Six Lancashire gastropubs have been named in Estrella Damm’s new top 100 list for 2024.

The website explains that votes are collected “from more than 100 industry professionals who are key people in the hospitality industry.”

It adds: “Our judges come from leading pub businesses, editors of media brands and food writers who are geographically spread across the UK to ensure no regional bias.”

Parkers Arms in Newton-in-Bowland and The Cartford Inn in Preston are two of the Lancashire gastropubs that made the list.

The Coach and Horses in Clitheroe and The Three Fishes in Whalley join them.

Also in Clitheroe, Freemasons at Wiswell made the list along with The White Swan at Fence.

Here’s what the Estrella Damm Top Gastropubs list says about the Lancashire gastropubs.

You can find the full list here.

What does the Estrella Damm Top Gastropubs list say about the Lancashire establishments?

The Parkers Arms ranked in 7th place while Freemasons at Wiswell came in at 9th place. The White Swan at Fence takes the 29th spot.

The Parkers Arms was praised for its “excellent award-winning modern British classics” when it comes to food.

It was also described as “possibly the most idyllic pub” in the list and it’s said to be “a real treat”.

Chef-patron Stosie Madi said: "We are delighted to place number one in Lancashire and number seven in the UK.

Lancashire Telegraph: Stosie Madi, chef patron of The Parkers ArmsStosie Madi, chef patron of The Parkers Arms (Image: NQ)

"Once again we are proud to fly the flag for Lancashire. As a result of winning the number one spot in 2023 this prestigious event was hosted at the Parkers Arms right here in Lancashire for the first time."

The Parkers Arms is praised on Tripadvisor with a 4-star rating from 735 reviews.

One reviewer said: “The best restaurant in the UK, for my money. The food, the drinks, the service, the view of the hills. Just perfect.”

Another wrote: “Outstanding! Excellent food; pies and puddings to die for! All this coupled with great banter with the owners! A thoroughly enjoyable evening and dog-friendly to boot!”

Preston’s The Cartford Inn came in at number 74 and the list highlights its “strong range of pub classics and flavoursome modern dishes.”

The list adds: “But it’s not just a pub, the Cartford is known for showcasing local creative talents of all kinds in the Cartford Gallery, while the venue also has rooms and a tea shop. It is a magical place owned and run by some equally magical people.”

The Coach and Horses in Bolton by Bowland ranked in the 88th spot.

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The list said: “It has a two AA rosette dining experience that offers exciting dishes from head chef, Ian Moss, who has previously worked at The Ledbury, Northcote and The Harwood Arms, and has created a menu with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

“There is an al a carte menu, tasting menu, sandwich menu, Sunday menu and one that caters for children.”

In 98th place sits The Three Fishes in Whalley which showcases “Lancashire’s exceptional ingredients” in its dishes.

The list added: “Menus change with the seasons with ingredients sourced from its own one-acre vegetable garden. If it can’t source anything from its own garden it has close relationships with hand-picked local ethical suppliers.”