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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

  • Closing Times

    Throughout January and February we will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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  • December Whisky Tasting

    Our whisky & sucking pig Christmas special is the perfect evening to get you into the festive spirit.

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

    £50 a ticket

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  • Wedding Open Evening

    Our next open evening is on 30th November from 5pm and will allow you to view our grounds and discover the unique photo opportunities that they provide.

    Enjoy Mulled Wine and Canapes whilst viewing our stunning venue fully set for a wedding celebration. This is also a great chance to meet some of our trusted suppliers and see the venue in the beautiful Winter time of year.

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

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  • Christmas

    Our Christmas menus are available from 1st – 24th December.

    Have a look at our menus online, available for a small intimate gathering or a large work Christmas Party.

    To book contact or 01706 825314

    Christmas Menu

  • **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

  • Valentine's Dinner

    Treat someone special for Valentine’s Day 2016 and join us at The Fisherman’s Retreat for a romantic candle lit evening on Saturday 13th February.

    You will both be welcomed with a chilled glass of Jansz Rose before enjoying your three course meal, specially created by our Head Chef.

    Enjoy the sounds of our live singer. songwriter and acoustic guitarist, Dave Fidler, guaranteed to create a romantic atmosphere – The perfect way to say ‘I love you’.

    The Valentine’s menu will be available to book on Sunday 14th February.

    £50 per person
    £20 per person deposit is required on booking

    (bookings and pre-orders are essential)

    Restaurant Menu available 12pm-5pm

    Valentine’s Menu available 5pm – 10pm

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  • Wedding Open Evening

    Wedding Open Evening
    Monday 14th March 2016
    5:00pm – 8:00pm

    We are pleased to announce the date of our next wedding open evening, which will be held on Monday 14th March from 5.00pm.

    Our wedding evening is the perfect opportunity to experience firsthand everything that makes The Fisherman’s Retreat so special. Not only can we offer you remarkable views, acres of private grounds and a choice of three stunning rooms but the promise of quality food which is locally sourced and freshly prepared by our team of creative and talented chefs.

    Our open evening will allow you to view our grounds and discover the unique photo opportunities they provide. You will be treated to tasters of canapes that feature in our wedding brochure, along with the opportunity to sample some welcome drinks. We will showcase the different styles of rooms we have available to accommodate your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.
    You will also get a chance to meet some of our trusted suppliers and see samples of their work.

    Whether your wish is simplistic and classic or no expense spared, we will be able to accommodate your dream day. If you cannot find what you are looking for within our brochure, explain to us your dream day and we will tailor a package to suit your exact needs.

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

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