The Pack Horse public house, Elton Road
|OS grid reference|
|• London||181 miles (291 km) SE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||BB1, BB2|
Belthorn is a small moorland village situated to the south-east of Blackburn in Lancashire, England. It is about two-thirds of a mile (1.1 km) away from junction 5 of the M65 motorway, which runs from Colne to Preston. Belthorn has a primary school, Belthorn Academy, and a large playing field with a children's recreational area.
The village has two pubs: the community-owned, recently reopened Dog Inn and the Pack Horse (now named Marco Polo); the Pack Horse is an Italian restaurant and the Dog Inn serves pub food. The houses are mainly old weavers' cottages. Most of the village is in Hyndburn, though some of the houses, including those higher up in the village, are in Blackburn with Darwen.
The village is divided between the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen and the district of Hyndburn, both of which have borough status. The portion of the village within Blackburn with Darwen is largely within the ancient parish (now a civil parish) of Yate and Pickup Bank, with a small area in the north of the village, formerly in the parish of Lower Darwen.
Belthorn used to have its own community website which included community news and details of upcoming events.
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