Helmshore Food and Drink Guide

Helmshore Food and Drink GuideThis is a growing residential area of Rossendale with almost 6,000 people now living in the picturesque surroundings.

Adjacent to the busy A56, Helmshore has a large industrial estate that boasts some of the Valley’s biggest businesses, but shops are limited with a few on Broadway Parade and Broadway Crescent and a travel agent and paper shop on Helmshore Road.

Mill shops and a café are located on Holcombe Road and dotted around the area are a number of pubs and restaurants. A working farm open to the public – Cronkshawfold is just outside the village centre and overlooking Helmshore is Musbury Tor, a key landmark.

From the Helmshore Guide

  1. Anacapri Italian Restaurant
  2. Café Pearsons

Also visit in Helmshore

  • The Mill Café Park Mill, Helmshore BB4 4NP
  • The Village Stores 414 Holcombe Road, Helmshore BB4 4LX

Edenfield Food and Drink Guide

Edenfield Food and Drink GuideAlthough only a small village with a population of just over 2,000, Edenfield has a range of businesses.

Eateries include a gastro pub, a real ale pub and take-aways and the self-sufficient village boasts a butcher and bakery along with a post office, hair salon, paper shop and more.

It has a cricket team and the large recreation ground is home to a popular village fete in June. In nearby Turn Village the popular Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary is based.

From the Edenfield Guide

  1. The Drop Off Café
  2. The Fisherman’s Retreat
  3. Valentine’s Butchers

Also to visit in Edenfield

  • My Plaice 7 Market Street, Edenfield BL0 0JQ


Crawshawbooth Food and Drink Guide

Crawshawbooth Food and Drink GuideThis village has developed its own unique identity and offers an amazing array of independent shops including an award-winning butcher, clothing shop and an art gallery. These are complemented by restaurants, pubs and takeaways.

Crawshawbooth is home to the Quaker Friends Meeting House, a Grade II Listed building which dates back to the 18th Century and is still used today, CrawshawboothVillage Centre is run by a not-for-profit charity the Community Association, which is also looking to refurbish and reopen a children’s library.

On the hills above the village is one of the more unique places in the Valley RossendalePet Crematorium and Memorial Gardens.

In the Crawshawbooth Guide:

  1. Corner Café
  2. Mondello’s Restaurant
  3. Riley’s Butchers
  4. The Indian Harvest
  5. Toffalis


Rawtenstall Food and Drink Guide

Rawtenstall Food and Drink GuideThis is the largest of the five main towns in Rossendale with a population of 23,000. Pronounced‘Rottenstall’, it dates back to the Middle Ages and boasts a plethora of independent retail shops and businesses on cobbled Bank Street and nearby Kay Street with a traditional market off Newchurch Road.A £3M development to form a new bus station possibly with a hotel is under construction. The town has a plentiful and varied selection of restaurants and cafes, takeaways, pubs and micropubs and is the terminus of the East Lancashire Railway.

A little way outside the centre there is The Whitaker, a museum and restaurant set in the picturesqueWhitaker Park, a dry ski slope Ski Rossendale, leisure complex and Golf Rossendale driving range.The Bocholt Tree is metal tree sculpture ‘planted’ on Bocholt Way which symbolises the twinning arrangements between Rossendale and the German city. It has been ‘adopted’ by an artist who regularly decorates to reflect the time of year.

The town’s library opened in 1907 and is a key landmark along with the former court buildings now a function and event venue and on the hill is the impressive Ashday Lea Masonic Hall.

In the Rawtenstall Guide

  1. A Right RoyalTea Party
  2. Barrels
  3. Blind Tiger
  4. Buffer Stops
  5. Bumba’s Grill
  6. Casa Tapa
  7. Do Dah’s
  8. Fresh Café Deli
  9. Hop Micro Pubs
  10. M. Harrison Butcher
  11. Mr. Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar
  12. Nila
  13. North Street Restaurant
  14. Northern Whisper Brewing Company
  15. The Veg Shop
  16. The Whitaker Café
  17. Wood n Chocolates
  18. The Thai Shack

Also visit in Rawtenstall

  • Cordey’s 40 Bank Street, Rawtenstall BB4 8DY
  • Nino’s Restaurant 245-251 Bacup Road, Rawtenstall BB4 7PA
  • The Fig Tree 45B Bank Street, Rawtenstall BB4 7QN
  • The Whitchaff Inn 371 Bury Road, Rawtenstall BB4 6EH

Waterfoot Food and Drink Guide

Waterfoot Food and Drink GuideLying mid-way between the conurbations of Rawtenstall and Bacup, Waterfoot is where the water courses of Whitewell Brook and its larger neighbour the River Irwellcombine.It is home to a huge Victorian Tricketts Arcade, which sadly has never been fully restored. The town also boasts a good mix of shops, everything from crafts to a butchers, a café, pubs and a small supermarket.It has an artistic side being home to The Boo, the base of the nationally-acclaimedHorse and Bamboo Theatre Company, The New Millennium Theatre, artists studios, The Milltown Gallery and Rossendale Dance and Drama Centre.

