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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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Valentine Night Menu


Cream of tomato and basil soup

Confit of duck with mini wraps, shredded spring onions and hoisin dipping sauce

Sauteed king scallops on black pudding with pea puree and chive butter


Cumbrian Beef Wellington with a red wine chasseur glaze

Pulled shoulder of lamb on crushed potato, topped with lamb fillet and a minted jus

Lemon sole, smoked salmon & prawn roulade with lemon buttered peas and green beans

Ratatouille, feta and mozzarella filo basket

All served with your choice of potatoes and vegetables of the day


Creme brulee with strawberries and sweetheart biscuits

Baileys and fudge torte

Loveheart meringue nest with raspberries and Chantilly cream


Coffee and chocolates


3 courses £25.50          2 courses £20

3 courses and a bottle of house wine £60 per couple 



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



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



Ploughman’s Lunch

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




Sweet pepper, mushroom & spring onion omelette with seasonal salad


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



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



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



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

£5.75        Vegan


Battered Halloumi on rocket with a spicy salsa dip 



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     £9.50


Cumberland Sausage

on creamy mash potatoes with red onion marmalade & gravy


Small portion     £8.75


Steak & Ale Pie

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


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



 Rib Eye Steak

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


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



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



Slowly braised beef fore rib

on horseradish mash and with a red wine jus



 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



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


Small portion     £10.25


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