The Blind Tiger bars were started as they wanted a safe relaxed space where people could enjoy music in a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. drinks from around the world including, gin bar, hot drinks and light snacks served throughout the day. Open Mic night every Wednesday, Live music every weekend, all day live music festivals and jam nights throughout the year. The Blind Tiger was established in 2004 and have welcomed bands to our stages that have gone on to have number one albums and play worldwide festivals.
1 Brook Street, Rawtenstall BB4 6AA
Wednesday: 3pm – 12am
Weekends: 3pm – 2am
Barrels is the newly refurbished Conservative Club, a warm friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Live artists at least every other Saturday. We stock 30 different gins and offer a speciality “Gin of the Week”. Come and try one of our gins garnished with fresh fruits to enhance the taste. We also hold a varied selection of cask ales which differ from week to week. There is no entrance fee on the door, membership is available at £12.00 per annum, £10.00 senior membership which gives you the discount card currently offering 5%from all bar sales.
3 Grange Crescent, Rawtenstall BB4 7QT
Wednesday: 8pm – 11pm
Thursday: 1pm – 11pm
Friday: 1pm – 1am
Saturday: 12pm – 1am
Sunday: 12:30pm – 10pm
A traditional tea shop specialising in afternoon teas, home-baked cupcakes & scones, home-made sandwiches and soups. We are open Tuesday to Saturday for light breakfasts, lunch & afternoon teas.
Try our home-made soup, sandwiches, toasties, cakes and more …or just pop in for a brew& take the weight off your feet!
6b Ormerod Street, Rawtenstall BB4 8EB
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
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