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The Horse and Farrier

  • About The Horse & Farrier
  • Opening Times
  • Sunday Lunch Menu
  • Lunch Menu
  • Evening Menu
  • B & B
Locals in The Horse & Farrier Dacre

The Horse and Farrier is an 18th Century Inn situated in the idyllic Lake District village of Dacre between the ever-popular tourist destination of Pooley Bridge and the Ullswater steamer, and Troutbeck. The Blencathra visitors centre is easily accessed with a short drive of approximately 15 minutes.

The Horse and Farrier has stunning Northern Fells views looking towards Great Mell Fell, this traditional Lake District Inn offers a warm local welcome to all who share our hospitality.

The Lake District

The traditional village architecture of the Horse and Farrier is unique combining one of the oldest village churches, a castle and the stately home of Dalemain all so very close whilst offering a peaceful setting for a pint of real cask ale, delicious food or a short break away from it all and finished with exposed beams and a traditional open fire in a cooking range, this really is a special place to visit.

With some of the best Lake District Walks on the doorstep including Blencathra, Skiddaw and Scarfell Pike the Horse and Farrier is Ideally situated for walking and hiking the Northern Fells.

The purpose built restaurant is well known locally for both local produce and good traditional pub food.

There is a spacious beer garden to the front of the Horse and Farrier, which has an abundance of potted plants.

Together with our well appointed en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation.

We are now taking bookings for Christmas and the New Year. Please telephone for more details.

All-Day Breakfast!

Draught Beers - Cumberland and Deuchars IPA • John Smiths Bitter
Guinness • Kronenbourg 1664 and Fosters lager • Strongbow cider
Selection of spirits.
Teas and coffees from our large coffee making machine.
We have an extensive Lunch, Evening and Sunday Lunch menu
Call 017684 86541 for more details.


Please call for details

The pub is open from 10 a.m. till 12 midnight with last orders at 11pm daily. Food is served from 10:00 am till 9:00 pm everyday.

Draught Beers, Cumberland and Deuchars IPA

Bitter John Smiths


Lagers Kronenbourg 1664 and Fosters.

Cider Strongbow

Selection of spirits.

Teas and coffees from our large coffee making machine.

Dogs and Walkers most welcome.

Food served from 12pm until 3pm and 6pm until 9pm everyday.

The Horse and Farrier - Sunday Lunch Menu

Chef's Soup of the day served with Warm Olive Boccata bread - £3.75

Trio of Salmon served with Continental Salad and Citrus Mayo - £4.25

Tuna and Mozzarella fishcake with Green Salad and Garlic Mayo - £4.25

Choice of Roast Meats served with Roast and Duchesse Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Parsnip Chips - £8.45

Stilton and Mushrooms wrapped in Filo Pastry Knots served with Continental Salad, drizzled with Honey and Mustard Dressing - £7.95

Homemade Beef or Vegatable Lasagne with Salad and Garlic Bread - £7.95

Fresh Fillet of Haddock in a Homemade Beer Batter with Garden Peas, Chips and Tartare Sauce - £8.95

Poached Salom Supreme in Lemon and Dill presented on a Continental Salad - £8.45

The Horse and Farrier - Lunch Menu

Chefs Homemade Soup of the day served with Warm Olive Boccata Bread - £3.75

Choice of Sandwiches on Brown or White Bread:
Cheese Savoury
Honey Roast Ham
Tuna Mayo
Chicken, smoked Bacon, Red Onion and Mayo

Jacket Potato with choice of the above fillings - £4.95

All accompanied with Salad Garnish

Warm Ciabatta:
Prawn, Apple, Smoked Salmon and Mayo Mustard, Minute steak and Onion Rings, Cajun Chicken, Smoked Bacon and Beef Tomato - £4.95

Chicken, Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Cheese served in a Bap with Chips and Sweet Chilli Sauce - £6.95

A Rosemary Focaccia Bread filled with Prawns, Avocado, Tomato, Rocket and a Citrus Mayo - £6.95

Cumberland Sausage, Egg, Chips and Garden Peas - £7.95

Honey Roast Ham, 2 Eggs and Chips - £7.95

Smoked Bacon or Mediterranean Vegetables Carbonara with Penne Pasta - £7.25

Homemade Beef burger served with salad and chips - £6.95

The Horse And Farrier - Evening Menu

A variety of tea, coffee and drinks are available from the bar along with a wide selection of fine wines.

All of our food is locally sourced, we are proud of this and we hope that you enjoy the true taste of Cumbria. As all of our meals are home-made and made to order, during the busy periods please allow a bit of extra time for your food we are not a fast food bar and we take pride and time for your food to be made to a high standard.

