The Dog and Gun Inn

“Great little dining pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere” - AA Inspector



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Whatever you choose you can be sure a meal at this atmospheric little dining pub will feature local produce cooked with skill. There’s an emphasis on generous portions and big flavours, and menus might feature a perfectly timed, light-as-a-feather, twice-baked Lancashire cheese and chive soufflé, to be followed, perhaps, by neatly presented glazed shoulder, braised leg and hot pot of Pringle House lamb with intensely flavoured roasted cauliflower purée and a fresh, bold salsa verde. Opening hours are limited, so booking is advised – this is a very popular spot.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Dog and Gun Inn
Phone : 017684 84301


  • Seats: 34
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: false
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 4
  • Wines by the glass: 10
  • Cuisine style: British, European

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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