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Good Pub Guide Recommended
At peak times, there may be up to 16 real ales on handpump here including their own brews: Watermill A Bit'er Ruff, Blackbeard, Collie Wobbles, Dogth Vader, Isle of Dogs, Windermere Blonde and Wruff Night plus guests such as Coniston Bluebird, Cumbrian Legendary Grasmoor Dark Ale, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Keswick Thirst Ascent, Kirkby Lonsdale Tiffin Gold, Theakstons Old Peculier and Ulverston Another Fine Mess. Also, scrumpy cider, a huge choice of foreign bottled beers and 40 malt whiskies. It's a particularly well run place with a friendly, hard-working, hands-on landlord who genuinely loves his pub and his customers - and it shows. The building has plenty of character and is cleverly converted from a wood mill and joiner's shop and the bars have a lively atmosphere, a happy mix 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. Seats in the gardens and lots to do nearby. Dogs may get free biscuits and water. This is a smashing place to stay.
Good Pub Guide Food
As well as sandwiches (served until 5pm) the popular food includes pork, chicken liver and brandy pâté with home-made cumberland sauce, creamy garlic mushrooms, cumberland sausage on wholegrain mustard mash with beer and onion gravy, fish pie topped with parmesan mash, gammon with free-range egg and pineapple, vegetarian pot, chilli and coriander burger with tomato chutney and home-made chips and puddings such as eton mess and hot chocolate fudge cake.