We are a dedicated cask ale pub with six pumps, including a bank of four Gaskell and Chambers pumps from 1932 taking centre stage.
As well as the usual choice of a pint and half-pint glass, we also sell our beers by the third-pint and if you want to try a few you can get three thirds of cask beer for the price of a pint. And if you want to take a beer home with you, we have two-pint take-away cartons.
Four of our pumps carry regular bitters, so you can usually expect to find:
Robinsons Dizzy Blonde (3.8%) a light summery ale with a crisp citrus taste. Originally introduced as a seasonal beer, this has proved so popular it now has a permanent place on the bar.
Hartleys Cumbria Way (4.1%) a pale golden bitter with a strong malt and hoppy taste. Brewed for the Robinsons estate in Cumbria with the taste of a traditional lakeland ale.
Hartleys XB (4.0%) a tart pale golden bitter, rich rounded body, smooth bitterness with a tang of malt and a dry acidic finish. A perennial favourite with us and our biggest selling bitter.
Robinsons Double Hop (4.8%) rich golden full-bodied premium ale with strong hop flavour and bitterness, with lingering tangy malt and zesty fruit finish.
Our other two pumps feature a changing beers, either one of Robinsons regular beers or their seasonal brew. You might find some of the following.
Robinsons Unicorn (4.2%) a golden best bitter with tart fruity aroma and full spicy malt and hop bitterness and a nicely balanced dry finish with citrus notes.
Robinsons Old Tom (8.5%) award-winning dark, rich and warming strong ale, with smokey roasted nut and chocolate flavours. Usually available between Christmas and New Year.
Robinsons 1892 (3.3%) a dark easy drinking full-bodied traditional mild, with nutty biscuit roasted malt flavours, delicate hop aromas and a soft, smooth finish with malt and hop notes.
Robinsons Hoptimum Prime (4.1%) a rich array of malt and fruity hop flavours with a crisp finish. Made entirely with British malts and hops. Available during Spring 2014.
Draught Lagers, Ciders & Stout
Carling lager (4.1%) made using only British Barley, with refreshing fruit notes.
Veltins pilsner lager (4.8%) brewed by 180-year old family brewers in northwest Germany to the rigourous 16th century German purity laws. Pale golden in colour with fresh citrus aroma, hop bitterness and a dry finish.
Hawkshead Brewery Lakeland Lager (5.0%), a tasty lager with a fresh-hop character brewed using European lager hops.
Beck's Vier (4.0%), a pale crisp lager with a delicate refreshing floral flavour.
Strongbow cider (4.5%) produced from a blend of bitter-sweet cider and culinary apples to give a well-rounded balanced dry cider.
Westons Stowford Press cider (4.5%) produced in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle since 1880, is off-dry and delightfully refreshing.
We also have a changing still cider on handpull, served at celler temperature. We're currently switching between:
Westons Traditional Scrumpy (6.0%), a robust cloudy still cider, with the mature flavour of bittersweet cider apples.
Westons Old Rosie (7.3%), a traditional unfiltered cloudy cider, matured in oak vats, with an aroma of berry fruits and honey.
Westons Wyld Wood (6.0%), an organically produced medium dry cider with nutty oak flavours.
Guinness (4.1%) needs little introduction. Dark and creamy with notes of roasted barley and coffee.
Bottled Beers & Ciders
Our selection of bottled beers available including, Holstein Pils (5.0%), Budweiser (4.8%), Newcastle Brown (4.7%), Timmermans Strawberry Lambicus (4.0%), Liefmans Fruitesse (4.2%), Robinsons Old Tom (8.5%), Robinsons Trooper (4.7%), Corona (4.6%) and Peroni (5.1%).
The range of bottled ciders includes Rekorderlig Wild Berries (4.0%) and Rekorderlig Strawbery-Lime (4.0%), Bulmers Original (4.5%) and Bulmers Pear (4.5%).
There is also Guinness Original (4.2%), Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer (4.0%) and the alcohol-free Bitburger Drive,
We have a selection of red, white, rosé and sparkling wines available. All available in 125ml, 175ml or 250ml glasses or by the 750ml bottle unless otherwise stated.
Urmeneta Sauvignon Blanc (Chilean, 12%). Light fresh pale-straw coloured wine with vibrant tropical fruit flavours.
Frederico Pinot Grigio (Italian, 12.5%). Ripe and inviting with fragrant zesty fresh fruit notes.
Urmeneta Chardonnay (Chilean, 13%). Elegant tropical fruit flavours with hints of pineapple and bananas.
Jackmans Landing Shiraz (Australian, 13.5%). Deep and rich in flavour with complex oaky, juicy, berry fruit.
Urmeneta Merlot (Chilean 13%). Medium-bodied and well-rounded with ripe plum and cherry flavours.
Terriero Pink Zinfandel (Italian, 10.5%). Intense bouquet of fresh strawberries and raspberries with notes of cirtus fruits.
Alvise Lancieri Prosecco (Italian, 11.0%). Delicious sparkling white wine with a light and refreshing taste. Sold by 175ml glass or 750ml bottle.
Over the cooler months we have a medium-bodied red wine (10%), flavoured with fruits and spices, served warm for a delightful winter warming experience.175ml serving.
We stock a selection of fortified wines, including sherry: sweet-rich Harveys Bristol Cream, medium-dry Harveys Amontillado and pale, dry Tio Pepe Palomino Fino, Taylors Ruby Port, Martini Extra Dry and Bianco, and Crabbies Green Ginger Wine.
Spirits & Liqueurs
We have an excellent selection of spirits including the expected gins, vodka, rums (including the landlord's favourite - the potent Wood's 100 Navy Rum).
For the whisky (and whiskey) drinkers, the choice includes Scottish blends, half a dozen single malts from across Scotland, Irish and American varieties, so you are sure to have something to your taste.
We don't neglect those of you who don't want (or can't have) an alcoholic drink either, you will find the usual cordials, fruit juices, mixers, Coca Cola, Schweppes lemonade, J2O's, Fentimans ginger beer and dandilion & burdock, still and sparkling mineral water, Appletiser, and Red Bull.
We have a range of hot drinks available - perfect for the colder days. Alongside mugs of refreshing tea, we have hot chocolate and speciality coffee's: cappuchino, cafe latte, cafe mocha, or just plain black or white.