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PUB OF THE WEEK: Railway Inn, Pleasington

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Thursday 11th September 2014

This week’s pub review gives me extra satisfaction to highlight a pub, that was, until recently, looking tired, run down and in need of some tender loving care.

CHEERS! Here’s my super six ale houses

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

This week I have taken the liberty of swerving the usual pub review.

Survivor of the great pub exodus

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:04pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE Adelphi is an historic Blackburn town centre pub in a prominent position with a very loyal customer base.

Review: Butlers, Blackburn Market

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Butlers, Blackburn Market

12:45pm Monday 2nd June 2014

IT was a blistering Friday lunchtime and a spot of alfresco dining beckoned.

Review: Tiggis Ribble Valley, Clayton-le-Dale

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Tiggis Ribble Valley, Clayton-le-Dale

2:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

IT was getting late, in dining terms, on a Sunday night when I ventured to Tiggi’s Ribble Valley on the A59.

Review: Debenham's cafe, Blackburn

2:30pm Friday 6th December 2013

WHEN we first reviewed several months ago it was in the first week of re-opening after the town centre department store had been given a multi-million pound makeover.

Lancastrian with a passion for Caribbean cuisine serves up some treats at Blackburn waterside restaurant

Lancashire Telegraph: Nice and spicy:  David Wilson

5:26pm Monday 29th July 2013

AUTHENTIC Caribbean cuisine is taking off in Blackburn bringing communities from across East Lancashire and beyond together with the help of a chef with a passion for spice.

Review: Liz 'n' Lil's, Blackburn

5:50pm Monday 22nd July 2013

IN the heart of Blackburn centre is the pub-turned cafe that I had been eager to visit.

Review: The Willows, Blackburn

5:24pm Monday 29th April 2013

DINING out is usually a rushed or last minute decision in my world.

Review: Chiquito, Blackburn

4:34pm Monday 22nd April 2013

IT was a grey Friday, so the features desk decided to go ‘down Mexico way’ to find some heat.

Review: Debenhams Cafe, The Mall, Blackburn

2:57pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013

DEBENHAMS has just unveiled a multi-million pound refurbishment and extension to its Blackburn department store.

Review: The Carvery, Blackburn Market

2:00pm Saturday 16th March 2013

THE public area of Blackburn Market’s food hall may not exactly be the first choice when you are planning to dine out — but sometimes you just strike lucky.

Review: Morrisons Cafe, Blackburn

4:16pm Monday 28th January 2013

THE snow was falling and we needed something to warm us up on a cold January afternoon.

Review: Country Larder Cafe, The Mall, Blackburn

5:23pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013

CAFES in shopping centres are always a bit of a gamble and invariably tend to be a bit on the pricey side.

Review: McDonald's, King William Street, Blackburn

5:19pm Monday 7th January 2013

UNLESS you are the sort of person who goes around listening to terrible rap music on a mobile phone – or who has young children – the likelihood of you ever sitting down and eating in a McDonald’s is most unlikely.

Review: Chiquito's, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Chiquito's, Blackburn

4:49pm Monday 19th November 2012

CHIQUITO’S has recently launched its new menu and if you are a fan of Mexican food it’s well worth taking a look.

Review: Albert's Shed, Castle Street, Manchester

5:13pm Monday 5th November 2012

In response to readers who have asked for the occasional review of establishments outside East Lancashire, Steve Orrell heads into Manchester For the uninitiated, Albert’s Shed happens to be a restaurant in the Castlefield area.

Review: Chang's, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Chang's in Darwen Street, Blackburn

4:14pm Monday 29th October 2012

AFTER dropping off my mum at a Charlie Landsborough gig at King George’s Hall, we found ourselves with a few hours to kill and hungry stomachs to fill.

Review: Bull's Head, Wilpshire

Lancashire Telegraph: The Bull's Head at Wilpshire

4:52pm Monday 8th October 2012

WALKING into The Bull’s Head gave me quite a shock.

Review: The Clog & Billycock, Pleasington

5:25pm Monday 3rd September 2012

HAVING begun the year with a review of the Clog it would appear I’ve provoked something of a debate about one of East Lancashire’s more prestige eating establishments.

Review: Caffe Latte, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Caffe Latte in Blackburn

3:35pm Tuesday 28th August 2012

IN these economically challenging times, it’s refreshing to see a business opening its doors rather than closing.

Review: The Ranken Arms, Hoddlesden

5:34pm Monday 13th August 2012

SUNDAY is a day for homecooked food so we went to the Ranken Arms in search for some traditional pub-grub.

Review: Oriental Star, Blackburn

4:25pm Friday 10th August 2012

The Oriental Star was once a must when you fancied a Chinese meal but, as happens with so many other places, it reached a fairly low point last year— and that was a cause of great disappointment to me.

Review: Courthouse, Blackburn

4:45pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

I’d heard some good murmurs about the food at the Courthouse, so I rallied a couple of colleagues to escape for a lunch break.

Review: Bregans King Street, Whalley

1:57pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

THE sun’s appearance has been a rare this this summer.

