Tuesday 29th of December 2015
Only a 20 minute drive from our Preston Car Hire branch, this beautiful thatched pub and restaurant set on the canal bank is the picture-perfect place to visit any time of year.
“Within its thick whitewashed stone walls, chocked with low slung beamed ceilings and flagged stone floors, our family warmly welcome you our friends and guests to our home, Owd Nell’s, our traditional canalside tavern.”
Imagine a canal-side hamlet of thatched roofed buildings and you’re thinking Guy’s Thatched Hamlet, just off the A6 at Bilsborrow near the market town of Garstang. You will find Guy’s Eating Establishment and pizzeria nestling next to the atmospheric ‘Owd Nell’s Tavern, Guy’s Lodge and School House Square with its craft shop, plus lots more entertainment from Jazz Band and local musicians to Punch & Judy shows for the children.
Family owned and run for over three decades the Guy’s story first began in 1980 in Bilsborrow, when Irene Wilkinson opened Guy’s Eating Establishment Restaurant & Pizzeria. Guy’s quickly became a favourite with many of the area’s local residents due to its authentic Italian food, atmosphere and high standards of service. Guy’s now operates with three generations of the Wilkinson family at the helm.
Our Thatched Canalside Tavern, originally School House Farm, built in 1798 two years before the Lancaster Canal was completed, sits right next to it. The farm was renowned for Porter first brewed in 1832. Reverend Thomas Duell, vicar at St Lawrence’s Church, Barton resided here while his vicarage was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1832… School House Farm was bought from Mr & Mrs Fife in 1986 by Roy Wilkinson.
Taken from their official page, ‘Owd Nell’s Tavern is open every day from 10am until 1am on Sunday to Thursday and until 2am on Friday and Staurday’s.
Our homemade food served from 11.30am to 10.30pm, All Day Everyday!
‘Owd Nell’s Farmers Breakfast is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30am to 12 noon.
Join us every Thursday night for Paul’s famous Quiz Night.
Our Ice Cream Parlour is open each day from 10.30am for local ice cream, cakes & sweets.