Bustling pub with nicely decorated rooms, a good choice of food and drink, and seats outside
- Separate restaurant
- Sandwiches sold
Bar food times: 12-2.30, 6-8; 12-8 Sun
Typical main dish: Lancashire cheese and caramelised onion pie
Typical main dish price: £13.50
Average two course evening meal price: £21.00
- Speciality beers
- Cask ales
Price of cheapest bitter: £3.70
Name of cheapest bitter: Hawkshead
Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00
- Children allowed in the bar
- Dogs allowed in the bar
The good pub guide review
This is a well run, relaxed and charming pub housed in three linked cottages in a quiet village tucked beneath the barrow of Scout Scar on the edge of the Lyth Valley, famed for its damsons. The bar has a two-way log fire, carved wooden stools against the counter and Robinsons-related beers plus guests from the likes of Bowness Bay and Fell on handpump, a decent selection of wines by the glass and eight malt whiskies. There's an appealing variety of cushioned dining chairs, settles and window seats set around an array of tables on either flagstones or floorboards, walls hung with animal and bird sketches, cartoons or interesting clock faces, and retro lighting. Outside there are seats and tables along the front of the building and picnic-sets on raised terracing. They have six pretty rooms; breakfasts are hearty.
The good pub guide food review
Generous helpings of tasty food from local ingredients include starters such as tomato bruschetta with goats cheese, sourdough, basil and balsamic and ham hock fritters, mains such as cumberland sausage, slow-cooked beef brisket, Cumbrian chicken, leek and mushroom pie, fish and chips, and Cumbrian lamb burger, and puddings such as salted caramel chocolate pot, lemon and blackberry posset and gluten-free sticky toffee pudding. Interesting hand-made pizzas too.
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