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Bar & Kitchen at The Whitaker Museum is Rossendale’s hidden gem. The perfect place to eat in Rossendale.

Perfect for coffee, cake and a catch-up with friends and family.
No booking is required, just pop in!

We cater for special occasions too – birthdays, baby showers, weddings, and much more. If you want to learn more, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly team for more information or click here. 

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Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy Christmas Celebrations with work colleagues, family, or friends?

Party nights have arrived The Whitaker! Enjoy a festive 3-course meal followed by entertainment and plenty of space to dance the night away! 

Our party nights are currently available for:  Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th December. 

*Drink Packages are available and tables are for 8 to 10 people.

We also have availability for exclusive hire of our facilities for celebrations of all sizes!

Enquire Now

Whats On at The Whitaker Bar & Kitchen

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Opening Times

Mon – Closed
Tues – Closed
Wed – Open 10am – 4pm (Food 11am – 3.30pm)
Thurs – Open 10am – 8pm (Food 11am – 7.30pm)
Fri – Open 10am – 4pm (Food 11am – 3.30pm)
Sat – Open 10am – 4pm (Food 10am – 3.30pm)
Sun – Open 10am – 4pm (Food 10am – 3.30pm)

Food and Drink

Table service for both food and drinks in the Bar & Kitchen in Rossendale, we recommend booking as we can’t guarantee tables will be available.

Special Diets / Allergens

We cannot guarantee that any of our dishes on our menu are totally free from nuts, nut derivatives or other ingredients to which guests may have a serious allergic reaction as we cannot operate in a nut free environment. We would therefore advise guests with a severe allergy to nuts or other ingredients to talk to us directly so that we can make arrangements and suggest alternatives for a meal that would accommodate their requirements.


Wheelchair accessible  – Lifts on site

Private Hire

The Bar & Kitchen and our Old Stables Event space is available to hire for private parties and celebrations. Please visit our Venue Hire page for more information.