Places to Eat in Gilcrux
For such a small sleepy village Gilcrux is well served by two excellent village Inns, and several takeaways deliver. Cockermouth, just 10 minutes away, has numerous cafes, restaurants and takeaways.
Two very friendly pubs, the Mason’s Arms and the Barn Inn, are in the centre of Gilcrux village. They are almost opposite each other and are set well back from the quiet road, towards the narrower end of the ancient Green. Both have wood burners and beer gardens.
The Mason’s Arms, Gilcrux
The Mason’s Arms serves delicious food a good notch above the usual pub fare. Centuries old, with reclaimed ships’ timbers in its structure, the village pub is run by Andy and Hal. As well as a well stocked bar and real ales there is a pool table, darts, cards, dominoes, Yahtzee and many other games. Pet friendly.
Andy and Hal Peverley previously ran the Barn Bistro (see below) and the village was absolutely delighted that they returned, after a brief absence, to take over the Mason’s Arms.
Andy is a talented chef who has a certain “touch”, bringing the best out of the ingredients. As well as an excellent and varied main menu she serves delicious Sunday lunches and there are also weekly specials on the blackboard. All dietary requirements can be catered for.
Newcastle-born Hal presides over the Bar and serves an excellent selection of draught real ales. There is also an extensive selection of malt whiskies and gins and a good wine list.
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The Barn Inn, Gilcrux
The new landlords of the Barn Inn, Gilcrux, are Kevin Rees and Mark Palmer-Rees.
Previously the ‘Barn Bistro’ this very popular establishment opened under the new management on Saturday 12th March 2022 with a Grand Opening Night featuring live music.
Shortly to be personally reviewed by Visit Cumbria, the Barn Inn website promises real ales, good wine and cocktails. There will be pool and darts, Happy Hour, and live music on Thursday nights.
The Barn Inn is open 7 days a week from 12 midday.
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Takeaways delivering to Gilcrux
The following takeaways deliver to Gilcrux. Delivery charges apply.