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Horse & Farrier featured in Countryside Magazine

We're proud to be featured in the November 2019 issue of the National Farmers Union magazine Countryside. The Horse & Farrier is the featured pub in Lorna Maybery's article Eat, Sleep, Walk... Cumbria  in which she "heads to the hills... and the lakes... in search of iconic Cumbrian food and drink". You can read the fantastic review she gave us below:

"If you’re looking for a pub with a really friendly welcome, chatty staff, an historic interior and great food, then the Horse and Farrier at Threlkeld is just the ticket. It sits just off the A66 in the shadow of spectacular Blencathera, one of the most northerly hills in the Lake District, so big tick then for stunning scenery too, especially if you dine al fresco in the pub’s garden.

We were greeted by waiter Keith, who looked rather dapper in his smart waistcoat and tie. His friendly welcome put us at ease and he regaled us with some of the history of the pub and how a recent refurbishment has seen the dining area extended into the building next door and new rooms added to the accommodation upstairs.

He left us with the extensive menu and we had a few moments of indecision as every dish looked too mouthwatering. In the end we selected the Piri Piri Tiger Prawn and Chorizo Skewes and Breaded Garlic Mushrooms to start, followed by the Jennings Ale Pie and the Traditional Cumberland Sausage The rich thick gravy and tender chunks of braised steak were quite excellent and the single curl sausage with onion mash and Jennings ale gravy also got a big thumbs-up. The ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced and the portion sizes are generous, making & excellent value for money.

And, if you are so full you can’t move, then you can stay the night in one of the newly decorated charming rooms and suites, and then enjoy a full English in the morning!"

If you'd like to experience the "charming rooms and suites" or "mouthwatering" food why not book a room or a table today?

Date: Wednesday 13th November, 2019 @ 9:35pm

Type: General

Tags: countryside, nfu, review, news

Horse & Farrier Refurbishment

We are delighted to announce the completion of our recent refurbishment here at the Horse & Farrier.

We are delighted to introduce to our accommodation offering two terrific new suites; the Blencathra and the Saddleback. Our suites retain all the charm of a country coaching inn whilst introducing a fresh new design and are perfect for family breaks and romantic getaways. In addition, our other seven bedrooms have all been updated to the same high standards with king size and twin options available.

During our reshape here at the Horse & Farrier, we’ve increased and enhanced our dining space by extending into what was the adjoining cottage. Immense care and attention has gone into the planning process, partly due to our Grade II buildings listing, but also our dedication to keeping the authentic feel of this 17th century traditional Lakeland Inn. We have retained the open fires, comfortable seats and introduced a range of gorgeous fabrics and textures with complementing rustic wooden and stone floors. Our bar area has also been fully refurbished and we’ve created an area that is suitable for private parties and functions.

We've also enhanced our outdoor space introducing a timber covered area, ideal for al fresco dining when the weather is misbehaving!

Date: Saturday 8th December, 2018 @ 1:15pm

Type: General

Tags: bar, restaurant, rooms, accommodation, refurbishment

Railway Path Funding Approved

There's great news for the Horse and Farrier, as customers will again be able to walk, cycle or run from Keswick to Threlkeld as they used to do before the bridges were destroyed in storm Desmond. Many of our customers used to walk up from Keswick enjoy a nice lunch and either walk or take the bus back, since Storm Desmond that has been a difficult route except for the fittest. The Lake District Foundation has recently announced funding for full steam ahead for the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path.

The foundation said “A £7.9 million funding package has been agreed to allow work to start on the final phase of reconnecting the Keswick to Threlkeld multi user trail which was severely damaged in Storm Desmond three years ago to the day (5 December).

This is an important milestone in this complex project which has required significant work to get to this stage, and it is fitting that key funding partners and local users gathered to mark this development exactly three years since the fateful storm.
Funding has been approved so far from Highways England and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Additionally, community fundraising by the Lake District Foundation has resulted in a £130,000 donation all which will enable the project to go ahead.”

Date: Wednesday 5th December, 2018 @ 9:44pm

Type: General

Tags: footpath, keswick, railway, lunch