WE are always looking out for venues to go out and share good times and memories considering the past few years of life in the pandemic.

In our ‘Pub of the Week’ feature we think that we have found a wateringhole that is head and shoulders above the rest...literally, that’s because they have some of the finest views of East Lancashire.

Name of the pub

The Grey Mare Inn

Address of the pub:

Elton Road

Landlord/landlady name:

Stephen and Rebecca Prince

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

23 years

Bar staff and their names:

Jordan, Adam, Carol and Ashleigh

Give us some history about the pub

The Grey Mare is one of the highest pubs in England situated on the moors of Lancashire, over 10,000ft above sea level. The pub is over 100 years old.

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

Here at the Grey Mare, you can enjoy tasty and traditional pub classics, homemade favourites and specials for lunch, dinner or a Sunday roast treat. Indulge in the traditional fish and chips, tuck into a handmade pie from our great selection or try one of our specials. All of our ingredients are locally sourced and dishes cooked freshly to order.

Is there a beer garden

We have a beer garden with beautiful views of the moors.

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams


Most popular drink served is:

One of our most popular drinks is our locally brewed Thwaites cask ale.

Most memorable moment at the pub

Our finest moment would be reaching the final for national Licensee Of The Year award this year.

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Our customers mainly visit us to sample our delicious food and amazing views.

Have you faced any challenges within the industry

The hardest time is undoubtedly the last two years throughout the pandemic. Hopefully this year will be a much better one for everyone.

The best thing about running a pub is

We love meeting people, it’s like a big family with all of our staff and customers who’ve stayed loyal to us for many years. It’s so nice to see people happy and enjoying themselves.

The worst thing about running a pub is..

There isn’t any negatives to running a pub we absolutely love it.

The perfect hangover cure is...

A good hearty meal at the Grey Mare