A New Locally Crafted Bitter Arrives In The Wilsons Cellar.

As well as our normal range of fantastic, local ales, such as Stringers (from Ulverston Brewery), this week at the Wilsons we are trying a new beer from Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery.  The Radical is a 4.2% rich, hoppy and malty Bitter – perfect with our line caught Whole Trout, oven baked and served with new potatoes and salad.

The Radical has arrived in the cellar and has begun its “settling” process, ready to be served on Wednesday. The barrels are left undisturbed for a minimum of 24 hours to let the sediment settle and to allow the perfect, clear pint to be served.

Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Co Ltd was established February 2009 by four “local lads”.  A father and son team, who already run a local freehouse in Kirkby Lonsdale, decided to join forces with Roger and Alan, another couple of “local lads”.  All of whom share a passion for “real ale” and a keen interest in establishing a local brewery.  After many months of planning and preparation the brewery was finally installed and is situated at the Old Station Yard, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Coniston Pubs. Radical. Local Bitter.

Radical. Coniston Pubs.

 

Torver Deli and News

We have had another couple of busy weeks at The Wilsons. The beautiful sunshine and warm weather have definitely been welcome and I am sure there have been a lot of visitors and walkers appreciating it too.  The Bar and Restaurant have been busy as well, as the new season starts on a high note.

The Torver Deli is ever so close to been complete, it is looking good and we are all counting down the days until we are ready to open the doors!  We have opened up the newly decorated and refurbished Dining room, which leads in to the Deli.  We like the open feel of it all combining together, to give shoppers/diners a relaxed feel and the chance to peruse the shop/bar at their leisure.

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An Update

We have, without doubt , had an industrious couple of weeks at the Wilsons.  To begin with, some of our Herdwick Lambs have been sent to Aireys Abattoir and Farm Shop to be prepared.  The meat has been hanging for two weeks and is now in the pub and on the Menu!  (Hanging the meat for a period of time helps to improve and enhance its flavour).  Our Chefs are preparing the Lamb in various ways to compliment all the different cuts.  We are very proud to be serving our own products and having them enjoyed so much.

The work on the Deli is also coming along smoothly and we are very excited to get it finished and open.  The shelves have been built, the pizza oven is fitted, the doors are in place, the floor has been laid, the Butchers block has arrived, the wood burner is on the way and we are finalizing the last minute touches, signs and lists.  The team involved in the building work has done a fantastic job and we are looking forward to seeing the end result.

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The Wilsons Well Uncovered..

Matthew and his Team have uncovered the original Well at the front of the pub (still in excellent condition), which we can only date to 1838 when the Wilsons Cottages were built. The Well was still in use when the Mayvers Family bought The Wilsons Arms over 40 years ago.

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