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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

  • Changes to Opening Times

    From October will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, we will be open as usual Wednesday – Sunday.

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  • Whisky Tasting Dates Released!

    Whisky tasting dates for November and December have now been released!

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  • Ascot Ladies Day for Bury Hospice

    Our Ascot Ladies Day was brilliant, and we managed to raise £2185 in aid of Bury Hospice through our raffle! We are now taking reservations for next year!

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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.

  • 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 & Sucking Pig Christmas Special

    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.

    You will enjoy a ‘taste tour’ through six fine single malt whiskies, hosted by 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.
    Bagpiper providing entertainment throughout the evening
    A Sucking pig buffet supper including; sautéed potatoes, roasted vegetables, sage & onion stuffing and apple sauce.

    £50 PER TICKET

    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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  • Christmas Day Dinner

    Join us at The Fisherman’s Retreat for our Christmas Day Dinner on 25th December.

    With Taittinger Champagne and deluxe canapes on arrival, a 4 course dinner plus after dinner coffee and “little treats”, this truly will be a wonderful afternoon.

    We are taking bookings from 12pm to 3.30pm, payment in full is due on booking and preorders by 1st December.

    Our full menu is under the menu page.

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  • New Year's Eve Wedding Package

    Exclusive New Year’s Eve Wedding 2016 at The Fisherman’s Retreat

    We can offer a truly unique venue set within stunning surroundings boasting one of a kind views.

    Our New Year’s Eve wedding package includes exclusive hire of the entire venue and grounds for the whole day.

    Wedding day for up to 80 guests includes:
    Ceremony room hire
    Prosecco welcome drink
    Canapes – package 1
    Silver wedding breakfast package
    Half a bottle of wine
    Prosecco toast drink
    Chair bows & runners for the Valley Suite

    Your evening reception for up to 120 guests includes:
    Chair covers & bows for the Ratcliffe Suite
    DJ until midnight
    The burger bar or sucking pig
    White or black tablecloths
    Midnight toast

    3 rooms at The Stables bed & breakfast


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  • Burns' Night Dinner

    On Friday 27th January from 7.00pm we invite you to join us and celebrate the life of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet.

    Upon arrival you will be greeted with a dram of whisky, selection of Scottish themed canapés, shortly after your arrival you will hear the unmistakable sounds of bag pipes, heralding the entrance of the haggis.

    We will start the evening with The Selkirk grace, followed by the famous Robert Burn’s poem ‘Address to a haggis’.

    Whilst enjoying your Scottish themed 3 course meal you will be entertained once again by The Northenden Pipe Band.

    Shortly after we will present the immortal memory address of Robert Burns, then the evening will conclude with a tasting of two single malt whiskies.

    You will also have the chance of winning some fantastic ‘whisky themed’ raffle prizes in aid of Bury hospice.

    The evening promises to be both entertaining and intoxicating. However, as always we do recommend you to drink responsibly!

    This is a unique night that is not to be missed.

    £65.00 PER TICKET

    You can purchase your ticket by:

    Visiting The Fisherman’s Retreat;
    Phoning 01706 825314 with your credit / debit card details

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  • St George's Day Luncheon 2017

    Details to be confirmed early 2017

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