Chipping Village

Location & History

Chipping is a picturesque village on the slopes above the River Loud in the Forest of Bowland. In Medieval days no fewer than five water mills were sited along Chipping beck.

This is a conservation area with stone-built cottages, 17th century school and almshouses endowed by John Brabin, dyer and cloth merchant.

The village also has a 13th century church, which was partly re-built in 1505 and in 1706 and again in the nineteenth century. The font has been in use for over 400 years.

Around the Village

Chipping has a wonderful selection of facilities and businesses, some of which you can read about here.

The Tillotsons Arms

A local and traditional public house serving good quality local ales and serving honestly produced and fresh bar meals in a cosy atmosphere. Dogs and walkers always welcome. Music events periodically. Your hosts are Carl and Janet who produce a comprehensive range of home cooked bar meals with changing daily specials board.

Brabins village store and coffee shop

Brabins is a small village convenience store, post office and coffee shop with beautiful gardens.

Brabin’s is the oldest continuously trading shop in Britain and is situated at Chipping in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire.

It was built during the reign of Charles II in 1668 by wealthy merchant John Brabin as a house and shop from which he traded cloth. On his death John Brabin left the property in trust to the village with the provision that it be maintained as a shop.

The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn is a 17th Century local’s pub haunted by the ghost of Lizzie Dean.

They sell traditional ales and freshly prepared food. Family groups, walking parties and cyclists are always welcome. They are also a Dog Friendly Pub.

The sun Inn has recently opened a wood fires Pizza oven and prepares freshly cooked Piza for eat in or take away on Wednesdays and Fridays.