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The Derby Arms - Pub in Cumbria

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

Nicola Harrison
+44 (0)15395 52207(landline)

A dog-friendly, relaxed local with newly vamped rooms, great microbrewery ales and tasty, local, homemade food served beside a roaring fire

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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.

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

Guest feedback
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"There's nothing quite like enjoying a good local ale in front crackling fire after a hike over the fells! The Derby Arms was warm and cosy with quaint English Decor and soft, relaxing background music. The bar was stocked with a good selection of drinks and local ales. When served a bad tasting pint from the bottom of the barrel it was quickly and politely replaced. Our table of 6 were served quickly despite there only being one member of staff. The menu was full of simple fuss-free pub classics. "

Tessa - Bristol, United Kingdom

December 2016
"Very comfortable, welcoming, warm and excellent food"
October 2010

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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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