Garden Café & Four Seasons Bistro

We are pleased to offer a choice of catering facilities, both housed in the yellow bungalow adjacent to the main centre. The Garden Café is a licensed coffee shop offering light refreshments including soup, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and a wide array of handmade cakes and cookies.  A more leisurely and finer dining experience can be enjoyed in the Four Seasons Bistro, opened in June 2017.

Our philosophy for the catering is, “Fresh, Wholesome and Local.” This approach has been recognised with two significant awards. After a series of inspections, the local council recognised our achievements in meeting Food Standards Agency criteria and promoting healthy eating with the Recipe 4 Health Award. Furthermore, after a series of “mystery shopper’s” visits we received the Taste Lancashire Quality Award for our catering staff’s efforts to produce high quality food that is locally sourced and promotes Lancashire’s rich food heritage. We are pleased to have retained both these accolades in every year since their first award in 2009.

We are renowned locally for the quality of our own blend of hand roasted coffee, including latté and cappuccino. Throughout the day our customers can relax in comfortable armchairs or sofas with complimentary newspapers and magazines, listening to the rich sounds of calming music. High chairs, puzzles, crayons, toys and a baby changing facility are available for our younger customers.  The extension to the Garden Café offers a view of the patio and garden and the theme of the wall art and décor reflects the local agricultural heritage.  Outside there is an enclosed patio garden and fully enclosed children’s play area for the warmer months.

In both the café and bistro we are proud to offer dishes that have been prepared in house from the best suppliers we could find in the north-west.  The menu in the café offers traditional garden centre fayre with home baking and regularly changing specials.  Daily we provide an afternoon tea special.  On Sundays we offer a very popular carvery service and on Fridays, fish and chips.  The café is open 7 days a week.  Breakfast is served until 11.30am and hot food until 3pm.

The Four Seasons Bistro is open from 12 noon to 2.30pm for lunch on Wednesdays to Saturdays. High Tea is available from 3pm to 4.15pm.  Lunch comprises two courses per person for £15 or three courses, including coffee or tea, for £20.  The menu changes every few days to reflect the seasons.  The bistro venue is available for private events in the evenings and during the day on Mondays and Tuesdays.

We also sell a selection of good quality wines, beers and spirits.

Café Main choices

  • Freshly made sandwiches
  • Freshly made “toasties”
  • Home made soup
  • Hand made cake
  • Hand roasted coffee, including cappuccino and latté
  • Speciality teas
  • British ales
  • Selection of wines
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Local ice cream
  • Home made pies
  • Local meats and vegetables