Address: 2 Accrington Road, Hapton, Burnley, BB11 5QL

Phone number: 01282 771152

Lancashire Telegraph review by Jonathon Dillon from July 30, 2011.

After a hectic Sunday shift, the last thing on my mind was slaving away over a hot stove.

My better half is a creature of habit and pleaded with me to go to our usual restaurant.

But I fancied a change of scene — and I'm glad I did as the food at the Hapton Inn hit the hunger spot.

After a refreshing pint of Collier's Clog, from the new Worsthorne brewery, and a Tia Maria and Coke for the lady, we plumped for a garlic mushroom starter, scampi, chips, and salad for her and the Hapton Inn Mixed Grill for me.

Trust me, this is not for the faint-hearted!

The starter was crispier than we would have liked and the garlic sauce barely compared to my last visit a few years ago.

But we couldn't fault our mains.

My mixed grill was big enough for two, boasting gammon steak, two sausages, a burger, black pudding, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, chips, peas, onion rings, topped off with a fried egg.

For £10.95 it was certainly good value for money.

For £2 extra, you can add a 4oz sirloin steak if you have room — and elasticated trousers!

Generously-packed scampi bites, fresh salad, sweet garden peas and a big portion of chunky chips kept the missus quiet with approval.

There was no space for dessert but there is plenty of choice on the menu for those with a sweeter tooth.

The pub felt relaxed, informal and welcoming, despite out late arrival when most kitchens are closing after a busy Sunday.

The venue caters for families with children as it has its own play area, pool table and beer garden.

And it’s the perfect spot to take in the stunning views of Hapton valley.

Overall, if it's hearty pub grub you want, the Hapton Inn is well worth a try.

Lancashire Telegraph review by Roger Airey from July 14, 2007.

There's nothing worse than going for a spot of pub grub only to suspect that the biggest exertion the chef has undertaken is pressing the 'start' button on the microwave.

I've found that home-cooked food is getting harder to track down, but we managed it on a trip to the Hapton Inn.

The menu features classic dishes such as hot pot, steak and kidney pudding and lamb casserole as well as a massive array of wraps, paninis, sandwiches, burgers and other pub food staples.

Being an unabashed 70s throwback fan, I opted for the prawn cocktail to start and was not disappointed by the ample serving of seafood I was presented with.

The better half chose chicken and sweetcorn soup which was tasty and well-seasoned.

For the main course, the gammon steak was a baffling choice to begin with, because the meat was nowhere in sight.

Such was the size of the portion, it was obscured by a mound of chips and veg.

My meat pie was similarly far from a dainty dish - a sizeable slab of homemade mince meat pie with chips, gravy and veg.

The total bill came to £18.50 minus drinks.

Added to the hearty food, is the fact the Hapton Inn is CAMRA-endorsed offering a good selection of cask ales, not least the delightful Moorhouse's Blond Witch.

So all in all, a pretty good venue for an unpretentious, satisfying meal out.

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