A passionate desire to do something different, and a clear vision from the start, to create a community pub with top-quality food, has been key to the Eagle’s soaring success. Menus focus on Lancashire’s food heritage and classic local recipes and ingredients are given a modern twist. Hearty and affordable dishes include black pudding Scotch egg; braised beef shin and oxtail suet pudding; plum tart and clotted cream. Disadvantaged young local people are trained in the kitchen, and alongside community group Incredible Edible Ramsbottom, Glen has transformed former waste ground into a beer garden – a fabulous space for education, food production, drinking and dining – while the new orangery has floor to ceiling views that showcase the splendid views. Bedrooms are a delightful surprise, brimming with character and comfort. Three doubles with en suite wet rooms, and two suites with Juliette balconies and baths with showers, each room is named after an owl and features strikingly bespoke artwork and murals. An absolute delight.