Sweet treats


Treat yourself to one of our famous homemade cakes and deserts with a fair-trade tea or coffee.


Start your day with a home cooked breakfast, with meat from Anderton’s of the Ribble Valley. From healthy poached eggs on toast to our hearty Brockholes Big Breakfast, you’ll find something to set you up for a day out on the reserve.


Rest those tired legs in our floating restaurant and enjoy a wide variety of lunch options including jacket potatoes, sandwiches, soups and hot daily specials such as chicken and leek pie or Lancashire hot pot, served with seasonal vegetables.

For the little ones

We know how important it is that your little explorers are well-fed on a day out, so we have a wide selection of hot and cold meals for smaller appetites.

Afternoon Picnic Tea

Spend the afternoon catching up with friends or family with our seasonal afternoon picnic tea and a view of our lake and surrounding woodlands. Enjoy our savoury and sweet treats with refreshing cloudy lemonade or our fair-trade tea or coffee. View the full menu here.

Wallings Ice Cream

Treat yourself and choose from the delicious selection of flavours we have, courtesy of Wallings ice cream. All their ice cream is made from the milk of cows at their farm in rural North Lancashire. Discover our flavour selection here.


Though we love Lancashire dearly, we can’t pretend that the sun always shines here. So when there is a sunny day, we love to see visitors having a picnic and we have selected the finest picnic spots for you for you to discover. Picnic bags are available in our restaurant including a sandwich, drink and a packet of Lancashire crisps for only £5.50. Children’s picnic boxes are also available including five items for £5.25.


We know eating out isn’t always easy for people with allergies, which is why we do everything we can to accommodate visitors with food intolerances. We have a selection of gluten-free and dairy-free cakes on offer whenever possible, and also try to provide free-from hot and cold food. To avoid disappoint and to ensure there will be tasty treats on offer when you pop into our restaurant, please call our catering team on 01772 872011 to discuss your requirements before heading over.