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Open all year

With cartwheels lined up outside, this former smithy faces a small green by the crossroads in the centre of the village. On its doorstep is northern Cumbria’s wildly beautiful countryside. The menu of good, traditional home cooking makes extensive use of fresh local produce for smoked haddock and spring onion fishcakes; creamy chicken and leek pie; liver and bacon casserole; Barnsley double lamb chop; and fisherman’s pie. At lunchtime a choice of sandwiches, paninis and baked potatoes is offered. Four real ales are always available; there’s a beer garden, and out front a couple of tables with seating.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-12
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Yates, Black Sheep, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

M6 junct 43, A69 E. 7m, straight on at rdbt, follow signs to Talkin Tarn then Talkin Village

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