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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

From this lovely, late 17th-century Lakeland inn at the foot of Blencathra there are wonderful views across to the Helvellyn range. Within its thick, whitewashed stone walls you’ll find slate-flagged floors, beamed ceilings and open log fires, with hunting prints decorating the traditional bars and panelled snug. Cockermouth's Jennings and a guest brewery supply the real ales. The pub has a reputation for good food, dependent on a long-standing commitment to local, seasonal produce and continuing with its preparation in the 'gleaming kitchen'. Restaurant starters include buffalo mozzarella, vine tomato and air-dried prosciutto; and breaded garlic mushrooms. Likely contenders among the mains could be smoked haddock, chive mash; lasagne; mushroom Stroganoff; bean and celery chilli; or lamb shoulder braised in Jennings Cumberland Ale. Six walks start or end here, including ones to Blencathra and Skiddaw.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 7.30am-mdnt
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-9
  • Dinner opening: all wk 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Bitter, Sneck Lifter & Cumberland Ale, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junct 40, A66 signed Keswick, 12m, right signed Threlkeld. Pub in village centre

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