Your chance to explore the scenic area near The Clog under expert guidance. Grab your walking boots and join us.Read more ›
Find a new favourite and give one of our selected wines a go this month - you won't be disappointed!Read more ›
We've another award to celebrate - a place in the Good Food Guide again!Read more ›
Bring your own wine from home to enjoy with your meal. It's as simple as that!Read more ›
There's so much to see on our doorstep! Our walks make the most of the beautiful local area.Read more ›
We're proud of our latest award!Read more ›
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.
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
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.