23. The Parkers Arms

Newton-in-Bowland, Lancashire

Succulent food and stunning views are the staple of this proper Lancashire pub

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Hearty regional and global food cooked with individuality is the hallmark of this Lancashire pub that takes its food and drink very seriously. Chef-patron Stosie Madi has grown The Parkers Arms to dizzying heights with the help of her business partner Kathy Smith. As anyone that has ever met her will attest, Madi is a force of nature and between plucking game and making pies is an outspoken ambassador for high quality pub food.

Though surrounded by glorious countryside, people chiefly flock to The Parkers Arms to sample the skilfully cooked dishes that come out of Madi’s kitchen. She’s driven by a firm belief in local sourcing, and her menus can change twice daily depending on seasonality and availability; the rich ‘terroir’ of the Trough of Bowland affording the chef access to a wonderful array of produce.

All food – including the ice creams, breads, and chutneys – is prepared fresh on the premises. Charcoal-grilled local day boat fish of the day typically features on the menu alongside a selection of its now nationally-recognised pies while other pub classics include top quality steaks and fish and chips. Dessert options include a cheeseboard and a lemon cream but standout choice is Smith’s peanut butter and Valrhona chocolate slice served with salted milk ice cream

The pub offers a selection of local cask ales and draught lagers as well as a wine list that caters equally to cheap-and-cheerful lunches or long, indulgent suppers. With its isolated location commanding stunning views, dining at The Parkers Arms is an experience worth savouring.

Hall Gate Hill, Newton-In-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3DY

01200 446 236

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