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Food & Drink

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“The meals were just perfect after a day out walking in the wind and rain.”

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 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.

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CHRISTMAS

.... is fast approaching now, and our Christmas menu starts on Sunday 1st December with an interesting selection devised by Helen, and which some people have said they will have to try twice to do it justice!

Here it is anyway, and please do book ahead to be sure of a table.

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS MENU

Available from Sunday 1st December to Tuesday 24th

(Lunchtime only on 24th Decemebr)

Booking essential for groups of 6 or more, and advised for smaller numbers at peak times


Starter

Cream of parsnip soup with spicy parsnip crisps

Smoked salmon topped with prawns with a lime and creme fraiche dressing

Christmas filo baubles filled with duck and crisp vegetables, on a bed of mache lettuce

Baked fig with melted Stilton, crisp sald and red wine vinaigrette

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Main Course

Roast turkey breast, bacon rolls, chipolata, cranberry sauce and natural jus

Cumbrian fillet steak topped with shallots and wild mushrooms with a red wine reduction

Roast salmon fillet topped with tomato, basil and Parmesan

Mushroom, spinach, Feta and pine nut Wellington with a tomato herb concass

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Dessert

Christmas pudding with rum sauce

Warm chocolate tart with raspberry compote and Chantilly cream

Baileys and fudge torte

Poached pears with homemade cinnamon ice cream

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Coffee and mince pie


2 Courses £19.75   3 courses £25.75   including coffee

                                                                         

Menu

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.

 

 

Bar Snacks

 

Soup of the day with crusty bread

£4.85

 

Sandwiches on brown or white bloomer bread

Ham & cheese with mustard; beef with horseradish creme fraiche and rocket; salmon & prawn with lemon creme fraiche; bacon, Brie & cranberry; Cajun chicken, lettuce & tomato

from £5.75 to £6.50

 

Fish finger butty

Homemade fish fingers with rocket, chips and tartare or tomato sauce

£6.75

 

Ploughman’s Lunch

Ham, cheese, pickle, relish, apple and salad with a chunk of bread

£9.95

 

Shepherd’s Arms Salad Bowl

Crisp dressed salad with a choice of toppings and crusty bread

Prawn, Marie Rose sauce and avocado; Cajun chicken, avocado and cashew nut

£9.95

 

Omelettes

Sweet pepper, mushroom & spring onion omelette with seasonal salad

£9.95

Salmon & chive omelette with seasonal salad

£10.25

 

Starters (Evening Menu)


Soup of the day with crusty bread

£4.85

 

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

£5.75

 

Rocket, cherry tomato, Parmesan and crisp pancetta with a balsamic dressing

£4.95

 

Mini fish fingers and chips stack with mushy peas and tartare sauce

£6.00

 

Lime, coriander and risotto rice bon bons on sweet chilli noodles

£5.75        Vegan

 

Battered Halloumi on rocket with a spicy salsa dip 

£5.45

 

Baked Camembert scented with rosemary, with crisp salad, red onion marmalade and crusty bread

£5.95

 

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

£12.75

Small portion     £9.50

 

Cumberland Sausage

on creamy mash potatoes with red onion marmalade & gravy

£11.75

Small portion     £8.75

 

Steak & Ale Pie

Shortcrust pastry pie with tender pieces of beef cooked slowly in beer gravy

£12.50

Small portion     £9.10

 

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

£9.50

 

 Rib Eye Steak

10oz prime Cumbrian steak topped with tomato, mushrooms and onion rings, with crisp salad and potatoes of your chice

£18.00

Peppercorn sauce   £1.75

 

Shepherd’s Arms Burger

Homemade prime beefsteak burger with tomato relish, bacon and cheese in a bun, with salad and homemade chips

£11.95

 

Red lentil & butternut squash burger

with crisp salad and homemade chips

£9.95        Vegan

 

Stuffed baked courgette

stuffed with a mix of red pepper, garlic, carrot, cashew nuts and mixed wild rice served with a crisp salad and your choice of potato

£9.95        Vegan

 

Sweet potato, sage & onion tart

with cranberries and hazelnuts, served with salad and mixed wild rice

£10.95        Vegan

 

 

 

 

Main Courses (Evening Menu Only)


Baked Salmon

with chilli salsa and lime creme fraiche

£14.50

 

Slowly braised beef fore rib

on horseradish mash and with a red wine jus

£15.00

 

 Mediterranean bean casserole

with griddled potato cakes and a dressed salad

£10.95        Vegan

Small portion     £7.95

 

Crisp pork belly

topped with black pudding and pancetta and served on a sage mash with a natural jus

£15.95

 

Pan fried beef strips

with sweet peppers, onion, mushrooms and Hoisin sauce on a bed of sweet chilli noodles and served with a crisp salad

£15.75

Small portion     £10.25

 

Chicken Breast stuffed with Haggis

and wrapped in bacon, with a whisky and wholegrain mustard sauce

£15.95

 

 

Desserts

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

£4.85