A warm valley welcome awaits you at The Sand Witch. An award-winning café/bistro, bustling with a family-friendly atmosphere.Have a Barista coffee and sumptuous cake or go for our widely renowned full English. Enjoy the varied menu in the Café or take your food away for convenience. Eat in or takeaway, we know you will be impressed. Grab the best coffee in town and one of our freshly prepared hot or cold sand witches or a piping hot homemade soup and set yourself up for the day.
93 Newchurch Road, Stacksteads OL13 0DH
Wednesday – Sunday: 8am – 3pm
Our restaurant boasts a very varied food menu and a traditional carvery serving 4 separate types of meat carved in front of you. You won’t be going home hungry. Our Carvery is one of the leading carveries in Rossendale why not decide for yourself if it’s the best. All our food is fresh local produce and cooked in-house. The Rose N Bowl is mountain biker friendly and we welcome you to come in and have warm food and a pint after your long ride, we are slightly off the Mary Towneley Loop however many people choose to visit or often finish at the Rose N Bowl. We are also on the doorstep of the all-new AdrenalinGateway Centre in Stacksteads and welcome all Gateway visitors.
264 Newchurch Road, Stacksteads OL13 0UG
Tuesday: 5:30pm – 12pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 11:30am – 3:00pm & 5:30pm – 12am
Friday – Sunday: 11:30am – 12am
We are a small, family-run business who specialise in making preserves such as chutneys, relishes, marmalades and vinegars. They contain no artificial colours preservatives or additives of any kind. They are all delicious! As well as the core range, seasonal specials are available, and many ingredients are sourced locally.Heritage Kitchen is not open to the public. We attend farmers markets across the region and orders can also be made online.
26 Burnley Road, Bacup OL13 8AB
Established for over 30 years, Mario’s is part of the Community. We have a simple philosophy: great Italian food, prepared in an authentic traditional way, coupled with a family friendly and relaxing atmosphere, the like of such you would find in Italy. Mario’s is a family run business, catering for families, couples & larger parties.
Whatever the occasion, we can provide a great night. All our food is prepared to authentic Italian recipes, using ingredients sourced locally or imported directly from Italy, offering great food at reasonable prices.
74 Market Street, Bacup OL13 0AT
Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 2pm & 5:30 pm – 11pm
Saturday: 5:30pm – 11pm
Sunday: 5pm – 10pm
The town’s name is derived from the Old English Fulbaechop meaning muddy valley by a ridge and the earliest reference to the area was in 1200.The market is in the centre of the town with shops surrounding it on all sides and supermarkets further out. It was heralded as one the of best-preserved cotton towns by English Heritage.
Many of the town centre buildings are within a Conservation Area and a five-year lottery-funded project to renew the shop fronts and public realm began in 2013.The town hosts a number of antique and collectable shops, independent retailers and businesses, several cafes, takeaways, a restaurant and pubs.The historic 140-year-old Bacup Natural History Museum boasts a collection of artefacts that capture the town’s past.
Bacup is famous for the Britannia Coconut Dancers, a Morris-type troupe known as the ‘Nutters’ – a group of men with blackened faces who perform dances.The town’s Royal Court Theatre dates back to 1893 and its stage has been graced by Dame Nellie Melba. It is now run by a not for profit organisation.High above the town, in the village of Weir, is what is reported to be England’shighest War Memorial.
In the Bacup Guide
- Mario’s Pizzaria Ristorante
- Heritage Kitchen Range Of Preserves
- Rose ‘N’ Bowl Carvery
- The Sand Witch – Café/Bistro
Also visit in Bacup
- Bally’s Bites 232 Newchurch Road, Stacksteads OL13 0UE
- Bammy’s 2 StJames’ Square, Bacup OL13 9AA
- Brian’s of Bacup 21 Union Street, Bacup OL13 0AA
- Happy Valley Takeaway 76 Burnley Road, Bacup OL13 8AE