Welcome to Benedicts of Whalley

home-pageBenedicts is located in the centre of the picturesque village of Whalley bang next door to Maureen Cookson’s at No. 1 George Street. The dream of owner, Hilary Cookson in 2009 it has become the perfect place to meet up with friends or dine alone in warm comfort amongst new friends. A continental style cafe bar that in year one was awarded a national accolade for its coffee with the judges comments that it is unprecedented for a new business to win this award.

Chef Ben (a lucky coincidence he shares the name of the establishment!) has a passion for food and flavours majoring on seasonality and local produce. This means we have an ever changing menu to reflect his passions.

With a fine second chef in Jordan Kemp who has a passion for soups and a delicate palette; they lead a team that includes Kim Andrews (ex Curtis cup player as well!) Joel Baker, James Berry, Annette Evans and Ian Cooper on pastry.

You can also take Ben home with you as everything can be bought as a takeaway option for you to recreate a fabulous snack or full blown dinner party from your very own kitchen.

Recently extended to include a full delicatessen – see the link that will tell you more.

- WiFi available -


  • About Benedicts

    Deli - Cafe - Bar

    Benedicts is located in the centre of the picturesque village of Whalley bang next door to Maureen Cookson's at No. 1 George Street. The dream of owner, Hilary Cookson in 2009 it has become the perfect place to meet up with friends or dine alone in warm comfort amongst new friends.

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  • Our Menu

    Benedicts Food

    As so many of you are regulars, we feel we need to keep changing the menu, and so are now offering alongside our sandwiches, salads and platters; our weekly menu of nine dishes. The idea is that Ben keeps coming up with new dishes as well as our tried and tested favourites – and your taste buds keep getting new treats.

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  • News/Events

    Benedicts @ Ewood Park

    We are thrilled to have been asked by Nigel Haworth, chef at nearby Michelin starred northcote to take part in his fantastic food event at Ewood Park. Here is Ben introducing one of the seasonal dishes he devised for the event and is now on our Benedicts menu.

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On a sunny Sunday out with my elderly mother-in law, we were in dire need of refreshment, any refreshment would have done. What we found was excellent tea and coffee, and three meals that were all freshly prepared with very good local produce. attention from the staff was just right and the cakes were good. I left with bag of coffee beans for home, full bellies all around and promises of a return visit. It was busy and deservedly so.

Mr Kenneth Lane