Just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Blackpool, the Fylde countryside is home to some great country pubs. Now that spring has sprung, go check them out:
The French Connection
Ooh la la! There’s nothing like a touch of Gallic je ne sais quoi to turn an above-average country pub into an AA-rosetted and Michelin-rated restaurant with rooms. ‘Best Inn’ at the national 2016 Pub Of The Year awards. C’est magnifique!
The Village Green
Cricket square, check. Duck pond, check. Church steeple, check. Village pub, check. Ok so it’s part of a chain but that’s not the point. Wrea Green is the point. Chef & Brewer do it better than most, anyway.
The River Terrace
Don’t let the mudfest at low tide or the ambient traffic noise from the road bridge put you off. When the sun’s shining there are few better spots for a pint or a glass of wine than the Shard’s terrace overlooking the River Wyre. Bikers know best.
The Great Escape
The oldest pub in the Fylde, dating back to 1645, and it looks the part with its beams, brasses, whitewash, flagstones and toby jugs. The place to go for a clandestine assignation – if you can both find it.
The Next Generation
Daughter of prominent Fleetwood fish merchant sets up in the pub business and totally nails it. One venue has now become 10 with more on the way. Great food, great service, great surroundings – what’s so hard about that?
Grand Fruits De Mer: (for 2 person)
For seafood lovers only! Per person, half a lobster, half a crab or crab claws or
dressed crabs, oysters, crevettes, prawns, langoustines, cold steamed clams
and mussels served with our special seafood cocktail sauce and crusty bread.
To be ordered 48 hours in advance and depending on availability
Please phone 01995 670166. Guide price £70 for two persons.