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Booking Information

  • We would recommend that you reserve tables for food. You can just turn up but please bear in mind you may need to queue until a table becomes available.
  • By default the booking system reserves your table for 2 hours. If you would like longer, please put it in to the notes/request section and we will do all we can to accommodate you. If you would prefer to sit in a specific area please also add this to the notes – we will try our best to accommodate.
  • For parties of over 6 people, please give us a ring on 01900 85219. 
  • Unfortunately we cannot reserve tables outside.
  • Dogs are only allowed in the bar at lunch time but not in the evening between 5.30pm and 10pm. Dogs are allowed in the beer garden all day.
  • We prefer to accept contactless payment or card.
  • Orders will be taken at the table.
  • As well as online booking with ResDiary from our website, our Facebook page or on, you can also book by telephone or email.

Serious about Food

Led by Head chef Paul Williamson, the talented kitchen team aim to provide great quality food in a relaxed environment. Coming to Kirkstile is not just for a special occasion. We believe that a good night out with home cooked food should be affordable. Traditional dishes such as Shepherds Pie, Lakeland Steak and Ale Pie and slow cooked Lamb Shank feature on our menus throughout the year. Lakeland Fillet Steak and Cumbrian Chicken are always on our highly prized chalk specials board which changes daily. Watch out also for such dishes as Sticky Toffee Pudding and Glazed Lemon Tart.

In addition we always have two Roasts on a Sunday

A healthy children's menu is always available.


Kirkstile's team of six chefs are serious about good food. We have a deserved reputation for unpretentious, home-cooked meals and place great emphasis on local Cumbrian and Lake District suppliers. With a seasonal changing menu we always offer a good selection of fish and vegetarian dishes. We also cater for vegans.


Our famous bar can be really busy and always has a great atmosphere! Inside are low beamed rooms with welcoming open fires, good food, willing and friendly service, the same warm hospitality that has always characterised a good English Inn

We have a superb carefully selected wine list which include 13 wines by the glass. We also stock an extensive range of gins, whiskies and other spirits.

We have 5/6 real ales from our own brewery on the Bar at any time. Specials as well as Loweswater Gold, Langdale, Esthwaite Bitter and always a dark one, perhaps Grasmoor or our celebreated Vanilla Oatmeal Stout. Or perhaps you fancy a pint of our own lager, Buttermere Beauty.

Our Menus

Our menus change regularly and our specials change each day. Please have a look at our menus to find out more about the food we serve.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Saturday: 10am to 11pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 10.30pm
  • Festive Period: We are closed from 5pm on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day and re-open on Boxing Day. Please contact us direct for details about our New Year package.

Food Serving Times

Morning coffee, tea and snacks
10am to 12 noon
Main lunchtime menu
12 noon to 2.30pm Mon to Sunday
Afternoon teas, coffee, soup,
sandwiches and snacks
2.30pm to 4pm
Main dinner menu 5.30pm to 9pm

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