Vegetarian Tasting Menu

Our Vegetarian Tasting Menu available every evening but must be requested at the time of booking with at least 48 hours notice.

Book early for this very special treat…


1863 Restaurant: Sample Tasting Menu 2021


7 Courses for £80 per person / £135 per person with Wine Flight

  • Beetroot Tartare Seeded Rice Crumb, Yorkshire Kohlrabi Mencia Joven, Ribas del Cua | Spain | 75ml
  • Roasted Carrot Carrot Ketchup, Carrot Top Oil, Seeded Cracker Grenache Rose, Felicette | France | 75ml
  • Brassicas Kale, Tenderstem Broccoli, Hazelnuts Chenin Blanc, Old Vines | South Africa | 100ml
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Hen of the Woods, Mushroom Ketchup, Winter Truffle Selection de Author, Oscar Tobia, Rioja | Spain | 100ml
  • Chocolate Delice, English Strawberries Pedro Ximenez, Emilio Lustau | Spain | 25ml
  • Rice Pudding Mango, Pistachio, Coconut Sorbet Vinsanto | Italy |

Opening hours:

1863 Restaurant is open Thursday – Monday inclusive

1pm – 3pm (Fri – Sun): Join us for ‘1863 by Day’
5.45pm (Thu – Mon): The Restaurant opens for dinner
10pm: Carriages

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Good to know:

  • You must request the Vegetarian Tasting Menu at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee availability if not booked in advance.
  • Dietary requirements or allergies? With 48 hours notice, we’ll do our utmost to provide the very best 1863 experience possible.
  • If booking with less than 24hrs notice please call to check availability 017684 86334.
  • The table is yours for the night however, please allow 3 hours for this dining experience.
  • Have a look at our latest wine list here
  • Read our Accessibility Guide here.


Wine List 2022

By The Glass

Sparkling Wine by the Glass

  • 01. Ca’ Belli, Venetto Italy 11% 125ml £6.00
  • 02. Champagne Marquis de Bonnières, Brut NV France 12% 125ml £11.00
  • 03. Brut NV, Wiston Estate England 12% 125ml £13.00
  • 05. Wiston Estate Vintage Rosé 2014 England 12% 125ml £16.00

Rose Wine by the Glass

  • 07. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’ Blush, Pasqua France 12.5% 125ml £5.40 | 175ml £7.90 | 250ml £11.20

White Wine By the Glass

  • 09. La Brouette Blanc, Producteurs Plaimont France 10.5% 125ml £5.40 | 175ml £7.60 | 250ml £10.8
  • 11. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’, Pasqua Italy 12% 125ml £5.80 | 175ml £7.60 | 250ml £11.60
  • 13. Chardonnay ‘Les Grenadiers France 13.5% 125ml £6.50 | 175ml £9.10 | 250ml £13.00
  • 16. Albariño, Argo Spain 12.5% 125ml £7.60 | 175ml £10.20 | 250ml £15.20
  • 19. Sauvignon Blanc, Southern Right South Africa 13% 125ml £8.20 | 175ml £11.50 | 250ml £16.40

Red Wine by the Glass

  • 30. La Brouette Rouge, Celliers Jean d’Alibert France 13.5% 125ml £5.60 | 175ml £7.90 | 250ml £11.20
  • 31. Sanziana Pinot Noir, Banat Romania 12.5% 125ml £6.20 | 175ml £8.70 | 250ml £12.40
  • 32. Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac France 12.5% 125ml £6.80 | 175ml £9.50 | 250ml £13.60
  • 33. Malbec, Inacayal Argentina 13.5% 125ml £7.00 | 175ml £9.80 | 250ml £14.00
  • 35. Merlot, Bain’s Kloof South Africa 14% 125ml £7.30 | 175ml £10.20 | 250ml £14.60
  • 37. Shiraz, The Opportunist Australia 14.5% 125ml £7.60 | 175ml £10.60 | 250ml £15.20
  • 38. Rioja, Cuvée Tobia ‘Tobia Selección de Autor’ Spain 13.5% 125ml £7.60 | 175ml £10.60 | 250ml £15.20

