Find this serious foodie pub, once a coaching inn, right on the waters edge, so you can watch the ebb & flow of the tide. While still a local, and offering real ales, the good food on offer is the raison d'ètre for most visit here. Don't be put off by the industrial estate that has to be negotiated to reach the sea.
You can eat in the comfortable bar, overlooked by a large stone horses head, or in the formally-laid conservatory restaurant.
Their menu's specialise in local seasonal produce; one for the bar offers light bites ranging from freshly-cut Sandwiches and Filled Baked Potatoes; plus more substantial main courses such as 'Fresh Crab & Salmon Fish Cakes with a White Wine & Fresh Herb Sauce' and 'Aberdeen Angus Beefsteak & Kidney Pie'.
A late Spring version of the restaurant menu included 'Fresh Brown Shrimps with Lemon & Parsley Butter with Pancetta & Avocado'; 'Button Mushrooms in a Tomato, Cream & Brandy Sauce on a Peanut Butter Croûton'; 'Lune Valley Oak-Smoked Smoked Salmon with Buttered Treacle Bread' and 'Chicken Liver Paté with a Cranberry & Ginger Purée, Tomato & Orange Salad with Garlic & Herb Bread' among the starters.
'Roast Loin of Venison with Spiced Beetroot and Juniper & Thyme Jus'; 'Poached Fillet of Natural Smoked Haddock with Mushroom & Onion Paté and White Wine & Cream Sauce'; 'Lakeland Lamb Shank Braised with Orange, Ginger & Red Wine' and 'Pan-Fried Calf's Liver with Grilled Smoked Bacon & Caramelised Shallots' listed among the mains.
If you still have room, you might find 'Cape Brandy Pudding' (Christmas pudding in style) and 'Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake with Passion Fruit Custard' there to tempt you.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00 (Sat & Sun 16.00); mains from £15 to £16; plus Bar Menu
- Dinner: all week 19.00-22.30; mains from £15 to £27
- Seats: 40, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups & has something for everyone
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Ulverston Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available