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The Fisherman’s Retreat

We are situated in acres of beautiful countryside just outside the town of Ramsbottom, 15 miles north of Manchester city centre.

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.

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  • Afternoon Tea Upgrade

    Enjoy your Afternoon Tea in the month of March and receive a FREE upgrade to the next package.

    To make your reservation please
    contact us on 01706-825314.

    *Reservation has to be made before the end of February 2015

    *Excludes Mother’s Day

  • 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

  • Whisky Tasting

    A ‘taste tour’ through six fine single malt whiskies, hosted by our Whisky specialists.

    Your host will be Hervey Magnall owner of The Fisherman’s Retreat and occasionally we have guest speakers from the whisky industry.

    The Evening Includes:

    A ‘taste tour’ through six fine single malt whiskies
    A bagpipe player heralding the entrance of your traditional Haggis, Neeps and Tatties supper
    The evening is ended by a charity auction, with all proceeds raised donated to a local charity.

    Tickets are £40.00

    Our whisky tasting events are unique (and very popular), so we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

    You can purchase your ticket by:

    Visiting The Fisherman’s Retreat;
    Phoning 01706 825314 with your credit / debit card details; or
    Sending a cheque (must include cheque guarantee card details) with your contact details and date of the event you would like to attend.

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  • Mother’s Day Brunch

    Let your Mum know how special and loved she is this coming Mother’s Day.

    Book you and your family in at The Fisherman’s Retreat and spoil her with a special Mother’s Day brunch.

    Enjoy a glass of chilled Bucks Fizz, choice of breakfast dishes including freshly squeezed Orange juice and unlimited tea or coffee.

    Full English breakfast
    Back bacon, pork sausage, Macsween haggis, Bury black pudding, eggs, baked beans, sautéed potatoes, tomato, field mushroom & toast

    Eggs Benedict
    Streaky bacon, poached hens eggs & spinach on a toasted English muffin topped with hollandaise sauce

    Large blueberry pancakes with maple syrup & fresh whipped cream

    Black pudding
    Black pudding & sautéed wild mushrooms on a toasted English muffin with poached egg

    French toast
    Sweet French toast with fresh berries & Chantilly cream

    Eggs royal
    Smoked salmon & poached hens eggs on a toasted English muffin topped with chive hollandaise

    Bacon savoury
    Sweet French toast with streaky bacon & sautéed mushrooms

    £12.95 per person
    £8.00 per child (under 10 yrs old)

    Children’s portions excludes Full English breakfast and tea & coffee

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  • Mother’s Day

    Let your mum know how special she is this coming Mother’s Day at The Fisherman’s Retreat.

    Treat her to a 3 course meal that has been specially created by our Head Chef.

    The perfect way to say thank you.

    £25.00 per person

    Available from 5pm, by booking only

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