January 9th, 2009


The Three Fishes

Location: Mitton Road, Great Mitton, Lancashire. Not too far from the A59.

Nigel Haworth's been doing good things in Lancashire. From his base at the highly-rated Northcote Manor, he's been opening a series of pubs, three of them now, with the mantra of "Real Pub, Real Food, Real Beer". Of those, The Three Fishes at Great Mitton was the first.

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The extensive menu is reasonably priced, with mains mostly in the 9-12 range. The cheese board, a run of 10 Lancashire cheeses, was voted "The Best British Cheese Board 2006", and is one of the many things about the pub worth going back for. So were all the wood-burning fireplaces scattered throughout, welcome on a cool winter afternoon. We loitered into the dark of the afternoon without being rushed, even as we increasingly had the pub to ourselves. Next time we're all up north with family, we'll meet there again for good food and good drink.