Busy, cleverly converted pub with fantastic range of real ales including own brews, and well liked food; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Following flooding, this bustling pub (cleverly converted from a wood mill and joiner's shop) has had a gentle refurbishment but this is no way detracts from its character. The chatty bar has beams, black leather, wheelback and kitchen or mate's dining chairs around solid tables on tartan carpet and a woodburning stove in a stone fireplace. Another room has lots of nice old posters on rough plastered walls, and the interconnected dining rooms, similarly furnished, have flagstones and exposed and painted stone walls; several open fires, darts and board games. They keep up to 16 beers on handpump and their own brews include Watermill A Bit'er Ruff, Blackbeard, Collie Wobbles, Dogth Vader, Golden Retriever, Isle of Dogs, Windermere Blonde, Ruff Justice, Shih Tzu and W'ruff Night and there are guests such as Coniston Bluebird, Cumbrian Legendary Loweswater Gold and Theakstons Old Peculier. Also, scrumpy cider, a huge choice of foreign bottled beers and 40 malt whiskies. There are seats in the gardens and lots to do nearby. Dogs may get free biscuits and water. Readers enjoy staying here.
Good Pub Guide Food
Some sort of good, popular food is served all day: sandwiches (until 4.30), black pudding with crispy pancetta, poached egg and mustard and honey drizzle, mussels in white wine and cream, chicken curry, goats cheese, beetroot and shallot tarte tatin with orange, walnut and dill-dressed salad, beer-battered haddock and chips, burger with toppings and chips, sweet-cured bacon chop with duck egg and pineapple, and puddings such as chocolate fudge cake and crème brûlée.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms
in: Childrens Garden