7 Fantastic Places to Eat in Garstang

Garstang might be small, but it’s not short of outstanding places to eat. In fact, there’s a real mixed bag of food and drink options in Garstang to get your mouth watering.

We’re based just outside of Garstang, which means you won’t be at all far away from this Lancashire town when you’re on holiday at Cleveleymere.

We give you everything you need to cook just about anything at your Cleveleymere holiday lodge, but if you’d like to venture out to eat, these are the 6 best Garstang restaurants, pubs, and cafes (or, at least we think so!). 

The Horns Country Inn

This cozy country pub is dog-friendly and has a great selection of real ale available. The Horns Country Inn is known for its great grub and a great atmosphere.

It uses fresh and locally-sourced ingredients for its menu, and you can expect to see a mix of classic pub mains, comfort food, burgers, steak of the day, and its famed ‘swords’ (you can choose from halloumi, steak, or chipotle chicken & chorizo swords). They aren’t real swords, don’t worry, they’re like skewers.

The Horns Country Inn has an epic desserts menu that includes delights such as the candy shop sundae and the chocolate junkyard. It also has a Sunday roast menu and a gluten-free menu.

As well as its food, The Horns Country Inn has a bouncy castle for the little ones, a good beer garden for sunny days, and a quiz night on Mondays. This is a brilliant pub to visit if you’re with the family.

Address: The Avenue, Churchtown, PR3 0HR

The Bay Horse Inn

The Bay Horse Inn prides itself on serving the freshest, tastiest food in the area. It’s an award-winning country inn that serves seasonal fare alongside a crackling selection of wine and beer.

The main menu changes with the seasons, but this season (winter 2022), has incredible dishes like slow-cooked duck legs, dry-aged fillet of beef, and celeriac soup, just to name a few. 

The Bay Horse Inn also has a Sunday menu that features roast sirloin of beef, roast chicken breast, artichoke, braised beans & lentils, and baked cod fillet for the mains.

This is a particular favourite with the Cleveleymere Lakeside Lodges team!

Address: Bay Horse Bridge, Ellel, Bay Horse, Lancaster LA2 0HR


The Fleece Inn

This traditional English Inn is situated in the picturesque Dolphinhome. It has pretty countryside surroundings and a super cozy interior.

This is a great place to visit for any occasion, whether that’s simply stopping in for a swift drink or a light lunch, or going for a slap-up meal in the evening with your nearest and dearest.

The Fleece Inn has main, sandwich, dessert, and children’s menus, as well as a wine list.

Address: Anyon Lane, Dolphinholme, Lancaster, LA2 9AQ


The Patten Arms

The Patten Arms has the charm and character of a traditional village pub and also serves up some excellent food. It has been running for almost 200 years!

Here, you’ll find a menu of tasty pub classics as well as a ‘specials’ menu. The Patten Arms also has a Sunday roast menu, which is served with all of those tasty trimmings.

From cocktails to cask ales, there are loads of drinks for you to wet your whistle with at The Pattern Arms. And do you love liqueur coffees? Who doesn’t? You can choose from Tia Maria, Baileys, Jamesons, Drambuie, Courvoisier, and Cointreau coffees.

Address: Park Ln, Winmarleigh, Preston PR3 0JU


The Mad Hunter

A trip to The Mad Hunter is a great experience. This restaurant in Garstang is a fantastic place to go if you’re looking for something a little bit different.

The Mad Hunter brings you the flavours of South Africa through a stunning collection of dishes. It has been known to serve a wide range of meats, including crocodile, zebra, ostrich, and kangaroo. You can check with the server to see which exotic steaks are on the menu when you visit!

The ‘Mad Cocktails’ menu features some quirky options, including the Zulu Warrior Sour and the African Jungle Colada. This restaurant is definitely one of the best places to eat in Garstang.

The Mad Hunter also has a restaurant in Lancaster, which is only a 20-minute drive away from Cleveleymere Lakeside Lodges!

Address: Garstang Rd, St Michael’s on Wyre, Preston PR3 0TD


Cafe Mila

If you’re looking for the best cafes in Garstang, we highly recommend Cafe Mila.

This family-run cafe is open Tuesday – Friday and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Cafe Mila has a takeaway menu served from 5 pm – 8 pm, featuring burgers, hot dogs, wraps, loaded homemade chips, children’s meals, and a whole lot more. Pre-ordering is encouraged for the evening/takeaway menu.

It uses local suppliers for its meat, coffee beans, and fresh produce and offers vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

Cafe Mila is owned and operated by Danny and Hayley. Their little one, Mila, might be a bit too young to get busy in the kitchen just yet, but her presence shines through in the name of the business! 

Address: 65 Church St, Garstang, Preston PR3 1YA


Farmers Arms

Food is served Monday – Saturday at The Farmers Arms and it has a full menu of favourites, as well as a vegetarian & vegan menu, a children’s menu, and menus for breakfast, cold sandwiches and toasties, burgers, and jacket potatoes.

The Farmers Arms is home to regular live music nights and Friday night is steak night! 

Address: 18 Church St, Garstang, Preston PR3 1PA


We’re so pleased to be located near to a great many towns and cities that offer excellent food and drink, and Garstang is only a few minutes away from us in the car. 

Plus, when you stay with us, in whichever holiday lodge you choose, you’ll have a stocked-up kitchen at your fingertips. All of our kitchens have top-quality appliances and utensils, so you don’t have to bring anything with you.

We’ll always provide you with fresh eggs when you get here, and you can do a food shop on your way to us or at one of the nearby shops.

Click here to discover our 8 holiday lodges in the Lancashire countryside, including our luxury lodge with a hot tub and our pet friendly lodges.

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