Just beyond the sign that marks the end of Greater Manchester and the start of Lancashire on the main road between Rochdale and Bacup, this freehouse is has a very traditional and local feel to it, although unusually it has a mix of cushions available for its chairs and bench seats. The main room is around an L-shaped bar with a comfortable enough drinking section at the front and a more suitable dining area to the room. The other room has a darts board and pool table in it. There’s several Sam Smiths ales available here but only one cask ale, however that does rotate all the time and the used pump clips on the wall show a wide mix of regional brewers including Beartown, Three B’s and Cross Bay. This includes seasonals.