Helmshore Food and Drink Guide

Helmshore Food and Drink Guide MapThis 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. Café Pearsons
  2. The Cotton House

Also visit in Helmshore

  • Anacapri Italian Restaurant, Helmshore Road, Helmshore, BB4 4LU
  • Robin Hood Inn, 280 Holcombe Road, Helmshore, BB4 4NP
  • 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 MapAlthough only a small village with a population of just over 2,000, Edenfield has a range of businesses.

Eateries include a gastropub, a real ale pub and takeaways 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. Mama Sue’s Food
  2. The Coach
  3. The Drop Off Café
  4. The Fisherman’s Retreat

Also to visit in Edenfield

Crawshawbooth Food and Drink Guide

Crawshawbooth Food and Drink Guide MapThis 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. A Right Royal Tea Party
  2. Corner Café
  3. Mondello’s Restaurant
  4. Riley’s Butchers
  5. The Indian Harvest
  6. Toffalis

Also visit in Crawshawbooth

Rawtenstall Food and Drink Guide

Rawtenstall Food and Drink Guide MapThis 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’Vucciria
    2. Barrels
    3. Buffer Stops
    4. Casked Micropub
    5. Fresh Café Deli
    6. Hop Micro Pubs
    7. Litte Red Bakes
    8. M. Harrison Butcher
    9. Mr. Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar
    10. North Street Restaurant
    11. Northern Whisper Brewing Company
    12. Patisserie Chanel
    13. Rehman’s
    14. Simply Vegetarian
    15. Siphon Espresso & Brew Bar
    16. Star of India
    17. The Firepit
    18. The Hut
    19. The Thai Shack
    20. The Veg Shop
    21. The Whitaker Café
    22. Tony’s Fresh Fish Bar
    23. Wood ‘n Chocolates

Also visit in Rawtenstall

    • La Turka, 87 Bank Street, Rawtenstall, BB4 7QN
    • Nila, Bacup Rd, Rawtenstall, BB4 7NG

Waterfoot Food and Drink Guide

Waterfoot Food and Drink Guide MapLying 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 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. The Ice Dream Experience
  2. The Old Library

Whitworth Food and Drink Guide

Whitworth MapWhitworth 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 the Community Leisure Association of Whitworth.

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

In the Whitworth Guide:

  1. Ashoka Restaurant
  2. Ashton’s Fish & Chip Shop
  3. Basil’s Restaurant
  4. Berni Inn
  5. Nibble’s Cafe
  6. Promenade Bar Grill
  7. Thai Cuisine at Birches Pub

Also visit in Whitworth

    • Cock & Magpie Tong End, Whitworth OL12 8BJ
    • Lords The Caterers, Unit 2 Spring Bank Mill, OL12 8QP
    • Cakes by Kelly Marie, Whitworth, OL12 8PP

Rossendale Food & Drink Guide 2019

2019 Food Guide

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.


Ashoka Restaurant

526 Market Street OL12 8QW

Ashton’s Fish & Chip Shop

305 Market Street, Shawforth OL12 8HA
Basil’s 264 Market Street OL12 8PW
Berni Inn Millfold Facit OL12 8DN

Nibble’s Cafe

597 Market Street OL12 8QS
Promenade Bar Grill 142 Market Street OL12 8SZ

Thai Cuisine at Birches Pub

The Birches Pub, 145 Market Street OL12 8RU

Anna’s Cafe Bar

165 Burnley Road, Weir OL13 8QE

Icing On The Cake

2A Rochdale Road OL13 9NZ
Mario’s Pizzeria Ristorante 74 Market Street OL13 0AT


Mobile Cafe  

Perfect Party Cakes

40 Heald Lane, Weir OL13 8PN

The Crown Inn

Greave Road OL13 9HQ

The New Inn

11 Rochdale Road  OL13 9NW

Twos and Threes Hideaway

Rochester Close, Weir, OL13 8RN

Ye Olde Hillbilly Bakery

Unit 10, Bacup Market, Union Street OL13

The Ice Dream Experience

523 Burnley Road East BB4 9LQ
The Old Library Bridge End House, Bacup Road BB4 7AW


17 Bank Street BB4 6QS
Barrels at Rawtenstall Conservative Club 3 Grange Crescent BB4 7QT
Buffer Stops Rawtenstall Station BB4 6AG

Casked Micropub

16 Bury Road BB4 6AA
Fresh Cafe Deli 89 Bank Street BB4 7QN
Hop Micro Pubs 70 Bank Street BB4 8EG

Little Red Bakes

26 Redwood Drive BB4 6DR
M Harrison Butcher 65A Bank Street BB4 7QN
Mr Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar 5 Bank Street BB4 6QS
North Street Restaurant 1 North Street BB4 8EX
Northern Whisper Brewing Co 18 Newchurch Road BB4 7QX

Patisserie Chanel

Rawtenstall Indoor Market, Newchurch Road BB4 7QX


114 Bury Road BB4 6DD

Simply Vegetarian

30 Kay Street BB4 7LS

Siphon Espresso & Brew Bar

91 Bank Street BB4 7QN

Star of India

239 Bacup Road BB4 7PA

The Firepit

Station House, Station Court, Newhall Hey Road, BB4 6AJ

The Hut

56 Bury Road BB4 6AG
The Veg Shop 47 Bank Street BB4 7QN
The Whitaker Café Whitaker Park Haslingden Road BB4 6RE

Tony’s Fresh Fish Bar

7A Bank Street BB4 6QS
Wood ‘n Chocolates Newchurch Road BB4 7QX
The Thai Shack Newchurch Road BB4 7QX
A Right Royal Tea Party  617 Burnley Road BB4 8AN
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

Mama Sue’s Food

Pop-up kitchen for events  
The Drop Off Café 42 Market Street BL0 0JN

The Coach

163 Market Street BL0 0HJ
The Fisherman’s Retreat Riding Head Lane, Shuttleworth BL0 0HH


15 Maple Avenue BB4 5NQ
DT Law Butcher  4-6 Blackburn Road BB4 5QQ
Holden Wood Tearooms Grane Road BB4 4AT
Kismat 22 Blackburn Road BB4 5QQ


261 Helmshore Road BB4 4DJ
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
Café Pearsons 2 The Parade BB4 4HD

The Cotton House

529 Helmshore Road BB4 4LQ