Harden's survey result
“This is how you do great pub food” – “full of flavour”, using seasonal ingredients from the owner’s farm and with “generous helpings as befits as a gastropub”. “They don’t try to be too clever but they are still a step above everyone else nearby”, hence their “excellent” local reputation.
“Yet to find a more impressive pub in the Lake District” – this “simply outstanding” inn, set in a tiny village, caters for every taste from “local beers around the open fire” to “well-executed restaurant-style meals”: “the food is homegrown, seasonal and full of flavour” and “served in a friendly, efficient manner”.
“One of the valiant good foods places in the Lake” – this pub/hotel in a tiny village is beautifully located and “especially pleasant outdoors in summer” on its summer terrace, and serves robust, refined-rustic dishes from chef Arthur Bridgeman Quin. There’s a strong service ethos too – “led by the delectable Lorraine, she has the front of house running like a machine being drip-fed WD40!”
“Giving some of the best restaurants in the Lake District a run for their money”, this pub/hotel “beautifully located” in a tiny village provides “superb service and gorgeous food”. In October 2016, chef for the last five years, Scott Fairweather, moved on (to be replaced by Arthur Bridgeman Quin) – we’ve maintained the rating on the basis of the “unceasingly delightful” performance this place has shown over very many years.
|Wine per bottle||£25.50|
Crosthwaite, LA8 8HR
|Monday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|