Our favourite places for food on the move.
We all have days when we just can’t wait to get out on the moors, trails and canal paths. Days when we don’t have time to make our own butties or have the inclination to relax in a cafe. Luckily the South Pennines has some cracking sandwich shops, chippies and delicatessens. Here are some of our favourites. And remember, if you discover one we should know about, tell us!
A trip to Diggle isn’t complete without a visit to Diggle Chippy. You’ll get a warm welcome and tasty chips. Plus, unlike many parts of the South Pennines, the chips are fried in oil, not dripping, so they are veggie-friendly. Definitely worth queuing for.
Grandma Pollards in Walsden has seen queues out of its doors since 1957. It’s a good place to try traditional Lancashire rag pudding – a suet pastry filled with mince and onions. Have it with chips and mushy peas.
Ripponden is home to The Larder Deli. The first time we visited, we nearly missed it and drove past. It looks pretty small from the outside, but inside it’s like Mary Poppins’ handbag! As well as an extensive sandwich menu, there’s a range of homemade meals and burgers, all to take away.
Pennine Wine and Cheese in Hebden Bridge makes sandwiches to order and offers a packed lunch deal for walkers. Look out for the themed specials – the names Joe comes up with for his sandwiches always raise a smile!