Succulent food and stunning views are the staple of this proper Lancashire pub
Hearty regional and global food cooked with individuality is the hallmark of this Lancashire pub that takes its food and drink very seriously. Over the past 12 years, 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 enabling the chef to celebrate food with a wonderful array of produce.
All food – including the ice creams, breads, chutneys, pies and pasties – is prepared fresh on the premises. Menu highlights include cider-cured double Bowland pork loin on the bone with rhubarb butter; pork, black pudding and apple pasty in crisp pork fat pastry; and 48-hour braised ox cheek with creamed mash and roasted roots. There are also a variety of pub classics available such as top quality steaks and fish and chips, with dessert options including Basque-style vanilla cheesecake and spiced ginger pudding.
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.