Parkside Cafe is now open thanks to the team behind Crafty Beggars

Photo: Parkside Cafe

The owners of a Fulwood brewery have said they are “excited” about expanding their portfolio to include an Ashton cafe and bistro.


Phil Robertson and Phil Binks opened Parkside Cafe, a licensed cafe in Ashton-on-Ribble, open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, Wallings ice cream and coffee at take away at 497 Blackpool Road.

Phil and Phily also own Crafty Beggars Ale House in Fulwood, located in Reeds Rains’ former office in Garstang Road, with the couple renovating the interior in 2020 to provide a ‘steampunk’ feel.

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Chenille Mason, manager of Crafty Beggars Ale House, said: ‘There are plans to extend opening hours to cater for an evening bistro menu in the coming months which will be a welcome addition to the area. Ashton!

“With the summer months slowly slipping away, we hope to have a few more sunny days to use our huge outdoor space out back.”

The Parkside Cafe offers full English breakfasts, sandwiches, pancakes, smashed avocado, paninis, salads and more, with vegan options available.

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Chenille said they look forward to meeting those who wish to “stop by and say hello” and what the future holds for the cafe and surrounding area.

The group is working on a dedicated coffee website, with the menu currently available on their Facebook page.

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