Not all of these have been awarded the prestigious Michelin Star, but all have been recommended by the guide, and some are still offering a take-away service.
1. Angels, Ribchester
Smartly converted roadside pub with a cocktail bar and comfy lounge seating. Two formally dressed dining rooms offer a comfortable, intimate dining experience. Classic dishes with a modern edge are tasty, well-balanced and good value.
2. The Barn, Aughton
In the grounds of Moor Hall you’ll find this rustic barn and terrace overlooking a lake. The ground floor houses the ageing rooms; head upstairs to dine, while watching the chefs. Well-sourced produce underpins carefully prepared, familiar British dishes. The hay-aged sirloin cooked over wood is a speciality.
3. Moor Hall, Aughton
Charming grounds with a lake and a fountain lead up to this beautifully restored 16C country house. The Scandic-style restaurant is a truly striking space, with its blond wood tables, floor-to-ceiling windows and tempting cheese room – and the smoothness of the well-drilled chefs in the open kitchen is a sight to behold.
4. Northcote, Langho
This extensively refurbished Victorian house sits on the edge of the picturesque Ribble Valley and comes with a lovely fire-lit lounge and a bright, glitzy bar. An overnight stay in one of the stylish bedrooms is all part of the experience but it’s really the food that lures most people in.