Rossendale Food & Drink Guide 2022

Valley at Work, Rossendale’s business association, believes we should celebrate the quality and diversity of our food and drink business sector. The result is this food and drink guide.

The Rossendale food and drink revolution continues at pace, and neither economic downturns nor pandemic seem to be able to stop it. We published our first food and drink guide in 2018, and we were delighted to find more than 80 food and drink businesses serving customers across Rossendale. This year we have found over 300! So many that we have had to be very selective to get down to the 100 or so you’ll find here. We have prioritised the food and drink businesses that have a unique product or have customer seating. All of the businesses listed here have a food hygiene rating of 5. Each of them has an active Facebook page and many have a website. If you click on the (FB or website) links on the individual business pages you should be able to find out about opening times, events, menus etc.

Unfortunately we have not been able to include any of our army of home-produced food businesses this time around. What is interesting to note is that some of our home bakers from 2018 and 2019 have now opened shops in our town centres and markets.

It would be wrong not to mention Rossendale’s three markets at Bacup, Rawtenstall and Haslingden. They are each, in their own individual ways, at the heart of our food and drink revolution. Rawtenstall Market, in particular, has become a very special place to visit. Each of them run a number of special events every year with a focus on local food and drink producers as well as their regular weekly markets. Check them out, please!

We could not have produced this guide without the support of our sponsors: Rossendale Borough Council, Winter Solicitors, GrowTraffic and Metis HR. Look out for their adverts and please make use of their services if and when you can!


Valley at Work was established in 2007 to help connect businesses within the Rossendale area.

Valley at Work is a business association organised by small businesses for small businesses. Whether you run a business in Rossendale, or trade in Rossendale, or are planning a to start a business in Rossendale you are welcome to join us at our regular meetings.

Here you can find out who is who in Rossendale business, connect to local suppliers and find new contacts, ideas and help, all over a coffee and a biscuit. We have great guest speakers each month who give up their time to offer advice in their own areas of expertise to help the rest of us.

Valley at Work is inclusive (everyone is welcome), friendly and aims to be a point of help and communication with and between local businesses.


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​​​​Valley at Work Meetings

We meet between 6pm and 8.30pm, at a local venue, usually on the first Wednesday of every month.

With the exception of the Rossendale Business Awards ceremony in December and the AGM in July, all our meetings are free of charge to attend (unless there is food), and everyone is welcome.

Our meetings are deliberately friendly and informal – there’s plenty of time to circulate and get to know everyone. You are not obliged to pitch your business or provide referrals for other attendees.

If you would like to come along to any meeting, or you would like to receive regular email updates, please contact and let us know.

Next Meeting:  Wednesday April 6th 2022, 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

Location: The Old Library Cafe, Bridge End House, Bacup Road, Waterfoot BB4 7AW

Speaker: Brian Ollerton WHN Solicitors

Topic: Financial Services


This meeting, like most of our others, is free of charge to attend, although you may have to buy your own drinks.

Everyone is always welcome at a Valley at Work meeting, whether it’s virtual or not! Please come along and join us if you can.

Forward Diary of Meetings

Date Location Main Speaker Main Topic
Wednesday April 6th

The Old Library Cafe


Brian Ollerton

WHN Solicitors

Financial Services
Wednesday May 4th

Market Street Kitchen


Dotty Davies

Rossendale Scouts

Scouting and Business – your future workforce
Wednesday June 1st TBA TBA TBA