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.
Valley at Work is proud to organise Rossendale Business Awards. It is an annual showcase for the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people who make Rossendale such a great place to live, work and visit.