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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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  • Christmas 2014

    At The Fisherman’s Retreat this Christmas we can offer the perfect Christmas party, whether you are looking for a get together with family and friends, a joiner party for small groups, or an exclusive party night for up to 150 people with all the trimmings, we can cater for all your needs.

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  • 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.

  • Gift Vouchers

    Looking for the perfect gift?

    Not only do we have £10 & £20 gift vouchers available, we also stock Afternoon Tea vouchers too.

  • 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

  • October 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 whisky expert. Occasionally, we have guest speakers from the whisky industry. We invite you to join us at The Fisherman’s Retreat on one, or all, of our famous whisky tasting evening adventures.

    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

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  • November 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 whisky expert. Occasionally, we have guest speakers from the whisky industry. We invite you to join us at The Fisherman’s Retreat on one, or all, of our famous whisky tasting evening adventures.

    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

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  • Wedding Open Evening

    We are pleased to announce the date of our next wedding open evening, which will be held on Monday 24th November 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 food that feature in our wedding brochure, along with the opportunity to sample some of our handpicked wines that can accompany your wedding breakfast selection.
    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.

    Nearer the day we will be sending you details of our exclusive offers which will only be available on the night, so you can be ready to take full advantage.

    info@fishermansretreat.com
    01706 82 5314

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  • Islay Christmas Special

    The Fisherman’s Retreat would like to invite you to a very special Christmas Whisky Tasting.

    The Isle of Islay is home to eight unique distilleries producing some of the world finest single malt whisky. Three basic ingredients are used to make up this special liquid, but there are many different factors involved in the process and somehow every drop from the Isle of Islay seems to contain a little of the islands magic.

    This special whisky tasting will be a chance to sample the delights from all eight of the islands distilleries.

    Your Christmas themed evening, will begin with the sound of bag pipes, before your host,
    Hervey Magnall, owner of The Fisherman’s Retreat guides you through these eight special whiskies.

    As always we will be holding a raffle on the evening, raising much needed funds for our local Hospice in Bury, we will have many Islay and Christmas themed prizes to give away!

    To round off the festivities you will be treated to a supper of haggis, neeps & tatties whilst the Northenden Pipe Band fills the room with the sounds of Scotland.

    This event is the perfect excuse for a festive get together with family, friends or colleagues.

    £50.00 per ticket

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  • Burns Night 2015

    On Friday 23rd January from 7.00pm we invite you to join us and celebrate the life of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet.

    Your evening will begin with the sounds of bag pipes as the haggis is piped in, followed by the famous Robert Burns poem ‘Address to a haggis’ before enjoying a 3 course meal, prepared with a Scottish theme in mind.

    As always we will have a special guest from one of Scotland’s distilleries who will host a special whisky tasting session, confirmation on which distillery will be announced later in the year.

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

    Our Pipe Band will then fill the room with some fantastic sounds; this 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.

    £50.00

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