Food & Drink

Whether you fancy a gourmet meal, pub grub or fish and chips to take away, Dent and the surrounding areas of Barbon, Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale can cater for most tastes and thirsts.

High Laning

The Tea Room Cafe

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Located within Dent Heritage Centre & Museum the Tea Room Cafe serves fresh coffees, home-baked cakes and a selection of light bites.

All-day Dales' breakfast available. Open from 9am to 5pm daily.

High Laning Farm Shop

Our on-site farm shop features a selection of fresh produce, local meats and cheeses,  caravan/camping goods and any out-of-hours essentials.

Dent and Dentdale

The Sun Inn

Proudly standing at the top of Dent's cobbled main street for more than 300 years, the Sun Inn is a traditional country pub, as featured in Camra's Good Beer Guide 2017. Serving local real ales from Kirkby Lonsdale and guest ales from all over the country, this is a true pub with open fire and unspoilt by modern distractions like TV's, jukeboxes and fruit machines.

Tel: 015396 25208


George and Dragon weekly specialsThe George & Dragon

A bit further down the cobbled main street is The George and Dragon Hotel. The George and Dragon has a good range of guest ales on tap. The George and Dragon also serve traditional English cuisine featuring local produce with sausages from Peggleside Farm and beef from Hacra Farm.

At present they are running a selection of weekly specials.

Tel: 015396 25256


Meadowside Cafe

A few hundred yards up The Laning from High Laning you can find Meadowside Cafe, a contemporary mix of café bar and traditional home-cooked fare. Serving coffees and cakes, cooked breakfasts, soups, sandwiches and paninis alongside daily specials, Meadowside is the perfect place to relax outside and enjoy a cappuccino or a glass of wine in the sunshine.

Meadowside also hold regular food night special events - for more information please see their website.

Tel: 015396 25329


The Stone Close

Stone Close Tearoom is a traditional Dales' cafe with wooden-beamed roof and a warm and welcoming range fire. Serving teas, coffees, home-baked cakes and a selection of savoury dishes.

Stone Close also hold regular food night special events and pizza takeaway nights - for more information please see their website.

Tel: 015396 25231


The Sportsman's Inn

Approximately 4 miles from Dent, at the east end of Dentdale lies the hamlet of Cowgill and The Sportsman's Inn. The Sportsman's dates back over 300 years and serves fresh home-cooked food and fine cask conditioned ales.

Tel: 015396 25282


Pop-Up Fish and Chips Night

On the first Friday in the month there is a takeaway fish and chips van which visits Dent. It's usually to be found outside the Memorial Hall/Primary School opposite the car park entrance between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

Further afield

Sedbergh at a distance of just over 5 miles, is the nearest market town to Dent. Featuring a choice of pubs, cafes and fast food, there is also the opportunity to stock up on provisions and local produce from The Meat Hook butchers and Martin Powell greengrocers.

Places to eat and drink in Sedbergh

The Dalesman Inn -

The Black Bull -

The Red Lion -

Smatt's Duo Cafe -

Al Forno Italian Kitchen - 015396 20246

Haddock Paddock Fish & Chips - 015396 20468

A short drive from Dent over the breathtaking Barbondale Road, with it's dramatic views of Calf Top  and Middleton and Barbon Fells, takes you to the traditional village of Barbon.

The Barbon Inn

The Barbon Inn is a traditional 17th Century coaching inn with open log fires, serving traditional English cuisine with a modern twist, using locally sourced, fresh and seasonal produce. The inn also serves a selection of locally brewed real ales and an extensive selection of good wines at drinkable prices.

Tel: 015242 76233



The Churchmouse at Barbon

The Churchmouse at Barbon combines village store with speciality cheese delicatessen, a fully licensed cafe and a Friday Night Bistro. Open from 9am each day, The Churchmouse cafe serves delicious snacks, light lunches and lunchtime specials, with fresh scones and bread from Kirkby Lonsdale Bakery, and a menu including locally sourced products such as Morecambe Bay Shrimps, Westmorland Ham, Cumbrian Goats' Cheese, and Kirkby Lonsdale Bakery spelt bread. With a new menu each week the Friday Night Bistro is open from 6pm and features the best in seasonal produce and caters for all dietary requirements.

Tel: 015242 76224




A few miles beyond Barbon lies Kirkby Lonsdale, a bustling market town with boutique shopping, pubs, bars and restaurants to cater for most tastes, and is also the home of Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery.

The Sun Inn on Market Street offers a 2 AA rosette fine-dining experience, whilst Avanti Bar & Restaurant offers rustic Mediterranean cuisine with a Spanish/Italian influence and includes handmade pizzas and homemade bronze dyed pasta dishes. The Orange Tree is everything you'd want from an English country pub, serving real ales from local breweries and a hearty selection of pub grub with their popular Steak Night every Wednesday. The Royal Barn is the home of Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery in the centre of the town, and features a working brewery, an extensively stocked bar and venue for special occasions.

Places to eat and drink in Kirkby Lonsdale

The Sun Inn, Market Street -

Avanti Bar and Restaurant, Main Street -

The Orange Tree, Fairbank -

The Royal Barn, New Road -

Plato's, 2 Mill Brow -

Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge -