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!