The Stable Bar
The Stable bar is the oldest part of the inn. For centuries a meeting place where locals and visitors gathered.
Recently restored to its former glory, an open fire, a juke box and flowers from local gardens make for a bar like no other.
Our bar champions independent, organic producers. We serve a variety of beers from Cumbrian breweries, spirits from UK distilleries and award-winning organic house wines sourced from central Spain. To support kindred spirits doing things differently, we’ve found small, ethical brands like Karma Kola (our staff think it’s better than any other cola) and locals like Unsworth’s Yard, Ulverston Brewery, Fell Brewery, Shed 1 Gin and Lakes Brew Co.
Our creatives in the kitchen make dinner in the Stable Bar a special experience. Our seasonal menu of simple, delicious dishes use the best of what our local Crake Valley has to offer. All our produce is ethically-sourced, with many ingredients from neighbouring farms, from our Garden School plot and foraged locally. If we didn’t make it ourselves we don’t serve it: we even make all our desserts in house. We gladly cater for special dietary requirements – just ask – and we always have something on the menu for kids. On Thursdays we fire up our beautiful outdoor wood-fired oven and serve made-to-order pizzas. Takeaways welcome.
On our bar walls, we’ve hung a fascinating collection of 18th-20th century posters, prints and original paintings with rural and local themes, curated by Grizedale Arts director Adam Sutherland (find out more here). Our eclectic furnishings include carefully-restored original wooden settles and chairs which have been at the inn for centuries, alongside local vintage finds and bespoke fittings.
We take bookings for tables of 6+ with a £5 per head deposit.