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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

  • Chilean Wine Tasting with a Deluxe Surf & Turf Buffet

    We are extremely pleased to announce that the UK Ambassador for Errazuriz and Caliterra wineries will be hosting a Chilean wine tasting at The Fisherman’s Retreat on Thursday 16th July.

    You will be greeted with a glass of Taittinger Champagne and deluxe canapés upon arrival, before taking your seat to experience a selection of premium wines from both estates. During the wine tasting our team of chefs will present you with a freshly prepared Chilean inspired deluxe surf & turf buffet, including a variety of slow cooked meats and luxurious seafood freshly caught from Scotland’s west coast.

    To book your tickets please contact us on 01706-825314

  • 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

  • The Sucking Pig

    Book your Roast Sucking Pig for 15 people or more and receive FREE ROOM HIRE in our private dining room!

    For more information or to make your reservation, call us on 01706-825314.

  • **Bank Holiday Monday**

    We are open between 12 noon & 8pm.

    To make your Easter bank holiday reservation, call us on 01706-825314 or email info@fishermansretreat.com

  • 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

  • Chilean Wine Tasting with a Deluxe Surf & Turf Buffet

    Thursday 16th July 2015

    Errázuriz’s philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, “From the best land, the best wine.” As an estate winery, Viña Errázuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curicó valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques.”

    We are extremely pleased to announce that the UK Ambassador for Errazuriz and Caliterra wineries will be hosting a Chilean wine tasting at The Fisherman’s Retreat on Thursday 16th July.

    You will be greeted with a glass of Taittinger Champagne and deluxe canapés upon arrival, before taking your seat to experience a selection of premium wines from both estates. During the wine tasting our team of chefs will present you with a freshly prepared Chilean inspired deluxe surf & turf buffet, including a variety of slow cooked meats and luxurious seafood freshly caught from Scotland’s west coast.

    Glass of Taittinger Champagne & deluxe canapés on arrival

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    Errazuriz Chardonnay *
    Caliterra Sauvignon Blanc *
    Errazuriz Anconcagua Costa Pinot Noir *
    Caliterra Edicion Limitada A, Carmenere/Malbec

    ***
    Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc dessert wine

    Tickets £45.00

    Welcome drink & canapés will be served at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start.

    To make your reservation please contact us on 01706-825314 or email info@fishermansretreat.com

    Book tickets

  • Whisky Tasting Evening

    You will enjoy 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.

    £40 PER TICKET

    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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  • 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.

    Book tickets

  • Burns Night & Special Guest

    On Friday 22nd 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 along with a bottle of single malt whisky on your table to share at your leisure, shortly after your arrival you will hear the unmistakable sounds of bag pipes, heralding the entrance of the haggis.

    Special guest John Campbell, president of The Fauldhouse & Crofthead Burns club will chair the proceedings and 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 John Campbell 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 this 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; or
    Sending a cheque (must include cheque guarantee card details) with your contact details and date of the event you would like to attend.

    Book tickets