Café

Stable Bar

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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 jukebox 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.

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Opening Times

Please note we are not serving evening food until our Burns Night celebration on the 25th Dec.

Wednesday:

  • 1pm sharp – 2pm
    (open for our 2-course community lunch, set menu of 2 courses for £7, first come first served)

Thursday to Saturday:

  • 10am – 6pm

Sunday:

  • 10am – 4pm
    (Sunday Lunch set menu at 1pm & 2pm and open for drinks and bar snacks)

Our Menu

FROM THE PIZZA OVEN

(GF bases available + £1)

  • Margherita (V) £10
    with mozzarella, parmesan, tomato and garden herbs
  • Piccante £14.50
    with mozzarella, tomato, caramelised onion, spicy sausage and chilli oil
  • Porro Rosso (V) £13.50
    with tomato, mozzarella, confit leek and damson preserve
  • Autunno (V) £13.50
    with mozzarella, homegrown pumpkin, caramelised onion, Martin Gott “St James” ewe’s milk cheese, homegrown rocket and white sauce
  • Quattro Formaggio (V) £13.50
    with tomato, mozzarella, Martin Gott “St James” ewe’s milk cheese, “Holbrook” hard goat’s cheese, finished with thyme & chilli honey and grated parmesan
  • Granchio £16
    with potato, lemon, chilli, fennel seeds, Walney Island crab and white sauce
  • Florentina (V) £12.50
    with tomato, mozzarella, homegrown greens and an egg
  • Cervo £14.50
    with tomato, mozzarella, homegrown rocket and sliced Grizedale Forest venison

FROM THE KITCHEN

BURGERS(all served with hand cut chips)

  • Cumbrian Beef Burger £15
    with local beef, caramelised onions, homemade pickles and lettuce
  • North Sea Burger £15
    with tartar sauce and little gem lettuce
  • Falafel Burger (VGO) £13.50
    with carlin pea houmous, chilli, slaw and homemade pickles
  • Vegetable Cobbler (VG) £10
    A hearty root vegetable stew topped with a savoury scone
  • Cumbrian Beef Cobbler £17
    local beef and root vegetables slow cooked in red wine, topped with a savoury scone

SMALLER

  • Leek and Potato Soup (VG) £6
    with Farmer’s Arms focaccia
  • Farmer’s Arms Focaccia (VG) £3.50
    with oil and homemade damson vinegar
  • Twice Cooked Hand Cut Chips (VG) £4.50

SWEETER

  • Homemade Sorbet (VG) £3 a scoop
    choice of Lowick damson or Crake Valley summer fruits
  • Selection of Cakes on the Bar

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING MENU

WEEKEND SPECIAL

  • Loin of Grizedale Forest Venison £19
    with beef dripping potato anna and Cumberland sauce

SMALLER

  • Leek and Potato Soup (VG) £6
    with Farmer’s Arms focaccia
  • Crispy Hen’s Egg (VO) £7
    with onion velouté and shaved ham
  • Squash and Kale Tempura (VG) £6
    with whisky vinegar dipping sauce
  • Grilled Leek (V) £6
    with handmade ricotta, cumin crackers, pickled nasturtium pods and apple tar
  • Rainbow Chard Gratin (V) £5
    homegrown chard layered with béchamel and topped with crispy breadcrumbs
  • Twice Cooked Hand Cut Chips (VG) £4.50
  • Farmer’s Arms Focaccia (VG) £3.50
    with oil and homemade vinegar

LARGER

  • Cumbrian Beef Cobbler £17
    slow cooked local beef topped with a fresh suet scone
  • Winter Vegetable Cobbler (VG) £12
    a hearty vegetable stew topped with a savoury scone
  • Pumpkin Risotto (VGO) £15
    topped with homegrown pumpkins and pumpkin seed brown butter
  • Fish and Chips £17.50
    breaded North Sea haddock with hand cut chips, mushy peas and tartar sauce
  • Mixed Vegetable Grill (VGO) £14
    a selection of our vegetable dishes, served with Farmer’s Arms focaccia
  • Cumbrian Beef Burger £15
    with caramelised onions, homemade pickles and lettuce in a Farmer’s Arms bun
  • Irving’s Ham, Egg and Chips £17

SWEETER

  • Homemade Sorbet (VG) £3 a scoop
    choice of Lowick damson or Crake Valley summer fruits
  • Selection of Cakes on the Bar

KID’S MENU

  • Kid’s Pizza & Chips £6
  • Kid’s Risotto (VGO) £6
  • Plain Burger & Chips £9
  • Kid’s Fish & Chips £9
  • Kid’s Ham, Egg & Chips £9
  • Egg & Chips (V) £6

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