In the Waterfoot Guide:

  1. Nowt Poncy Food Company
  2. Paula’s Café
  3. The Hargreaves Arms
  4. The Old Library

Whitworth Food and Drink Guide

Whitworth Food and Drink GuideWhitworth stretches three-a-half miles along the valley bottom from Shawforth to Healey corner and it is home to some 7,500 residents.

Along the main road, there is a stream of shops, everything from butchers to a petfood business; hardware to groceries; several pubs; cafes and takeaways.

It is the only area in Rossendale to have a town council, paid for by an additional precept on the council tax.

Cowm Leisure offers outdoor sports including waterskiing. In the former quarry on the hill, there is motocross and the town’s sports and leisure complex is run by Community Leisure Association of Whitworth.

As you head towards Rochdale stop off and admire the picturesque Healey DellNature Reserve.

In the Whitworth Guide:

  1. Basil’s Restaurant
  2. Berni Inn
  3. Lords The Caterers
  4. Promenade Bar Grill

Also visit in Whitworth

  • Cock & Magpie Tong End, Whitworth OL12 8BJ
  • Thai Cuisine @ The Birches 145 Market Street, Whitworth OL12 8RU
  • The Red Lion Market Square, Whitworth OL12 8PY
  • Whitworth Deli 339 Market Street, Whitworth OL12 8QJ

Rossendale Food & Drink Guide 2018


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There is a food and drink revolution taking place in Rossendale. As more visitors come to the Valley, new food and drink businesses have sprung into life to meet their needs. Over the last 5 years or so, the number of food and drink businesses in Rossendale has more than doubled.

Valley at Work, Rossendale’s business association, believes that the time is right to celebrate the quality and diversity of our food business community. The result is this food and drink guide.


Basil’s 264 Market Street OL12 8PW
Berni Inn Millfold Facit OL12 8DN
Lord’s the Caterers Limited Unit 2 Spring Bank Mill Street OL12 8QP
Promenade Bar Grill 142 Market Street OL12 8SZ
Mario’s Pizzeria Ristorante 74 Market Street OL13 0AT
Heritage Kitchen Range of Preserves Online/Wholesale OL13 8AB
Rose N Bowl Carvery  264 Newchurch Road, Stacksteads OL13 0UG
The Sand Witch 93 Newchurch Road, Stacksteads OL13 0DH
Nowt Poncy Food Company Online/Wholesale BB4 9QS
Paula’s Café Burnley Road East BB4 9AG
The Hargreaves Arms 910 Burnley Road East BB4 9PQ
The Old Library Bridge End House, Bacup Road BB4 7AW
A Right RoyalTea Party 6B Ormerod Street BB4 8E
Barrels at Rawtenstall Conservative Club 3 Grange Crescent BB4 7QT
Blind Tiger (was Artisan Café) 1 Brook Street BB4 6AA
Buffer Stops Rawtenstall Station BB4 6AG
Bumba’s Grill 51 Burnley Road BB4 8EW
Casa Tapas 93-95 Bacup Road BB4 7NW
Do Dahs 103-105 Bank Street BB4 7QN
Fresh Cafe Deli 89 Bank Street BB4 7QN
Hop Micro Pubs 70 Bank Street BB4 8EG
M Harrison Butcher 65A Bank Street BB4 7QN
Mr Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar 5 Bank Street BB4 6QS
Nila 21 Bacup Road BB4 7NW
North Street Restaurant 1 North Street BB4 8EX
Northern Whisper Brewing Co 18 Newchurch Road BB4 7QX
The Veg Shop 47 Bank Street BB4 7QN
The Whitaker Café Whitaker Park Haslingden Road BB4 6RE
Wood n Chocolates Newchurch Road BB4 7QX
The Thai Shack Newchurch Road BB4 7QX
Corner Café 582 Burnley Road BB4 8AJ
Mondello’s Restaurant 560 Burnley Road BB4 8NE
Riley’s Butchers 599-603 Burnley Road BB4 8AN
The Indian Harvest 612 Burnley Road BB4 8AJ
Toffalis 554 Burnley Road BB4 8NE
The Drop Off Café 42 Market Street BL0 0JN
The Fisherman’s Retreat Riding Head Lane, Shuttleworth BL0 0HH
Valentine’s Butchers 7 Market Place BL0 0JZ
Anar Kali Roundhill Road BB4 5TU
Bumble’s Café Bury Road BB4 5PG
Cissy Greens 30 Deardengate BB4 5QJ
DT Law Butcher  4-6 Blackburn Road BB4 5QQ
Holden Arms Grane Road BB4 4PD
Holden Wood Tearooms Grane Road BB4 4AT
Kismat 22 Blackburn Road BB4 5QQ
Room D 5 Deardengate BB4 5QN
Spice Room 600 Blackburn Road BB5 2SB
Sykeside Country House Hotel Rawtenstall Road End BB4 6QE
The Dearden Tea Rooms 12 Deardengate BB4 5QJ
The Rossendale Pub & Brewing Co 84-86 Hud Rake BB4 5AF
The Woolpack 488 Manchester Road BB4 6LN
Anacapri at The White Horse Helmshore Road BB4 4LU
Café Pearsons 2 The Parade BB4 4HD