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  • Images from The Fleece Inn




M6, Junction 33; 3 mins


Pub food:
Tues-Fri noon-2.30pm, 5.30-8.45pm
Sat noon-8.45
Sun noon-7.45
Shop: Mon-Sun 8am-11am plus pub hours

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    Dog friendly

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    Kid friendly

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    Disabled access

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    Free WiFi for visitors

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite

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    Electric car charging


Walking and cycling routes abound in the Trough of Bowland, a wonderfully named Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire, and where good tramping lies, good pubs normally follow. Enter the Fleece, built in the 1600s as a farm and now transformed into a lovely local. It has the original exposed beams, stone fireplaces and flagstone floors that you’d expect from a character pub, updated with tartan upholstery, woollen rugs, Laura-Ashley-style blinds and cosy banquette booths. The menu has the same updated-traditional vibe: sausage and mash or vegetable cheese roulade for lunch; and then for dinner, crispy whitebait, seared scallops with crispy pork belly, steak and ale pie and rack of Pilling Marsh lamb with black cherry and rosemary jus.

A pleasant terrace garden features a log cabin for kids. Cementing its place in village life, a small shop to one side of the front door sells groceries (Atkinsons’ coffee, Dolphinholme honey, Pennine Way preserves), local artwork and hand-whittled walking sticks.

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The Fleece Inn,
Dolphinholme, Lancaster,
Tel - 01524 791233
Email - Send email to The Fleece Inn
Web - www.fleecinn.co.uk

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