Not all of these have been awarded the prestigious Michelin Star, but all have been recommended by the guide, and some are still offering a take-away service.
5. Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston
It stands beside a small toll bridge on the River Wyre and comes with a deli, a farm shop – and five greenhouses for all-year dining. Cooking is gutsy and many of the tried-and-tested classics come with a twist. The owner played a big part in the interior design, particularly in the bold, boutique bedrooms.
6. Freemasons, Wiswell
A delightful pub hidden away on a narrow lane. Downstairs it’s all flagged floors, low beams and open fires; the antique-furnished upstairs is a little more elegant. Refined, skilful cooking sees modern versions of traditional pub dishes. For a special occasion book the chef’s table. Bedrooms are luxurious.
7. Higher Buck, Waddington
A smartly refurbished pub with pastel-painted wood panelling and modern furnishings, in a lovely Ribble Valley village. Bag a spot at one of the U-shaped banquettes or on the sunny terrace overlooking the Square and dine on reassuringly robust, seasonal dishes. Service is friendly and stylish bedrooms await.
8. Twelve, Thornton
Dine surrounded by exposed bricks, reclaimed wood and graffiti art at this passionately run cocktail bar and restaurant set beside one of Europe’s tallest working windmills. Hearty, wholesome cooking has a refined edge; the à la carte menu is the most innovative.