whitaker festive lunch | FRom DEC 1st 2017
The Whitaker is the perfect setting for a festive lunch this December. Celebrate the approaching festive season with friends or colleagues with a delicious lunch with views overlooking the beautiful Rossendale valley. Must be pre-booked. Served Wednesday - Friday 12pm to 3pm throughout December
5 course winter taster menu | Dec 1st & 2nd 2017
After the huge success of our Autumn taster evening, we are delighted to announce the 'Winter Taster Menu' will be back by popular demand for two nights this December.
A highly popular gastronomic event showcasing the culinary expertise we offer at the Whitaker, arousing and delighting the tastebuds with the best in seasonal ingredients.
visit father christmas | dec 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th 2017
Making a visit to Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart). So it’s good news that the jolly man himself will be making a stop-off once again this Christmas at the Whitaker.
You're invited for a special visit with Father Christmas in our Victorian Room where you can tell him all your Christmas wishes in traditional festive surroundings. Suitable for ages 1-11.
Covering two of the main rooms on the first floor of the house. These are impressive rooms with views across the valley and, having been recently upgraded, they now provide a light, contemporary space, suitable for exploring and exhibiting the best new art. The team at the Whitaker are passionate about delivering a range of exhibitions throughout the year that will appeal to a number of audiences from the keen observer to the serious collector.
Eatery & Bar
With a fresh and informal approach to our menu, we provide a choice of light dishes made from the highest quality locally sourced ingredients, all designed to allow you to make the most of the longer days and warm nights this summer. Sharing Boards and Sliders, alongside Afternoon Tea there is something for everyone to enjoy.
You can also enjoy a fully licensed bar, as well as the finest Illy coffee or highest quality Jing Tea, alongside our famed cake collection baked fresh in house.
Food Served Wed - Sun from 9.30Am to 4pm*
From Orangutan to Platypus, Polar Bear to Elephant the museum collection of animals includes over 9000 preserved specimens.
The zoology collection includes many mounted mammals, most of the best are on display. A large collection of shells, many birds, eggs and entomology. The collection is worldwide in scope, with specimens from the Arctic to Asia, Africa to Europe as well as animals from our local environment.
A PLACE FOR THE PEOPLE
For over 100 years the Whitaker has stood to bring the community together and keep heritage alive. If you are planning a special event or occasion then talk to us about hiring space and make it a truly unique event.