Food & Drink
Whether you have just walked 15 miles, been paddling with the children, or photographing the wildlife, there will be something here to suit you, and food is served all day every day between 12 and 9 in the holiday season.
We are proud of our reputation for good, wholesome, homemade food and have always emphasised local produce, whether Lakeland lamb and beef, fresh lobster from St Bees, or free range eggs from Frizington, and we were the first outlet in the area to introduce vegan dishes as a permanent feature of our standard menu.
Our bar too is stocked with only local ales, and carries a range of Cumbrian spirits and lager, while we offer a variety of carefully selected wines to complement our menu.
For most of our residents about to set out on the next stage of their Coast to Coast walk breakfast too is an important meal, and we make sure they have a good choice of wholesome dishes to set themselves up for the day ahead.
We provide packed lunches as well, which are also available to non-residents.
Our opening hours at present are from 5.00 pm Mondays to Wednesdays and from 12 noon Thursdays to Sundays,when food is served all day.
The takeaway service started during lockdown is still up and running and is particularly popular on Sundays when there often seems to be a steady procession of roast dinners leaving the building (though not under their own power). See below for the menu.
The next big thing, of course, is CHRISTMAS!
Our Christmas menu is shown below and will be available from Friday 2nd December until Christmas Eve. Please do not forget to book if you can, especially at weekends.
Available from Friday 2nd December to Saturday 24th
Cream of parsnip soup with spicy parsnip crisps
Lobster and prawn cocktail with lemon & chive creme fraiche and crisp lettuce
Ravioli filled with shredded duck, spring onion and ginger, with Hoisin sauce
Twice baked goats cheese souffle topped with roast red pepper and asparaugus and served on rocket salad
Roast turkey breast, bacon rolls, chipolata, cranberry sauce and natural jus
Beef Wellington with a mushroom, shallot & red wine jus £2.50 supplement
Sea bass, smoked salmon & prawn roulade on spinach with a lemon and parsley veloute
Filo baskets with spinach, butternut squash and ricotta, sprinkled with chestnuts on a cranberry port sauce
Christmas pudding with rum sauce
Chocolate torte with raspberry compote and Chantilly cream
Baileys fudge creme brulee with shortbread biscuit
Warm lemon tart with strawberry sorbet
Coffee and mince pie
Prices including coffee 2 courses £21.75 3 courses £27.75
From 5 pm Mondays to Wednesdays and from 12 noon Thursdays to Sundays
Soup of the day £4.50
Cod and chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce
£12.25 small £8.50
Scampi, chips & peas £12.00 small £8.25
Steak & ale pie with chips & vegetables £12.00 small £8.25
Shepherds Arms burger with bacon, cheese & relish, and chips £11.25
Shepherds Lakeland lamb pastie with chips & mushy peas £9.25
Roast beef & Yorkshire pudding £9.95 small £7.50
Roast lamb or pork (as available) £10.95 small £8.50
Sticky toffee pudding
Hot chocolate fudge cake
Others may also be available from the Daily Specials menu
Please call 01946 861249 to place takeaway orders and arrange a time slot. If nobody is in to take your call please leave a message and your contact number. Thank you.
As well as our standard menus we offer a range of specials each day which normally include at least four main dishes using seasonal produce.
Soup of the day with crusty bread
Sandwiches on brown or white bread (can be toasted)
Ham & cheese with mustard; beef with horseradish creme fraiche and rocket; smoked salmon & prawn with lemon creme fraiche; bacon,cheddar & cranberry; Cajun chicken, lettuce & tomato
from £6.25 to £7.00
Fish finger butty
Homemade fish fingers with rocket, chips and tartare or tomato sauce
Ham, cheese, pickle, relish, apple and salad with a chunk of bread
Shepherd’s Arms Salad Bowl
Crisp dressed salad with a choice of toppings and crusty bread
Prawn and Marie Rose sauce; Cajun chicken and cashew nut
Sweet pepper, mushroom & spring onion omelette with seasonal salad
Smoked salmon & chive omelette with seasonal salad
Starters (Evening Menu)
Soup of the day with crusty bread
Warm black pudding wrapped around in bacon filled with Cumberland sausage and mushroom, topped with a poached egg and served with our own brown sauce
Mini fish fingers and chips stack with mushy peas and tartare sauce
Baked Camembert scented with rosemary, with crisp salad, red onion marmalade and crusty bread
Main Courses (Lunch and Evening Menus)
Served with fresh vegetables and a choice of potatoes of the day unless shown otherwise
Battered Cod Fillet
in beer batter with homemade chips, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce
Small portion £9.75
Scampi, chips & peas
Small portion £9.75
on creamy mash potatoes with red onion marmalade & gravy
Small portion £9.25
Steak & Ale Pie
Shortcrust pastry pie with tender pieces of beef cooked slowly in beer gravy
Small portion £9.50
Shepherds Lakeland Lamb Pastie
Succulent pieces of lamb with diced potato and vegetables, wrapped in shortcrust pastry and served with a jug of gravy, chips and mushy peas
Rib Eye Steak
10oz prime Cumbrian steak topped with tomato, mushrooms and onion rings, with crisp salad and potatoes of your chice
Peppercorn sauce £2.00
Shepherd’s Arms Burger
Homemade prime beefsteak burger with tomato relish, bacon and cheese in a bun, with salad and homemade chips
Red lentil & butternut squash burger
with crisp salad and homemade chips
Sweet potato, sage & onion tart
with cranberries and hazelnuts, served with salad and mixed wild rice
Main Courses (Evening Menu Only)
Mediterranean bean casserole
with griddled potato cakes and a dressed salad
Small portion £7.95
Crisp pork belly
topped with black pudding and pancetta and served on a sage mash with a natural jus
Cumbrian Fillet Steak
with peppercorn sauce
Chicken Breast stuffed with Haggis
and wrapped in bacon, with a whisky and wholegrain mustard sauce
Our selection of homemade desserts is made daily and usually includes favourites such as sticky toffee pudding, hot chocolate fudge cake, chocolate brownie (Vegan) and cheesecakes together with traditional puddings