With a new summer menu and a glorious afternoon tea, the Bayley Arms is the perfect place to relax after experiencing one of the area’s lovely walks through picturesque countryside. Photography: Sarah Valentine

The Bayley Arms has long been at the heart of the pretty and historic village of Hurst Green – this rural country pub has everything you could want, with great views, a buzzing vibrant atmosphere, comfortable rooms and, of course, fabulous home-cooked food!

Martin Bulman and Mark King who took over the pub last year, have refreshed and revitalised the menu and offer great classics with their own twist and a fabulous afternoon tea!

The pub has long been a landmark in Hurst Green, being a stones’ throw away from the iconic Stonyhurst College and surrounded by stunning countryside with walks and trails through rolling fields and shaded dells. The Tolkien Trail is on the doorstep of the pub so walkers can experience the scenery that is said to have inspired author J R R Tolkien, who spent time at Stonyhurst, to write his Lord of the Rings trilogy that features many recognisable places that can be seen in an around Hurst Green.

With its classic country interiors the Bayley has an inspirational gastro-pub menu that has been introduced in collaboration with talented head chef Ben Fitzackerly.

Featuring finely presented British dishes, diners can expect to find some delicious summer light bites and salads, healthy options as well as a selection of traditional homemade dishes including a mouth-watering shortcrust steak pie, cheese and onion pie as well as a specialist Pie of the Day!

Using fresh local produce the Bayley also serves weekend breakfasts, it has a selection of cask ales, world beers and fine wines – not to mention the recently installed pizza oven for delicious handmade artisan pizzas!

Regular great value offers feature throughout the week while on Sunday diners have the option of a great, traditional Sunday roast.

With the arrival of summer what could be better than afternoon tea – a pot of loose leaf tea, served in pretty vintage china teacups with delicate finger sandwiches, mouth-watering homemade cakes and scones with strawberry preserve and clotted cream – and there’s the option of Prosecco too!

With the onset of warmer weather the Bayley’s has a pretty little beer garden so guests can dine al fresco while they watch the world go by.

If you are visiting the Ribble Valley this summer, the Bayley Arms is the perfect place to eat and sleep, being located in some of the region’s most stunning countryside.

Enjoy a pot of loose leaf tea or coffee served with delicate finger sandwiches, delicious home baked cakes, fruit scone with strawberry preserve and clotted cream
£9.95 pp
Prosecco afternoon tea
£12.95 pp

Bayley Arms
Avenue Road, Hurst Green BB7 9QB
01254 826478



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