Food & Drink Awards 2019 Page 63 There’s nothing quite like a proper, local pub. With food to warm the depths of the stomach and a refreshingly crisp pint to wash it down, traditional English pubs are an art form; one that Burscough-based The Bull & Dog Inn have mastered. With charm and warmth aplenty, discover the delights of this family-friendly community pub in the heart of Lancashire. The Bull & Dog Inn: Best Family Friendly Community Pub - Lancashire Situated just a few miles north of Ormskirk in the thriving town community of Burscough is the perfect little local pub, the Bull & Dog. Located on the main road through the town, the inn boasts an impressively old and rustic structure that offers something for every guest. Welcoming and charming in all aspects of service, the team pride themselves on being more like a family extension of the guests who enter in. Established more than 270 years ago, the Bull & Dog is the oldest pub in Burscough with a story that spans families, generations, naval officers, and operational wartime air stations. Full of both history and character, the atmosphere oozes culture throughout the pub and the owners have a deep reverence for its cultural significance throughout history. Whether visiting with a mate after work for a quick pint, or planning a date night and a relaxed meal for two is on the menu, the Bull & Dog is the perfect place to be soaked in Britain’s rich history. Managed by husband and wife partnership Sabrina and Richie, the Bull & Dog could be in no better hands. Having lived and worked around Ormskirk for more than twenty years in a multitude of jobs, these hands-on man- agers understand the necessity of a good, old-fashioned local pub to draw a community together. Working as a family, Sabrina and her team also understand the importance of being a family-friendly pub, and have spent time and energy to ensure that it continues to be a place for families of all ages and sizes can come and unwind. Having previously delivered the local disco and karaoke events in the Bull & Dog, as well as numerous quizzes and 80s-themed nights, there is nobody better equipped to take on the job of running Lancashire’s best family-friendly pub. Encouraged by the locals to take over the pub, Sabrina and her team have cultivated excellent relationships throughout the community, cementing the pub’s status as a hub of community activity. As though it couldn’t be more friendly and welcoming, the pub also extends a hearty welcome to dogs, ensuring that guests can bring their furry friends inside with them to enjoy a restful visit. The food on offer at Bull & Dog is traditionally English, capitalising and delivering on the very best pub food that the nation loves. Absolute classics such as bangers ‘n’ mash, hunter’s chicken, beef lasagne, a selection of burgers and steaks, and Sunday roasts all feature, cementing the pub’s status as one of Lancashire’s finest traditional pubs. With unique creative and tasty touches, each meal is flavoured exceptionally to ensure every guest gets an authentic British pub experience. As well as the outstanding food on offer, no British pub would be complete without boasting an impressive range of drinks. The bar features a selection of local and regional ales, famous spirits, delightful wines, and the nation’s favourite soft drinks. Guests can drink like the sailors of old and enjoy a wonderfully charming atmosphere in the process. Encapsulating everything that makes traditional English pubs so authentically charming, the Bull & Dog is exemplary. Rich history, warm atmosphere, delicious food and a community feel all make this Lancashire pub one of the region’s finest. Company: The Bull & Dog Inn Contact: Sabrina Tedford Website: and-dog-inn-ormskirk/ © The Bull & Dog Inn