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The Oyster and Otter

Chicken with potatoes

Contact Information

Livesey Branch Road

Tel: 01254 203200

There’s a truly passionate team behind The Oyster & Otter. It’s part of a small, independent Lancashire business that ‘lives and breathes’ fine food.

Easy access from Blackburn, Preston, Manchester and the Ribble Valley is just one of the virtues of this Best North West Food Pub winner in the Great British Pub Awards.

It’s not just the family’s 40 years of experience … or Chris Neve’s freshest daily catches from Fleetwood … or executive chef Antony Shirley’s straightforward and
uncomplicated approach to food.

It’s the whole concept of a modern pub mixed with the highest quality locally sourced food that can be on the plate within hours of being caught.

But it’s by no means exclusively ‘same day’ seafood – there are signature meat, poultry and game dishes from the best Lancashire suppliers such as family friends Reg Johnson for poultry and Gazegill Organics for pork and lamb.

The Oyster & Otter’s ‘New England’ style wood-planked walls and decking leads into a stylish open plan interior with bright contemporary décor. This neighbourhood restaurant and bar, with live music and entertainment nights, private function facilities and a takeaway service is a convenient two minutes from the M65 junction 3 making it the ideal place for business meetings, social occasions, private dining and family functions

Open Monday to Thursday 12 noon - 11pm; Friday to Saturday 12 noon – midnight; Sunday 12 noon - 10.30pm. For food service times please see the website.

The Seafood Pub Company operates The Farmers Arms along with the Oyster & Otter at Blackburn, The Assheton Arms at Downham and The Fenwick at Claughton near Lancaster – all of which have private dining facilities that are available for business and family functions from corporate events to romantic wedding receptions in some of the north west’s most atmospheric country pubs.

Road Directions

From M65 Junction 3 follow A674 Preston Old Road towards Blackburn. Turn right onto A6062 Livesey Branch Road. Follow this road round until you reach the restaurant. From M65 Junction 4 follow A666 toward Blackburn. At Ewood Park Stadium turn left onto A6062 Livesey Branch Road. Keep on this road until you reach the restaurant.

Public Transport Directions

For details of public transport contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040 For information out of normal office hours contact Travelines: 0871 200 2233

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Within miles of


  • Sub-Regional Awards Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional Awards Lancashire Toruism Awards 2013 Finalist 2013



Opening Times

1 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019



  • Bar
  • Licensed
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch
  • Take away service

Children & Infants

  • Children's menu

Establishment Features

  • Booking required

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen
  • Blackburn & Darwen Town Centre Maps to download