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The Lower Buck Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Edisford Road | Waddington, Clitheroe BB7 3HU, England
+44 1200 423342
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy Saturday night. Service was a little slow but they were busy. Food looked beautiful and tasted delicious. I ate Seabass with lemon & thyme sauce, crushed potatoes and carrots/mange tout. Prices were about right for the meals we got. Every where was clean & tidy, loo spotless. Outside area looked nice and planters looked lovely. Over charged on... More 

Thank Fivestarsalltheway
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't often review a place more than once but the Lower Buck is worthy of it. It's just a lovely pub, quirky with cosy rooms, spotlessly clean yet characterful and just has an overall good vibe about the place. The food is always excellent as are the real ales, staff are friendly and efficient, prices are very reasonable and... More 

1 Thank civic22
jenwar24, Public Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

The Lower Buck is thrilled you always visit when you are in the area, It means a great deal to us to hear you always enjoy coming to The Lower Buck. We have revamped the garden area and its good to hear the sun was out for you to enjoy. Dogs are always welcome to our English pub as there... More 

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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently booked the Lower Buck for a family get together. From the very first, Ollie and his staff were really helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We were a large party and had not pre-booked the food as you have to do in some places. Nevertheless, all the orders came together and was tasty & piping hot. The prices are... More 

Thank Coastocoaster
jenwar24, Public Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

The Lower Buck is a wonderful place for a family get together, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at The Lower Buck. Your kind comments have been passed onto Ollie and his staff. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Thank you for your review. More 

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240 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called here for lunch the other day and had some of the best fish and chips we have tasted for a long time. Nice light batter, lovely flakey haddock, great chips and mushy peas. This accompanied by a well kept pint of bitter made for an ideal lunch. Our compliments to the chef and staff.

Thank recordhater
jenwar24, Public Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

Lovely to hear the fish and chips are the best you have tasted in a long time, great choice and thank you for choosing The Lower Buck for your lunch. Thank you for your kind words for all our staff. We have passed on your compliment to them. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Been to other pubs in the area, though to give this a try. Parking will be a challange when the pub is busy but we got there just after noon and got parking in the road 50 yards or so from the pub. Lovely old building, a number of separate rooms, many with small coal fires, very nice. Dog friendly... More 

Thank ASG-Preston
jenwar24, Public Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our homemade leek and ham pie and homemade quiche, our chefs work hard in the kitchen and its lovely to hear your commendation. This has been passed on to the chefs. Parking can be a little trick in Waddington, there is the village park down the lane... More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Attended a birthday bash, great home cooked food, friendly and helpful staff warm and welcoming country pub.

Thank trudi744
jenwar24, Public Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed the steak and ale pie, coupled with our friendly atmosphere. The pub is a lovely place to celebrate a birthday in our dedicated dining room upstairs. We look forward to seeing you all again in The Lower Buck. More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were on holiday nearby and had read the reviews about the area. We enjoyed a Sunday roast. We managed to get a table without to much of a wait. Although just after we sat down people were turned away as they were fully booked. I would definitely visit again if we return to the area.

Thank Cath W
jenwar24, Public Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Waddington is a lovely village and the surrounding area too. I do hope you are enjoying your holiday in the Ribble Valley. The Lower Buck also has a holiday cottage at the side of the pub, perhaps for your next visit. We are so glad you enjoyed our Sunday Roast, one of our best sellers.... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a traditional pub with no televisions or gaming machines or juke box, a place for eating ,drinking and talking. It was a pity that 3 of the 4 pies on offer were not available and neither was the quiche. We still enjoyed our lunches and the ambience was as important as he food

Thank Barry W
jenwar24, Public Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to here we were out of three of the pies. The pies are made in house on a daily basis at The Lower Buck for freshness. We will take on board the pie situation, thank you. We are thrilled to hear you all enjoyed your lunch in our Traditional pub. We look... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Comfy inviting choices of seating, free papers available. Waited almost an hour for the food on this busy day but was easily worth it, roast dinner was enormous and absolutely tasty. Nice pot of tea kept us going and friendly chats with locals. Staff work very hard, running up and down stairs with meals. Tricky to park in the village... More 

Thank lollybird
jenwar24, Public Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, The Lower Buck dates back to the 1760 one of the oldest around. I am glad to here you enjoyed the Roast dinner. On a busy day, there can be a slight delay. Thank you for your patience. The pub has further toilets upstairs. A sign stating this will be put up in due course.... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

At last I think we have a non chain eatery in the Clitheroe area that doesn't pretend to be something it isn't and hide behind famous names and big marketing budgets. It's a beautiful, traditional village pub, of the variety that is much threatened by over development by "gastro chains" and under use. We visited mid week at about six.... More 

1 Thank Emma H
jenwar24, Guest Relations Manager at The Lower Buck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are indeed an independent traditional pub. Glad to hear you enjoyed our homemade pies too, they are made fresh daily in house by our chefs. A great choice! Looking forward to welcoming you all again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 33
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edisford Road | Waddington, Clitheroe BB7 3HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Clitheroe
  • Phone Number: +44 1200 423342
A traditional country pub, The Lower Buck is one of the oldest pubs in the Ribble Valley. The current Lower Buck dates back to 1760.
With fine cask ale and homemade country pub food, served daily. The interior features four period rooms, three of which have real fires to cosy up to.
The pub has a beer garden front and back. Well behaved dogs are allowed inside the pub too.
Monday has a limited menu, soup and sandwiches, unless a Bank Holiday where the full menu runs all day till 8:00pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?