The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston has been named Lancashire Life’s Dining Pub of the Year at the 2018 Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards.
The historic 17th century Cartford Inn in Little Eccleston has been building a reputation for luxury pub dining for quite some time now. Positioned at the crossing of the River Wyre and once an important coaching inn, the pub now offers boutique rooms with river views – and there’s even a penthouse, proving that food and rooms are a big draw for many modern pub-goers with money to spend.
According to their website, The Cartford Inn is still known to older locals as “th’fooard” because of the ford which people travelling by horse and cart would use to cross the river Wyre before the building of the bridge. In 2007, owners Julie and Patrick bought the Cartford with a shared dream of turning an unloved local into a destination pub.
Now with a string of awards to their name, the pub continues to position itself as a hub for the local community, and sources most of its produce from local businesses (including wine and spirits from D. Byrne, Clitheroe, who also bagged a Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards 2018 award themselves).
To find out more about The Cartford Inn, visit their website.