Situated next to a 18th century reservoir, once supplying water to the steam engines that powered Horwich’s first industrial factory Wallsuches Bleachworks. The site of Curley’s Restaurant could not be more prominent to the history of the Bolton and Northwest areas. In the 1980s this stunning and well used area fell dormant, becoming part of the Wallsuches Conservation Area and showcasing it’s outstanding natural beauty for the first time. Today, Curley’s Restaurant remains nestled in a dense wooded valley on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, with their slopes forming a dramatic backdrop and the reservoir’s waters providing a romantic foreground - there really is no better place to enjoy great food and incredible views, all while basking in the history of the local area.
The present day owner, Steve Kershaw, stumbled across and fell in love with the disused reservoir taking all of two minutes to decide to purchase the large six acre site. This was a decision that changed his life, of which there were and are no regrets but many a sleepless night! In 2002, Curley’s was born as a fishery. It’s early incarnation as a fishing lake with a small cafe saw it grow and grow in popularity into one of the Northwest’s finest fly fishing waters with this came the establishment of Curley's Dining Rooms, an extensive set of new stone buildings, a beautiful main dining room with large court yard for outside dining serving mouth watering dishes notably the now famous Curley’s Fish and Chips! There is also the IVY Room -an ideal place for your business meetings and conferences, a private room with patio and Free Wi-Fi . As well as It is with pleasure that Steve and Helen Kershaw along with all the staff welcome you to enjoy fine food in stunningly beautiful surroundings - Bon appétit.