Great House Barn

The Great House Barn is the smaller of two ancient barns in Rivington (the other is Rivington Hall Barn). Like its sibling it is an oak cruck construction with a slate roof. The barn is thought to have been built in the sixteenth century.

Great House Barn Tea Room and Gift Shop - Rivington Lane
Great House Barn – Rivington Lane

Also known as the Lower Barn, it is now a busy café popular with walkers, motorcyclists, and other visitors to the area. It’s open every day and offers a varied menu that includes cooked breakfasts, burgers, jacket potatoes, platters, hot and cold drinks, and ice cream.

Despite its age the interior is bright and welcoming. At the rear of the building there’s a pleasant outdoor seating area. On all our visits we’ve found the staff helpful and attentive.

Girl eating an ice cream in the outdoor seating area at Great House Barn, Rivington
Outdoor Seating Area

The Great House Barn is situated on Rivington Lane (postcode BL6 7SB). Parking on the Great House Car Park is free. If the car park is full there’s plenty of additional space directly opposite, on the driveway to Rivington Hall Barn.

The Great House Information Centre is situated in the adjacent building. The Go Ape adventure course is also nearby. Paths run from the barn to Lower Rivington Reservoir and Liverpool Castle.


Map showing location of Great House Barn.

Map showing location of Great House Barn


Great House Barn

Address and postcode
Rivington Lane
United Kingdom

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  1. Excellent service, good value tasty food, highly recommended


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