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Pint of beer on a bar

The Wheatsheaf Inn

Good beers, good food and good views

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

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: Monday and Tuesday evening in January and February
  • Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday
  • Lunch: Friday 12-2, Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-8.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6-8.30, Sunday 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Pedigree, Jennings Bitter & Cumberland Ale, Brakspear Oxford Gold
  • Real ciders: Westons

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Late March


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


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


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • 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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