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The Fisherman’s Retreat

We are situated in acres of beautiful countryside in the Rossendale valley overlooking the town of Ramsbottom and yet, only twenty minutes from the centre of Manchester.

A family owned, multi-award winning bar, restaurant and wedding venue set in the Lancashire countryside serving freshly prepared, locally sourced produce, a truly stunning range of Scottish single malt whiskies, speciality real ales in oak casks and wines and champagnes to suit any occasion.

To avoid disappointment, reservations are essential.

Latest News

  • CHANGE to Opening Times

    We will be OPEN this Bank Holiday Monday (30th May) and CLOSED the following Tuesday (31st May). We apologise for any inconvenience.

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  • **May Whisky Tasting**

    Our whisky tasting evening is back! Friday 27th May 2016!

    For lovers of fine whisky, spectacular food and great entertainment, this night is not to be missed.

    £45 a ticket

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  • Wedding Open Evening

    Our next open evening is on 14th March from 5pm and will allow you to view our grounds and discover the unique photo opportunities that they provide.

    Our event is RSVP only, please register your attendance by email or phone.

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  • **Special Offer**

    Enjoy a bottle or two of our South African Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, perfect whatever the weather!

    1 bottle – £6.50
    6 bottles – £32.50

    *Take home price only.

  • New Whisky Tasting Dates Released

    Whisky Tasting Evening
    Friday20th November 2015

    Whisky & Sucking Pig Christmas Special
    Friday 18th December 2015

    Burns Night & Special Guest
    Friday 22nd January 2016

  • Bury Hospice

    At The Fisherman’s Retreat, with your help we have raised a massive £3825.00 for Bury Hospice!

    Bury Hospice has always been a charity very close to the hearts of not only the Magnalls; owners of the Fisherman’s Retreat, but also our staff and customers.

    This amazing amount of money has been raised during our Single Malt Whisky tasting evenings which are held once a month throughout the winter season.

    The majority of the prizes raffled were provided from our large stock of select wines and limited edition Whiskies. A huge thank you must also go to our suppliers who have been extremely kind in donating many unique prizes such as Whisky, beer, hampers, as well as mini breaks to Austria and Northumberland.

  • Our 16 Year Old Single Malt - Limited Edition

    Hervey Magnall Snr owner of The Fisherman’s has just arrived back from a 500 mile round trip to The Isle of Arran.

    The Journey was in aid of collecting our 16 year old single malt, this whisky was distilled on the 22nd May 1997 and placed in a ex-sherry hogs head where it has lay undisturbed, slowly maturing in the warehouse at Lochranza until this week.
    With a ABV of 53.8% and notes of Apple, ripe Banana, Marzipan, Pear drops, and Crème Brulee this is a wonderful example of an Arran single malt.

    This will be bottled at cask strength just in time for our Whisky Festival on Saturday 14th September, and will also be available to try by the dram and buy from our Whisky shop.

    In the same journey 4 ex-Yalumba wine casks were dropped off at Arran distillery to be filled with new make spirit which will slowly mature for the next 10 years – so not too long to wait!

    Available to purchase at £50.00 per bottle.

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  • Limited Edition Bruichladdich

    In 2007 the whisky was distilled at Bruichladdich Distillery on the Isle of Islay and filled into an ex buffalo trace bourbon cask.

    After resting in Bruichladdich warehouse on the shores of Loch Indaal for five years the decision was made in December 2012 to transport the cask to our Lancashire home ‘The Fisherman’s Retreat’ for a little experiment. Once safely back we transferred the whisky into an ex fortified wine cask, from our friends at Yalumba winery in the Borossa Valley, South Australia.

    The cask rested at The Fisherman’s Retreat for a further 8 months, as anticipated the warmth of its new home greatly accelerated the maturation of the whisky and in turn the Yalumba cask completely transformed the whisky!
    After regular tasting of the spirit it was decided to bottle our special edition whisky in September 2013, just in time for our annual whisky festival.

    Although Bruichladdich at heart, it now has a great Aussie influence!

    Available to purchase at £50.00 per bottle.

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Upcoming Events

  • Ascot Ladies Day

    JOIN US FOR ROYAL ASCOT LADIES’ DAY AT THE FISHERMAN’S RETREAT

    Canapes & Sparkling Rose on Arrival

    3 Course Luncheon

    Watch the Races

    Prize for Best Dressed

    Raffle in aid of Bury Hospice

    £45 a ticket

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