M6, Junction 37; 10 minutes
Mon-Sun from noon
Cooked food noon-2.30pm and 5.30pm-9pm
Bar snacks available 2.30pm-5.30pm
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
There's something comforting about visiting a family-run business. The award-winning Dalesman freehouse, at the foot of Sedbergh's Howgills Fells, is a textbook example of why; its welcoming team is the epitome of Cumbrian hospitality.
The glow of wood-burners warms the cosy dining booths in winter; in summer, relax in the courtyard garden. Head chef Simon's seasonal menu blends tradition with modernity and everything is freshly prepared in-house ('house' being a 16th-century coaching inn straight out of a period drama). Quality and provenance are key, with dishes designed around ‘hero ingredients’ from small-scale local producers. The Dalesman even rears its own Galloway beef and Rough Fell lamb.
Cask ales come from Dark Horse, Settle, Coniston and Barngates breweries and the pub small-batch distils its own range of Sedbergh Gin - the perfect aperitif. Bottles and miniatures gifts packs make an ideal present to take home.
Main Street, Sedburgh,
Tel - 01539 621183
Email - Send email to The Dalesman
Web - thedalesman.co.uk/bar-dining/
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