By The Bottle

Sparkling Wine

  • 01. Ca’ Belli, Venetto From the heart of Prosecco-country but using two of the Champagne varieties (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) instead of the usual Glera. Dry with notes of apples, pears and lemon zest finished off with a delicate mouth. Italy 11% £30.00
  • 02. Champagne Marquis de Bonnières, Brut NV Delicious fresh and easy to drink. Delicate yet complex with hints of citrus fruit and a balanced palate. France 12% – VG £53.00
  • 03. Brut NV, Wiston Estate Made up of the three classic varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in equal parts, it is a refreshing, elegant and complete English Sparkling wine, not a million miles from boutique Champagne. England 12% £63.00
  • 04. Billecart-Salmon, Brut Reserva Precision and focus are the hallmarks of Billecart’s stylish blend. Red fruits, citrus and rich, toasty brioche combine with delicate bubbles to create one of the most sought-after boutique Champagne’s around. France 12% £75.00
  • 05. Wiston Estate Vintage Rosé 2014 Brimming with ripe morello cherries, cranberries and seville oranges, this Rosé has a long creamy finish. Coming from a fantastic 2014 vintage, which was one of Wiston Estate’s warmest growing season on record. England 12% – VG £80.00
  • 06. Laurent Perrier, Cuvée Rosé Iconic Rosé Champers, stylish strawberry fruit, full of vivacity and easy-drinking charm. A wonderfully refreshing aperitif. France 12% – VG £95.00

Rose Wine

  • 07. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’ Blush, Pasqua A fresh well balanced and fruity wine with elegant, floral notes and hints of pear and apricot. Italy 12% – VG £28.00
  • 08. Grenache Rose, Felicette An elegant supple, succulent and aromatic rose. Pale in colour there’s plenty of red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry. France 12.5% £32.00

