Want a high quality steak while staying at a luxury B&B in the heart of the Forest of Bowland? Well, the Red Pump Inn of distant Clitheroe gives you all of that plus great wine and provincial-style rustic food. The restaurant itself retains truly charming stone floors, oak beams and open fires, and it’s the only eatery outside London to serve beef supplied by the renowned Ginger Pig. Will it be fillet steak? Sirloin? Rump or rib-eye? Red Pump Inn also serve Picanha (a specialty rump that’s popular in Argentina), as well as a signature prime rib and salads and vegetarian options, too. Weave down Clitheroe Road and see what all the fuss is about – this place is uncomplicated and simple and the food does all the talking.
We stayed for 2 nights at the Red Pump Inn with two other couples and two dogs for our annual walking weekend. From our very warm welcome to our very friendly goodbye we all felt very satisfied with our stay. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, tea and coffee making tray (and a winner for me a cafetiere), bathroom stocked with toiletries, fluffy towels...... Bed was great, we both slept well! We had booked in for a meal on the Friday evening and decided very quickly to book in for the Saturday too (be warned they do get busy so if you want a table get it booked early) The dogs were allowed to be with us in certain areas of the bar and snug room which was great for us as they were able to settle while we ate. Menu was varied with enough choice for us all, they even adapted a meal for one of the party who likes her meals plain. I had the fillet steak (medium rare) which was cooked to perfection, hubby commented that it was a little underdone for him which was fine with me as I wasn't about to share!!! :-) Everyone else in the party enjoyed their food too, we all loved the cheeseboard (good variety and quantity - one of my biggest gripes is a stingy cheese board - this one is definitely not that.... ) wine is reasonably priced and a good selection of ales for the men to choose from. Plenty of walking to be done from the Inn, Fran provided us with a print out of a walk which was a little challenging in places due to rain washing the path away, but it was manageable, we did feed this info back but none of us would have missed it, views and peace time to breath from our busy lives. Jonathan, Fran and their staff are all great, very friendly and accommodating, saying goodbye to our friends in the carpark we all said we will return and soon and we haven't felt like that about a place for a few years. (ha ha sorry gang we will be back ;-)........ A little gem in wonderful countryside.
Excellent Sunday lunch Good choice of menu at a reasonable price.The quality of the food is also of a high standard and served with a modern twist. All the staff were very friendly with good service. Certainly worth a visit.
Had family meal which was excellent. Brilliant atmosphere with very friendly staff. Perfect Sunday lunch.
The best steak ever! Really ! I had the 90 day matured ribeye and quite simply it was delicious. Lovely,friendly atmosphere, excellent service in a beautiful area of The Ribble Valley .
We timed our visit to the red pump well, it was our 35th wedding anniversary and st Patrick's day which gave us a taste of a live band playing at the pub which was amazing. Fran and Jonathan are the perfect hosts and no request is too small, the restaurant is cosy and warm especially when the fires are lit, with amazing food and staff that certainly know what they are doing. All in all a fantastic place to eat and stay.
All round excellence. 5* food as well as 5* staff....The Red Pump Inn has a welcoming friendly atmosphere. I've been to many pubs in the ribble valley and nothing has yet compared to the Red Pump
We had a lovely evening with excellent food and drinks, the staff all helped to make the evening good by making us comfortable and getting the level of service just right. The Red Pump is a lovely old pub in beautiful surroundings and the food and drinks are first class. There are lots of steak options as the restaurant specialises in steak but there are other choices and both the fish and chicken were also excellent. Thank you for a great evening
10/10 for food quality, taste and service. We all had the 3 course Sunday Roast and we were all of the same opinion. We will recommend Red Pump Inn and we will be back!
Warm & friendly inn. 6 of us went for my birthday and we could not have had a better time. Went Friday evening, cold and dismal outside but warm atmosphere inside with roaring fire. Candle in my dessert and all the diners sang Happy Birthday, very embarrassing but lovely touch. Would like to go back on a summer evening to look at the views.
Excellent food and service. Very pleasant and professional staff. Enjoyed our visit immensely. Would certainly recommend Red Pump Inn to anyone who was in the area.