RestaurantsCumbriaSkeltonCA11

survey result

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Another ex-boozer I remember from adolescence, with patterned carpets and glowering locals now replaced by worshippers of the Michelin divinity” – and by all accounts Ben Queen-Fryer’s gentrified rural gastroboozer (est. 2017) “merits the star” it has held since 2022. “The food never disappoints with quality, quantity and interest” – all the more impressive given that this is a one-man band.

Summary

£69
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazingly good cooking in a proper pub” makes Ben Queen-Fryer’s five-year-old venture, “deep in the countryside near Penrith”, a “rewarding detour” for anybody passing near the Lakes on the nearby M6. “Everything is cooked on the premises by one-man kitchen, chef Ben”, and it’s all “really interesting, very reasonably priced, and with a good selection of wine”.

Summary

£56
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ben Queen-Fryer’s “lovely little pub-restaurant”, on the fringes of the Lake District, has a “small but perfectly formed menu” that's particularly of note for its “exceptional desserts” – and regularly ranks among Cumbria’s top gastropubs.

Summary

£43
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fabulous little village gastropub” in “a gastronomic desert” near Penrith “with a chef who does everything on his own!” – Ben Queen-Fryer is “cooking his heart out” to deliver “really high quality pub food” from an “excellent-if-limited menu” that’s “amazing value for money” at this “small, out of-the-way inn on the edge of the Lake District”. “The venison suet pudding and triple cooked chips are to die for!”

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Skelton, CA11 9SE

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
No dress code
35

The Dog & Gun Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Dog & Gun Restaurant in CA11, Skelton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Dog & Gun restaurant.
Simon E
Excellent food, especially enjoyed the lamb...
Reviewed 8 months, 10 days ago

"Excellent food, especially enjoyed the lamb and the truffle and egg yoke raviolo. Very good value with a short but interesting and good value wine list"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £45.00 £59.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 79.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £24.00 £4.00 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Skelton, CA11 9SE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday5:30 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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