”Four out of four”

If you are walking in the Lake District there are four things you want from a pub: a friendly welcome; a fire; good food; and a range of decent ales. Wilson Arms offers all four.

The Arms has an a la carte menu – including some retro touches like prawn cocktail and gammon with pineapple – and a range of daily specials. And it’s refreshing to see that, wherever possible, the food is sourced locally – the menu includes a gallery of local suppliers with their food miles scores.

The food is well prepared and the portions are generous. My choice of whitebait, the Cumbrian classic Lamb Henry and individual Pavlovas was a great success. My companions were equally happy with lamb chops, burgers and fish pie with various desserts.

For entertainment as well as food, look out for Wilson’s quizzes and race nights.