Bay Horse

Civilised waterside hotel with lunchtime and early evening bar food, two real ales and a fine choice of wines; smart bedrooms


Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
Disabled access
Disabled loos
Pub games
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-2 (sandwiches and light meals only), 6.30-8.30 Mon; 12-4, 6.30-8.30 Tue-Sun

Restaurant times: 12-2, 7-8.30

Typical main dish: Aberdeen Angus beef, mushroom and Guinness casserole with spice red cabbage and white pudding mash

Typical main dish price: £18.75

Average two course evening meal price: £24.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (2)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.65

Name of cheapest bitter: Jennings Cumberland

  • Pub games
  • Board games
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 9

Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant

Child restrictions: Children welcome at lunchtime and, if over 9, for dinner in the restaurant.

  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Pub pets: Finnegan, weimaraner

The good pub guide review

The Bay Horse sits on the corner of land where the historic Ulverston Canal meets the estuary of the River Leven, overlooking Morecambe Bay, and it makes the most of its scenic vantage point. There are wide views from the picture windows of the recently redecorated conservatory restaurant and the french windows of the sea-facing hotel rooms. No surprise, then, that birdwatchers love this place, as do walkers and cyclists (bike storage is offered), but also special-occasion diners. While there's a relaxed atmosphere at lunchtime, this is quite a smart place with some lovely touches. Restaurant tables are candlelit (and sunsets often dramatic), the furniture is high quality, there's an open fire in the handsomely marbled grey slate fireplace and the background music is well reproduced; board games. Kind, helpful staff serve Jennings Cumberland and one other ale on handpump along with 16 or so wines by the glass (including champagne and prosecco) from a carefully chosen, interesting list of over 100 bottles. This is a fine place to stay and breakfasts are excellent.

The good pub guide food review

Using the best local, seasonal produce, the well thought-of food includes a formal and often imaginative dinner menu, a 'light bites' menu available lunchtime and early evening and a quality afternoon tea. Other lunchtime choices are hot and cold sandwiches, duck liver pâté with quince and red chilli jelly, cantaloupe melon with parma ham, smoked Scottish salmon with treacle bread, minced pork, leek and lancashire cheese medallions with madeira sauce, bobotie (spiced minced lamb) with savoury egg custard, crab and salmon fishcakes with white wine and herb cream sauce, and puddings such as chocolate crème brûlée and bananas baked with apricot, vanilla, rum and raisin and served with cinnamon cream.

2021 Awards

Name of Licensee

Robert Lyons

Contact Details

Bay Horse, Canal Foot, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9EL

(01229) 583972