Harden's survey result
“What a delightful place” – the Beaumes’s “quirky” and extremely popular inn has a “wonderful” setting on the banks of the Wyre, (“where you may see the curious sight of the river changing direction”). The “interesting fare runs from British and French classics to modern creations that work most of the time (e.g. onion churros with baba ganoush)”.
“The view over the curve of the River Wyre really makes it in terms of setting” at Patrick & Julie Beaume’s “quirky riverside inn” (“if you get a table with a river view, you often get to see the river change direction as the tide comes in several miles down-river. If you’re very, very lucky, you may even see the Wyre bore”). “The menu is an enticing combination, including pub classics, sharing boards, and mouthwatering à la carte dishes and daily specials focusing on locally-sourced ingredients with a French twist” (“breadcrumbed snails with nduja mayonnaise makes a great nibble, French Onion Soup is a paragon of its type, excellent moules frites comes in a surfeit of delicious cream sauce”). “The young team are genuinely friendly” but service can be “indifferent”. Top Menu Tip: “The oxtail suet pudding is a fixture on the menu, and deservedly so”.
“Brilliantly conceived” dishes “using local Lancashire produce” won a major thumbs-up this year for this “quirky” pub, whose “unique decor” (sceptics say “it looks a bit like the designer was high on mushrooms at the time”) “includes charming artwork by local artists”, and which is “set in a beautiful part of countryside next to the winding river Wyre”. “Service can be a bit quaintly local at times, but it’s always friendly”.
“A good solid gastropub, which shines in an area that has very few decent places to eat” – “this quirky, comfortable pub/ restaurant-with-rooms, with beautiful views over the river from the picture window” is “a particularly valuable option in the hinterland of Blackpool”. Some reports are of “variable quality”, but most say its “pub classics, French classics, and more typical gastro-fare” are “well done”, and regulars tip the fish specials – “ultra-fresh and perfectly cooked”.
|Wine per bottle||£17.75|
Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, PR3 0YP
|Monday||5:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑8:30 pm|