Food and Drink

Food & Drink

Thirsty work for charity

Staff and customers at a Chorley restaurant have a developed a thirst for helping Rosemere Cancer Foundation.


Chorley-based butcher sets new bangers world record

Sausage king Tim Brown is claiming the title “best of the wurst” after setting a sizzling new world record.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

MP queries pub closures

Ribble Valley Nigel Evans MP got some cheer when he asked the Communities Minister how many pubs closed in his constituency in the last three years.

Chorley Flower Show

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of upcoming events this weekend
Barrique, Lytham

Lancashire recommends...delicatessens

Here is a list of Lancashire's top delis, as recommended by readers

Photo Neil Cross Feast for Peace, a community food festival on the Flag Market, Preston Noah Dobson, five

In Pictures: Feast for Peace held in Preston’s Flag Market

Families from across Preston and beyond turned out to a community event to celebrate cultural diversity this weekend.

Whats on
SURPRISE GUEST: Gregg Wallace of TVs Masterchef

Gregg Wallace: I can’t wait to sample Preston’s food

Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace is renowned for liking a good pudding.

Trio of 'snacks' starter - tuna and wasbi on a puff pastry disc
Made by Steve Smith (Lancashire) at the Freemasons War of the Roses night

FOOD REVIEW: Freemasons Country Inn

Freemasons ideal for new Roses war...

Food and Drink
Photo Neil Cross The Red Cross holding a Refugee event

Refugees cook up a feast in Preston

Asylum seekers in Preston have cooked up their favourite dishes from home to share with neighbours.

David Herbert.

Herbert's home comforts

In a cosy dining room filled with light, art and floor-to-ceiling shelves of beautiful crockery, Australian cook and writer David Herbert is apologising about the baked goodies on the table in front of us: “They’re not the most attractive-looking scones,” he says, with a smile.

World's hottest chilli: Carolina Reaper

World’s hottest chilli to hit UK shelves

Right in the middle of the warmest spell of weather this year, UK food fans are bracing their tastebuds for a fiery blast.

People are invited to celebrate cultural diversity

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of events coming up this weekend.
REVEALED: Food hygiene ratings in Preston - latest results

REVEALED: Food hygiene ratings in Preston - latest results

Three Preston businesses were told they must make major improvements in the latest round of food hygiene inspections.

Afternoon tea in the tea room at Hoghton Tower for Ian and Lindsey Barrow

Most refined afternoon of tea and cakes, followed by a string quartet

Diners were given a quintessential English experience to celebrate the relaunch of Hoghton Tower’s tea room.

Eat to the Beat at Fox St Community Centre, Preston as part of Lancashire Food Week

Homeless centre offers more than a place to stay

A Preston homeless centre threw open its doors to shed light on its work.

Pub still serving up an excellent feast

Pub still serving up an excellent feast

The Black Dog at Belmont is a pub loved by thousands of Lancashire folk.


Shopping outlet hosts wine and beer festival

Wine connoisseurs and foodies are invited to take a tour of the finest grapes as part of Botany Bay Food and Drink Festival.

Colmb Holmes from Regal Leisure (who sponsored the award), Alex Coward, tenant at the White Bull, Mark Wilkinson, Head Chef, and Louise Watson, customer contact manager at Daniel Thwaites

Customers rate this pub highly

A Lancashire inn can boast excellent customer service as one of it selling points, following a major win at an annual pub awards.

Andrew Dickinson, owner of Grandad Jim's

Lancashire recommends... best sweet shops

Here is a list of the top five shops to find sweet treats.

Villa Italian, Preston

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Villa Italian, Guild Hall, Preston

We walked up to Preston’s newest restaurant in the rain with me hoping there would be someone else in it.

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