The world famous Ritson's Bar and Residents' Bar provide a warm welcome for thirsty, hungry and walk-weary guests, 365 days of the year! We have new menus which can be downloaded below.
Ritson's Bar (below) is named after the first landlord, Will Ritson - huntsman, wrestler, farmer, fellsman, guide, raconteur, and the first "World's Biggest Liar". Today the bar is where everyone congregates after a day on the fells, to talk and enjoy the good wholesome bar meals and real ales. In winter most keep warm beside the log burning stove, the garden and beckside tables gaining in popularity as the summer approaches.
The Dining Room (below) provides for the heartiest appetite but in a style that has won many awards, and with particular acclamation for breakfast. Service is relaxed and dress codes are informal. High standards of cuisine are maintained. Breakfast is normally only available to residents, but we will serve self-catering guests and campers by prior arrangement if space is available.
We specialise in Herdwick lamb & mutton when available.
The Residents' Bar (below) provides a cosy retreat for residents, the ideal place to relax before ordering dinner or indeed for a post-prandial refresher!
Sample menus for the bar and restaurant are available below
We serve campers and others butties with egg and/or bacon as well as a choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate at weekends and normally during the week as well. Please ask at the rear entrance to the bar or at reception.