Hand-pulled ales in the bar.

Talbots at the Redwell Inn, Arkholme
Nestling in the Lune Valley, this 17th century coaching inn is something of a hidden gem. In a secluded spot, yet close to the M6, Rob Talbot and his partner Kelly opened last year after an extensive renovation and have already made a big impact with their all day menu and award-winning wines and ales. They have a Hi Life Dining Club award and also run an outside catering service.

Freemasons, Wiswell
Renovated and reopened two years ago by chef patron Steven Smith, this rambling inn is ranked one of the top 15 dining pubs in the UK. Decorated with antiques, it offers elegant dining without formality. The menus are innovative and do justice to the wealth of local produce. It won Best Newcomer in the Publican Awards and holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Villeroy & Boch

We are a world leader in ceramics and lifestyle products that are sold in over 125 countries and as a renowned global brand continually at the forefront of innovation and design. The Hotel & Restaurant Division is dedicated to supplying the hospitality industry direct, offering a wide range of the highest quality porcelain, fine china, crystal, glassware and cutlery for hotels, restaurants and venue banqueting needs. For further information please contact Mark Loynton.

267 Merton Road, London SW18 5JS

0208 875 6011

07940 713786

Lancashire Dining Pub of the Year 2011-2012 Winner

Sponsored by Villeroy & Boch

Freemasons, Wiswell

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