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The Highland Drove Inn

Convivial village pub deep in the pretty Eden Valley

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

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, but it's more than that, because locals love it. The attractive brick and timber bar is furnished with old tables and settles; the more formal dining takes place upstairs in the hunting lodge-style restaurant.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Days closed: Monday lunch
  • Opening times: 12–2.30 6 to midnight (Saturday 12–12)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12–2
  • Dinner: all week 6–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junction 40, A66 eastbound, A686 to Alston. 4 miles, left onto B6412 for Great Salkeld and Lazonby.

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