Review: Hartley's, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Hartley's, Blackburn

4:20pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

AFTER the endless miserable weather we’ve had, I wanted something warm and comforting to eat for lunch.

Review: The Oyster And Otter, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: The Oyster And Otter, Blackburn

4:16pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

A LITTLE more than a year since it opened, The Oyster And Otter has carved itself a very nice reputation as one of East Lancashire’s top dining venues.

Review: Sprout Cafe, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Sprout Cafe, Blackburn

4:14pm Tuesday 1st May 2012

Darwen Street is something of a carnivore’s dream — kebab and burger houses line the pavement, selling low cost, high calorie take outs.

Review: The Fernhurst, Blackburn

2:23pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

I’D been impressed with the new-look C on a few late evening visits with a large group.

Review: Brew Room, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Brew Room, Blackburn

4:14pm Thursday 22nd March 2012

CHOOSING a venue in central Blackburn to meet a friend and her baby twins for lunch was a challenge.

Review: Blakey’s Cafe Bar, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Blakey’s Cafe Bar, Blackburn

11:32am Tuesday 6th March 2012

BLAKEY’S Cafe Bar is a morning, afternoon, evening and weekend place, offering a venue to suit your mood.

Review: Costa Coffee, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Costa Coffee, Blackburn

4:42pm Tuesday 17th January 2012

JUDGING by the queues most lunchtimes, the addition of Costa Coffee to the expanded Mall 18 months ago was a good call.

Review: Clog and Billycock, Pleasington

Lancashire Telegraph: REPUTATION Clog and Billycock, Pleasington

4:30pm Saturday 7th January 2012

What better way than to set the standards for dining out in 2012 than a visit to one of East Lancashire’s premier eating establishments?

Review: L'italiano Pizzeria, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: L'italiano Pizzeria, Blackburn Market

12:09pm Tuesday 20th September 2011

Address: L'italiano Pizzeria, Blackburn Market, Church Street, Blackburn, BB1 5AF.

Review: Truly Scrumptious, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Truly Scrumptious, Blackburn

4:23pm Monday 5th September 2011

Address: Upstairs at Mercers, 47 Darwen Street, Blackburn, BB2 2BL.

Review: Butler's cafe, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Butler's cafe, Blackburn Market

4:30pm Tuesday 16th August 2011

Address: Blackburn Market, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn, BB1 6AE

Review: El Greco's, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: El Greco's, Blackburn

1:04pm Tuesday 21st June 2011

Address: 28-30 Church Street Blackburn BB1 5AF.

Review: The Butlers Arms, Pleasington

Lancashire Telegraph: The Butlers Arms, Pleasington

9:40am Saturday 14th May 2011

Address: Pleasington Lane, Blackburn, BB2 5JH. Phone number: 01254 201561.

Review: The Oyster & Otter, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: The Oyster & Otter, Blackburn

6:18pm Monday 11th April 2011

Address: Livesey Branch Road, Feniscowles, Blackburn, BB2 5DQ. Phone number: 01254 203 200.

Review: Brew Room, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Brew Room, Blackburn

3:44pm Wednesday 5th January 2011

Address: 50-54 Church Street, Blackburn, BB1 5AS.

Review: Flava Mix, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Flava Mix, Blackburn

12:34pm Saturday 13th November 2010

Address: Richmond Chambers, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn, BB1 7AR.

Review: Clog & Billycock, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Clog & Billycock, Blackburn

4:47pm Thursday 24th June 2010

Address: Billinge End Road, Pleasington, Blackburn, BB2 6QB. Phone: 01254 201163.

Old Mother Redcap, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Old Mother Redcap, Blackburn

10:12am Thursday 28th January 2010

Address: Blackburn Road, Blackburn

Addict Coffee and Internet Bar, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Addict Coffee and Internet Bar, Simmons St

4:39pm Monday 7th December 2009

Address: Simmons St, Blackburn Phone number: 01254 680980

Jubilee, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The Jubilee, Blakey Moor

11:48am Tuesday 20th October 2009

Address: Blakey Moor, Blackburn, BB2 1LL. Phone number: 01254 51761

Red Lion, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Red Lion, Rishton

1:50pm Saturday 12th September 2009

Address: Whitebirk Road, Blackburn. Phone number: 01254 268250

Cinnamon, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Cinnamon, Blackburn

5:07pm Friday 24th July 2009

Address: 51 Regent Street, Blackburn, BB1 6BH. Phone number: 01254 56688.

Cafe In The Crypt, Blackburn Cathedral

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Cafe In The Crypt, Blackburn Cathedral

4:10pm Monday 8th June 2009

Address: Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA. Phone number: 01254 503090.

Calypso Caribbean Restaurant, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Calypso Caribbean Restaurant, Blackburn

4:09pm Wednesday 29th April 2009

Address: Calypso Caribbean Restaurant, Woodlands Hotel, 361-363 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 7AA.

The Willows, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: The Willows, Blackburn

4:40pm Friday 10th April 2009

35 Haslingden Road, Guide, Blackburn, BB1 2NG. Phone number: 01254 681550.


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