Ribchester Roman Museum

The museum is dedicated to the Romano-British history of Bremetenacum Veteranorum, the Roman name for what is now Ribchester, a picturesque village in central Lancashire which lies on the river Ribble.

Weekdays: from 10:00am to 17:00pm | Weekends: from 12:00noon to 17:00pm
Admission Charges: Adults £3.00, OAPs £2.50, Children £1.50, Children aged 5 and under FREE

Patrick Tostevin, curator
Ribchester Roman Museum, Riverside, Ribchester,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XS

Telephone: 01254 878261

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Situated at the entrance to Ribchester recreation ground at the junction of Church Street and Pope Croft

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Millennium Garden

The Sculpture garden is situated at the entrance to Ribchester recreation ground at the junction of Church Street and Pope Croft. Four carvings by sculptor Fiona Bowley celebrate the village’s life past, present and future.

The garden is the result of a community project, which grew and grew. It started with a public meeting and the desire to commission a piece of public art to commemorate the Millennium.

Extensive fund- raising followed and the carvings, new paving, railing and a formal yew hedge transformed the entrance to the village playing field.

Saint Wilfrid’s Church

Ribchester with Saint Saviour, Stydd

The Village of Ribchester with the outlying hamlet of Stydd are situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley in the heart of rural Lancashire. Ribchester grew out of the ruins of the Roman fort of Bremetenacum and the Parish Church of Saint Wilfrid’s stands where the principle buildings of the fort would have been.

Always a farming community the Village grew significantly in the 17th and 18th Centuries through the expansion of the Lancashire cotton industry. The Village can still boast many of the cottages used by the hand loom weavers in the early part of the 17th century but the weaving industry has all but gone. Ribchester is still a busy place although most of its population work in the nearby city of Preston or town of Blackburn.

Ribchester has four churches; the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s (an early ‘barn’ church); the Evangelical Mission Church and Saint Wilfrid’s with Saint Saviour’s

Rector of Ribchester and Vicar of Stydd
The Rectory, Riverside,
Ribchester, Preston,
Lancashire, PR3 3XP

Tel: 01254 878352 (Answerphone)

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Ribchester Arms
Blackburn Road

Telephone: 01254 820888

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Ribchester Arms & Country Inn

(Bistro, Restaurant & Accommodation)

A family run, fully licensed pub and restaurant, The Ribchester Arms and Country Inn offers a warm and welcoming environment to all. Locally sourced, fine fresh food is prepared within the restaurant to the highest standards. Two non-smoking dining rooms and an attractive bar area offering a selection of guest beers and carefully selected wines await the discerning diner.

Located within the peaceful countryside village of Ribchester, The Ribchester Arms also offers high quality accommodation services for guests wishing to stay and experience the idyllic surroundings of the Ribble Valley.

Winner of the ‘Regional Pub of the Year 2004’ award, The Ribchester Arms prides itself on offering friendly service, a carefully selected menu and only the highest quality food to its valued customers.

The White Bull Hotel

A Historic Lancashire pub (Bar, Restaurant & Accommodation)

Welcome to the White Bull Hotel, a historic Lancashire pub run by new landlord, Keith Newby. The White Bull dates back to 1707 and is located in the heart of Ribchester, famous for its Roman past.

We offer fine dining, pub meals, accommodation and some superb cask ales including the delicious Timothy Taylors Landlord, Bowlands Devil’s Rock, Everards Tiger, Fullers London Pride, Moorhouses Blonde Witch, Copper Dragon Golden Pippin and Deuchars cask ales.

The White Bull Hotel
Church Street

Telephone: 01254 820621

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John Morris
Unit E, Bee Mill,
Preston Road, Ribchester,
Preston, Lancashire

Telephone: 01254 820081
Mobile: 0772 500 3122

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John Morris

(Individually designed, hand crafted furniture)

Tables, chairs, cabinets, bookcases, chests, boxes, beds, wardrobes, built-ins, studies, kitchens, bedrooms

I am a craftsman in wood producing a wide range of custom made solutions for people’s homes.

My furniture is broadly contemporary but my aim always is to interpret my clients’ ideas and tastes sympathetically, allowing them to express themselves in creating new items for their homes, and providing decades of use and pleasure.

Apart from the very occasional sub-contracting of specialist skills, I work alone in my workshop in the Ribble-valley village of Ribchester in Lancashire, creating the designs, selecting the timber and building the pieces. This allows me to maintain a high standard of quality and to be more directly responsive to my clients’ ideas.

Unique Enamelling

(Vitreous Enamel Cast Iron Bath Enamellers High Quality Vitreous Enamel Specialists)

For Cast Iron Bath Restoration & Cast Iron Bath Re-Enamelling using Vitreous Enamel, no one knows more than Unique Enamelling Services!

Unique Enamelling Services Ltd is a small family business, and because of this we have the advantage of being flexible in terms of accommodating our customers’ requirements.

