If you are looking for great food then Lancashire has everything you need to satisfy those taste buds. The dishes range from Michelin-starred cooking to classic Lancashire pub dishes such as the Lancashire Hotpot! Or you could actually have what is known in Lancashire as a “Chippy Tea”. This normally consists of a well-known meal such as a meat and potato pie, chips, mushy peas and gravy! Or of course, the traditional fish and chips dinner. One of the best places to experience fish & Chips is Blackpool, by the sea. Also, another known thing is seafood, from prawns to crab sticks. From a warm and cosey countryside inn to a modern city centre bar, Lancashire has it all on offer.

A great tradition in Lancashire is afternoon tea, you’ll find plenty of little cafes around with people sitting drinking tea and having a nice slice of cake or even the classic scone. A few favourite places for afternoon tea in Lancashire I have listed below:

Blackpool Tower Ballroom

The Emporium, located in Clitheroe

Mitton Hall, located in Whalley

Light Ash Farm Shop And Cafe, located in Preston

Samlesbury Hall – Restaurant, located in Preston

The Dearden Tea Rooms, located in Rossendale

The Garden Kitchen, located in Clitheroe

Those are a few of the spots you may wish to consider for afternoon tea. I find everyone needs a trip to at least one of those places to experience afternoon tea in Lancashire.

Lancashire is known for having great award-winning restaurants such as the award-winning La Locanda Ristorante Italiano & the Wine Bar in Gisburn, which has won a number of awards. Lancashire has a number of Indian, Chinese, American, Tapas, Italian restaurants, Mexican restaurants and more…, you can actually be spoiled for choice, so making arrangements by phoning a restaurant that grabs your fancy could come in handy.