Civilised waterside hotel with lunchtime bar food, three real ales and a fine choice of wines; smart bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Our readers enjoy staying here with many coming back regularly, and the bedrooms have french windows that open out on to a panoramic view of the Leven estuary (the bird life is wonderful); breakfasts are excellent. The bar is at its most informal at lunchtime and has a relaxed atmosphere - despite its smart furnishings: cushioned teak dining chairs, paisley-patterned built-in wall banquettes, glossy hardwood traditional tables, a huge stone horse's head, black beams and props, and lots of horsebrasses. Magazines are dotted about, there's an open fire in the handsomely marbled, grey slate fireplace and decently reproduced background music; board games. Jennings Cocker Hoop and Cumberland on handpump, 16 wines by the glass (including champagne and prosecco) from a carefully chosen, interesting list and several malt whiskies. The conservatory restaurant has lovely views over Morecambe Bay and there are seats outside on the terrace.
Good Pub Guide Food
Enjoyable food includes sandwiches, deep-fried chilli prawns with sweet and sour sauce, chicken liver pâté with cranberry and ginger purée, steak and kidney pie, bobotie (spicy minced lamb with tomato, apricot and savoury egg custard), gammon with free-range egg and pineapple, crab and salmon fishcakes with white wine and herb sauce, and puddings such as lemon and passion-fruit cheesecake and coffee cream profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce. In the evening, the emphasis is on the restaurant with one sitting (at 7.30pm) and light snacks only available in the bar.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms
in: Childrens Indoor Bar