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Discover the best food and drink in South Ribble 

Calling all fellow foodies... South Ribble is a hot bed of independent bars and restaurants, offering the finest local produce, traditional fayre and the perfect place to meet up with friends over a drink. 


Something for everyone's taste!

South Ribble is full of places to taste fresh, delicious dishes from independent bars and restaurants. Leyland in particular has a long-standing reputation as a foodie town - supported by its thriving Market - and places to buy local produce include Huntleys, Woods Farmshop and Penwortham Farmers Market. 

Every September, A Taste of Leyland Food and Drink Festival is at Leyland Market and Town Centre - attracting foodies from far afield and celebrating the fantastic farmers, producers and chefs South Ribble has to offer.  

Have we got your tastebuds tingling, ready to explore the area? 


Something for everyone's taste!


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Coffee and Cake

Proper coffee, cupcakes, molten hot chocolate and big slabs of homemade cake.

South Ribble has a fantastic selection of independent coffee houses where you can while away the hours, meet friends and loved ones for brunch, or take part in a number of community led support groups.

Often at the heart of each community, our South Ribble coffee houses host book clubs, breastfeeding support groups and inspiration hours for budding writers. 

Whether you prefer a flat white or coffee with whipped cream and marshmellows, explore our charming selection of independent coffee shops such as The Pantry Cafe in Leyland, No.15 Cafe House in Penwortham and Sticky Weeds in New Longton.

Or the newly rennovated The Folly Coffee House and Deli at Worden Park and Hurst Grange Coffee House and Cafe in Penwortham. 


Wine, Gin and Craft Ale

If a glass of vino is more your thing, or a smooth craft ale then South Ribble has an impressive selection of stylish bars and restaurants for you to enjoy.

Sip a cold glass of beer in one of our many South Ribble pubs including trendy micro-bars Market Ale House and Lostock Ale, to traditional, family friendly pubs such as The Gables in Leyland and Midge Hall.

If you like craft ale, South Ribble boasts a number of micro-breweries for you to try like Crankshaft Brewery and original gin houses such as Fairham Gin which was set up by two brothers from Penwortham and supports the River Ribble Trust.

If its cocktails you're after Lime Bar and Lounge in Penwortham is perfect!

We are a borough that celebrates individuality, creativity and community-focussed businesses.

Bar at A Taste of Leyland


Restaurants and take-outs

Date nights have never tasted so good in South Ribble.

With a huge variety of flavours, cuisines and methods of delivery, you really will be spoilt for choice.

From duck leg beignet and braised fennel at Vinro Penwortham, to traditional Italian risottos and pasta dishes at Romanos Restaurant in Longton.

Cosy, dog friendly pubs with roaring fires like Longton Golden Ball,  and Walton Fox Bamber Bridge perfect for a hearty Sunday roast after a bracing weekend walk or cycle.

And maybe you want something quick and convenient - from vintage mobile Prosecco vans, to Indian takeaways and traditional fish and chips - our fantastic local South Ribble businesses will not disappoint! 


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