Spring Special Offer


New Years Eve at The Wilsons

new years


Come and celebrate the new year with us by enjoying a night of guaranteed fun and festivity.

Champagne on arrival with full buffet available.

£35 per person, bookings now being taken.

Terms and Conditions with Exclusions may apply.

Winter at The Wilson’s

Wilson's winter Warmers


The weather has turned and the days are shorter, we are now well into winter and there’s no better place to escape from the cold than the Wilson’s.

Especially now that we are starting to serve our seasonal winter menu with our section of specially chosen winter warmer meals which can be seen here.

Dont forget that our winter special offer of only £19.99 for bed and breakfast per person is also still available until the 30th of this month!

Terms and Conditions with Exclusions may apply when booking your stay.


The Wilsons Hog Roast

Last weekend we hosted our first Hog Roast!  It is our latest venture to cater for events and large groups.    It went down very well and we were scraping the last remnants of pork off the bones (after serving 130 portions).  The pork was absolutely delicious!  The roast was switched on at 5am, and it cooked slowly all day, which resulted in a perfect round of crackling, melt in your mouth slices of pork, served in a large white roll, topped with a spoon of stuffing and a big dollop of apple sauce.   Perfect with a pint of local Ale.

Hog roasts have been cooked for centuries and are performed around the world as celebratory events and traditional occasions.

A Spit/Rotisserie is a method of cooking slowly, over hot coals or a flame over a long period of time.  The meat is skewered on a long solid rod and is supported at each end.  This is then turned slowly, to ensure an even cooking.  In the medieval times, this was done manually, usually a boy, known as a “spit boy” or “spit jack”.  Methods of turning the animal on the spit have improved over the years.  Dog treadmills, steam power and mechanical clockwork are some of the methods that have been used.  Ours is very modern and uses Gas!

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”Enjoyment in The Lake District.”

This was our 3rd visit to The Wilson Arms in Torver near Coniston each time the occasion gets better. The refurbishment is well underway with bedrooms tastefully upgraded and a shower that works and a reluctance to leave it. The ladies’ toilet is a highly creative construction in wood and stone and Lakeland slate and is worth a visit on its own. A roaring fire in The Lounge, splendid service, wholesome food and overall value for money all contribute to an enjoyable stay.Highly recommended with Coniston Old Man sitting nicely outside.

”Fantastic food and fantastic, friendly service”

We walked from coniston and decided to have dinner. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The desserts of sticky toffee pudding and hot chocolate fudge able were the best we have ever had. The atmosphere was warm and friends, children and dogs were made to feel welcome. There was a roaring log fire which was a pleasure to sit near. A love place.

”Wonderful Rooms. Fantastic Food. Excellent Service”

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at The Wilson’s Arms. The food was simply divine  from breakfast through to dinner. The newly refurbished bedrooms were stunning, with an excellent shower & lots of hot water (a must after a long walk in the beautiful surroundings) The bed was heavenly & the Egyptian cotton sheets made for a perfect night’s sleep. The bar, with it’s roaring, open, log fire was so welcoming, with a great selection of beers & wines and plenty of games for wet weather, a selection of daily newspapers, and dog friendly. All the staff we met were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will certainly be returning and are more than happy & confident to recommend a stay at The Wilson’s Arms. Pop in for a meal or snack, if passing…you will not be disappointed.

”The Wilsons Arms, Torver Pubs, Feedback”

An excellent place, newly and well decorated, very appealing indeed. Not only are dogs welcomed, assumed they behave, but if you ask, I think they may even look after your horse! Well, maybe, they are horse lovers and riders.

The first thing of particular import to me is that Wilson’s is also very welcoming, and the staff is most helpful were my mother is concerned. She is 83 and severely handicapped. So I take her often there, and she enjoys it too.

Another item is the coffee, which is excellent. My only gripe here is that it isn’t served in syringes – I’m a caffeine addict…

The staff are wonderful and keen to help, may I mention in particular Cathy as well as the proprietor Francis.

Finally the food, always good quality, decent portions and very well presented. They really make an effort, so that the eyes can eat as well.

In summary, I have become a regular, even though it’s a 20-30 minute trip from where I live. But given the scenery it’s also a very pleasant and relaxing journey, driving along Coniston Lake.

“Fantastic quality, competitive prices and dog friendly”

My partner and I were staying in a holiday cottage nearby with our dog and popped in one evening for food as the menu and pricing was more appealing to the other local pubs. We were not disappointed. The food and customer service was excellent as were the drinks, the fire was burning, the atmosphere was brilliant and our dog was welcome with water bowls provided. They also seem to serve both quality and quantity in the same dish, we were stuffed! We booked a table for the end of the week to take my parents and even though it was a packed Friday night the quality didn’t suffer a bit. The facilities are clean and even attractive plus there was a hair dryer and straighteners in the ladies for those coming in from a walk maybe. Honestly not a single fault to pick at.

“Felt right at home, well looked after and good food”

We stayed just around the corner from the Wilson Arms during a short cycling holiday. As soon as we walked in we were made to feel right at home. The lively and friendly staff were great fun. We loved the extra touches, glasses from the fridge, guest photos on the wall and a roaring fire! We also found the wine selection excellent at reasonable prices.

We ended up having breakfast and dinner here on a rainy Sunday and were not disappointed. No mushrooms at breakfast but the waitress knocked off the OJ before we had even noticed 🙂

The burger stack lives up to its billing and is of epic proportions. There a loads of pubs in the Lakes but we will always be fond of this one now.

Thank you Wilson Arms!