WE love to shine the spotlight on local venues to socialise with family and friends in our ‘Pub of the Week’ feature.

This time we have headed to Samlesbury to speak to the new people behind the bar at the Nabs Head.

Name of the pub

Nabs Head

Address of the pub:

Nabs Head Lane, Samlesbury

Landlord/landlady name:

Linzi Clark

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

Two months

Bar staff and their names:

Linzi Clark, Abigail Banks, Chelsea Bateman, Dawn Goodbier, Viktoriia Ihnatenko, Madison Ogden, Lucy Baines, Jessica Woods FRONT OF HOUSE: Daisy Keery, Sophie Clarke, Grace Lockley, Ruby Hayes HEAD CHEF: Jordan Emmett, BOH: Corey Hearle, Henry Bird, Harry Cross, Charlie Joyce

Give us some history about the pub

The Nabs Head is situated in the hamlet of Samlesbury within the picturesque countryside just outside Preston and not far from Blackburn and Chorley. It has always been known for being a traditional country pub that is dog and family friendly serving home-cooked fresh food with popular walks in the area such as the Nabs Head Samlesbury walk.

Is food served?

Our food is all homemade and ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible. Our menu offers choices for all including the pub classics together with our chefs signature dishes such as Cock and Bull Sizzler, Lasagne, Carbonara, Buffalo Chicken Burger and more, making us the perfect place to eat with family and friends. We also offer a Full English Breakfast, chefs’ specials and Sunday roasts, on the weekend.

Is there a beer garden

We don’t have a beer garden but we do have outside tables surrounding the pub where customers can sit and enjoy a meal and drinks

Most popular drink served is:

Moretti, Thwaites Original Bitter

Do you have an entertainment line-up?

Monthly quiz night, artists and themed food nights, New Years’ Eve party night with the vocalist Dixie Day

Have you faced any challenges within the industry

The rising cost of energy and food/produce, alongside barely any support within the hospitality sector, from the government

The best thing about running a pub is

Meeting locals and being welcomed into their community and no working day being the same. It is also about being part of a work family, working together with locals to host events such as our upcoming Bonfire Night celebration on Saturday 28th October

The worst thing about running a pub is..

We wouldn’t say there is a ‘worst’ thing about running a pub however, it is a 24/7 way of life which can be difficult with a family. However, with the right team behind us we can be successful and achieve our goals.

The perfect hangover cure is...

Hair of the dog and a Full English Breakfast!