About Our Food
We care passionately about our food and take great care in sourcing it as locally (literally within our CA postcode) and ethically as possible. We also offer Gluten free options on all courses.
We can assure you that we can trace which farms ALL of our meats are from and that they are ALL reared in Cumbria. As a result we pay that little bit more for our produce but hope that you will appreciate the taste difference.
Our steaks are minimum 28 day dry aged (except Fillet) for added quality and taste, with many different imaginative cuts and we feel that by using our cooking method of cooking on 'The Sizzling Stone' this brings out the best possible taste of the meat itself, keeping it succulent and tender.
Our Cheeses are produced for us by Thornby Moor Dairy and Appleby Creamery both based here in Cumbria and are made with the best possible local ingredients.
Our bottled water is 100% sourced from rain caught on Cartmell Fell, processed and bottled in Cumbria - an unlimited supply some may say.
We are blessed to have Keswick Brewing Company who supply our Ales literally on our doorstep. Located less than a 1 minute walk from where we are, Sue and her team have a real gem of a brewery, using only Cumbrian water in their ales, we could not get a more local Ale and a trip around the brewery is a must. They also have the best beer garden in Keswick - The Fox Tap and a great brewery shop where you can purchase a number of Ales directly, from a single bottle to small kegs, to local chutneys, ideal for home use and gifts.
We go outside of Cumbria for our wine supplier – Corney and Barrow. They source directly from the grower/producer so you will not find our wines in any retailers or in any other restaurant in Keswick as we have exclusivity with them. We feel that by sourcing directly, you get a better quality of wine for a more reasonable price. We are very proud of our wine list and have 2 sections - a standard list to cater for a more general and regular purchase and a Cellar List for those wishing to try something that is truly special and a worthy treat.
Our starters are home made and simple, with a tapas style element to them and again we only use the best possible ingredients, locally sourced within our CA postcode where ever possible.
We also have a superb ice cream and sorbet menu, exquisitly produced by Steven who started his company The Handmade Ice Cream company in Ulverston, Cumbria a few years ago. Steven is a fantastic pastry chef by trade, having worked in a number of award winning hotel kitchens for many years and he now makes what we feel are the best ice creams and sorbets on the market. He only uses the best ingredients and to this day, we don't know how he gets so much flavour into his products simply by only using natural flavours. We have the regular flavours and then also adult offerings such as Gin and Tonic or Mojito or Toffee Vodka. Our particular favourite is Gingerbread but they are all stand alone superb products and we are delighted to be able to support such of a great local independant company who shares our passion and values for food. His website is www.handmadeicecream.co.uk if you wish to look further and his superb Ice Cream parlour in Ulverston is a must place to visit if touring the south of the lakes.