The Derby Arms

Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
+44 (0)15395 52207
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A dog-friendly, relaxed local with newly vamped rooms, great microbrewery ales and tasty, local, homemade food served beside a roaring fire


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

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 home cured dill salmon gravlax, follow with steak and ale pie or homemade bubble and squeak cake, 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.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Open all day, 12pm - 12am
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Continental breakfast Mon-Fri. Cooked breakfast available all week. Lunch & dinner £8.95-£15.25.


Nightly price
from £60
Dinner, B&B £60 - £70 per person.
6 Doubles
From £60



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Martin Ainscough

  • Fell Foot Park; Rowing boats and kayaks are available to hire plus you can paddle or swim in the lake, and the adventure playground offers fun for all ages. A great, family friendly location to play, explore and relax.
  • Lakes Aquarium See things that swim, things that fly and things that bite! Walk through our incredible underwater tunnel, home of the breath taking diving ducks.
  • Lakeland Maze and Farm Park Plenty to do on this Childrens Farm with large and small Maize Mazes in the summer months plus the working farm with animals to see and to feed and plenty of other activities and fun inside and out.
  • There are a large range of walks and cycle routes which take you past our doorsteps. Our staff are always on hand to give directions or copies of maps that we have available