White Wine

  • 09. La Brouette Blanc, Producteurs Plaimont Lemon, green apple and hints of stone fruit combined with vibrant and zesty acidity. A refreshing blend of local grapes Colombard and Ugni Blanc from Gascony. France 10.5% – VG £27.00
  • 10. Airen / Moscatel, Centello The Moscatel adds some honey and white floral notes, with a zesty lime, dry finish brought about by the addition of Airen. Spain 12.5% – VG £28.00
  • 11. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’, Pasqua Well-balanced and refreshing with delicate notes of grilled almonds and a light citrus finish. Italy 12.5% – VG £29.00
  • 12. Viognier, Mont Rocher A haunting honeysuckle and apricot aroma and rich, almost unctuous palate that is somehow still dry, tangy and refreshing. France 13% – VG £30.50
  • 13. Chardonnay ‘Les Grenadiers’, Marquis de Lissac Ripe and round with creamy peach fruit and spice vanilla notes. A perfect easy drinking wine. France 13.5% – VG £32.50
  • 14. Raza Vinho Verde, Quinta da Raza With fresh and bright aromas, there’s a touch of spritz at first and a balanced, refreshing and invigorating acidity which is complemented by bright citrus and ripe stone fruit flavours. It’s a classic, clean and invigorating Vinho Verde. Portugal 11.5% – V £34.00
  • 15. Gruner Veltliner, Wienwurms Opulent green fruit is accompanied by peppery green apple, lemon and lime with a fresh and herbal finish. Austria 12% – VG £36.00
  • 16. Albariño, Argo Melon, peach, vanilla and mineral aromas are what you want from this type of wine. Juicy and fresh, with nectarine, orange and pineapple. Spain 12.5% – VG £38.00
  • 17. Chenin Blanc, Old Vines Rich and complex with warm peachy notes, white flowers, almond and marzipan. South Africa 13.5% – VG £39.00
  • 18. Verdejo, Transcampanas Classic, powerful, varietal aromas of green grass, minerals and citrus fruits. Unhurried, silky mouthfeel with a restrained acidity. Spain 13% £40.00
  • 19. Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc Lime and orange pith, granny smith apples and crushed stone. The well-balanced palate is fresh saline, with delicate touches of lemon and lime towards the finish. South Africa 13.5% – VG £41.00
  • 20. Rheingau Riesling Kabinett, Fruchtsuss Schloss Schönborn Fresh with floral notes, citrus fruits and green apples, this wine is rich and extremely easy drinking. A great aperitif. The wonderful orchard fruit notes and vibrancy leave you wanting more. Germany 9% – V £42.50
  • 21. Chateau Musar Jeune White An unoaked blend of Viognier, Vermentino and Chardonnay. Crispy and aromatic with passionfruit, apples, elderflower – and a dry, refreshing finish. Lebanon 13% – VG £45.50
  • 22. Pinot Gris, The Lane Adelaide Hills is a part of the Mount Lofty Ranges wine zone of South Australia. Dry, medium bodied and gold colour. A juicy palate featuring pear, nectarine and peach. It has a clean finish and well balanced minerally acidity. Australia 13% – VG £47.00
  • 23. Rioja Blanco, Oscar Tobia Equal parts Chardonnay and Tempranillo Blanc, this is an incredibly rich and textured barrel fermented Rioja. Expect stone fruits, white flowers, honeycomb and full, weighty body. Spain 13.5% £49.00
  • 24. Mâcon-Salutre-Pouilly Pale-medium lemon in colour. The nose is surprisingly full showing ripe stone fruit, mixed with almond and marzipan. The palate is elegant and has a characteristic freshness which is balanced by orchard fruit. France 13% – VG £50.00
  • 25. Sancerre Blanc, Domaine de Clairneaux Aromas of stone fruits and lemon zest lead to a clean and dry palate with touches of gooseberry and citrus peel. A great example of a classic Sauvignon Blanc. France 13% £52.00
  • 26. Curly Flat, Macedon Ranges Such a beautiful, mouth-watering style with golden grapefruit, guava and nectarine even. This hints at tropical fruits yet retains a zesty citrus focus. Australia 13.3% – VG £67.00

Single Bottle White Wine

  • 27. Condrieu, Martin Clerc This Condrieu is brilliantly balanced with integrated acidity and a great finish. This beautiful wine ranks with some of the top wine. France 14.5% £75.00
  • 28. Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine François Carillon Pale, shimmering gold. This wine balances purity and focus with underlying richness, maintaining tension and a sense of direction throughout. France 13.5% – V £93.00
  • 29. Chablis Grand Cru ‘Les Clos’ Christian Moreau A lovley aroma of fragrant quince and honey followed by a wave of honey and lemon on the palate, showing great class and a brilliantly long a delicious finish. France 13% – VG £100.00

