Last year, four life-long friends pooled their talents together and created The Hut – a street food takeaway in Rawtenstall.Continue reading “The Hut (The Irwell Food Co): Local Friends Make A Success Of Street Food Takeaway”
This 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
- Buffer Stops
- Casked Micropub
- Fresh Café Deli
- Hop Micro Pubs
- Litte Red Bakes
- M. Harrison Butcher
- Mr. Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar
- North Street Restaurant
- Northern Whisper Brewing Company
- Patisserie Chanel
- Simply Vegetarian
- Siphon Espresso & Brew Bar
- Star of India
- The Firepit
- The Hut
- The Thai Shack
- The Veg Shop
- The Whitaker Café
- Tony’s Fresh Fish Bar
- Wood ‘n Chocolates
Also visit in Rawtenstall
- La Turka, 87 Bank Street, Rawtenstall, BB4 7QN
- Nila, Bacup Rd, Rawtenstall, BB4 7NG
A WONDERFUL project that provides hundreds of children with exciting opportunities in the holidays has transformed in nine months.
From its original base in a single Rawtenstall primary school, the not-for-profit organisation Wonderful Things was set up as a stand alone company last September.