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The first community owned free house in East Lancashire set in the quaint village of Belthorn. The premises comprises of a recently refurbished traditional bar area with wooden beams, stone flooring and a roaring log fire. Local, well kept, ales from various loacl breweries are available together with a range of draught and bottled lagers and ciders. The restaurant was refurbished andre- opened during 2016. EV chargepoints on the car park to the rear.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just called to The Dog Inn , Belthorn . I have just had the best Fish , chips and peas with a pot of chip shop curry sauce Friendly staff , beautiful community run pub , I could not fault a single thing . Please...give s it a try ,especially Thursdays on the Chippy Tea night , you won't be disappointed. And everything is home made on the premises by the kitchen staff.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your chippy tea in The Dog Inn, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews o had to visit !!! So glad I did absolutely amazing food served with passion,great to see a pub in full swing !! Keep up the good work guys your smashing it.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Dog Inn and that everything lived up to our reviews! We hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is absolutely amazing, and for the price, it's by far the best pub food anywhere near or around Blackburn and Lancashire. It's now our 'GO TO' place for lunch. The staff are amazingly polite, and the atmosphere is great too. The menu...two for £21 is brilliant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoy our food and atmosphere at The Dog Inn, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Delicious Sunday roast again and such a beautiful setting to eat in! Great prices too and friendly staff. Would recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 March 2024

There are some great Sunday roasts in restaurants around Lancashire but very rarely do you get this level of quality. Well done Jamie and your great team.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased you enjyed your Sunday lunch and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Started coming here after moving into the area The food every visit is superb The hanging steak best ever tasted ,husband loved his steak pudding The food is consistent the service fabulous well done guys 👏👏👏

Date of visit: February 2024
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you are enjoying your visits to the Dog Inn, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic valentines night meal tonight. Worthy of a Michelin star in our opinion. Very friendly and attentive service and an all round brilliant experience. This is a real jewel in the crown of a restaurant and pub, cannot recommend it highly enough

Date of visit: February 2024
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your Valentine's meal with us, and hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2024

Had the special offer 2 courses for £14.95 before 5pm. Garlic mushrooms followed by homemade steak pudding, chips and veg. All very delicious as usual. I always enjoy dining at the Dog Inn.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjyed your meal at the Dog Inn, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 15 December 2023

What an absolutely fabulous find!!! Had a superb meal for a very reasonable price. The food was served hot and portions were good. I can recommend the salt n pepper chicken pieces, they were really tasty. Four of us ate and we all agreed that...the food was excellent. The bar is well stocked with a good choice. We weren’t rushed into ordering which was just as well as the menu has plenty choice and deciding is difficult!! We had a leisurely meal, staff checked we were ok but weren’t pushy at all. The bill was presented promptly when requested. Think we will be visiting again. Really impressed.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your experience at The Dog Inn, and we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

We chanced on a visit for Sunday lunch today and were highly delighted with the food, the service and the overall ambiance. A total gem of a place. Lloyd and Lois were our servers and nothing was too much trouble for them. We felt so...welcome. The quality of the food was delicious and surpassed expectations. The garlic mushrooms with truffle and Lancashire cheese were an absolute triumph. The roast beef was sublime and the seasonal vegetables were carefully chosen and delicious. Two courses at £19.95 was excellent value for money and I wouldn’t hesitate to return. Truly excellent in every way.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch experiene at The Dog Inn, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 November 2023

Just burnt my mouth on the most delicious cheese pie I've ever had as I couldn't *wait* for it to cool down! WOW 🚑 A wonderfully relaxed restaurant situated in a lovely picturesque village just outside of Blackburn. Thank you Lloyd and the team! 💖

Date of visit: November 2023
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your meal at the Dog Inn - hopefully your mouth wasn't too sore! We look forward to welcoming you back to the pub soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2023

Nipped in over the weekend and we were really pleased with this little find! The atmosphere was great, the lady behind the bar was really friendly and welcoming. Although it was busy the wait times were minimal and we got our food promptly which was...great considering it was made fresh. I got the beef and it was cooked perfectly, the chef clearly takes pride in his work! The plates were a good size and the price was very reasonable. We sat in the restaurant and the views of the countryside were beautiful. We will definitely be back soon, I have my eye on the fish and chips - I spotted another table ordered it and it looked delicious! Thank you The Dog Inn, we will see you again soon :)More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Dog Inn, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2023

Steak pudding as well as the fish n chips were fantastic as well as very reasonable prices. Wait staff pleasing. View 10+

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thanks for taking the time to leave us review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your experience at The Dog Inn, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2023

Went for a Sunday roast beef dinner , the gravy was stone cold it wasn’t in a separate pot like advertised, the potatoes had obviously been cooked roasted frozen then reheated in the oven because when you finally managed to cut into it it was...all dried and cracked on the inside of the potato , he then told me they had been cooked that morning which I then thought don’t insult my intelligence as I use to be a chef , the Yorkshire pudding was burnt and dried out that much it didn’t have a middle , the parsnips had been boiled and not roasted in the oven , the so called cauliflower cheese was a watery mess with no homemade cheese sauce it was absolutely horrendous , also a tea spoon of horseradish sauce between two people there wasn’t anymore on offer , desert was a crème brûlée which was just a sloppy mess not even a crunch to the topping ! I’m really disappointed when I had such high expectations.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to create 2 trip advisor accounts to leave us these false and misleading reviews. The old saying 'the customer is always right' unfortunately does not apply here as what you have said simply isn't true. You ate almost all...More

Reviewed 8 October 2023

Went for Sunday Dinner. The only thing edible on the plate was the Roast Beef. The Home Made Yorkshire Pudding was Soft burnt and tasted strange. The roast potatoes were so hard I could not cut into them. The Gravy was cold. For pudding I...ordered the crème brûlée when it came it was just a sloppy custard not Crème brûlée at all. Extremely disappointed at the standard of the food servedMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yvonne Brown, Other at The Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to create 2 trip advisor accounts to leave us these false and misleading reviews. The old saying 'the customer is always right' unfortunately does not apply here as what you have said simply isn't true. You ate almost all...More

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Gluten-free food is available but fairly limited at the moment - we will be extending our gluten-free options in the coming weeks. There is a meeting of the Coeliac Society on Saturday 11th August in the coffee shop (10am... More
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