During our time as vitreous enamellers we have been very privileged in the knowledge that we have undertaken work belonging to royalty and several celebrities.

Unique Enameling Services Ltd, Unit J, Bee Mill,
Preston Road,
Preston, PR3 3XL

Telephone: 01254 878265

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Mr W. Geoff Rollinson, Rollinson Gallery, 64, Church St, Ribchester, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XP

Telephone: 01254 878921
Mobile: 07811093916

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Geoff Rollinson

Geoff is an entirely self taught artist. He was born in Lancashire and his early working life was as a gamekeeper and seeing wildlife in its different seasons, has helped him considerably with his paintings. He finds acrylic and gouache paint are his favourite media for the detail in his work which is his trademark. His subjects cover birds, mammals, flowers, butterflies and landscapes.

Geoff lives in the picturesque Roman village of Ribchester on the banks of the River Ribble. Callers are always welcome to view his work in his own Gallery in the village.  A large part of his work are commissions, of which he can be contacted about.

Potters Barn

At Potters Barn it’s all about keeping things wholesome, tasty and simple. We offer a varied menu with great choices for all the family. Pottery painting – a fun activity, whatever your age! There is a small selection of gifts at Potters Barn and a good selection of cards for any occasion. Potters Barn (formerly known as The Carmen Rose) is situated next to the council carpark and in front of the huge park in Ribchester.

Opening Times…
Monday: 10am to 4pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am to 4.30pm
(Please note that during winter months we may close at 4pm)

Potters Barn, Church Street, Ribchester, Preston, PR3 3YE

Telephone: 01254 878431
Fax: 01254 820093

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John and Catherine Teasdale
Preston Road, Ribchester
Lancs, PR3 3XL

Telephone: 07900321372

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Dale Hey Farm Campsite

Dale Hey Farm offers a fantastic location for families, walkers and those who love the countryside. We now have 16 new hard standing pitches (May 2009) situated adjacent to a 12 acre broad leaved woodland planted in 2003. Paths are clearly marked so that you can enjoy our site fully.

All pitches are approx 8×6 m. Even your awning can be accommodated on stone to avoid soggy feet and yellow grass so please bring rock pegs if you are going to put an awning up!

All pitches have electric hook up and there is a toilet/shower block on site.

Pinfold Farm

Welcome to our self catering holiday cottage in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, situated on the outskirts of the historic Roman village of Ribchester.  Set in stunning surroundings with  panoramic views of the open countryside in the  Ribble Valley.  Pinfold Farm Holiday Cottage has been newly built in 2006 to a high standard and is wheelchair friendly.

The self catering holiday cottage is an ideal base from which to enjoy swimming, tennis, golf, cycling, fishing, horse riding, all of which are available nearby. Excellent walking is available locally.

Pinfold Farm Holiday Cottage
Preston Road, Ribchester
Lancashire,  PR3 3YD

Telephone: 01254 820740


Telephone: 01254 878 095

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Riverside Barn B&B

At Riverside Barn, we aim to provide our guests with a haven of luxury and relaxation in the Ribble Valley, an exquisite part of Lancashire.

We have a 5 star rating from visit Britain and have also been awarded a silver accolade for our accommodation. 2007 was an exciting year for us at the barn as we won the Lancashire and Blackpool B&B of the year competition 2007/2008 and were finalists in the North-West tourist awards.

We offer the stylish rooms and meticulous service of a top hotel, but with all the personal touches of a small family run business.

Riverside Barn, Riverside, Ribchester
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XS


Warm and cosy, charming and tasteful, green and economical…
This is the vision Fuelmizas has for your home.
Fuelmizas is a family business, dating back to 1975, so we care about our customers and the products we sell. In fact, we bring the same experience, values and professionalism to our business as we would hope for ourselves.   Visit our extensive showroom, in the beautiful Roman village of Ribchester, so we can give you information and advice on more than 100 fireplaces and stoves on display.

Fuelmizas, Bee Mill, Preston Road
Ribchester, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XJ


Telephone: 01254 878 368

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Bee Mill, Preston Road, Ribchester
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XJ

Telephone: 01254 820 200‎
Fax: 01254 820200

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Spintec supply assembled lures or components for you to make to your own requirements. Spintec manufacture the widest range of colours and weights on the market

Morris made his first Flying C’ or Rubber Tail over thirty years ago. The original idea dates back to the 18th century with the famous spinner “The Wagtail”. It was constructed with two flat pieces of leather sewn together. He developed this idea using latex cut from cycle innertubes. He decided to manufacture purpose made latex bodies. The results were outstanding and far superior to conventional silicone bodies.

About ten years ago he introduced them to Gamefishermen who demanded quality from spinning lures. Starting with a small advertisement in a game fishing magazine, word soon spread about the tough latex bodies and the wide range of sizes and weights available. We believe the Spintec Flying C’ is the most successful Salmon and Sea Trout lure in the UK.


