Lancashire tavern named one of the best for a post-walk pint

A tavern near Garstang has been voted as one of the UK’s top five post-walk pints.

Tuesday, 29th December 2015, 7:00 am
COSY: Owd Nells Tavern in Bilsborrow was voted as one of the best post-walk pints.

Following a nationwide vote, Owd Nells Tavern on St Michael’s Road in Bilsborrow, was revealed as one of the best pubs to relax in after a walk.

The vote was carried out by Mountain Warehouse and although the five aren’t in any order, Owd Nells made the cut.

Described as having thick whitewashed stone walls, low slung beamed ceilings and flag stone floors, the tavern, which was built in 1798, sits alongside the canal providing a perfect watering hole for those exploring the local area.

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Serving a range of traditional cask beers and locally brewed ales as well a range of hot drinks, manager, Anne Musella, said she was “delighted” the tavern had been mentioned.

She said: “The walk is really nice along the canal and is suitable for people of all ages.

“We have lots of local people coming in but also lots of people travelling to see the area. People can come in and sit in front of the many log fires we have have a drink of hot chocolate and just chat and relax with family.

“The atmosphere is really warm, inviting and is perfect to come in to after a long walk. We also have bags of bread we give out to children so they can feed the ducks on the canal.

“All in all we’re delighted to be chosen as one of the five. We’re open over New Year, serving food and drinks and it should be a really good family day.”

Mark Neale, founder of Mountain Warehouse, said: “The UK boasts an excellent variety of choices when it comes to post-walk pint locations, from centuries old spots to lively locals, there’s an endless array of choices. Our campaign aimed to unearth the lesser known spots.”