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The Wheatsheaf Inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

Occasionally, landlord Mark Cockbain crosses the lane from his white-painted, 17th-century pub to fish for salmon and trout in the River Cocker. For visitors it’s the panoramic views of the lush Vale of Lorton from the child-friendly beer garden that matter. The quaint, open-fired bar looks like a gamekeeper’s lodge: “We like our locals to feel at home,” says Mark’s wife, Jackie. Real ales from Jennings in Cockermouth also help in that respect. On the menu are sticky sesame ribs; lemon pepper chicken goujons; local trout with lime, almond and parsley butter; and chilli con carne in a tortilla basket. The end of March is beer festival time.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon & Tue eve in Jan & Feb
  • Opening times: Tue-Sun
  • Lunch opening: Fri 12-2, Sat 12-3, Sun 12-8.30
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 6-8.30, Sun 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Pedigree, Jennings Bitter & Cumberland Ale, Brakspear Oxford Gold
  • Real ciders: Scrumpy Jack

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Late Mar


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


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


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Cockermouth take B5292 to Lorton. Right onto B5289 to Low Lorton

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01900 85199 & 85268 01900 85199 & 85268
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