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Co-owner publishes his first novel

One of our co-owners, Shaun Lewis, has just had his first novel published.  The Custom of the Trade is a gripping story of the hazards of life in submarines during WWI and the suffragette campaign to gain women the vote.  The book has been well received and is available in e-book form on Amazon.  At the […]

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New Thursday Carvery Service

Our Sunday carvery has been so popular it has exceeded our expectations.  Accordingly, we have now introduced a carvery on a Thursday, too.  The meat is cooked slowly overnight in a steam oven to ensure it is tender and beautifully moist.  With as many vegetables as you want, too, it offers exceptional value at a […]

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Preparations are now underway for our End of Season Grand Sale

Our massive sale starts on Friday 25th August at 10am. We will be offering some incredible bargains at up to 70% off RRPs. See our Facebook page for examples.  Whilst our cafe will be open as normal over the weekend, the garden centre shop is now shut until 10am on Wednesday 23rd when we open […]

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CHANGES TO THE CATERING SERVICE

In response to record numbers for the Sunday Carvery recently, we are opening the carvery on Thursdays, too, with immediate effect.  We have also opened an ice cream parlour for the school holidays, supplying luxury, organic and creamy English Lakes ice cream in ten different flavours.  Several other changes will come into force in early […]

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Opening of the Four Seasons Bistro

At long last, at noon on Wednesday 14th June 2017, the new and fully licenced Four Seasons Bistro opened its doors for lunches.  We are offering a fixed price two or three course menu for lunch and a High Tea from 3pm.  The bistro will be open on Wednesdays to Saturdays only.  As there will […]

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Meet the New Catering Managers

Meet the new catering managers. At long last we now have our catering management team in place. Please join us in welcoming Michael, the new Catering Manager, and Dan, the Head Chef and Kitchen Manager. Between them they have over 50 years experience in catering. Michael formerly owned and ran with his wife the Dickinson […]

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Internet Competitive Pricing Strategy

We do not enjoy acting merely as a shop window for internet retailers and are fighting back.  Accordingly, we have trawled the internet for the best prices on garden furniture and barbecues, and done our utmost to offer a competitive price.  These products are marked with our, ‘Internet Competitive’ logo.  We do not guarantee in […]

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Easter Sunday Opening

We are pleased to announce that whilst the garden centre shop will be shut on Easter Sunday (in accordance with the Sunday Trading Act), the Garden Café will be open as usual from 10am to 4.30pm.  The whole centre will be open as normal on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.  

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Fish and Chip Frydays

We are pleased to announce that from today, we will be offering  haddock, chips and garden peas on our menu every Friday.  The haddock is caught in the Arctic and lightly battered with Lancashire Ale.  The chips are hand-cut, twice cooked and from potatoes grown locally.   We hope you will enjoy this traditional Lancashire […]

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