We aim to provide simple home cooked food with a selection that means there is something for all to enjoy at any time of the day.

Please also look out for our Specials Menu which changes daily to offer you an interesting mix of seasonal produce.

All day breakfast

Farmers Breakfast: 2 bacon, 2 sausages, 2 hash browns, egg, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, 2 toast and a mug of tea or coffee £5.95

Walkers Breakfast: 1 bacon, 1 sausage, 1 hash brown, egg, mushroom, tomato, baked beans, 1 toast and a mug of tea or coffee £5.25

Gardeners Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 hash browns, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, 2 toast and a mug of tea or coffee £5.25


Jacket potato £4.25
White or Brown Bread £3.50
Toasted Sandwich £4.25
Bap £3.50

with one of the following fillings:
Egg Mayo
Fried egg
Baked Beans
Cheddar Cheese
Home Baked Ham
Pork sausage
Mixed Salad
Tuna Mayo
Extra fillings 60p


Home-made soup of the day: with crusty bread £3.95
Battered Brie wedges: with Cranberry Sauce £4.95
Pint of Prawn Cocktail: with home-made 1000 Island Sauce and brown bread £4.95
Field Mushroom Parcels: with Spinach and Mozzarella cheese £4.75

Pie Shop

Home-made Pies served with chips or jacket potato and two vegetables
Fisherman's Pie: A selection of fresh fish topped with cheesy mashed potato £8.75
Lebanese Pie: Spinach and mixed cheese in crispy filo pastry £8.75
Cottage Pie: The English Classic £8.75

Curry Club

Severed with basmati rice £8.95
Thai Green Chicken
Chicken Korma
Fish Madras
Beef Rogan Josh
Vegetable Korma

From The Grill

All served with a garnish of fried onion rings, Mushroom, Tomato and a choice of chips or Jacket potato
8oz Rump Steak £10.95
10oz Sirloin Steak £14.95
Herb Crust Butterfly Chicken £10.25


12oz Horseshoe Gammon: With pineapple, egg, peas and chips £10.95
Cumberland Sausage: with eggs chips and peas £9.25
Home-made Pure Beef Burger: with chips £7.25 with cheese £7.75
Cumberland burger: home-made beef burger with bacon and cheese topped with cumberland sauce served with chips £8.50
Home-made beer battered fish and chips: with home-made mushy peas and chips £8.95
Beef and mushroom casserole: served on a bed of mash and vegetables £8.75

Side Orders

Chips £2.30
Side Salad £1.75
Garlic Bread £1.95 with cheese £2.10
Popadom 60p
Naan Bread £1.30
Chutney 30p
Onion rings £1.95

Children's Menu

All are served with chips and baked beans or peas
Chicken Nuggets
Fish Fritters
Ham and egg

Home-made Desserts

Served with Ice-cream,Cream or Custard
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Bread and Butter Pudding
Cheese Cake – check for today's flavour
Crumble – check for today's filling
Ice-cream Sundae

Bed and Breakfast

Should you be looking for a Pooley Bridge Guest House or an Ullswater Lake Bed & Breakfast then the Horse and Farrier at Dacre is perfectly located for any short stay or weekend break.

The Horse and Farrier Bed and Breakfast is located less than a 10 minute drive from the popular tourist destination of Pooley Bridge, should you wish to take a relaxing trip on the Ullswater Steamer, walk the local fells or visit Keswick.

Traditional bed and breakfast Any traditional Lake District Inn is not complete without accommodation and our Bed and Breakfast facility comes complete with its own bathroom, including a shower and bath should you wish to unwind after a days walking or sightseeing.

The Horse and Farrier B & B is situated within a beautiful traditional lakeland village, boasting views towards Great Mell Fell and the Northern Fells, as described by Alfred wainwright.

If you would simply enjoy parking the car up and enjoying the atmosphere of a traditional lakeland pub with its open fire and tranquil setting why not come join us for your next weekend get away.

No stay at a Pooley Bridge, or Ullswater Lake Bed and Breakfast would be complete without your dog and dogs are most welcome in the Horse and Farrier Inn, Dacre.

Evening meals are available in the restaurant every night along with drinks at the traditional bar, with its selection of fine ales. Should you require pack lunches these can be arranged with prior notice.

The Horse and Farrier Bed and Breakfast is located in a truly rural farming community enjoying a strong patronage from the local people and makes for great Lake District country atmosphere.


£40 per person per night.

£35 per person per night for 4 or more nights.

For school holidays and Bank holidays please book in advance.

Telephone 017684 86 541

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