The Shepherds Arms
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Food & Drink

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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.

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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.

TAKEAWAY MEALS

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.

 

Christmas Menu

Available from Friday 2nd December to Saturday 24th

 

Starters

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

 

Main courses

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

 

Desserts

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

 


Takeaway Menu

From 5 pm Mondays to Wednesdays and from 12 noon Thursdays to Sundays


Starters

 Soup of the day   £4.50  

 

Mains

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

 

Sunday Roasts

Roast beef & Yorkshire pudding   £9.95   small   £7.50

Roast lamb or pork (as available)   £10.95   small   £8.50

 

Desserts 

Sticky toffee pudding

Chocolate brownie

Hot chocolate fudge cake

Others may also be available from the Daily Specials menu

£4.50

 

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.


 

 

Standard 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

£4.95

 

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

£7.25

 

Ploughman’s Lunch

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

£10.50

 

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

£10.95

 

Omelettes

Sweet pepper, mushroom & spring onion omelette with seasonal salad

£10.25

Smoked salmon & chive omelette with seasonal salad

£10.95

 

Starters (Evening Menu)


Soup of the day with crusty bread

£4.95

 

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

£6.00

 

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

£6.50

 

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

£6.25

 

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

£13.75

Small portion     £9.75

 

Scampi, chips & peas

£13.50

Small portion     £9.75

 

Cumberland Sausage

on creamy mash potatoes with red onion marmalade & gravy

£12.75

Small portion     £9.25

 

Steak & Ale Pie

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

£13.50

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

£10.50

 

 Rib Eye Steak

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

£20.00

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

£12.75

 

Red lentil & butternut squash burger

with crisp salad and homemade chips

£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)

 

 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

£16.50

 

Cumbrian Fillet Steak

with peppercorn sauce

£25.00

 

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

£5.25