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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 a variety of 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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  • Opening hours Easter Weekend

    Treat you and your family to breakfast, lunch or an evening meal this Bank Holiday weeekend.

    Opening Hours:

    Good Friday
    Breakfast 10:00am – 2:00pm
    Normal service 12:00noon – 9:00pm

    Saturday
    6:00pm – 9:30pm

    Easter Sunday
    Breakfast 10:00am – 12:00noon
    Normal service 12:00 noon – 9:00pm

    Bank Holiday Monday
    Normal service 12:00 noon – 9:00pm

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

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  • Ardbeg Whisky Tasting & Pipe Band

    On Friday 25th April from 7.00pm we invite you to join us and celebrate our final Whisky Tasting of the season.

    This will be an extra special tasting as Mickey Heads will be joining us all the way from the remote Scottish island of Islay.

    Mickey Heads is the Distillery Manager at Ardbeg and with nearly 30 years of working in the whisky industry it is fair to say that Mickey has Scotch whisky running through his veins, having him here at The Fisherman’s Retreat to share his stories and experience will be a huge honour!

  • NEW Presentation Case

    Our unique presentation cases are made of pine wood timber from sustainable sources.

    We have had them specially designed for our range of limited edition, single malt whiskies which retail at £50.00 per bottle.

    Whether it’s a personal keepsake or a special gift – this is a perfect addition to your collection!

    £8.95 per case.

    For more information on our limited edition whiskies please visit our website.

  • 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.

    View Whisky Shop & Tasting Tickets

Upcoming Events

  • Ardbeg Whisky Tasting & Pipe Band

    On Friday 25th April from 7.00pm we invite you to join us and celebrate our final Whisky Tasting of the season.

    This will be an extra special tasting as Mickey Heads will be joining us all the way from the remote Scottish island of Islay.

    Mickey Heads is the Distillery Manager at Ardbeg and with nearly 30 years of working in the whisky industry it is fair to say that Mickey has Scotch whisky running through his veins, having him here at The Fisherman’s Retreat to share his stories and experience will be a huge honour!

    Your evening will begin with the sounds of bag pipes, before Mickey talks you through six fine Ardbeg single malts, one in particular will be an old Ardbeg distilled in 1978 which we have been saving for such an occasion, and now no longer available, once decided, the rest of the line up will be announced on our Facebook page in the coming weeks.

    As always we will be supporting our local hospice in Bury, so you will have the chance of winning some fantastic ‘whisky themed’ raffle prizes, plus we will be holding an auction for a special bottle of Ardbeg.

    To round off the evening you will be treated to a supper of haggis, neeps & tatties whilst the Northenden Pipe Band fill the room with the sounds of Scotland.
    The evening promises to be interesting, entertaining and intoxicating. However, as always we do recommend you to drink responsibly!

    This will be a unique ‘PEATY’ night not to be missed.

    £55.00 per person

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  • 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

    Book tickets