THERE are some great hidden gems of pubs dotted around East Lancashire.

Each week we try to put the spotlight on some of the finest watering holes in the area and give them a boost after a challenging 18 months at least.

So far we have ventured into the Ribble Valley, Blackburn, Burnley, Hyndburn and Darwen. This time we have gone to Mellor to feature the Feildens Arms

Name of the pub

Feildens Arms

Address of the pub:

Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, BB2 7PR

Landlord/landlady name:

Jenny Brown

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

3 months

Bar staff and their names:

Beth, Sharon, Amy, Emily

Is food served? Is so what’s on the menu?

Yes home cooked traditional pub food and the most popular meals are probably our Sunday lunches and the burgers and grill menu.

Is there a beer garden?


Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?

Not yet

Most popular drink served is?

Birra Moretti

Most memorable moment at the pub?

Bringing live music back

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Every Saturday night there are solos or duo or bands. Usually acoustic. But the odd rock band thrown in for good measure.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry?

It has to be Covid restrictions. We didn’t open during the Covid restrictions and didn’t offer take away. With more planned for Christmas we have a kids Halloween party booked for the 30th October. We also have a website they can find more information and menus on.

The best thing about running a pub is...

The locals are a good bunch and they are lively and funny. We are just happy to be open again and serving customers. It was a strange 18 months being closed and with not much to do, a nice welcome back to some normality.

The worst thing about running a pub is..


The perfect hangover cure is...

Roast dinner

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