The Wheatsheaf at Beetham
“Dog-friendly, stone-built village pub with well-balanced menus”
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
What became today's Wheatsheaf was built in 1609, since when many others have contributed to the look and feel of this impressive corner-site pub. Now newly refurbished in soothing tones of grey and creamy-white, it continues to appeal not just to villagers, but to visitors intent on exploring the surrounding outstanding landscape, perhaps to make a secret wish at nearby Fairy Steps. Local ales, award-winning craft beers and a healthy wine and spirits collection offer a wide choice as accompaniment to, for instance, devilled kidneys as a starter, with fish – delivered daily from Fleetwood – and chips, lamb shank pie or maybe vegan falafel burger with minted houmous to follow. Sandra's sticky toffee pudding is a firm favourite.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £10.95
- Open all year
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About the area
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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