Welcome To The Clog & Billycock

At the heart of every great village should be a great pub. We pride ourselves on being part of the community, choosing the best local and regional ingredients and creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy our food and drink.

A menu created exclusively for The Clog and gin bar handpicked with a wide variety of offerings and a relaxed environment to bring family and friends - it’s what we’re all about.

GIN OF THE MONTH

 

Poetic License Northern Dry Gin

We've chosen a classic gin from up north, all way the way Tyne & Wear. 

Like every good gin, it comes with a great story...

The independent, small batch distillery in Sunderland developed their take on the classic Northern Dry Gin.

The distillery owner spent five months distilling, compounding and working his way through hundreds of botanicals to arrive (almost!) at the London Dry Gin you see today.

Another two months of recipe tweaking helped shape the final product.

The Poetic License Northern Dry Gin has 13 botanicals in total, most of which are classic gin flavours.

Juniper is at the forefront, as well as with coriander seeds and angelica root. Green cardamom is also present with four different types of pepper.

To taste, it’s a classically styled gin, with juniper leading throughout, while cardamom and cubeb pepper add a drying spice that lingers beautifully.

With undertones of lemon and eucalyptus, the inclusion of Persian lime intensifies the citrus feel while adding a note of perfume.

The rest of the botanicals they use remain secret...for now.

We've matched this one with Fever Tree Sicilian Lemon Tonic and a lime wedge garnish to really make it zing.

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SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL PRODUCERS

There is nothing quite like knowing where your food comes from. Nigel and all his kitchens have become famous for championing local and British produce and they are the heart and soul of the food at the Clog & Billycock. 

Quality and character are the defining qualities and we at the Clog salute all our local food producers.

The finest British ingredients are the heart and soul of all the food at The Clog. Celebrating the nature of our own regional produce gives each dish character and a sense of difference with outstanding quality

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HOME OF THE TALBOT ARCHIVE

We're delighted to be housing this collection of recently rediscovered photographs.

Wally Talbot and his son Howard were Blackburn based photographers working in the areas of Press, Sport and Commercial photography from the 1930s through to the 1990s.

The photographs here were taken mainly between 1950 and 1969 responding to daily assignments in Blackburn and it's locality. Staff and students at Blackburn College, in partnership with the Talbot family and Blackburn Library have been digitally archiving the photographs to preserve this essential piece of social history.

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