Red Wine

  • 30. La Brouette Rouge, Celliers Jean d’Alibert This well-established winery takes its pick of various terroirs from rich, savoury and velvety Grenache to a Syrah blend. France 13.5% – VG £28.00
  • 31. Sanziana Pinot Noir, Banat This historic, medium bodied wine is rich in complex flavours of ripe red fruits; with deep spicy notes of cinnamon, raspberry and black cherry. Romania 12.5% – VG £29.00
  • 32. Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac Cassis and cedar, ripe and sweetly fruited. Partially aged in oak, this wine has a wonderful fruit concentration. France 13.5% – VG £34.00
  • 33. Malbec, Inacayal Grown at the lofty heights of 3200 feet above sea level, Inacayal is brimming with plums, berries and chocolate as well as vanilla and cocoa. Argentina 13.5% £35.00
  • 34. Terras do Sado Tinto Region of Setúbal red wine with ruby color with violet rim, red fruit aroma such as strawberries. Young, soft and balanced in the mouth. Portugal 14% £35.00
  • 35. Merlot, Bain’s Kloof Deep ruby red in colour. With rich mocha and sweet black fruit on the nose. The palate is reflective of the nose with additional ripe red fruit and leafy notes. South Africa 14% – VG £36.50
  • 36. Ribas Del Cua, Joven, Mencia Great aromatic intensity, dominated by red raspberries, cassis and cherry with the subtle vegetal character of the Mencia grape. Spain 14.5% £37.00
  • 37. Shiraz, The Opportunist An aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits, cherries and blackcurrants, with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, peppermint, liquorice and subtle pepper. Thick and smooth with good balanced fruit weight. Australia 14.5% – VG £38.00
  • 38. Rioja, Bodegas Tobia ‘Tobia Seleccion de Autor’ Oscar Tobia is making waves for his modern approach to Rioja. This blend is incredibly juicy with minimal oak influence, it’s all about letting the bright fruit characteristics shine. Spain 13.5% £38.00
  • 39. Biscardo Neropasso, Mabis A Ripasso style of wine, made famous in Amarone production, with spicy hints of cherry, black cherry, plum compote and a silky texture. Italy 13.5% – VG £39.00
  • 40. Bobal, Mil Historias Powerful Bobal, a grape often blended with Malbec, that displays a deep cherry colour with violet tints. Nose is intense with aromas of ripe red fruit subtle hints of violets, rosemary and a touch of black pepper. Spain 14.5% – VG £41.00
  • 41. Pinotage, Rhebokskloof Well established wine estate Rhebokskloof is located in the heart of Paarl. A ripe, full bodied red; it boasts complex, smoky palate and savoury, toasted notes underpinning a rich fruit character. South Africa 14% – VG £42.00
  • 42. Kalos 59N A fine and delicately balanced example of Cabernet Franc with red fruits and spiced. Very fruit forward, medium bodied with subtle tannins. Argentina 13.5% £43.00
  • 43. Vinho Tinto, Quinta de Chocapalha Fruit with delicate spice a perfect accompaniment to game and red meat. 40% Tinta Roriz, 35% Castelão, 10% Touriga Nacional, 10% Syrah. Portugal 13.5% – VG £44.00
  • 44. Chateau Musar Jeune Red Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon produce this inky dark, silky textured and aromatic wine. With blackcurrant, raspberry and cherry jam flavours and a warm spicy finish. Lebanon 14% – VG £44.00
  • 45. Malbec, Bodega Ruca Malen A premium example of Argentina’s signature Malbec grape, from boutique winery in Argentina’s most classic wine producing region. Argentina 13.5% – VG £45.00
  • 46. Bourgogne Gamay, Domaine Labruyère Domaine Labruyère is the oldest estate in Moulin-a-Vent, dating back to 1850. This wine has a beautiful ruby colour and offers floral aromas on the nose. The mouth is round, well-balanced, with flavours of red fruits and fresh almond. France 13% – VG £47.00
  • 47. Rioja Reserva, Luis Canas Mellow fresh and with the nuances of sweet red fruit. There’s a touch of liquorice and sweet spice, all wrapped in a blanket of American oak’s coconut and vanilla flavours. Spain 14.5% – VG £58.00
  • 48. St Emilion, Château Barrail du Blanc Grand Cru, Etablissements J.P. Moueix Deepest ruby in colour, generous, sweet flavours, a succulent, medium-weight concentration and nice, fresh length. France 13.5% £60.00
  • 49. CH by Chocapalha, Quinta de Chocapalha 100% Touriga Nacional. Rich ruby-violet wine. There is a lovely freshness and the structure, though powerful, is well integrated, coated in fruit. Portugal 13.5% £71.00
  • 50. Pomerol, Château Lagrange, Etablissements J.P. Moueix This wine is known for its open, generous accessible style Opaque ruby colour. Arterial dark fruit, vibrantly fresh with that characteristic – inky – perfume. The palate is flavoured and generously structured with a fresh and extended finish. France 13% – VG £72.00
  • 51. Châteauneuf du Pape, Vieux Télégramme The nose is characterised by a marvellous dusty softness, coated with raspberry fruit and spice, while the palate brims over with blackcurrant, chocolate and plums. France 14.5% – VG £73.00

