Went for a magnificent birthday lunch yesterday at the Highwayman, at the top end of the Lune Valley. I've waxed lyrical before about the Three Fishes, Lancashire's finest pub in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Well, it looks like Nigel Haworth and Craig Bancroft and their backers - the Walker family - have done it again. A truly great spread of food and drink. Between us we had chicken, fish, steak, pate, soup, salads, melon, bread, sausages and cheese. Not a duff dish in sight. The staff were friendly, the service was quick - which is more important than you think with five boys. The crayons and colouring sheets with puzzles kept the boys amused too.
Thanks Dad, a great birthday. Put a shine on the otherwise depressing onset of middle age.
Go and see for yourself. Link is here.