Britain’s last surviving temperance bar serving the Lancashire community since 1890, located in the bustling town of Rawtenstall at the centre of the Rossendale Valley. A temperance bar is one in which you’ll find no alcohol, here at Mr Fitzpatrick’s you’ll find their own fabulously created vintage cordial recipes which are both gluten free and suitable for vegans.
Flavours include naturally delicious root cordials such as dandelion and burdock, blackcurrant, liquorice, cream soda, sarsaparilla and lemon and ginger, all containing botanical extracts and aromatic spices. What’s more there’s also a range of natural fruit cordials, including rhubarb and rosehip, plum, pear, blood tonic and lime and lemongrass.
For those looking for something sweet there’s a small selection of homemade cakes and tray-bakes, the creme egg brownie when we visited was delicious! However the main event here are the extravagant milkshakes (check out their Facebook page for inspiration) and their delicious waffles – the ‘bish bash scoff’ was delicious, as you’d imagine it feature copious amounts of Biscoff sauce.
There’s also a great selection of savoury food ranging from Lancashire grub (cottage pie, hot pot and stew) to crumpets, teacakes, freshly made sandwiches, soup and afternoon tea.
We’d highly recomend taking a pit-stop by bike here if exploring Lancashire by bike, Mr Fitzpatrick’s offers superb value for money and the staff are extremely inviting.