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The Derby Arms - Pub in Cumbria

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Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6RN, Cumbria
England, United Kingdom

James Tucker
+44 (0)15395 52207(landline)

A dog-friendly local with merry log fires, great microbrewery ales and local homemade food - civilised but laid-back and great for walkers

There's been a fresh lick of paint for this traditional local, and its façade now shines. Behind lies a hugely comfortable and very individual pub. Step into a stylish series of candlelit rooms, aglow with rug-strewn floors, cream and red walls, some rather grand paintings, polished period furniture, merry log fires, old stone fireplaces, dogs and booted walkers. The central bar heaves with hand pumps dispensing Cumbrian microbrewery ales (including Dent Aviator), hand-pressed juices from Witherslack, and heaps of wines by the glass. Bag a seat by the fire and settle in for supper; the changing menu announces a crowd-pleasing mix of traditional and modern pub dishes, much prepared from fresh local produce. Start with own-smoked duck breast, follow with sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce or butternut squash risotto, end with sticky toffee pudding. It's super civilised yet nicely laid-back, so stay the night. Upstairs are six refurbished bedrooms with old brass beds, period furnishings, crisp linen, slate-tiled bathrooms, a couple of claw-foot baths, and peaceful country views. After continental breakfast, explore the southern Lakes.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch & dinner £8.95-£15.25.


3pm-5.30pm. Open all day Fri-Sun.


Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6RN, Cumbria


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