As befits its name, the Scape House Inn comes complete with massive views over Golcar and the Colne Valley. The pub is in the romantic sounding Scapegoat Hill (which, alas, is nothing more than a corruption of "Slip-cote", which was a form of cream cheese). The interior of the pub is quite large and very open (in keeping with its location), On the day I visited it was almost empty and it was a little like sitting in an empty cathedral. It has a kind of seventy-ish feel about it ahich means that it is neither fiddly nor pretentious.
The air might be a bit thinner on top of Scapegoat Hill but the beer was as full and rich as you could want. I chose the Jennings Cumberland Ale as I had never tasted it before. It was a pleasant, nutty pint, at 4.0% ABV perhaps a little strong for a junch-time pint