When back in the land of the rams I can’t leave without a trip to one of the best restaurants in the area, the Fisherman’s Retreat.

It’s located in the Twine Valley at the edge of the Pennine hills, three miles east of Ramsbottom (aka up an old track in the middle of nowhere) and it serves amazing food. The family owned restaurant prides itself on sourcing and supporting local producers and aims to provide an exceptional standard of fresh homemade food. I for one can vouch for how these traditional values ensure that the food is soo tasty and guarantee that the punters keep returning.

If you’re on a diet then you might want to give this place a miss, as the grub is hearty. It serves many traditional Lancashire dishes, from homemade suet puddings to fresh fish and chips. It will leave you wishing you had saved some space for whiskey flavoured truffles and ice cream.

So, if you’re up north and in search of some good grub, I can’t recommend it more highly. It’s family run, locally sourced produce, in a beautiful setting in the middle of nowhere, this place only gets better.  Pass the Ketchup!

Images from The Fisherman’s Retreat.com