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Festival Venues & Maps

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Our Venues

The Grand

Type: Theatre | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL | Tel: 01200 421 599

The multi-million-pound auditorium is a superb state-of-the-art venue with great acoustics. Also home to a professional recording studio offering world-class equipment plus contemporary dance rehearsal rooms, and a relaxed café.

Ribble FM broadcast from the basement studios so don't miss the Jazz Show on Wednesday evenings from 9pm to 11pm.

As well as our jazz gigs there's a full programme of events from theatre, music, films, comedy to exhibitions.


Holmes Mill

Type: Beer Hall/Bistro/Food Hall/Hotel | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB | Tel: 01200 401035

Home to the Bowland Beer Hall and possibly the longest bar in Britain and so it's a great place to meet up and have a jazz jam. We've been holding free monthly Jazz Jam sessions featuring local musicians. Please let us know if you are planning to turn up. Contact details on each gig listing.

A former textile mill has been brought back to life as a food, drink and leisure hub. Having  Bowland Brewery and a minimum of 24 cask ales on their big bar you’re sure to be spoilt for choice. Listen to live music in the atmospheric Engine Room and have a hearty meal, enjoy a cappuccino then pop into the food hall for the area’s fabulous local produce. Very soon there'll be gym, pool and urban spa with an amazing hotel!


SMSJ Old School Rooms

Type: Club | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: Lowergate, Clitheroe BB7 1AG | Tel: 01200 423073

The Old School Rooms, formerly St Michael's & St John's Social Club, has a huge "Assembly" room which can hold up to 200 people. We've previously had Soft Machine and the Hackney Colliery Band playing here to packed audiences. A great place with great atmosphere, great staff and terrific bar prices. There's also a bar open to all with a big screen TV, snooker table, darts and a piano for those who like a late nite jam!

Parking opposite in the car park which is free in the evening.


Rose & Crown

Type: Hotel/Pub | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: 21 Castle Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2BT | Tel: 01200 442 848

The Rose and Crown Hotel and Bed and Breakfast in Clitheroe is situated 100 yards from Clitheroe Castle. Our delightful hotel has as much charm as it has history. There is very good evidence that there has been a public house on the site of The Rose  & Crown since Tudor times. The building as it stands today was built in 1836 and up until 1860 it played a prominent part in the life of the local people, even being used as the county court at one time.

The public house is open all day, every day, with food served from  Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 3pm and from 12pm to 3pm on a Sunday. Evening meals are available on request.


The Emporium

Type: Brasserie | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: Moor Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BE | Tel: 01200 444 174

A truly intoxicating lifestyle experience.

Half coffee shop, wine bar and brasserie; half interior design superstore. The Emporium is genuinely unlike anywhere you have seen or been before and its Parisian Grand Cafe style appeals to everyone.

Housed in an old Methodist Chapel, lavishly and lovingly converted to create three huge floors of eating, drinking and shopping, The Emporium is a haven from the mass production, hard sell ethos that has overtaken the rest of the world. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and that’s the way we like it.

All three floors offer hidden gems you’ll just HAVE to have, both on and off the menu.


The Artrium

Type: Café/Restaurant | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA | Tel: 01200 442630

The Atrium Café Bar is at the top of the hill beside the castle with great views of the Ribble Valley. It is a stunningly modern venue, that during the day serves food and drink for visitors to the park, castle museum and art gallery and, in the evening, transforms into an intimate venue for lively jazz music.

Chef-patron, James Harper's kitchen produces exceptional fine dining. Starters, mains and puddings are available before the jazz club nights from 5pm to 7.30pm. All dietary requirements are catered for and they have a daily selection of gluten and dairy-free products. Please call The Atrium on 01200 442630 to book your table and to ask for menu details as it changes for each event. Draught Heineken, cold bottled beers, wine, fresh coffee and soft drinks available.


The Station Bar & Grill

Type: Hotel/Pub/Restaurant | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: King St, Clitheroe BB7 2EU | Tel: 01200 425464

Set in a stone Victorian building, this inn is a 1-minute walk from Clitheroe Train Station and a 5-minute walk from Clitheroe Castle Museum.

Individually furnished rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors all have en suite bathrooms, plus flat-screen TVs. Their decorative styles range from airy and traditional to contemporary with antique accents.

The modern bar hosts regular live music, and the open-plan restaurant serves classic pub food in relaxed, colorful quarters. There's also a 1st-floor meeting room.


The Spread Eagle

Type: Hotel/Pub | Where: Within 5 miles

Address: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley, Near Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4NH | Tel: 01200 441202

The Spread Eagle is the perfect setting for a relaxing jazz session while enjoying a meal! Please call 01200 441202 to reserve a table.

It's an attractive coaching Inn nestling within the Forest of Bowland. On one side of the building flows the River Ribble, on the other are the remains of the C12th Cistercian Sawley Abbey. The dining room has delightful views and serves delicious award winning food and, with one of the loveliest function rooms in the area and seven luxury bedrooms, the Spread Eagle is a jewel in the crown of the Ribble Valley! Why not stay for the weekend?


