The Cartford Inn

Just two minutes walk down the lane from Merlewood.  This award winning restaurant overlooks the River Wyre.

The Cartford Inn, Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, PR3 0YP

The White Bull

Located in the centre of Great Eccleston, this pub is popular with Merlewood owners.

Just 0.6 mile from the Park – a leisurely 10 to 15 minute walk

White Bull

Ruby’s Indian Restaurant

Ruby’s Great Eccleston offers a range of authentic Indian dishes. A takeway service is also available.

Ruby’s Great Eccleston Restaurant, High Street, Great Eccleston,  PR3 0YL

Telephone 01995 670243

Guys Thatched Hamlet

A canalside haven of thatched roof buildings.  Here you will find Guys eating establishment and Pizzeria which is next to the atmospheric “Owd Nell’s Canalside Tavern”.

A really popular venue in a superb location.

Just 6.5 miles by car (approx 12 minutes) from Merlewood

Guys Thatched Hamlet, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow,  PR3 0RS

See their website for up and coming events


Th’Owd Tithe Barn

Originally a post-medieval tithe barn for storing grain and corn, the pub is famous for its selection of fruit wines.  Beautiful location for watching the long boats.

Th’Owd Tithe Barn, Church Street, Garstang, PR3 1PA

Interior of Th'Owd Tithe Barn Garstang
Outside The Old Tithe Barn
Th'Owd Tithe Barn

The Royal Oak

This 17th century coaching inn is situated in the centre of the historic market town of Garstang.

Very popular and renowned for its meals – large portions – reasonable prices.

Just 15 minutes by car from Merlewood (7.2 miles)

The Royal Oak, Market Place, Garstang,  PR3 1ZA

Royal Oak

The Barn

The Coffee Shop serves light lunches, teas, coffees and home baked cakes.  There is a Gift Shop and a small Garden Centre which specialises in herbaceous perennials.

The Barn, The Square, Scorton,  PR3 1AU

The Barn at Scorton 3
The Barn at Scorton 2




  • 01995 670317
    01995 604975 – Extension 3
    07557 988827
  • 10am – 4pm Monday to Sunday

  • The Office
    Merlewood Country Park
    Cartford Lane
    Little Eccleston
    PR3 OYP
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