An Inn for the 21st Century

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.

Booking: 

We take bookings for tables of 6+ with a £5 per head deposit.

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Opening Times

Wednesday:

  • 1pm sharp – 2pm
    (open for our 2-course community lunch, set menu of 2 courses for £5, first come first served)

Thursday to Saturday:

  • Midday – 11pm
    (full menu 5pm – 8.30pm)

Sample Menu (Spring 2022)

Smaller:

  • Farmer’s Arms focaccia with oil and Crake Valley apple vinegar £2.50 (VG)
  • Fritto misto: fried goujons of Morecambe Bay plaice, Whitehaven langoustines with tempura vegetables and ailoi £8 (VGO)
  • Charred purple sprouting broccoli and spring radishes with wild garlic crème fraîche £5 (VGO, GF)
  • Lemony spring greens with toasted breadcrumbs £4 (VG, GFO)
  • Side of hand cut chips or potatoes dauphinoise £3 (VGO, GF)

Larger:

  • Grizedale Forest venison with game chips, fresh horseradish and Cumberland greens £17 (GFO)
  • Wild sorrel and morel mushroom risotto with Formby asparagus £15 (VGO, GF)
  • Ham, egg and chips £14 (GF)
  • Line-caught Morecambe Bay sea bass with west coast new potatoes and spring herbs £16 (GFO)
  • Grizedale Forest venison lasagna with salad from our gardens £14
  • Spring vegetable cobbler £10 (VG)

Sweeter:

  • Sticky toffee pudding with ginger gelato and whisky sauce £7 (V)
  • Eton mess with mascarpone, Lawson Park rhubarb and British strawberries £6 (V, GF)
  • Martin Gott “St. James” ewe’s milk cheese with Farmer’s Arms crackers, pickles and leek jam £6
  • Vanilla, ginger and bay leaf gelatos and damson sorbet £2.50 a scoop (VGO)

Café

Open Thursday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm.  
See further details here.

STABLE BAR

Open Thursday - Saturday, 12 midday to 10pm.
See further details here.

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