The Dog and Gun Inn

“Cumbrian countryside setting for convivial, relaxed dining with great food.” - AA Inspector



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A destination dining pub in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, you’ll find The Dog and Gun about seven miles from Penrith. The tiny dining room has just twelve tables and opening hours are limited, so you need to book ahead. Expect clear flavours and hearty portions at a very reasonable price, in a simple, pared back setting. There’s plenty of local produce on the constantly evolving menu, and this is simple, flavour-first cooking; sharp modern gastropub dishes at their finest. The atmosphere is friendly and fellow diners will often happily recommend dishes they've just sampled. Great cocktails feature home-made cordials and tinctures.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Dog and Gun Inn


  • Seats: 34
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Bank Holidays, 25 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 4
  • Wines by the glass: 10
  • Cuisine style: British, European

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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