survey result

Summary

£48
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An exceptional place”, whose “glorious” location places it “in the middle of nowhere (or the middle of God’s own country, depending on your point of view)”. “It’s the most welcoming pub you could wish for” with “always a warm welcome from AJ and Ben”. Chef Stosie Madi “cooks intelligently and from the heart” displaying “a knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of cuisines, plus classical and non-classical techniques”; and “her food is modern, fresh and bursting with flavour”. “When in season there’s no better place to enjoy stunning game, fish is perfectly cooked” and “even the simple things like pies are done so well, you end up thinking that this must be what other pies want to be when they grow up”.

Summary

£48
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An exceptional place”, whose “glorious” location places it “in the middle of nowhere (or the middle of God’s own country, depending on your point of view)”. “It’s the most welcoming pub you could wish for” with “always a warm welcome from AJ and Ben”. Chef Stosie Madi “cooks intelligently and from the heart” displaying “a knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of cuisines, plus classical and non-classical techniques”; and “her food is modern, fresh and bursting with flavour”. “When in season there’s no better place to enjoy stunning game, fish is perfectly cooked” and “even the simple things like pies are done so well, you end up thinking that this must be what other pies want to be when they grow up”.

Summary

£44
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stosie Madi continues to turn out some of the most exciting, most accomplished food in the North” at “this lovely, well-run pub in a pretty village at the edge of the Forest of Bowland”, which is “very much worth the trip”. There is “superb use of local produce in tasty and often unique ways” (reflecting her half-French, half-Lebanese heritage), and “behind it all, she has a deep understanding of classical (and less classical) techniques, ingredients and how to combine flavours”. Top Menu Tips: “game in season is a highlight”, as are pies and “anything cooked on the charcoal grill, whether meat or veg”.

Summary

£49
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great folk behind the bar and evident genius in the kitchen” makes it worth a fair-old schlep to this “perfect pub run with love” – a “charming” old inn (“log fires in winter”) in a “picturesque village” in the Forest of Bowland. “Chef Stosie Madi continues to provide some of the most heartfelt, most locally-centred, most seasonal food in Lancashire. Pies are a real highlight with unimprovable pastry and delicious fillings, but the real treat comes when she draws on her heritage to use the local produce in Middle Eastern inspired dishes. The vegetarian and vegan food here can be so attractive that it’s worth foregoing the meat (though maybe not in game season…) – what she can do with a cauliflower, cabbage or wild garlic is remarkable! Service is led by Madi’s business partner, Kathy Smith and her brother AJ” and “there’s always a personal and friendly welcome” (“the best advice is just to go with the flow and enjoy the way they do things”). “I’m glad I don’t live any nearer or I’d be skint!”

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at The Parkers Arms?

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
50
No dress code
80

The Parkers Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Parkers Arms Restaurant in BB7, Newton-in-Bowland by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Parkers Arms restaurant.
Chris D
Decent food and they are taking the restric...
Reviewed 10 months, 28 days ago

"Decent food and they are taking the restrictions seriously. Felt like a safe place for a good lunch."

Report this comment
Maureen H
There's not a better dining pub in the land...
Reviewed 10 months, 29 days ago

"There's not a better dining pub in the land. If you've never had one of Stosie's pies, you are missing out on one of life's treats. And if you want the true measure of brilliance, order the mushroom parfait. Yes, it's mushroom parfait. And prepare to be knocked out. There's also true hospitality as soon as you walk in."

Report this comment
Have you eaten at The Parkers Arms?
Post your own review of The Parkers Arms and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £28.00
SundayLunch   £30.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £19.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.99
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Bread £2.50
Service 10.00%
Hall Gate Hill, Newton-in-Bowland, BB7 3DY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
Sunday12:30 pm‑5:30 pm

Best British, Modern restaurants nearby

Freemasons at Wiswell
British, Modern restaurant in Wiswell
£79
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
Breda Murphy Restaurant
British, Modern restaurant in Whalley
£46
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
Northcote
British, Modern restaurant in Langho
£90
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

La Locanda
Italian restaurant in Gisburn
£51
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
Breda Murphy Restaurant
British, Modern restaurant in Whalley
£46
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
White Swan at Fence
British, Modern restaurant in Fence
£47
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good