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It's a case of Back to the Future at this ancient inn, closed by Brunning & Price in 2019. For the second time in the last 20 years, it's been made over by Nigel Haworth of nearby Northcote Manor fame. Back in 2004 it was part of Ribble Valley Inns but now it’s in partnership with Martin Aspinall, trustee of the Standen Estate. Launched in November 2021, Nigel is aiming to put back the "original magic of The Three Fishes alongside my drive for sustainability and local sourcing".

survey result

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s well worth the drive out to Mitton” to sample “fantastic food prepared by an exceptional chef”“Nigel Howarth, back where he belongs cooking up a storm in Lancashire”. Formerly the culinary force behind nearby regional powerhouse Northcote, he “has revived this lovely restaurant” (a pub he was originally involved with 20 years ago, when it was part of the Ribble Valley Inns chain) “and made it is own” with “food that represents his character and seasonal dishes that keep the menu changing, so there’s always something different to try”. “The service is really good and the ambience is very friendly and relaxed”.

Summary

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

“Hurrah! Nigel Haworth has come out of retirement, and he’s also brought/bought the original pub of Northcote's former Ribble Valley Inns out of retirement” – which means that this long-time champion of Lancashire gastronomy is at the helm here for the second time in 20 years. He also “seems to have done the impossible: found some good front-of-house staff and trained them well”. Most reports eulogise “spot-on meals” that are “so well thought out and good value for the quality” (although one or two dissenters dragged the ratings down.) Top Tip – “a big cheer for Lancashire cheese ice cream… it’s fabulous!”

Summary

It's a case of Back to the Future at this ancient inn, closed by Brunning & Price in 2019. For the second time in the past 20 years, it's been made over by Nigel Haworth of nearby Northcote Manor fame. Back in 2004 it was as part of Ribble Valley Inns but now it’s in partnership with Martin Aspinall, trustee of the Standen Estate. Launched in October 2021, Nigel is aiming to put back the ‘original magic of The Three Fishes alongside... sustainability and local sourcing’.

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Owner's description

The Three Fishes, situated in the tiny picturesque hamlet of Mitton in the rural haven of the Ribble Valley celebrated its tenth anniversary as an award-winning Ribble Valley Inn in September 2014. To mark this occasion this legendry pub was treated to yet another transformation with a stylish refurbishment in 2013.

Talented Ian Moss, brings a first class CV to the kitchen, his previous position was sous chef at Northcote, where he experienced first hand Nigel Haworth’s philosophy on food and creating relationships with the local suppliers. Working alongside General Manager Martin Hurn, the Three Fishes will remain the legendary and successful regional food pub it has become over the last ten years.

As the flagship and first born to Ribble Valley Inns, this country pub, will continue to have its menus inspired by Nigel Haworth using only the freshest ingredients, harvested by our local food heroes. Enjoy regional Cask Ales and an award winning wine list specially chosen by leading wine expert, Craig Bancroft. All of this in a wonderfully relaxing environment for eating out — with al fresco dining in the summer and crackling logs fires in the winter.

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
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No dress code
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The Three Fishes Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Three Fishes Restaurant in BB7, Whalley by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Three Fishes restaurant.
John L
Very good choice of food in a top gastro pu...
Reviewed 5 months, 10 days ago

"Very good choice of food in a top gastro pub setting. Tomato starter very good as well as lobster risotto stand out dishes. Great vegetarian options too. Stylish plum soufflé which really tasted of the fruit. Enthusiastic helpful staff. Good choice for evening meal. "

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Mitton Rd, Whalley, BB7 9PQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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