The leaves are starting the turn, conker shells litter the pavements, fires are being lit and Halloween merchandise fills the shops. Allotments and farmers markets are bursting with ripe fruit and vegetables, whilst restaurant menus are filled with game and heartier food. It is officially autumn!
Here’s our top autumnal things to do
1. Find yourself a pub or inn with a log fire and settle in for the afternoon or evening.
Few things can beat the smell and warmth from the real fire and the experience can be enhanced with glass of real ale and a plate of seasonal food. We’re thinking venison, wild duck, squash, aubergines, lamb, plums….we could go on! The following all have real fires and tempting menus; The Millstone at Mellor, The Fleece Inn at Dolphinholme, The Royal in Kirkby Lonsdale, The Clog & Billycock near Blackburn, The Borough in Lancaster and the Shireburn Arms Hotel at Hurst Green in the Ribble Valley.