Awards, Reviews and Testimonials
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Park House, Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire: B&B review
Read Tony Naylor’s review of his stay at Park House and dinner at La Locanda.
At Park House, you get a proper welcome. On a bitterly cold January night, there is a fire glowing in the lounge grate, tea is on if you want a brew and, from Howard and Mary Williams, immediate warm familiarity. Owners dictate a B&B’s atmosphere and here there is no diffidence, no standing on ceremony…. At night, if you don’t want to drive, toddle along to La Locanda, Gisburn’s cosy, cottagey Italian, which does joint deals with Park House – notably a dinner-B&B package for £95 a couple.
From the opening breads, super-fresh cakey focaccia and flat Sardinian pane carasau dressed in oil, rosemary and garlic, it is clear that La Locanda (awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2011) is a trattoria of unusual rigour and authenticity. Read more here!
Marcus Wareing – The Good Housekeeping Institute
MARCUS WAREING – Famous Michelin Starred Chef Visited and recommended in December Good Housekeeping magazine La Locanda: “ A fantastic Italian restaurant located in the Ribble Valley. It uses the best local produce as well as specialist food products from Italy, which are sourced by the owner on her regular visits home. All the pastas are hand-made daily and are mouth-wateringly delicious.”
How haute cuisine conquered Lancashire
by Anthony Peregrine I had to rethink Lancashire, then rethink it again at La Locanda in Gisburn. Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi, from Lake Maggiore, aren’t your average pizza peddlers…. read more here!
Park House & La Locanda | Gisburn, England
La Locanda is amazing! It was hands down the most amazing Italian food I’ve ever had outside of Italy. The owners, Cinzia and Maurizio Bocchi, are dedicated to sourcing local ingredients to create authentic and excellent Italian cuisine. This strategy, coupled with their Italian hospitality, has led La Locanda to become England’s most award winning Italian restaurant outside of London. It was a meal I’ll never forget!