Review on The Three Fishes
Having done regional food proud at Michelin-starred Northcote in Langho, Nigel Haworth decided to branch out into the world of gastropubs. He set his sights on the Three Fishes, a rambling stone inn not far from Whalley that has really hit the jackpot since opening its doors in 2005.
Photos of the stars (local producers, growers and suppliers, that is!) take pride of place in the bar, alongside a full quota of country pub knick-knacks, horse brasses and real ales on tap. It's all very tastefully done and there's no standing on ceremony or false pretence about proceedings.
The menu is not only a roll-call of local 'food heroes', but it celebrates the kind of food that is every pub-goer's dream: here are plates of home-cured meats with homemade pickles, heather-reared Bowland Lamb turned into a hot pot, slow-baked pig's trotters with chicken and black pudding stuffing, proper fish pies sprinkled with Lancashire cheese and much more. It's heartwarming comfort food if the best sort, all rounded off with classics like Lancashire curd tart or Bramley apple crumble with cinnamon custard. The cracking wine list is a world away from most humdrum pub offerings.
The Three Fishes has five other siblings, The Highwayman in Lonsdale, The Nag's Head near Taporley, The Clog and Billycock in Blackburn, the Bull in Broughton and Northcote in Langho.
The Three Fishes is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm (12.00 - 8.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 8.30pm (9.00pm Fri-Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express