The Garden Cottage Self Catering Accommodation, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

The Garden Cottage -Self Catering Accommodation Preston

Tourist Information

Garstang Tourist Information Centre, Discovery Centre, High Street, Garstang.

Preston Tourist Information Centre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston.

Lancaster Tourist Information Centre. The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster.

Beacon Fell Visitor Centre.


Garstang – Booths, Co-op and Sainsburys.

There are several large supermarkets in Preston and Lancaster – Aldi, Asda, Booths, Morrisons, Sainsburys.

Local Food Producers and Farmers Markets

The Ribble Valley Food Trail (PDF 3.0mb)

Taste Bowland food directory (PDF 6.8mb)

Forest of Bowland Teashop Map (1.0mb)

Cobble Hey Farm visitor centre with rare breeds tea room and gardens. (Green Tourism Member)

Horse Riding / Trekking

Braeden Pony Trekking Centre web site

Barton Grange Garden Centre and Farm Shop, Barton – local suppliers at the Barton Grange Farm Shop include Honeywells Meats, Latham’s of Broughton, Bowland Spring Water, Wallings of Cockerham, the Port of Lancaster Smokehouse, Ann Forshaw’s and a number of local cheese-makers and fruit and vegetable growers.

Bashall Barn, Bashall Eaves, Clitheroe – a range of local produce and a small local brewery.

Leagram’s Organic Dairy, High Head Farm Buildings, Green Lane, Chipping – expert cheese maker, tours and museum.

Creamy Lancashire Cheese Trail (865kb PDF file)

Crumbly Lancashire Cheese Trail (752kb Pdf file)

Tasty Lancashire Cheese Trail (745kb PDF file)

Old Holly Farm, Cabus Nook Lane, Garstang – Old Holly Farm offers a huge range of locally sourced and home produced food, including cheese and ice-cream made from the milk from the cows on the farm.

Farmers Markets

Garstang Country Market is held in St Thomas’ Church Hall, Church Lane, Garstang every Thursday, 10.00am – 11.30am.

Lancaster Farmers Market is an outdoor market held on the second Saturday of every month in the pedestrianised city centre.

Great Eccleston Farmers Market is held in Market Square, Great Eccleston held on the third Wednesday of every month from 8.00am – 1.00pm.

Health Food Store Garstang Health Food Store, High Street, Garstang

For a range of local Fairtrade business see Garstang Fairtrade Directory (51kb PDF) For information on buying locally grown food see Garstang and District Local Produce Guide (2mb PDF}

Dining Out Restaurants

The Priory, The Square, Scorton has been a family run business for over 30 years. Originally known as a tea shop, it is now a restaurant, public house and hotel. (Green Tourism Member)

The Barn at Scorton, The Square, Scorton - The Bowland Char grill at the Barn is open for dinner Friday, Saturday 5pm-9pm and Sunday 12-8pm. New for summer 2009 The Chargrill is open every Wednesday and Thursday evening for all you can eat pizza and pasta 5pm till 9pm on the terrace.

The Pudding House Restaurant at Wallings Farm, Cockerham is open 7 days a week serving traditional, locally sourced cuisine.

Guy's Restaurant & Pizzeria, Bilsborrow with its thatched roof and eyebrow window that is the largest in Europe, always offers great hospitality with excellent local and international cuisine cooked in the kitchens and open pizzeria.

The Walled Garden Bistro, Barton Grange Hotel, Barton is really warm and friendly and serves traditional, wholesome food with a twist.

Whale Tail Vegetarian Cafe, Penny Street, Lancaster.

Dining Out Pubs

Th'owd Tithe Barn, The Wharf, Church Street, Garstang a hugely atmospheric and characterful canalside pub dating back to 1710 and was originally a tithe barn used for the storage of corn. It has retained its rustic theme with the barn-like interior, enormous fireplace, communal party table and myriad agricultural implements helping create a unique ambience, summer or winter. Expect traditional pub grub with hearty portions, although there is a light bite menu. The Tithe Barn has a selection of 18 fruit wines, 16 regular wines, 3 guest ales and excellent disabled facilities inside and out. Watch out for regular medieval, Victorian and Bavarian theme nights.

Owd Nell's Tavern, Bilsborrow is situated on the Lancaster Canal and serves a good choice of cask kept ales and lagers with wines from around the world, as well as home-made beef steak and kidney pudding, local game in season, chargrilled Aberdeen Angus Scottish steaks and fresh fish from Fleetwood. Relax on the canalside patios were you can eat and drink whilst watching the canal barges and ducks.

The Fleece Inn, Dolphinholme is famous for award-winning food, drink, and service, located just by the Forest of Bowland - an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Fleece Inn dates back to the early eighteenth century as an inn for travellers. Full of original period features such as old oak beams and fireplaces etc.

Take Aways

There are several take aways in Garstang:-

Chicco’s Pizza, Kebab & Chicken Takeaway, Park Hill Road, Garstang.
Dante’s Italian Takeaway, Church Street, Garstang.
East ‘n’ Spice, Tandoori & Balti Takeaway, Bridge Street, Garstang.
Garstang Chop Suey House, Chinese & English Meals, Market Place, Garstang.
Lightly Battered, Fish & Chip Takeaway, Croston Road, Garstang.
The Season Chinese Takeaway, Croston Road, Garstang


There are several banks in Garstang.


Garstang Medical Centre, Kepple Lane, Garstang.

Villa Dental Centre, Croston Villa, High Street, Garstang.

Oasis Dental Care Ltd, Rope Walk, Garstang .

Public Transport

Bus Services - The Super 8 Service runs from Calder Vale to Garstang from Monday to Saturday. Traveline for Public Transport Information 0871 200 22 33 - Leaflet No 182 - Garstang Super 8.

Train Stations - There are railway stations in Lancaster and Preston.
National Rail Enquiries – Tel: 0845 748 4950

Fairhurst Cottage, Fairhurst Lane, Inglewhite, Preston PR3 2LJ Tel: 01995 640007 Email: Click Here