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Classic Walker and Dog-friendly Country Pub in Dufton near the A66, Cumbria

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Set in the attractive village of Dufton, near Appleby-in-Westmorland, The Stag Inn is a popular traditional country pub, welcoming walkers and dogs alike as it stands on the route of the Pennine Way and is the perfect start and end point for walking High Cup Nick. With friendly hospitality, good beer and a small but tasty menu.


Built in 1703, The Stag features solid oak beams and exposed stone work. A large cast-iron range warms the main bar, with an open fire in the smaller lounge. There's a beer garden - perfect for warmer summer months. Great choice of beers including Black Sheep, Castle Eden and Flowers IPA. The Stag is recognised by CAMRA and appears in the Good Beer Guide. Quiz night held every other Thursday - ring to check dates. Beer Festival held every August. Accommodation available. Plenty of unrestricted car parking on the large village green immediately outside the pub.

Pub or Cafe Address

Dufton, near Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6DB


Open for lunch Saturday and Sunday only. Evening food service Tuesday to Friday. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.

Menu Style

For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Dogs on leads welcomed throughout the bar, lounge and beer garden.


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Edited: 27th March 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.