Social starters in a very social setting in the Lake District

Spring has sprung and so has the new spring menu at the Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey. This highly social and welcoming, traditional Lake District inn has some equally as social starters on the new menu. We’re talking dipping, crunching and no doubt dripping and most definitely full on tasty.

Firstly Mixed Bean Chilli Dipping Pot which comes with corn crisps, melted cheddar and sour cream
& chives. Secondly, Smoked Lancashire Cheese Dipping Pot and in light of the UK being named the cheese capital of the world recently, an even bigger reason to enjoy. This dipping pot comes with crusty pouchon bread, carrot, celery & cucumber sticks. The there’s Spicy Sweet Potatoes with tomato and chilli salsa and garlic aioli dipping sauces. Finally for the 100% bread lover there’s a selection of artisan breads with olive oil and balsamic to dip.

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Come straight off the fells to super tasty food at the Cuckoo Brow Inn

Being one of the best places to stop after a long fell walk, if there’s a group of you too to take advantage of ordering one of each of the starters to share, what could be better. You’ll absolutely love how they are presented in little pots on boards. All that is required is a pint of real ale or a glass of wine and the recovery process will take no time at all!

And you may not have even noticed, all the above is vegetarian and gluten free or except the artisan breads, can be gluten free on request. Great to have such options now and a little less meat isn’t going to do us any harm and there is no shortage of meaty mains like the Barnsley Chop or the Cumbrian Ham.

You can hop over the lake to the Cuckoo Brow Inn or there’s easy access from Newby Bridge, Hawkshead and Coniston. They also have 14 Lake District bed & breakfast bedrooms too. Ring 015394 43425 for more information or visit