It's hard to review Rivington Barn without mentioning the reason why weekend finds this place so busy. Simply, it's set in some of the most beautiful countryside in the country.
It attracts motor bikers, not the 'shoot you on the motorway' variety, but the colourful character types. But apart from them, you'll find walkers', runners', hikers' and mountain bikers' next to casual moochers', many of whom have been doing what they love around the Rivvy Hills and are recuperating with a hot drink, scone, meal or some other traditional delight. The barn provides all of this, along with an array of small stalls and, as this is Lancashire, some respite from the rain.
There is a small museum next to the barn that is well worth a look. One of the stories it tells is about a plane that crashed during the war, killing all on board, on one of the hills. In the picture attached you can see the monument they erected in their memory. The picture does not do the area justice - get up there and see it. You can buy guide books from the Barn and toddle off on all manner of walks.
Rivington Hall Barn is set in the beautiful surrounding area of Rivington, it is a lovely black and white traditional building, full of character and has lots of charm, beautiful to look at inside and out. A pleasure to visit.
Inside of the Hall Barn it has lovely beams from the roof and hanging from these are fairy lights that are lit for wedding receptions etc and are a stunning effect. There is a bar serving alcholol at one end, chair and table in the centre and seats around the edges, some standing areas. At the other end is a carvery area and hot and cold food area.
On Sundays and Bank Holidays the Barn Hall is a popular destination that attracts bikers and walkers and families etc, the atmosphere is great and the barn opens on Sundays to serve food and drinks. It is a wonderful sight outside on the forecourt of the Barn Hall when the motorbikes are all parked up, they are wonderful machinesamazing to see and such a great atmosphere, very friendly bunch.
The food that is served in the Hall Barn is of a very high standard, there are lots of tablesbe there before 2pm for lunch as they stop serving at approximately that time or just later.
There are a few stalls inside too on Sundays offering cards, socks, jewellery and pictures to name a few.
The toilets are recently updated and are a good facility, ultra modern.
The Barn opens on Sundays and Bank Holidays normally but is also available for private functions and sometimes there are dances in the evening or live bands.
The Hall Barn is a beautiful venue for a wedding.
One of my favourite places to be and so I do Highly recommend Rvington Hall Barn.
Rivington Barn Hall is a welcome sight for anyone who has been out hiking across Rivington Moor or up to Rivington Pike! During the day Rivington Barn Hall is open to the public and is split into a gift shop and cafetera which sells meals and refreshments for the tired walkers and ramblers.
Theres plenty of seats and tables inside, outside there are several tables which are nice to sit on when the sun is out.
They offer plenty of refreshments from cream teas, sandwiches, cakes and handmade icecreams too which are delicious.
The gift shop side of the the barn has something for everyone, including lots of maps and booklets on walks you can go on in the surroundling area so you dont get lost! Plus toys, souveniers, sweets, walking sticks, clothes, nik naks and various novelties which you expect to find in any tourist venue.
A lovely little quaint building with public toilets just around the corner - the perfect welcome break for all tired and weary walkers after coming down from that big hill!
Superb venue, I regularly hold Northern Link singles Soul and Motown nights there and the old barn creates a brilliant atmosphere.
The staff are really helpful and friendly and the toilets wouldn't feel out of place in the New York Hilton!!!
Why not try this or one of our many other event log onto northernlink.co.uk for more info or ring Karen 01204 460989
A lovely old barn used for functions and parties. Regular events such as Rocky horror parties and 1970s parties. A suberb night out especially for large groups. Worth booking a taxi beforehand or nominating a driver because it's impossible to get to via public transport and taxis are always in demand at the end of the evening. Suitable for all age groups.
LOve this place
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