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The Highland Drove Inn

GREAT SALKELD, Penrith, CA11 9NA

On an old drove road, this 300-year-old country inn recalls the long-vanished days when hardy Highland cattle were driven across open water from Scotland's Western Isles to markets in England. A reputation for high-quality food might suggest it's a destination pub, as indeed it is, but it's more than that, because locals love it too, one attraction being a cask-conditioned ale called Kyloes Kushie. The attractive brick and timber bar, where snacks are available, is furnished with old tables and settles; the more formal dining takes place upstairs in the hunting lodge-style restaurant, where a verandah offers fine country views. The kitchen depends on locally-sourced game, fish and meat, examples including venison rendang, an Indonesian curry with coconut milk and spices; Cumbrian lamb shank slow-braised in Guinness; duck breast marinated in pineapple, chilli and soy sauce; and baked fillet of halibut.

Further information

Tel: 01768 898349
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Theakston Black Bull Bitter, Best & Traditional Mild, Eden Brewery Kyloes Kushie, guest ale

Open

Tue-Fri 12-2 (all wk 6pm-mdnt Sat noon-2am)

Closed

25 Dec, Mon L

Facilities

Children welcome.
Garden.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.

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Directions

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M6 junct 40, A66 E'bound, A686 to Alston. 4m, left onto B6412 for Great Salkeld & Lazonby

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