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CORPORATION ARMS  – 3 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk from Meadow Cottage

The chefs at The Corporation Arms have gained a reputation for good quality dishes, freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients, to provide a true taste of the Ribble Valley.

“Our meat, poultry, game and dairy products are sourced from local farms and our fish comes from Fleetwood.  Well known for its welcoming atmosphere and relaxed country pub dining, the child friendly ‘Corper’ as it is known locally, is a popular choice for excellent food, good wine and real cask ales.”



THE ALSTON  –   5 minutes drive or 15 minutes walk from Meadow Cottage

The Alston Pub & Dining is a newly refurbished Local Community Pub located in the village of Longridge on the edge of the Ribble Valley.

“We have a wide selection of draught beers & real ales accompanied by a range of Boutique beers from all around Europe. Our Wine selection is of the highest quality and is supplied by Bowland Forest Vintners whose wine portfolio is second to none. Our drinks selection is completed by our wide range of spirits along with a broad range of soft drinks.

The recent refurbishment includes the introduction of a new menu, with daily specials, weekly offers like our chip shop tea night and a choice of two meats on our Sunday roasts each week. The Alston prides itself on using fresh local products and ingredients in all our dishes to make our quality traditional pub food. Please take time to look at our current menu in the Menu section of this site.

The Alston’s atmosphere is very inviting and we offer a warm and friendly welcome to all customers, both young and old, making it a great place for everyone. The newly refurbished garden is one of the highlights of the Alston as it is the perfect place to chill out and take in the scenery of the Ribble Valley, with the trough of Bowland in the distance sit back and enjoy a refreshing drink and enjoy some fresh quality food.”



WHITE BULL AT ALSTON – 10 minutes drive from Meadow Cottage

“Our food is what we are most proud of, from a traditional great plate of fish and chips or Lancashire Hot Pot to a gourmet treat.”

“We put the same effort in!! Our menus offer something for every palate or every occasion.  In an era of overstocked supermarkets and faceless food, we ensure that all our food is regionally sourced and the vast majority can be found within a 5 mile radius of the property.

Brendan Anderton – Butchers;  Ribble Farm Fayre – Fruit and Veg; Hills Fine Foods – Luxury produce & ice-cream; Reg Johnson – Poultry; Encore Food Service – Dry Goods; West Coast Seafood as we have yet to find a sea in Longridge!!  Supporting local business is the key to maintaining a buoyant local economy, but also we believe this is to our advantage as these people share our values. ”


THE NEWDROP INN – KNOWLE GREEN – 6 minutes drive from Meadow Cottage


“A HAVEN OF GOOD FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE NESTLED ON THE EDGE OF LONGRIDGE FELL… with fantastic panoramic views overlooking the Ribble Valley, we offer great value meals from our bar menu with a full À la carte menu in our refurbished White Cross lounge and restaurant.

We’re renowned for great value home-cooked food. Our menu is an inspired selection of classic English dishes as well as delicious local favorites. Our excellent drinks menu features hand picked wines from around the world, as well as a great selection of draught beers and ales.

We are justifiably proud of our cellar and we always have two hand pulled beers available in addition to a wide range of draught beers including Carling, Stella Artois, Peroni, and Boddingtons. Our guest ales are currently Hen Harrier and Timothy Taylor.”

THE NEWDROP, Knowle Green, Preston, PR3 2XE –  01254 878338  –  EMAIL