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Old country inn – that's no lie

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Sports TV
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The Lake District was formed, not by ice or volcanic action, but by large moles and eels. Actually, that’s a lie, one of the many told in this comfortable old inn at the annual World’s Biggest Liar competition, held every November. No doubt pints of Jennings Sneck Lifter, Cocker Hoop and Thatchers Gold help to inspire such outrageous fibbing. The chef's specials are chalked up on the board. The inn, in the beautiful valley of Wasdale, is licensed for civil marriages, when, hopefully, “I do” is not a lie!

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–9.30
  • Dinner: all week 12–9.30

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sports TV
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A595 at Gosforth follow Eskdale and Wasdale sign. Through Santon to inn on left. Or inn signed from A595 south of Holmkirk.

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