The Eagle and Child
Maltkiln Lane, Ormskirk L40 3SG
What a pretty village and what a lovely oldy-worldy pub, set right on the village green in the beautiful rural setting of West Lancashire. This pub oozes with traditional and genuine character probably because it’s been around quite a while, approximately 300 years (mid-18th century) we’re told.
It really does feel like stepping back in time, with its heavy wooden furniture, worn stone floors, hand woven rugs, wooden panelling and lovey log fires, its cosy, its welcoming and well worth the trip out.
The food was delicious, and all locally sourced, including the meats, with a choice of 4 or 5 Sunday Roast combinations, home-made pies, juicy burgers and fish dish choices, there was plenty to choose from, including the additional specials menu, that changes constantly,
It even has its very own (and beautifully presented we must say) farm shop and store right next door, filling every nook and cranny of the converted good with fantastic fresh local produce and wonderful quirky gifts.
You can either choose to sit indoors and get the full force of the historical ambience out back in the plush garden area complete with a games lawn, bowling green and wildlife area, or out front facing the lovely village green, whatever you go for you will fully enjoy your drinking and dining visit without a doubt.
There are not many left of these truly historical, ambient and cosy village pubs complete with village green, so make the most of it whilst you can.
Highly recommended by Ificould