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Castle Inn Tavern

Our menu changes on a regular basis, and there are always some seasonal specialties on our blackboard, which change daily. Below is our current Tavern Bar Menu.

We have had to adapt what we do in a few ways to keep you and our team members safe. Our menus may look a little different but still has simple traditional tavern style food at its heart and you enjoy our hospitality here and we are so happy to welcome you back. We are open between 5pm and 10pm (last orders for food 8:45) 

Starters and Light Bites

Soup of the Day with chunks of bread & butter – 5.

Rustic Ciabatta bread, olives, sun blush tomato, balsamic dip - 6. Or to share 8.

Thin Sliced Parma Ham, stilton cheese chunks, candy walnuts, crisp celery and poached pear - 6.

Panko Crusted Fishcake, Thai spices, sweet chili dip and bubble batter prawns - 6.

A Tin of Nachos salsa, sour cream, jalapenos & melted cheese (v) - 7.

Classic Tavern Main Meals

The Tavern Seasonal Burger - Grilled Bacon, Mature Cheddar, Tomato, Caramelized Onion Chutney, pig in blanket, onion rings Garden Leaves and Chips - 12.

 Fresh Ale Battered MSC Cod Fillet, chunky chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce – 12.

Trio of Flavored Thick Cumberland Sausage, olive oil mash, seasonal veggies, onion rings and jus – 11.

Tavern Winter Salad (v), roasted peppers, squash, Puy lentils, baby leaves, feta and balsamic – 10.

Add Chicken – 12.50

Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini(v) Ratatouille stewed vegetable ragu, garlic bread, baby leaves – 11.

Add Chicken – 13.50

Freshly Stone Baked 12” Pepperoni or Margherita Pizza (v) served in the classic pizza box - 12.

Penang Red Curry (v, ve), plain rice, poppadum, garlic & coriander naan bread - 10.

Add Chicken -12.50

Homemade Shin Beef & Ale Pie, seasonal veggies, mini gravy jug, mash or chips - 12.50


3 Scoops of Ice Cream produced by our friends at English Lakes, fruit coulis, bandy snap & wafer - 5.50

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake, caramelized apple compote & ‘Biscoff’ ice cream - 6.50

Farmstead Cheese Board, ask for today choice, crackers, apricots, walnuts, celery & chutney - 7.50

Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding, Caramel Sauce & Thunder & Lightning Ice Cream - 6.50

In the Castle Inn Tavern you can be sure of a warm welcome whatever the weather!

The Castle Inn Tavern is open from 17.00 daily, with the warmth of the fire (seasonal) and a selection of real Cumbrian ales and coffees. On warmer days our gardener would love you to enjoy your drinks outside and admire the landscaped gardens.

Laker's BarFood is served in the Castle Inn Tavern, from 5pm until 8.45pm daily (booking is essential). There is also a host of local sandwiches, salad and soups for a light bite option.

Along with a mixture of more filling, local and traditional dishes, and a daily specials board, ensures that even guests on an extended stay can always try something different.



For those travelling with children a special menu waits, with a selection of healthy meals along with those little treats.



Don't forget to take a look at the pictures near the fire place of the hotel as an old coaching inn, or with it's outdoor pool in the 1970's.

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