Close to Hadrian’s Wall in the peaceful village of Faugh, this traditional 17th-century Lakeland inn may be tucked away but it’s just 10 minutes from Carlisle. There are oak beams, wood panelling, old settles and log fires in the restaurant, where imaginative pub food is on offer, and in the bar, where you’ll find real ales from the Allendale and Hesket breweries. Creamy tomato and basil soup; Creole sticky prawn rice; chicken fajitas; chilli lasagne; and half shoulder of lamb with mint gravy admirably represent what’s on a typical menu.
Open all year
Days closed: Monday
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 6–11
Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 6–8.30
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
M6 junction 43, A69 towards Hexham. In approximately 5 miles right at 1st lights at Corby Hill/Warwick Bridge. 1 mile, through Heads Nook, in 1 mile sharp right. Left into Faugh. Pub on left down hill.