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RestaurantsLancashireClitheroeBB7

survey result

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lovely gastropub in the pretty village of Downham, under the shadow of Pendle Hill” is part of Jocelyn Neve’s Seafood Pub Company – the interior has been “completely renovated”, but retains a proper atmosphere with its “roaring fires”. Views on its performance diverged a little last year: most reports suggest the “excellent fish and seafood is definitely worth going for”, but a couple of mixed reports (“good but not as good as it was”; “trying hard but no organisation”) sound a warning note.

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lovely gastropub in the pretty village of Downham, under the shadow of Pendle Hill” is part of Jocelyn Neve’s Seafood Pub Company – the interior has been “completely renovated”, but retains a proper atmosphere with its “roaring fires”. Views on its performance diverged a little this year: most reports suggest the “excellent fish and seafood is definitely worth going for”, but a couple of mixed reports (“good but not as good as it was”; “trying hard but no organisation”) sound a warning note.

Summary

£45
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The pub’s setting is glorious, at the top of Downham, opposite the church, looking over this completely unspoiled Ribble Valley village (no double yellow lines, no street furniture, no TV aerials)”. This is the flagship in Jocelyn Neve’s ever-expanding Seafood Pub Company chain. Fans say it serves “the freshest and best range of fish” hereabouts (but is there “a tendency to rely on Asian flavours rather than focusing in on what should be topnotch seafood, especially given the Neve heritage in Fleetwood?”)

Summary

£47
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In the delightful village of Downham with views of Pendle Hill”, “what is probably the flagship of the ever-growing Seafood Pub Company chain” is “such a charming pub in such a charming setting”. “There’s always lovely fish dishes on offer, sometimes with a quirk added”, but – when it comes to the added embellishments – there is a school of thought that “it would be better if they had the confidence to let the fish speak for itself”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Veggies Pudding
£15.50 £3.50 £5.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £16.80
Filter Coffee £2.20
Extras  
Bread £2.95
Service 12.50%
Clitheroe, BB7 4BJ
Opening hours
Monday7:30 am‑11 pm
Tuesday7:30 am‑11 pm
Wednesday7:30 am‑11 pm
Thursday7:30 am‑11 pm
Friday7:30 am‑11 pm
Saturday8 am‑12 am
Sunday8 am‑11 pm

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