In Lancashire nowadays there are a number of gastropubs, which are bars and restaurants that serve quality high-end food, I find the best gastropubs put beer on the same level as wine and even though they serve top quality food, the food can be similar to pub grubs.

In line with those normal traditions of public houses, a lot of gastropubs serve alcoholic beverages together with gastronomic meals. It is not unusual for a gastropub to include a microbrewery in its premises. The ambience of a classic gastropub is typically modest and classic, comprising of glass and brass fittings, with a dining room having a friendly setting, or a lounge area playing soft music on a piano or a single vocalist.

Gastropubs are beginning to gain popularity in the US also, where one would normally find them in urban areas. These enjoy the patronage of young professionals. A few of them may endorse themselves as gastropubs, but many would prefer to endorse themselves as traditional chic restaurants. Usually, a gastropub is expected to provide a more personal setting, compared to many other kinds of restaurants, and is likely to have restricted hours of operation for serving lunch/dinner. A few of the well known gastropubs in Lancashire I have listed below:

Rose and Crown, located in Cark-in-Cartmel. …

Pig and Whistle, located in Cartmel. …

Assheton Arms, Downham, near Clitheroe. …

Freemasons, located in Wiswell. …

The Spread Eagle, located in Clitheroe

The Three Fishes, Mitton, near Whalley. …

Redwell Country Inn, located in Kirkby Lonsdale. …

The Parkers Arms, located in Bowland. …

The Assheton Arms – located in the village of Downham. …

The White Swan – located in the town of Fence. …

The Inn at Whitewell – located in Whitewell. …

Freemasons – located at wishwell. …

Those are some of the best gastropubs you could possibly wish to visit…