It has always been our vision to make The Cartford Inn a country inn like no other. We have always strived to combine the best food and drink the region has to offer with genuinely personal hospitality in a setting that’s perfect for enjoying time with friends and family.
Importantly to us, our menu showcases the best quality local produce, skilfully and inventively prepared by our chefs. The menu features favourite British classics alongside more exotic flavours, whilst exhibiting a distinctly French proprietary influence. As the seasons change, so does our menu, taking inspiration from the freshest ingredients available.
We believe that a good pub should ‘give something back’ to the local community. In this spirit The Cartford Inn is a hub for local people. Aside from sourcing much of our produce from within Lancashire, we also support local people by employing local craftspeople and artisans when maintaining and improving the inn. We are also committed to supporting local charity initiatives.
Friends of the Cartford
A list of some of the Lancashire’s best producers and artisans we’ve got to know over the years. Some of these family owned businesses have been supplying us with produce since we opened. We have also listed some local attractions and places of interest we think you might like.
D.Byrne & Co.
In the family for over 130 years, the business is one of the countries best independent wine merchants. Their selection of wines is formidable, but they also have a staggering collection of specialist spirits. The Byrnes are immensely knowledgable and completely approachable in-store. A visit to the shop is necessary for anyone who enjoys wine.
Honeywell’s Farm Shop
We get our beef, lamb, pork and game from Honeywell’s butchers. They hand-rear their own animals, but are also supplied by a collection of local farms. They have a farm shop in nearby Woodplumpton.
A short drive North on the A6 and you’ll arrive at Garstang and the home of Dewlay, makers of the famous ‘Garstang Blue’ cheese.
Walling’s of Cockerham
Loved for miles around for their ice cream made with milk from their farm in Cockerham. You’ll encounter classic flavours alongside some more adventurous creations at their shop. Our favourite is Toffee Crunch!
J. Atkinson & Co.
Our supplier of coffee and fine loose leaf teas. Atkinson’s has been open since 1837, making them one of the oldest roasters in the country. Their antique shop is a must see if you’re in Lancaster.
Midland Fish Co.
Patrick and Julie’s brother-in-law Stuart has been a fish merchant in Fleetwood since 1970, taking over their family business with his brother. With such a close relationship, we are assured we are getting the freshest fish and shellfish, from the region’s rivers and coastline and further afield.
Johnson & Swarbrick Ltd
In the picturesque village of Goosnargh, Johnson and Swarbrick have been producing fine poultry products for the past 3 decades.
Our bread is supplied by family owned village bakery Pebby’s in Great Eccleston.
Local Artists & Artisans
John Ditchfield’s Glasform
John Ditchfield is one of Britain’s most accomplished glassblowers and his studio and shop are a short drive from The Cartford Inn. You’ll see his pieces in many areas of the pub.
We love the rustic earthenware made by Pilling Pottery. Visit them for a masterclass in their craft or see some of their range in use in our restaurant.
Places to visit. Things to do.
Lancashire has something for everyone. At the heart of the Fylde, The Cartford Inn is within a short distance of all the region’s main attractions.
Nearby are the seaside towns of Lytham and St. Annes. Here you will find the historic Royal Lytham & St. Annes golf club, with just one of the region’s many famed golf courses. There is also Blackpool, home of such World famous attractions as Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the tower and ballroom and the illuminations. Other Blackpool landmarks include the splendid Frank Matcham designed Grand Theatre and The Winter Gardens, home of the Victorian opera house and the magnificent Empress Ballroom. Art lovers will also appreciate the Grundy Gallery.
To the north is time-honoured Lancaster. The city is worth a visit if only to see its iconic castle and other impressive buildings. Its pedestrianised market place has lots of shops and places to eat and drink.
Lancashire’s many other attractions include galleries, museums, historic houses and festivals of food, drink and culture, amongst a long list of activities including horse riding, sky diving, and adventure sports. The glorious landscapes offers plenty for walkers, cyclists and many spots for fishing. Download a route & map for a countryside walk here.
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