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The Three Fishes

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Mitton Old Road | Mitton, Clitheroe, England
01254 826 888
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Three Fishes is situated in the tiny picturesque hamlet of Mitton in...
The Three Fishes is situated in the tiny picturesque hamlet of Mitton in the rural haven of the Ribble Valley. As the flagship and first born to Ribble Valley Inns, this country pub in Lancashire has become a legend in these parts. Menus inspired by Nigel Haworth using only the freshest ingredients harvested by our local food heroes. Enjoy regional Cask Ales and an award winning wine list specially chosen by leading wine expert, Craig Bancroft. All of this in a wonderfully relaxing environment for eating out - with al fresco dining in the summer and crackling logs fires in the winter
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A disappointing experience

We were looking forward to visiting the Three Fishes again after a gap of several years. Sadly our experience was marred by poor service, although the food continues to be of good quality. We had booked, but on arrival spent at least 10 minutes trying to catch the eye of bar/waiting staff to advise... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Julie M
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Last week myself and the family visited The Three Fishes for the Burger N' Beer night, I have to say we all left feeling fantastically looked after by the staff and more than satisfied with the food and drink, which exceeded expectations once again. The burgers went down an absolute storm - everyone demolished their burger & chips and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

When will I learn. We visited Northcote Manor recently and could not even get a hot cup of coffee so why we chose to dine at another Ribble Valley establishment owned by the same company I don't know . Had lunch at the Three Fishes today (19th April) . It was very disappointing. We arrived at 3.30 prompt for our... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to visiting the Three Fishes again after a gap of several years. Sadly our experience was marred by poor service, although the food continues to be of good quality. We had booked, but on arrival spent at least 10 minutes trying to catch the eye of bar/waiting staff to advise them of our arrival. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I had not been to the three fishes for some years and after reading mainly positive but the odd mixed review I was unsure what to expect. However I went along with my husband for a birthday treat a few weeks back and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! The staff where attentive the setting was warm and cosy and the food... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Excellent menu and very friendly service in this gastro type pub in the middle of the Lancashire countryside. Having said that - we were with friends who have visited on a number of previous occasions and who said that they felt that the place has got its act together again, with the obvious inference being that it had lost it.... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great for Sunday lunch, or any other time. Interesting menu and a good atmosphere. One small thing I didn't like is the trend for serving the main course in a bowl, in this instance it was very enjoyable haddock, however eating it out of a bowl with a knife and fork is not easy so I was glad of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Called here for dinner following a food festival. Hadn't booked but were shown to a table within 10 mins of arriving. It has a very trendy yet relaxed atmosphere with a fantastic menu. Staff were very friendly and chatty and offered the choice of drinks. Will most definitely be going back at some point :-)

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GM_RVI, General Manager at The Three Fishes, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words I am glad we could accommodate you following your visit to the Stoneyhurst food festival. I suppose we are fortunate in that you still had room left. I'm glad you found our chef's menu such a treat and we will certainly look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Kind Regards Martin Hurn... More 

Rome, Italy
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Been to this place before and others in the same group, without doubt the food is good and service although a bit slow is good, the menu is varied and there is something for everyone. As my title suggests what has happened is that lots of others are offering a similar good quality product so there is not much to... More 

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GM_RVI, General Manager at The Three Fishes, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Thank you for visiting us, as you say we are very fortunate to be surrounded by some fine establishments locally. I am glad that we can continue to provide good food and service. I appreciate your kind words about the team, my staff always work hard to look after ever customer. I hope that you... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A £24 steak not cooked as requested with no offer to change it despite the server admitting it clearly was not as requested and £23 for a dried up piece of brisket with a slice of fillet in a tasteless "gravy". won't be chancing our luck again

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GM_RVI, General Manager at The Three Fishes, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry that we have missed the mark on your previous visits. I will endeavour to make sure that the standards of food are looked at. I will also review the way the staff address the issues in question. I do hope you have a better experience should you visit again in the future. Kind regards... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Called for an impromptu lunch on bank holiday Monday. First question 'do you have a reservation' Fair enough except the place was almost empty. Look of despair from the greeter and his colleague behind the bar. We were led right through the place, down a flight of steps to a table in the dark. After agreeing it was also chilly... More 

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GM_RVI, General Manager at The Three Fishes, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you were not made to feel welcome by my staff upon your recent visit. I would like to apologise and will investigate this immediately. I hope you give us another try and I can assure you that your experience will be much more pleasant. Kind Regards Martin Hurn General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mitton Old Road | Mitton, Clitheroe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe
  • Phone Number: 01254 826 888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 42
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

The Three Fishes is situated in the tiny picturesque hamlet of Mitton in the rural haven of the Ribble Valley. As the flagship and first born to Ribble Valley Inns, this country pub in Lancashire has become a legend in these parts. Menus inspired by Nigel Haworth using only the freshest ingredients harvested by our local food heroes. Enjoy regional Cask Ales and an award winning wine list specially chosen by leading wine expert, Craig Bancroft. All of this in a wonderfully relaxing environment for eating out - with al fresco dining in the summer and crackling logs fires in the winter
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?