1863 Bar Bistro Rooms

“Smart Lakes setting for modern British cooking” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

POOLEY BRIDGE, CUMBRIA

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Built in 1863 for the village blacksmith, what is now its contemporary dining room lives up to its bistro billing, with prime ingredients from Britain and beyond underpinning the modern British menu. Start with crapaudine beetroot and ragstone cheese, then move on to céviche-topped Cornish mackerel, and finish with Amalfi lemon parfait, ginger and meringue.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
1863 Bar Bistro Rooms
High Street, POOLEY BRIDGE, CUMBRIA, CA10 2NH
Phone : 017684 86334

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 32
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Lunch served from: 2
  • Lunch served until: 4
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: close
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 21
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 21
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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