Janis’s is a thriving sandwich shop in Ribchester, feeding residents and also visitors to the historic Roman village.

Sandwiches, toasties, salad boxes, jacket potatoes, curries, ciabbatas, panninis and home-made soups of the day are just a small selection of what Janis’s has to offer.

39 Blackburn Road
Telephone: 01254 820 111

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Richester SPAR has always been there for you. Packed with all the essentials for everyday living, we’re your friendly neighbourhood store – convenient, close and always open when you need us. In addition to the everyday essentials, our Ribchester store offers vital services with a post office including banking services, bill-paying facilities and more.

32 Church Street,
Ribchester, Preston,
Lancashire, PR3 3YE

Telephone: 01254 878 577

Bee Mill Garage

If the worst happens and your car breaks down it’s good to know that there’s plenty of professionals at Bee Mill Garage who can help you with car or van repairs and get you back on track. We can help you get through your car MOT and we also provide Car Body Repair, Car Repair and Engine Diagnostics.

Bee Mill, Preston Road
Ribchester, Preston
Lancashire, PR3 3XL

Telephone: 01254 878 765‎

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Unit S, Bee Mill
Preston Road, Ribchester
Preston, Lancs, PR3 3XJ

Telephone: 01254 820600
Mobile:  07739 540247

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Ancient Mariner Furniture

Ancient Mariner manufacture and wholesale a classic and contemporary collection of unique handmade furniture and accessories personally selected and sourced in Indonesia.
All of our furniture is handmade using traditional techniques, which has helped to create jobs for local people, helping to preserve traditional skills and way of life, with timber sourced from only the highest quality government approved sources.

With highly skilled professionals overseeing construction, we are able to offer unique yet constant quality in both the colour and the polishing process, ensuring that our pieces are village-produced products with the consistency of factory-made items.
Ancient Mariner furniture has a distinctive character and this will only get better with age. Every piece has gone through a lengthy and skilled construction process and is purposefully aged to give it even more character.

Veevers Windowseal

Veevers Windowseal, established in double glazing since 1967, guarantee quality, security and peace of mind. We give a personal professional service from quotation to installation, tailored to suit your exact specification. We will happily beat any genuine written quotation. For extra security all our products are internally glazed which ensures the glass cannot be removed from the outside.

We offer the quality of service you would expect from a long established family business. With free estimates, fixed quotations and our extensive 10 year guarantee, Veevers Windowseal are the choice for PVCu home improvement.

Unit D, Bee Mill, Preston Road, Ribchester, Preston, Lancs, PR3 3XJ


Telephone: 01254 878569
FAX: 01254 878088

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Unit 1, Bee Mill

T: +44 (0)1254 820088

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Gardening Works

Originally began life as The Recycle Works Limited in 1995 and hs grown continually over the years to be come an award winning manufacturer of Wooden Raised Beds, Compost Bins and many other gardening products.

Gardening Works is continually developing the range of products and adding good, new and innovative items. We manufacture many of the products we sell. This gives us a unique range of items to offer to you. We also address separation and sorting items.

We are so fortunate to live and work in a beautiful part of the country in the Ribble Valley and on the doorstep of Britain’s only European Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Forest of Bowland and being a British manufacturer is something we are very proud to shout about.

Marcus Whitehead

General contractor, offering property maintenance, including joinery, building services, to domestic and commercial customers across the Ribble Valley and the Lancashire.

A fully insured, professional, high quality maintenance service is delivered, covering the local areas of Clitheroe, Preston, and Lancaster.

Marcus Whitehead
Bee Mill, Preston Road
Ribchester, Preston
Lancashire , PR3 3XJ

Office: 01254 87 87 17
Mobile: 07846 33 77 09

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Spotty Green Frog
Unit 4 Bee Mill
Preston Road

If you would like further information on the products and services that we offer please call
01254 820 747


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Spotty Green Frog

Spotty Green Frog is a UK company that specialises in children’s educational toys and unique wooden toys for families and schools. Based in Ribchester, Lancashire Spotty Green Frog is a supplier of educational toys and imaginative wooden toys to both schools and homes.

Spotty Green Frog offers a range of toys that are not only educational and stimulating, but durable and built to last. “All of the products that we sell have been tested and reviewed to ensure that they encourage creativity and imagination in children.” Many of our products are from small, boutique manufacturers and are either sold exclusively by Spotty Green Frog or are only available from specialised retailers.

Products from well known wooden toy brands such as Melissa & Doug,John Crane, Lanka Kade, Papo, Janod and The Puppet Company are also available.

The Spotty Green Frog website offers over 1,500 products and a very comprehensive search friendly category selection with detailed product descriptions and images.


Art Gallery & Dealer based in Lancashire, UK, showcasing a diverse range of Vintage original paintings for sale from Modern British & International Contemporary Artists.

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