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Top food critic praises Ribble Valley gastropub

The Parkers Arms at Newton

The Parkers Arms at Newton

A black pudding sausage roll, mushroom parfait and Lebanese beef and lamb sausages were just some of the dishes singled out for significant praise by Jay Rayner, food critic from The Guardian and Observer newspapers, who recently paid a surprise visit to The Parkers Arms in Newton.

The acerbic but well-respected critic, who has earned the title “Acid Rayner” due to his sour demeanour both as a writer and a judge of various TV food programmes including Masterchef, heaped praise on the gastropub, also citing the traditional Lancashire dessert “Wet Nellie”, served with duck egg custard, as another of the menu’s culinary highlights.

 

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