WE love to shine the spotlight on local venues where we love to socialise with family and friends.

This time we have headed to Rishton to find out more about one place which deserves to be our ‘Pub of the Week’.

Name of the pub

The Roebuck Inn

Address of the pub:

High Street, Rishton, BB1 4JZ

Landlord/landlady name:

Robyn Whittaker and Kian Bufton

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

12 months

Bar staff and their names:

Nicole, Jess and Lisa

Give us some history about the pub

It was built in 1753 and was originally an old coaching house for travelling people between Blackburn and Burnley. We are family friendly and dog friendly. We are cheaper than the other pubs around as Craft Union always try their best stay the cheapest. We have a big beer garden and very friendly and welcoming. We love what we do. We love the community and the history of the Roebuck.

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


Is there a beer garden

Yes, with a shelter

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams

2 pool teams, 1 darts and dominoes team, which are looking for new players for next season

Most popular drink served is:

Staropramen and Birra Moretti

Most memorable moment at the pub

Our annual pride festival

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Monday bingo 6pm, Wednesday poker 7.30pm and Saturday/Sunday DJ and karaoke

Have you faced any challenges within the industry

The uncertainty with the financial crisis

The best thing about running a pub is

Getting to spend time with new and old customers every day and being able to help with the community events and charities

The worst thing about running a pub is..

We take each day as it comes

The perfect hangover cure is...

What doesn’t kill you, cures you. Have another

n Do you know of any local venue that should be considered for the Pub of the Week? Email robert.kelly@nqnw.co.uk with your nominations.