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THE EMPORIUM THROWS A PARTY
The Emporium coffee shop, wine bar, brasserie and interior design superstore in Clitheroe, has recently celebrated its 20th birthday with a party! The former Methodist chapel on Moor Lane showcased its décor refresh to staff past and present, as well as long supporting suppliers and the public. The James’ Places venue also revealed its new seasonal menu and selection of original cocktails.
Dottie’s wafflery and ice-cream parlour at Samlesbury Hall is England’s first ever wafflery and is celebrating serving freshly baked delicious waffles and ice-cream for a year. Their most popular dessert has been the banoffee waffle. Dottie’s look forward to creating some new waffle recipes for the menu as part of the celebrations.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
The summer menu is now available at the Red Pump Inn featuring the popular Ginger Pig 90-day ribeye steak. The Red Pump have worked with the Ginger Pig to ensure a continuous supply of this meat, which offers outstanding tenderness and hints of musky blue cheese. The new menu also includes lots of new seasonal dishes using top quality local ingredients.
BEST STEAK AWARD
Brendan Anderton Butchers in Longridge has been awarded the Best Steak in the North West of England Award for its Ribble Reward steak at the Q Guild North West BBQ Heat. The competition was a bake-off style event with regional butchers competing for various awards. They also achieved a gold award for their pork sausages and beer burger sizzlers!
A NEW ADDITION TO LONGRIDGE
Situated at the top of Berry Lane since the 1830s, The Dog Inn is due to open its doors in July after a major refurbishment. The venue now boasts a cosy interior with a roaring log fire for the winter months and an outdoor terrace for summer. The pub will serve great quality food all of which will be locally sourced.
NATIONAL RESTURANT AWARDS 2017
The Freemasons at Wiswell continues a fantastic year with its inclusion in the 2017 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, taking 77th place. The gastropub was one of only two venues from Lancashire to make the top 100. The awards recognise the best restaurants in the UK as voted for by top chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.
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