Valid: Until 31/12/23. 10% off lunch or lunch set menu for £35.
More Information: Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer can be withdrawn at any time. Please quote ‘My Cumbria Card’ when booking and card must be presented on arrival. Maximum of 6 per booking. Book by phone or email and must be confirmed.
Mondays & Tuesdays 12-7pm (Bar menu only)
The Black Bull is a former 17th century coaching inn, which has been lovingly restored. A great deal of care and attention has gone into creating unique and distinctive spaces…
The bar, with its distinctive copper detailing, luxurious red leather seating and multitude of cosy corners and two imposing wood burning stoves, provides the perfect spot to plot up, enjoy a drink and watch the world go by.
The restaurant melds two distinctive cultures; co-owner James’s Dales upbringing and chef patron Nina’s Japanese heritage. By taking elements and influences from both cultures they have successfully crafted a space that provides their guests with an opportunity to savour delicious food in unstuffy surroundings. Clean lines and natural tones reference the natural elements of wind and water, elements that define this special place.
Chef Patron Nina Matsunaga’s cooking style is focussed on using the very best seasonal produce available to her, taking what is at its best and cooking it in the most sympathetic way to showcase the potential of every element of the produce she uses – a true nose to tail ethos. Taste, texture and balance are the fundamental ingredients in her cooking… Her quest is to tantalise and intrigue her diners with the dishes she creates, successfully fusing modern British cooking with Japanese and German influences.
Each of the guest rooms is named after a local fell, firmly referencing the Inn’s deep-seated connection with its surroundings. Inside, each is as individual as the fells that surround it, clean lines and natural elements abound, whilst lovingly incorporating a wealth of original features to mark the story of this beautiful building. After all, a sense of place and provenance is everything.
Local provenance is everywhere, from the bespoke ‘petrichor’ range of soaps and shower gels that capture the smell of fresh rain created by the Sedbergh Soap Company, to the ceramics created by local artisan potter Rebecca Callis, the unique photographs of the local landscape captured by Rob Whitrow and the stunning artworks created by Gina Tawn. At every level the Black Bull reflects its intimate relationship with the landscape in which it sits, this is a place that is very much a part of its setting.