Having heard nothing but good things about this quirky Colne eaterie I made a long-awaited trip to see what all the fuss was about. And I can guarantee my first won’t be my last.

There is much to love about this place, not least the cosy lay-out, vibrant chatty atmosphere and locally sourced food and drink. The burgers aren’t half bad either.

After a few post-birthday indulgences I should have opted for a salad, but having arrived in time for a ‘Beat the Clock’ burger - knocking more than £2 off the regular price by the time we arrived just before the 7pm deadline - it was impossible to resist such a great offer.

The chick pea and chilli burger, with grilled Pexo Bianco (Halloumi cheese), avocado and tomato chutney was mouth-wateringly good.

Spoilt for choice, my husband eventually favoured the Smokin’ Chimney – a thick and juicy beef burger topped with local bacon, creamy Lancashire cheese, onions, pepper, chipotle and barbecue sauce.

Both were served on a hand-made brioche bun and accompanied with ‘Dot’s slaw’ and a choice of sweet potato or skinned fries - or a mixture of both.

You can ‘double up’ on any burger for an extra £2.50, but that really isn’t necessary.

A single helping is more than ample, plus you might want to leave room for a tempting selection of home-made cakes on display on the counter. Unfortunately there wasn’t room. Maybe next time.

VERDICT: They say good things come to those who wait. The Green Chimney proved that adage to be true.

Food 10; Drink 9; Service 9; Atmosphere 9; Value 9