So today we had a drive up to 'The Three Fishes' in Mitton, which is near Blackburn in Lancashire. It's a celebrated 'Gastropub' that I have been meaning to visit for ages.
All their food is sourced from the North West, much of it from Lancashire.
I had the 'Treacle Baked Free Range Middlewhite Garstang Ribs with Black Peas' for starters and they were *very* good, the meat was tender and dropped off the ribs, and the glaze was really good too.
For mains I had the 'Breast of Deviled Cornfed Goosnargh Chicken' with 'proper' chips (cooked in dripping, a rare find these days)
Wife had 'Heather Reared Bowland Lamb Lancashire Hotpot with Pickled Red Cabbage'
I was stuffed and too full for pudding, but the wife managed to sneak in some Pancakes with Lemon and Cane Sugar.
The place itself is done out nice, all slate with solid wooden furniture. We were glad we went and will certainly be back with reinforcements. This is what all pubs should be like when it comes to food.
P.S. They also have a good selection of Real Ales for you who are CAMRA members!