Pop-up art gallery at Downham pub

Sarah Clemson and Andy Schofield from the Longitude Gallery at the pop up gallery held at The Assheton Arms.
Sarah Clemson and Andy Schofield from the Longitude Gallery at the pop up gallery held at The Assheton Arms.

Long accustomed to stunning views on the outside, the Assheton Arms in picturesque Downham is currently hosting some stunning images inside its walls.

The Seafood Pub Company, owner of the award-winning village pub, has teamed up with Clitheroe’s Longitude Gallery to create an inspiring atmosphere for diners.

With roaring fires, cosy corners and a welcoming atmosphere, the Assheton is the perfect setting for a “pop-up gallery”, inviting guests at the pub to engage with Contemporary British Art during their visit.

Managing Director of the group Joycelyn Neve said: “We already have art from the gallery at our sister pub, The Derby Arms, and after such a great response we thought it would be a good idea to hold something similar at The Assheton Arms.

“The art adds to the homely, cosy feel of the pub and this is something I’m keen to expand upon.”

Sarah Clemson, director of the Longitude Gallery and its sister company, Latitude, said: “We’re thrilled to be holding a pop up gallery in conjunction with The Seafood Pub Company. It’s a great opportunity for the six artists to showcase their work, while also creating an interesting, exciting, dining experience at the pub.”

“Art at the Assh” can be purchased through the Longitude Gallery on 01200 538385 or by email to sarah@thelongitudegallery.co.uk, or imply inquire at The Assheton Arms next time you’re visiting.