Our History

Nestled at the foot of Pendle, the Calf’s Head is a Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Watering Hole with a history stretching back at least 400 years. The current building was built in late Victorian times replacing a previous ale farmhouse on the site. Part of the cellar is from that original building. The Calf’s Head remained attached to a working farm up until the 1950’s.


The Calf's Head Worston in about 1930

A picture of the Calf’s Head taken around 1930


By 1998 the Calf’s Head had become run-down and was scheduled to be closed and converted to a private residence when the current owners bought the premises. After a huge amount of hard work to rebuilt, renovate and extend the building in a sensitive way, the Calf’s Head has become a very popular Ribble Valley location and 15 years on the owners continue to give it their personal attention.


Inside the calf's head at worston

A view of the Calfs Head from the 1930’s from the bar looking towards the dining room on the right


Advertising the calf's head in the 1920's

A flyer advertising the Calf’s Head from around 1920 – Not much has changed over the years apart from the phone number!