Maxwell's Cafe Bar is a busy cafe bar with lots of outdoor seating, an upstairs terrace and close to the train and bus stations and long stay car park, so in a great location in the town centre.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Potters Barn is a cosy cafe in the lovely village of Ribchester, selling a small selection of gifts and welcomes everyone including walkers and cyclists, with a walled garden and outside undercover seating. Potters Barn also hosts pottery painting any day of the week, either inside or outside weather permitting and can accommodate groups, parties etc.
Saturday, 3 October 2020
We looked at the menu outside and with no dishes marked vegan, asked our waitress and she pointed out suitable dishes, mentioning the soup was normally vegan, as was the sticky toffee pudding and vegan ice creams were available.
Whilst having a beer, I spotted one of my favourite wines on the wine list, Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier so ordered a bottle.
I ordered broccoli and potato soup of the day, although I was unable to have the bread as it contained soya, with the soy and sesame broccoli with tahini dressing for Steven to start.
There are a couple of vegan options on the menu, a pizza and a hot dog and I know they do a three course vegan Sunday lunch too.
We chose vegan delight pizzas, a side salad and triple cooked chips and I managed to find a vegan wine on the wine list, such a shame they are not labelled. The waitress put the order through to the kitchen and then returned to ask if we would like vegan cheese, although we declined as we prefer our pizza without.
I certainly was not expecting to find one of the best pizzas I have eaten in a long while, in an Ulverston pub, but I did. The pizza base was thin and crispy, topped with an excellent tomato sauce, loads of roast vegetables and basil pesto, it was sumptuous and packed with flavour. The chips were great and the salad was crisp and well seasoned and the pizza really did not need the vegan cheese, it was that good.
I would definitely revisit The Kings Arms for their pizza alone, although their Sunday lunch sounds very temping.