Busy, cleverly converted pub with fantastic range of real ales including own brews, and well liked food; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
With up to 16 beers on handpump, this bustling place gets pretty busy at peak times. Their own brews include Watermill A Bit'er Ruff, Blackbeard, Collie Wobbles, Dogth Vader, Isle of Dogs, Windermere Blonde, Ruff Justice and W'ruff Night and there are guests such as Coniston Bluebird, Cumbrian Legendary Loweswater Gold, Fell Robust Porter and Unsworths Yard Cartmel Peninsula and Crusader Gold. Also, scrumpy cider, a huge choice of foreign bottled beers and 40 malt whiskies. The building, cleverly converted from a wood mill and joiner's shop, has plenty of character and the bars have an assortment of chairs, padded benches and solid oak tables, bar counters made from old church wood, open fires and interesting photographs and amusing cartoons by a local artist. The spacious lounge bar, in much the same traditional style as the other rooms, has rocking chairs and a big open fire; darts and board games. 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
From an extensive menu and served all day, the hearty food includes lunchtime sandwiches, creamy garlic mushrooms, baked boxed camembert with garlic and thyme, vegetable cannelloni, rack of ribs in barbecue sauce, beer-battered fresh haddock and chips, chicken in a creamy mustard and rosemary sauce, gammon with free-range egg and pineapple and puddings such as hot chocolate fudge cake and crème brûlée.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms
in: Childrens Garden