Dine with us

We pride ourselves on producing the best ‘home cooked’ and freshly prepared food, using local ingredients wherever possible. We always have a varied menu with new specials being added weekly. Coupled with friendly, knowledgeable service we believe we are one of the Ribble Valley’s must visit food destinations.


Book a table by using the screen  below

Please note we do not reserve tables outside, these are available on a first come – first served basis only

For tables of 7 guests or more please ring us directly

Our Ethos and Heritage

For 20 years Michael Heathcote, owner and head chef, has been quietly getting on with the business of culinary excellence. With a very loyal team, some of whom have been with him for over 15 years, Michael has created three outstanding pub venues over the years. Down to earth Michael is true to his founding philosophy of delivering genuinely honest to goodness food with a keen attention to detail. His ethos is to cook with the seasons and create incredible tasting dishes. He has focused on perfecting giving his visitors what they want, fine tuning and adjusting the formula with each venue.

His first enterprise was the Duke of York at Grindleton, which operated until 2014 before selling and opening the Higher Buck. Both venues have enjoyed high ratings across the Good Food guides from the outset. In 2021 everyone was delighted to be named in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list.