Here are five of the best places to visit for outdoor dining in Lancashire

Al fresco dining will be available from April 12 - here's our guide to some of the best places to visit in Lancashire

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The Moorbrook, North Road, Preston This popular pub on the outskirts of the city centre has been doing outdoor dining for a long time. So there’s little doubt they are ready to reopen. The Moorbrook is the home of the authentic wood-fired pizza - often with a quirky twist. They also offer Preston’s largest selection of draught cask and keg beers. And if that way inclined - table tennis! Visit for more details.
The Bull Hotel, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-le-Fylde After a huge investment the beer garden doors will be thrown wide open on April 12. The outdoor menu is extensive, and includes their foot-long specials. Early booking is advised. Visit
The Hunters, Hennel Lane, Walton Park, Preston From 12pm on Monday, April 12, The Hunters beer garden gates will be open. They aren’t taking bookings, but will be operating on a first come basis only. Intended opening hours will be 12 - 9pm, Monday to Saturday for the bar; and 12 - 8pm for the kitchen. On Sundays the hours will be 12 - 8pm for the bar; and 12 - 7pm for food. On The Hunters al fresco menu you can find all the typical pub food grub, with some nice extras like the Comfort Corner. A kids menu is also available. Check their daily Facebook posts which will confirm opening hours or give them a call. Visit for more information and to check out the menu.
The Venue, North Promenade, Thornton-Cleveleys The Venue is an independently-owned and operated bar, restaurant and function suite complex on the Fylde coast in Thornton-Cleveleys. They offer a large selection of dishes on their menu - With a terrace menu and also one covering main dishes. And of course there is a choice of children’s meals available. The Venue are holders of a Taste of Lancashire - Highest Quality Assured Award. This is awarded for use of local produce. For more information about this large beach front complex, featuring La Mezzaluna restaurant visit
Th’Owd Tithe Barn, Church Road, Garstang, near Preston This hostelry claims to have something on their menu for everyone. From 2-4-1 pizzas on Mondays to Fish Frydays where you can enjoy two fish dinners for £19.99. Many of the items on the menu have a local twist. And children are also catered for. The best bit about a visit here... sitting alongside the canal and taking in the beautiful views. For more information visit