HOSPITALITY businesses are approaching another busy holiday with many pubs and restaurants offering take-away and cook at home packages to drive in some custom.

Valentine's Day usually sees couples flooding into restaurants and bars to have a romantic evening together, with it being one of the busiest days in a restaurants calendar.

Restaurants and pubs across East Lancashire are offering different styles of packages to try and get some business back, with owners hoping that people will help support local businesses this year.

The Fence Gate in Fence is offering a five-course Valentine's cook at home menu for £65 per couple.

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The menu includes fresh, high quality produce to create a fine-dining experience which director Keeley Beaumont said she hopes will entice people to support the businesses.

Keeley said: "People still want to do something special, even though they can't go out into venues at this time.

"It's about offering something you can't ordinarily get on the high street.

"There is Marks and Spencer out there and Asda and Tesco probably all offering something for Valentine's Day.

"I think you've got to look at the positives and just offer something that is different and something that people would have ordinarily visited you for."

Accrington Golf Club Catering have also jumped on board and are offering a take-away valentines menu for either £16.50 each for two courses or £20 per person for three courses.

Owners James Jenson and Sophie Beghan took over the catering at the club in August last year, and have been using local suppliers for their take-away menu to help support the local economy.

Part owner and chef, James said: "All the food we use is fresh from local suppliers so people know what they are getting is high quality stuff.

"Its small business owners or smaller business owners that rely on repeat business from the relationships they have built up with people."

In Bolton-by-Bowland, the Coach and Horses are also offering a cook at home Valentine's package with four courses priced at £70 per couple.

The two rosette-rated restaurant in the Ribble Valley is offering the box, put together by chef Ian as a fine-dining style experience.

General manager James Bishop has said that people in the community have been very supportive of local hospitality businesses.

He said: "With no end in sight you can get really bogged down so I think it's really good to keep busy and keep something going.

"It's not just about you, it should be collaborative. Yeah you are competing for trade but everyone is not going to eat at you every week.

"When you work in the industry for a long time, you're always picking each others brains and see what they are doing."

1. Darwen Market

Darwen Market have teamed up with Maria from Dinner at Maria's, a supper club, to create a cook-at-home recipe pack containing fresh produce from Darwen Market traders.

A spokesperson for Darwen Market said: "The pack will contain the instructions and quality ingredients you need, bar a couple of cupboard staples, to create a delicious and healthy meal at home - perfect for a date night. We're planning on a vegetarian option too.

"We're working hard behind-the-scenes to get this ready as soon as possible, so keep an eye out for more details and an event page coming very soon!"

The package will be available to click and collect from Darwen Market once officially launched.

2. Fence Gate, Fence

Lancashire Telegraph: The Fence Gate, Fence

The Fence Gate have released a five course cook at home Valentine's Menu for £65 per couple.

This includes a trio of starters, beef wellington main and chocolate desert amongst other courses for you to pick up on the Saturday and cook the following day.

You can place your order over the phone or by email and must include your name and telephone number. More information is available on their Facebook page.

3. Carlo's Italian Restaurant, Colne

Carlo's Italian Restaurant have also announced a Valentines Menu, however this will be a take-away menu, meaning you will pick the food up ready to eat.

Available over the weekend, the special Valentine's menu will cost £30 for two courses which also includes a free bottle of wine.

You must pre-order from the menu in advance. You can place an order by calling the restaurant and more details can be found on their social media.

4. The Hut - Rossendale Street Food

The takeaway in Rawtenstall is offering two different Valentine's boxes, one of which includes two mains, a pizza, fries, cakes and a bottle of Prosecco.

The other is a roast dinner box which includes two soups, two roasts, two cakes and a bottle of Prosecco.

Both packages also include a hand written message.

You must pre-order the box as it will not be available on the day and you can order on the phone or by Facebook Messenger.

Details have not yet been released about the price of the package

5. Freemasons at Wiswell

Freemasons at Wiswell are offering a cook at home box for £80 per couple which you can collect on Saturday 13th February between 1pm-6pm.

The Clitheroe restaurant's box has a five-course menu, including a Lancashire cheese and onion quiche, potted salmon, beef wellington, a dark chocolate pudding and a rhubarb custard cream.

This menu cannot be amended for dietary requirements or alternatives and they ask that only one person picks the package up from the main entrance.

6. Coach and Horses - Bolton-by-Bowland

Lancashire Telegraph: The Coach and Horses

The Coach and Horses in Bolton-by-Bowland is offering a cook-at-home box for £70 per couple.

The menu includes some unique offerings including a duck wellington and a rhubarb and vanilla custard tart.

Full details of the menu can be seen on the Facebook page.

To order, email Orders must be placed by 8th February for collection on February 13th.

7. Accrington Golf Club Catering

Lancashire Telegraph: Chef James at Accrington Golf Club Catering and his business partner Sophie have started a take-away service

The Catering at Accrington Golf Club is offering take-away valentine's menu for either £16.50 each for two courses or £20 per person for three courses.

The menu includes prawns, garlic mushrooms, sirloin steak, gnocchi and much more.

You can order on the facebook page and you must specify a time slot.

Free delivery to Accrington and Oswaldtwistle and collection is also available.

8. 197 Bistro

If you want something a little different, 197 Bistro is offering a Valentine's Day afternoon tea.

It includes a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, soup, cheesecake, chocolate dipped strawberries and more.

Available for collection between 12pm and 5pm, Friday (February 12) to Sunday (February 14), the package costs £15 per person.

Orders must be places before Wednesday, February 10, and you can call 07875 602613 to place your order.

If you know another restaurant offering a Valentines Day offer, please email with details to be added to the list.