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“We were staying at Sharrow Bay and were told rather sniffily that there was nowhere else decent to eat locally. Well there is!” – This small Lakeland bar-bistro with rooms inspires relatively limited feedback, but fans say its modern-ish fare (there’s also a tasting option) comes “thoroughly recommended”.

Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.


This Lakeland bar-bistro with rooms is making a name for itself as one of the better dining options in the locale, and wins praise for its “stunning food and impeccable service”.

Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

1863 is a Victorian guest house set in the heart of Pooley Bridge, an idyllic Lakeland village on the shores of Ullswater.  Originally the village post office and telephone exchange, 1863 has now been reimagined for the 21st century.

More than a bar, bistro and seven elegant bedrooms, we are a family affair who enjoy getting the little things just right and welcoming guests back time and again to share in a slice of Lakeland paradise.

Coming for dinner?

Come on in, join us for a drink and discover innovative, seasonal cooking served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  Carefully structured menus allow you to savour all three courses while our commitment to quality local food in season means there’s always something new to try. Dinner at 1863 will no doubt generate conversation around the table on the night, but (we hope!) will also give you something to talk about long after you’ve left for the evening.



  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 65.00 D only 6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £21.00 £8.00
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details


The chef

The 1863 Kitchen team is headed up by 25 year old, Phil Corrie. Phil, alumnus of Kendal Collage and part of their prestigious culinary team, trained in advanced kitchen and larder, patisserie and confectionary, and finished his college life by completing a level 3 in restaurant supervision. After leaving Kendal College Phil held the reins at a gastro pub in the Eden Valley before joining us in May 2016.


Today, thanks to a lot of hard work and skill, Phil is joined by Sous Chef, Michael Woods (23) formally Chef de Partie at a local two rosette restaurant, Chef de Partie, Niall Frith (18) who was recently part of a winning duo in the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year awards. Last but not least, the team is completed by two junior members, Megan Heath and Matthew Harris


Elm House, High Street, Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NH
Opening hours
Monday8 am-11:30 pm
Tuesday8 am-11:30 pm
Wednesday8 am-11:30 pm
Thursday8 am-11:30 pm
Friday8 am-11:30 pm
Saturday8 am-11:30 pm
Sunday8 am-11:30 pm

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