As it stands today the Fence Gate is a beautifully restored three storey building built towards the end of the 17th Century. It had been a house to local squires until the 1850's when a wealthy cotton merchant Mr Hartley purchased the property and ran his business from the house. Some thirty years ago the house was purchased from a doctor and his family and converted into a small restaurant. In 1982 the present owner purchased the property and extensively modernised transforming this beautiful building to an Inn.
The addition of two banqueting suites the Cromdale Room and Patio Suite accommodate up to 400 guests, and more recently a modern 104 seater brasserie was added to our comfortable Public Bar. Today Fence Gate has an enviable reputation for its hospitality, excellent food, fine wines and traditional ales and is also proud to be part of 'Made in Lancashire'.
A dining experience not to be missed. Topiary Brasserie. Our modern refurbished 104 seater Brasserie is renowned locally and further afield for high quality standards of food and service. Open seven days a week for lunch or dinner our award winning food and nationally acclaimed wine list is a must visit. Once you've been we are sure you will be back for more. We pride ourselves on a friendly and relaxed atmosphere that allows a dining experience second to none.
Past winners of Les Routiers, Johansens and Lancashire Life food and wine awards, with ambitions of building on these and gaining further local and national recognition. In our kitchen fresh produce is nurtured from its raw state, rare nowadays, with the finest blend of local, national and international influences and presented in a modernistically mouth watering way with the final product not disappointing your primary senses. Along with our seasonally changed menus, a mid week specials board and weekend specials menu you'll be spoiled for choice.
The wine list has something to compliment each and every dish suiting all palates, chosen for everyone from the novice to the connoisseur, representing the four corners of the old and new world wines. Our Banqueting facilities are unrivalled locally for size, warmth, character and dÃ©cor. The combination of the Cromdale Room and Garden Lounge compliment one another offering that extra comfort feature and are perfect for that larger function.
A self contained room with stage area and large dance floor. The Patio Suite is very popular for that smaller party or celebration, again self contained with bar and dance floor. With a variety of menu types available to suit all occasions from finger and fork buffets to sit down four course dinners. As a venue that hosts many Charity Balls, Society Dinners and Gourmet Clubs we are experts in providing that little bit extra, bespoke menus, table and room design.
Local Clubs and associations have been frequenting the Fence Gate year on year testimony of the quality, consistency and reliability on offer.