Bashall Barn - Love coffee!

Bashall Barn

How Many miles ??

Love the Ice Cream Parlour


Coffee with a view!

View from Bashall Barn

View from Bashall Barn

What a lovely way to start the day, with my love for coffee, I really could not be in a more apt place!. 

Simon even hosts a Sundae School,  sit in comfort and enjoy the one of the best ice creams in Lancashire; from a simple cone to a beautifully prepared sundae - it’s all homemade at Bashall and made in the parlour by the man himself. 

Bashall Barn is a Ribble Valley desitination offering a retail outlet, coffee shop, homemade ice cream parlour and a national award winning restaurant with fantastic view to top it off. 

Really worth a visit to check out this unique venue if you are planning a wedding or special occasion. 

Bashall Barn, Bashall Town, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3LQ

Clog & Billycock - New Menu

Hurray!!  The Clog and Billycock’s new menu has arrived, 

Combining the winning recipes of Nigel Haworth and The Clog’s Head Chef Marcus Hill which have been mixed together to produce a fresh new menu inspired by cuisine from all over the world, but inspired by the local area.   

I had the pleasure of photographing the food, which at the end of the shoot, I got to sample. Absolutely amazing food prepared by Executive Head Chef from Northcote Manor, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and The Clog’s Head Chef Marcus Hill.

The Clog, still focuses on the best local and regional produce, from local suppliers such as Ascrofts, Simpsons Dairy, Taste Tradition, Greaves Butchers, Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream, Wellgate Fisheries, Leagrams Cheese, Mrs Kirkhams Cheese, Sandhams Cheese, Johnson & Swarbrick, and many more local quality suppliers.  

The Chefs prepared mouth watering dishes like Mixed Vegetable Tempura, Asian King Prawn Curry, Sicilian Lemon Sponge, Seafood and Shellfish Gratin, Spicy Tempura of Soft Shell Crab with Red Chilli Salsa and Giles Shaw’s Wellgate Kiln-Smoked Salmon, Pikelets, Traditional Bits and Lemon.  

The Menu represents the vibrant diversity of cultures and flavours that make up the surrounding area. 

Definately worth a visit and highly recommended. 

The Clog and Billycock, Billinge End Road, Pleasington, Blackburn, Lancashire. BB2 6QB    

A day on the Farm at Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream

Spring Lamb

Thirsty Pig


Little Chick

New Born Lamb

Easter Bunnies

Spring Lambs

A couple of Bunnies

Calves having fun

I celebrated Easter Sunday with my family with a unforgettable trip to  Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream Parlour and Farm, in Lancashire,  which was fun and enjoyed by all of us.  We took part in an interactive Easter Egg hunt, with plenty of good clues we managed to solve and find all the eggs.  We explored the farm and met all of the animals including the Calves, Lambs, Ducks, Alpacas, Sheep, Horses, Donkeys, Pigs, chicks and not forgetting the Easter Rabbits. We also had the opportunity to feed the spring lambs and calves. It was - perfect for children and big kids alike!
​  A fabulous day out, plus not forgetting to meantion the tasty Ice Cream we got to part-take in at the end of the day. 


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