Review on The Highwayman
Having scored a resounding hit with the Three Fishes at Mitton, Michelin-starred Nigel Haworth and co. are aiming to repeat the formula at this lavishly refurbished Victorian inn close to the borders of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire. Photos of the stars (local producers and suppliers, that is!) line the walls of the traditional bar, where real ale is also taken seriously.
Like the Three Fishes, the Highwayman's menu is not only a roll-call of local 'food heroes', but it celebrates the kind of north-country food that is every pub-goer's dream: here are plates of home-cured meats with homemade pickles, warm Flookburgh shrimps with mace butter and a toasted muffin, Herdwick mutton pudding with 'forager's' mash and black peas, and more besides.
It's heartwarming comfort food of the best sort, all rounded off with classics like Cartmel sticky toffee pudding or stewed Formby rhubarb with custard – plus coffee with Sarah Nelson's Grasmere gingerbread. The 60-bin wine list is a keenly chosen selection with quality across the range. Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft plan to open several more 'Ribble Valley Inns' across the region in the foreseeable future.
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 9.30pm Sat) (12.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 -9.00pm (9.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express