Cycling and coffee shops are fundamentally entwined, in fact many a epic cycling story has been told over our favourite brew! Below are a directory of our coffee shops local to Croston for when you are planning your trip out, we have also included some of our favourites further afield for when you are planning something a little longer.
Cedar Farm Galleries
Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley, Lancashire L40 3SY
Description: Cedar Farm is ideally located on a quiet country road, it features 2 coffee shops to choose from and some of the finest coffee in the area. With a good bike storage this is a popular venue amongst local cyclists.
Wallsuches, Horwich, Bolton
Description: Fast becoming a favourite Curleys is a restaurant at the evening but a welcoming and upmarket café by day. Great food, quality coffee and when the weather is nice a great view of the fishing lake. To top it off its downhill from here if you are setting off towards Croston.
Light Ash Farm
St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RS
Description: This cafe is ideally located for a stop after a tough day out in the Forest of Bowland. With the hills behind you and just the trip back through Preston its a great place to stop and re-fuel. Great quality food and coffee and the portions are ‘generous’ with the big breakfast being a challenge for even the hungriest cyclist and the cakes are even bigger!
Lotties of Belmont
Belmont Road, Bolton, BL7 9QT
Description: New addition to the Rivington cafe scene in winter 2018. This cafe is perfect for a round trip over Winter Hill. Attached to the San Marino Restaurant. An up-market cafe with a fantastic menu if you want something a bit different. Great views out the back of the cafe and some outside seating for the summer months. Can get quite busy so probably not ideal if you have a large group.
Dunsop Bridge, Clitheroe, BB7 3BB
At the foot of the trough of Bowland this cafe is the ideal place to stop and re-fuel when out on a long one in the Forest of Bowland. Plenty of bike storage and a track pump (if needed) this cafe is set up to cater for cyclists. Nice little seating area and quality food/coffee. Worth popping in if you get chance.
Rivington Bowling Club
Description: Situated overlooking Rivington Reservoir and right at the foot of a club favourite climb ‘Sheephouse Lane’ you would struggle to find a better location to stop while out on the bike. Loads of outdoor seating and plenty of bike storage along with hard to beat prices make this an excellent café. On a nice day overlooking the reservoir it is sometimes difficult to get the motivation to get back on the bike!
Rivington Hall Barn
Description: Again situated right at the foot of Sheephouse Lane and Winter Hill this is a great location for a café to recharge before or after the climb. It is an old barn with original oak beams as well as providing quality food and drink. A favourite amongst cyclists for miles around.
Roots Cycling Cafe
Blackleach Farm, Roots Lane, Catforth, Preston, PR4 0JB
Description: Situated just North of Preston and a club favourite amongst Croston Velo this Café offers excellent bike storage, great outdoor seating, prompt service and good food/coffee. A must if you are on the way back from a long day in the Forest of Bowland or simply fancy a spin out around the guild wheel.
Saswick House Farm Shop & Team Room
Roseacre Lane, Roseacre, Preston, PR4 3XD
Description: This is a cracking cafe just north of Preston, the one time working farm has undergone a dramatic transformation with the tea rooms housed in the old stable block. Concentrating on locally sourced meat and dairy products with an emphasis on home cooked food.
Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 8HQ
Description: Owned and run by the same people as Fettlers Wharf this café is a great place to stop if your route takes you out towards Southport. Great location on the wharf with outdoor seating and bike storage.
The Apple Store Cafe
Wyresdale Park Estate, Snowhill Lane, Scorton, PR3 1BA
Description: Situated half way up/down Snow Hill on the edge of Scorton (better on the way down than up!) this cafe is in an old Apple Store in the grounds of the stately home. Good home cooked food and cakes and a large outdoor seating area for this sunny days, certainly worth a visit.
The Square, Scorton, PR3 1AU
Description: Right on the edge of the Forest of Bowland Scorton is an great little village and The Barn cafe is a quality cafe. The large number of bike racks would indicate it is cyclist friendly and the coffee does not disappoint. Worth a stop if you are out that way!
The Boathouse Brasserie
St Mary’s Marina, Manorhouse farm, Diamond Jubilee Road, Rufford, L40 1TD
Description: The boathouse is very popular amongst local cyclists. Situated right on the marina with a large outdoor seating area it offers an ideal spot for a coffee stop while out on the bike. It also has some of the largest/tastiest cakes around.
The Delph Café
Halfpenny Lane, Eccleston, Lancashire, PR7 5PR
Description: The Delph is predominantly a Scuba Diving centre but it also has a good little café which is very reasonably priced with excellent visibility of your bike. Great if you fancy a post ride brew just before you get back to Croston.
The Green Jersey
Shawbridge Sawmill, Taylor Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1LY
Description: A great cycling specific coffee shop right in the heart of Clitheroe. Good Coffee and Cakes and furthermore it couples up as a bike shop so you can window shop while consuming your favourite brew! Great for those longer rides in over in the Pendle Hill area.
The Owd Barn
Spencers Farm, Rufford Road, Ormskirk, L40 3SA
Description: Situated in beautiful countryside just outside of Bispham this 16th century barn is a farm shop and café offering good quality food and drink to replenish the reserves while out on the road.
Twin Lakes Velo Cafe
Twin Lakes Industrial Park, Bretherton Road, Croston
Description: A dedicated hub for cyclists. All cycling events on TV, bike parking, jet wash, tool kit, inner tubes, energy gels and bars. They encourage cyclists not just tolerate us. Appreciate it is on our door step but it is a great place to stop after a tough ride and relive the day out over a coffee!
Yours is the Earth
2 Mill Lane, Parbold, Wigan, WN8 7NW
Decription: If you are staying local or just ‘out for a brew’ the this cafe is an excellent place to call in. The coffee is top class and the menu provides something a ‘little different’ focusing on quality home cooked food, you will not be disappointed.