Pork pies and Lancashire cheese are proving the most popular produce from Clitheroe’s Bowland Food Hall, which opened during the summer.

Truly Lancashire’s larder, the Bowland Food Hall celebrates and provides an outlet for the best produce from the county and beyond, and the most popular items flying out of the shop are traditional and iconic.

Said Heidi Kettle, marketing manager: “Pork pies from Roy Porter’s butcher’s, based down the road in Chatburn, are one of our bestsellers from the first few weeks. All things Lancashire cheese are also popular, and we have a selection of organic and non-organic crumbly, tasty, creamy and blue from a variety of local cheesemakers which are sparking lots of interest.”

Locals and tourists alike have flocked to the Bowland Food Hall, which is part of the Holmes Mill leisure and hospitality hub in the town at the heart of the Ribble Valley.

Heidi said: “We have been delighted with the response to the Bowland Food Hall. A visit offers the opportunity for a bite to eat, something to drink, inspiration, ingredients and the best goodies to enjoy every day. Feedback includes praise for the ambience as well as the quality of the produce on sale.”

As well as fresh meats and cheese, the Bowland Food Hall sells a full range of mouth-watering bakery and patisserie delicacies, all made on site by the Holmes Mill team. A browse in the food hall also features high quality and wherever possible, locally sourced fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood, wines and spirits, oils, charcuterie, chutneys and conserves.

The conversion of the Holmes Mill weaving shed into the Bowland Food Hall is the latest phase in its transformation by James’ Places. Other must-visits at Holmes Mill are the Beer Hall, which houses what is believed to be one of the longest bars in Britain, and its function room, Bowland Brewery, café and gelateria. A 40 bedroom hotel plus bistro, bar and grill is due to open later this year.

Bowland Food Hall is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm.