holme lodge, Rossendale Road, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 5DL
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11 reviews of Three Fishes in English
This is my favourite place to come for a meal out. I'm glad they've added extra parking from when I first went, as there are more tables than you'd think from the outside. It's relaxed, and the layout with lots of 'snug' areas means you can find a corner tucked away.
The menu can look a little limited at first glance, but the 'home-cooking' style dishes are so well-executed they're a real treat. Lancashire curd cheese on crumpets and Lancashire cheese pie are simple but delicious. I also like the more interesting range of soft drinks than you'd usually find, and the choice of local beers. I wish they'd include the accompanying vegetables though. You do get some, but usually not enough for most people and I don't like having to order them separately, it always seems expensive.
Tried the Three Fishes for the first time yesterday and found it to be a bit of a disappointment. The menu looked okay for starters and for desserts but the main meal section was lacking if you weren’t after steak.
I plumped in the end for the duck salad and the Lancashire Hotpot ( knowing that Nigel had won awards for one of his hotpots). The salad was okay..nothing special just the usual mix of leaves, meat, blackpudding and egg…not a lot in the way of dressing on it, which made it a tad dry for me.
The hot pot was foul. It consisted of meat, potatoe and stringy onions in an overly greasy ladle of dish water. A bit of an insult really considering that not too far down the road at Northcote folk would have been tucking into an award winning version. accompaniment to this meat potatoe and onion was a pickled cabbage which was overly sweet for me.
Not a great experience I am afraid.
I would say that the cooking here is top-notch. It is a bustling pub, child friendly, is easily accessible and vibrant. The great thing about it is the dedication that they have to source produce locally. The meun from cheese fondu, lamb hotpot and proper fish pie and potted shrimp creates fine dining quality food in a pub.
The three fishes pub is one of three now run by Nigel Howarth in the RIbble Vally. The corporate name for the three is Ribble Valley Inns.
This has wonderful character and is steeped in history, set in between Lower Hodder and Mitton.
I think it is supposed to date back to the 11 th century (but don’t quote me on that one.)
An impressive white building with an ecclectic mix of chairs and table,there are over 40, with nooks and crannies and roaring log fires. All around are pictures of the pubs local food heroes, as this is their main selling point, the fact that the food is sourced as locally as possible. Asparagus from Formby, Southport Samphire, Lancashire Cauliflowers and parsnips, fish from Lannigans in Lytham the list goes on.
The chef Richard Upton takes his role very seriously and the attention to detail is wonderful.
We particularly like the Lancashire cheese board, which is 10 different cheeses all from Lancashire and all very different in taste and texture.
The menus is extensive, Duck from Goosnargh,Steaks, Vegetarian options and also a childrens menu, which is more or less the same as the adults but written in kiddie speak.
They have a full lunch and dinner menu and also in the afternoon between 2-30 and 5.00 they do Afternoon bites, which is great if you have been walking and just want a snack.
They only serve cask condtion ales and Thwaites Brewery at Blackburn is the main choice, although they do have guest ales and beers from around the world. A large selection of fine wines from a few pounds to the more expensive.
There are terraced gardens (if we ever get a summer)
Booking is only available for larger groups, and they have a blackboard system for queues which works very well.
Sunday Lunchtime is busy, busy, busy, but they serve right through until 8.30 in the evening so everyone stands a chance and it is well worth it.
Cannot fault the place, the staff are knowledgable and friendly and very attentive without being intrusive.
The three fishes is called such because of the three rivers that run near it. The Ribble, Calder and Hodder. The food is locally sourced and of high standard. It is restaurant food in a pub setting and is relaxed and homely. Can be a little expensive if you are hungrya nd a few of you but well worth a visit.
I absolutely love this pub. I live in Birmingham yet we regularly travel over 100 miles just to have lunch in this lovely place. The food is good, simple, English food cooked with locally sourced ingredients. There is no booking but a “blackboard” system is in place if it’s full when you get there and you can enjoy a drink in the bar while you wait for a table. The food is excellent because they use the same few ingredients, combined in many ways, to keep it seasonal and fresh. For example with Lancashire cheese, they have a starter of melted cheese on a muffin (much nicer than it sounds!), for mains you could have cheese and onion pie or cauliflower and cheese tart and there is a Lancashire cheeseboard (as well as an “ordinary” one!) where you can taste about 10 different Lancashire cheeses. That’s just the cheese option! The garden mint ice cream is the most delicious I have ever tasted. The sherry trifle in individual glasses is lush. The peapod starter was a revelation! And, best best of all are the handcut chips cooked in dripping. Although they will cook them in sunflower oil for vegetarians. I can’t rate this place highly enough.
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