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Edited: 21st January 2021

A686 Dog-friendly country pub and dog walk, Cumbria

Pub re-opening times and dog rules may change between now and the end of restrictions. Please check your chosen pub is able to welcome you before making plans.


Extremely warm and friendly village inn, with a dog walk from the door.

Pub or Cafe Address

Melmerby, CA10 1HF


For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website

Menu Style

Hearty pub favourites, country portions! For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Dogs on leads welcome in the bar and outside tables.



3 mile linear walk on the fells Turn left from the Shepherds Inn (with the building behind you) and walk down the lane for a couple of minutes. Reach a fork in the road, and bear left onto the quieter lane. After a couple of houses and a farm the lane is effectively traffic-free. Walk ahead for 1/3 mile and then bear left again onto an unsurfaced track. Now simply follow this track through the trees and over the beck a couple of times and keep going upwards until the track starts to bend around the hill (and go nowhere).  After a breather, head down to the village again on the same track and it will look totally different going the other way. It's just over 1.5 miles each way.

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Edited: 21st January 2021. 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.