The Ale House

Type: Bar | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: 12-14 Market Pl, Clitheroe BB7 2DA | Tel: 07530 045365

The Ale House, Clitheroe is an independent micro-pub in the centre of Clitheroe, Lancashire. We specialise in fantastic cask ales, modern keg beers and unusual craft bottles and cans from around the world.

We also have a varied range of spirits including 12 fantastic gins and some superb American whiskies and a small but perfectly chosen wine selection supplied by Byrne's of Clitheroe. On top of all that that we also put on regular live music events and the occasional comedy night.  

We have two small rooms downstairs and another quiet room upstairs which is great for board games, meetings and get together’s or just a quiet drink with friends. If you like great craft beer, wonderful gin, good quality wine and good company for that matter pay us a visit.  


The Dog Inn

Type: Bar | Where: Within 15 miles

Address: Market Place, Longridge PR3 3RR | Tel: 01772 780800

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Ribble Valley, The Dog Inn offers roaring log fires in winter, heavenly sun-baked terraces in summer and delicious pub grub all year round.

Our menus are all about great quality, locally sourced, simple rustic food. Wherever possible we use local producers, supporting rare heritage breeds and farmers that care about what they’re doing.

Settle down by the fire to flick through a newspaper or linger outside on sunny days to enjoy real ales and tasty food. Muddy boots, kids and dogs are all welcome.

We hope to see you soon!


Aspinall Arms

Type: Pub/Restaurant | Where: Within 5 miles

Address: Mitton Rd, Mitton, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9PQ | Tel: Book Online 01254 826 555

The Aspinall Arms is found right in the heart of the Ribble Valley, and sits on the banks of the river overlooking the medieval All Hallows church and the 14th century Great Mitton Hall on the raised bluff opposite.

With terraced and landscaped gardens outside, and flagged floors and open fires inside, it's just the pub for walkers, cyclists and anglers to mingle and dine alongside the friendly locals.


Maxwell's Café Bar

Type: Café/Restaurant | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: 54-56 King Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2EU | Tel: 01200 443906

Located in the centre of Clitheroe, Lancashire this contemporary, welcoming café bar offers the ideal setting for breakfast, a relaxed lunch with friends or a quick coffee on the go.

By night we offer a range of tempting evening meals complemented by a variety of beers, fine wines, sprits and cocktails in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

With a busy live events calendar, regular special promotions, a delicious and extensive food and drinks menus, Maxwells is a very popular venue.


United Reformed Church

Type: Church | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: Castle Gate at the top of Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ | Tel:

We are a friendly church based in the centre of Clitheroe. Our congregation has a wide age range with lots of fun activities in junior church as part of the Sunday Service.

There are various clubs and activities for all ages taking place in our church throughout the week. Our regular Services are held on:

Sunday 10:30am - 11:30am We have our main Service each Sunday, and hold a communion service on the first Sunday of each month, at which all are welcome to partake.

Tuesday 12:30pm - 1pm There is a short service of reflection, music and prayer. The church is open from 12noon, and after the service soup lunch is provided.


Esc CC

Type: Café/Cocktail Bar | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: 10 Market Place, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2DA | Tel: 01200 538523

Sit back, unwind and escape the stresses of every day life. Enjoy an award winning cup of delicious coffee or delicate loose leaf tea and relax in the loving, industrial atmosphere. Catch up with friends over indulgent cakes, Loulou's giant meringues and Finch Bakery cupcakes.

Relax with a delectable hand crafted cocktail or try one of our more unique beers and ciders. The industrial feel to Esc CC brings something a little different to Clitheroe, but don't be fooled, we are warm, welcoming and full of heart. 


Royal British Legion

Type: Club | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: 43 Whalley Rd, Clitheroe BB7 1EE | Tel: 01200 422967

A great little venue that over the years has hosted some memorable festival events because of its local friendly welcome and atmosphere. Bar prices are at club rates so have a couple and sit back and enjoy the music.


Keystreet Music Bar

Type: Club | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: 49 Lowergate, Clitheroe BB7 1AD | Tel: 01200 422588

Clitheroe’s Top Late Night Bar

Family run business established for many years.


Clitheroe Cricket Club

Type: Club | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: Chatburn Rd, Clitheroe BB7 2AS | Tel: 01200 422896

Thriving community club located in the heart of the Ribble Valley - 4 senior & 9 junior teams + vibrant social scene!


Clitheroe Library

Type: Library | Where: In Clitheroe

Address: Church St, Clitheroe BB7 2DG | Tel: 0300 123 6703

The library was designed by the partnership of Briggs and Wolstenholme. It occupies a site at the fork of two roads and at the narrowest part features a turret with a clock and a conical roof. Historic England and the architectural historian Pevsner describe the style as "Loire" (referring to the French valley famous for its chateaux). Since 1976 it has been protected as a Grade II listed building. (Wikipedia)