THE bank holiday weekend is upon us so what better excuse to go down the pub.

Wondering where to enjoy a tipple or two? Here are nine of the best pubs across East Lancashire, according to TripAdvisor reviews. 

The Sparrowhawk, Wheatley Lane Road, Fence — 4.5 rating out of 645 reviews

Lancashire Telegraph:

This pub has a whopping 645 reviews on TripAdvisor, awarding the pub a rating of 4.5.

And who wouldn't want to visit a pub called the Sparrowhawk that looks as lovely as this? Pop in for a craft ale this weekend.

Duckworth Hall Inn, Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle – 4.5 rating out of 217 reviews

This inn makes for an ideal stop-off point after a family walk, evening stroll or a refreshing drink on a bank holiday.

There's a wide selection of cask ales, bottled beer, ciders and gins to quench your thirst.

Emmott Arms, Keighley Road Laneshaw Bridge, Colne ­— 4.5 rating out of 568 reviews

Lancashire Telegraph:

Entire paragraphs praise the service and food at the Emmott Arms, such as: "We visited this evening with a large party for a family meal and were very impressed."

Sounds like a bank holiday winner.

The White Swan, Wheatley Lane Road, Fence ­— 4.5 rating out of 539 reviews

Lancashire Telegraph:

The White Swan is noted among critics for its crab and lobster dishes.

The perfect place to visit and try something new.

The Hyndburn Restaurant & Bar, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors – 4 rating out of 295 reviews

Lancashire Telegraph:

Why not visit the Hyndburn for a pint and plentiful plate of fish and chips this bank holiday weekend?

Reviews praise its food, cheap prices and friendly atmosphere.

Kettledrum Inn, Red Lees Road Cliviger, Burnley ­— 4.5 rating out of 201 reviews

Lancashire Telegraph:

The first review you see on TripAdvisor is, 'Service and a Sunday roast to die for'. Tells you all you need to know about the Kettledrum Inn!

Black Bull Inn, Old Langho Road ­— 4.5 rating out of 270 reviews

Lancashire Telegraph:

With fantastic offers on meals and accommodation, the Black Bull is a traveller's dream.

A must-visit if you are in the area.

The Old Function Room Pub & Kitchen, Watery Lane, Darwen ­— 4.5 rating out of 42 reviews

This little gem of a pub is described as having ‘great food and quick service’, as well as being ‘relaxed and friendly’.

It has a function room and serves traditional English pub food for anyone who fancies a bite to eat.

The Bay Horse Inn, Blacko Bar Road, Roughlee ­— 4.5 rating out of 370 reviews

Lancashire Telegraph:

This pub is last on the list but most certainly not least.

Praise includes, 'A well-stocked bar with great service. Strongly recommend the roasts'. What else do you need?!

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