Food Review: The Legh Arms, Mere Brow

Andrew Brown and family enjoy the Legh Arms at Mere Brow

MY one-year-old daughter, Francesca, loves animals. So we decided to take a Sunday safari to Blackpool Zoo.

On the way our famished family felt we could eat like horses and, getting as far as the Tarleton Bypass, decided to stop for lunch at the Legh Arms in Mere Brow.

We descended on the place like elephants at a watering hole – ok, I descended like an elephant at a watering hole – my wife, Claire, and Francesca glided in like a gazelle.

And if I claimed I was disappointed with the food on offer – I would be lion...

We had never visited the Legh Arms for food before, but we will certainly be back – it was superb.

Its rural setting and rustic charm make it a great location to escape the stress of everyday life without having to migrate too far.

The food we all enjoyed was excellent.

I couldn’t resist a pie with steak, bacon and Guinness (£6.95), which was worth the journey alone, while Claire was delighted with her roast beef (£7.25). Other Sunday specials on the day we visited included half a roast chicken, and roast pork.

A large plate of locally grown, very tasty vegetables on the side was also very good – our daughter loved it, in addition to her home-cooked fish and chips from The Little Darlings menu. There are too many restaurants which cash in on kids, charging high prices for children’s’ meals, which is ridiculous when your offspring are either still in – or barely out of – nappies. The Legh Arms charged a respectable £2.75, which for freshly cooked food was excellent.

There was a great range of dishes on the menu, including eight starters, six mains, three plates from the chargrill and three vegetarian options, all reasonably priced.

Real ales were also well represented, and included the locally brewed Dunscar Bridge Devil’s Brew.

We won’t bee keeping this excellent venue at arms’ length for long.

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