The Barbon Inn
Nr Kirkby Lonsdale
The Barbon Inn, Kirby Lonsdale
A warm, welcome awaits you at The Barbon Inn - a family run, traditional 17th century Coaching Inn. The Barbon Inn and Restaurant near Kirkby Lonsdale has been around since the 1650s and started life as a farmhouse. Situated in the peaceful and tranquil village of Barbon, this country inn offers old world elegance in its accommodation restaurant and pub. The Barbon serves traditional English cuisine with a modern twist. Specialty dishes using local produce with choices like Pan fried Duck breast, confit duck leg filo basket, steamed pak choi and courgette, plum and ginger puree; menu choices change with the seasons.
The inn has an excellent wine list which has been a labour of love for one of the owners, and she will help you select from the connoisseurs list.
The Barbon Inn has 10 bedrooms one with a four-poster bed. It's located halfway between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park which makes it the perfect base for exploring both.
The Barbon Hill climb is held near by in the grounds of Barbon Manor, we have two race meets the first in June for formula one cars and the second in July for Classic cars, both are well attended with famous celebrities and Local celebrities alike.
This year we celebrated our tenth anniversary, we had a barbeque in our beer garden which has recently been altered and we can accommodate lots more people for al fresco dining. John Barnes and Jim Huddlestone laid a patio area in the garden by the entrance and we furnished it with rattan furniture which is comfortable and very popular.
We have created a warm and cosy atmosphere by opening up all the fires and burn logs in the cooler months this creates an atmosphere that only real log fires give.
Food & Drink
We offer both gourmet standard food and bar meals prepared by head chef Dave Scarr. Our menus include the excellent local produce on our doorstep. Its fresh, seasonal and from high quality local sources. Vegan, Coeliac and allergy diets can be catered for if prior notice is given. Food is served 12 noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm Monday to Friday, we are open all day Saturday and Sunday we serve food from 12noon to 8pm and you can eat in the bar, or in the dining room which features genuine 17th century oak settles and chairs. You will also enjoy polished oak and mahogany tables with silver cutlery and condiments, and candles on each table. The open log fires in the bar, lounge and dining room completes the ambiance.
In the Coach Lamp Bar by an open log fire, locally brewed beers are a speciality. Or choose some wine from our personally selected wine list. Sandra is a wine expert and as a result, we are proud to have an extensive selection of good wines at drinkable prices.
Lunch & Dinner parties
You can enjoy a romantic dinner for two in our restaurant, or we can cater for parties of 40 for quality, sit-down meals. We can serve a buffet for up to 60. There is a wheelchair access into our bar and dining room, but unfortunately, due to the nature of this ancient building, all the bedrooms and the ladies toilet are upstairs. The Gents toilet is downstairs and wheelchair accessible.