The award winning Assheton Arms has reopened its doors to villagers and customers following a ten day makeover.
The refurbishment has seen changes to the layout inside, new toilets and the start of work on our accommodation offering. Work is continuing on the new bedrooms, located in Downham’s former post office and Ash Tree Cottage, and will be ready for the first guests in March.

Located in the conservation village of Downham and boasting stunning views of Pendle Hill, the Assheton Arms was named the 2015 Good Pub County Dining Pub of the Year and features in the Good Food guide. It was also named the 2014 Ribble Valley Business Awards Food Business of the Year and Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards Tourism Team of the Year.
Seafood Pub Company managing director Joycelyn Neve said: “The new look means we have created more space for diners and customers who just want to have a drink in the bar. We are delighted with the transformation and can’t wait to show it off to our regulars and new customers alike! ”

Executive chef Antony Shirley has also developed an exciting new menu, whilst retaining some customer favourites, Assheton Arms Originals. A Ribble Valley lunch menu is accompanied by daily changing seafood specials, dishes cooked on the robata grill such as a piggy grill and a range of special pies and seafood dishes including tikka spiced monkfish and roast hake with smoked salmon potato pancake.

A wide range of cask ales and award winning wines complement the new menu. Children haven’t been forgotten either, with a brand new menu especially for little tums including fish bites, cheese and onion fritters and chicken fried rice.

Take a look at the new menus

Main menu

Children’s Menu

Lunch menu

Dessert menu

Wine List

Buffet Menu

To book a table at the new look Assheton Arms, call 01200 441227