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The Wheatsheaf, Lorton, Cumbria

Posted on 08. Apr, 2010 by in Pubs

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Wheatsheaf Inn

Located between Cockermouth and Buttermere, the Wheat Sheaf is a Jennings tied pub run by a friendly couple who are more than happy to talk about beer and the local breweries.

The pub always has at least two beers from Jennings and two guests in the Winter rising to four in the summer. I visited during the 2010 Cask Ale Week and they had 2 Jennings and 6 guests on. Over the course of the week they had 16 different guests. Unfortunately, the guests were £3.20 a pint which was expensive for the area the average pint of ale is around £2.60. The landlord was very apologetic and said that it was due to it being a tied house.

The pub has an extensive food menu that was reasonably priced and included a couple of dishes featuring black pudding. An odd started was a stack of black pudding and onion rings covered in sweet and sour sauce. It’s not a combination I would have thought of.

The pub has a large beer garden to the rear, stunning views of the mountains and it’s own caravan and camping park. Camping costs a reasonable £6 a night.

If you are touring the area the pub is a good stopping point before reaching the Kirkstile Inn which is a few miles further down the road.

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Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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