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