Single Bottle Red Wine

  • 52. Barolo, Casina Adelaide A superb Barolo, with aromas of orange skin, plums and tobacco leaves. Tannins are vibrant and acidity is plentiful making this wine ready to enjoy. Italy 14.5% – V £74.00
  • 53. Amarone di Valpolicella Classico, ‘Terre di Cariano’, Cecilia Beretta Spicy, dark cherry and mocha with fresh, wild berry notes and a long, sophisticated finish. Italy 15.5% – VG £77.00
  • 67. Brioso, Susanna Balbo 2012 Deep brooding, and intense garnet colour with deep aromas of blackcurrants framed by light French oak. Big, lush and concentrated with a core of red and blackcurrant fruit. Chile 14% £74.50
  • 68. Château Lafleur-Gazin 2007 Flavours of vanilla blackcurrant tobacco and liquorice all vie for attention in this dense beautifully crafted claret. France 13.5% – VG £76.00
  • 69. Château Battailley 2008 Quintessential Pauillac with layers of creamy ripe plum and blackcurrant. This is no blockbuster, but it is stylish, giving and intense for the vintage – one of the best values Bordeaux’s on the market. France 13% – VG £83.00
  • 70. Mouchão Red 2012 A lift of sappy eucalypt to its richly scented, vinous nose and palate which reveals kid glove leather, violets, warm earth and intense cherry, bilberry, and damson fruit. Portugal 14.5% – VG £86.00
  • 54. Nuits St Georges, Domaines des Perdrix 2014 A beautiful deep and intense dark colour. The nose is rich with aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, and spices. On the palate, the wine is powerful with smooth spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is well structured with tannins, leaving a smooth, lovely long aftertaste. France 13% £97.00

Sweet Wine

  • 56. Sticky Mickey, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Eradus Generous, sweet flavours, a succulent, medium-weight concentration and nice, fresh length. New Zealand 12.5% 50ml £5.00
  • 57. Château Septy, AC Monbazillac This luscious sweet wine is rich and peachy with a toasted palate. With delicious golden honeyed notes, this is a France 12.5% 50ml £6.60
  • 58. Cuvée Auslese, Hans Tschida Mandarin orange, rose jelly, baked apple and marzipan. Sweet but with incredible freshness that makes sure this is in no way cloying. Austria 8.5% 50ml £7.00
  • 59. Tokaji Mad, Late Harvest, Furmint Vivid and lively late harvest wine, the natural sugar concentration is balanced by refreshing acidity. Floral, fruity intense aromas, touch of minerality and fresh fruity lingering finish. Hungary 12.5% – VG 50ml £7.20
  • 60. San Emilio Pedro Ximenez, Solera Reserva, Emilio Lustau A dessert in itself! This sweet, sticky sherry from top producer Emilio Lustau is indulgent and delicious. Spain 17% 50ml £7.60
  • 61. Vinsanto del Chianti Classico, Vignamaggio This rich golden dessert wine, oozes sophistication and elegance. Tangy apricot, spiced caramel and toasted nuttiness makes this a more-ish wine. Ultimate decadence! Italy 15.5% – VG 50ml £8.60

Fortified Wine

  • 62. Madeira, Barbeito Malvasia Aromas of dried fruit, pistachio and lemon zest. Very clean and pure on palate, citric savoury flavours bringing freshness and persistence to the wine. Portugal 19% 50ml £5.90
  • 63. Niepoort 2017 LBV Port From ancient vine and hand picked grapes, this late bottled vintage retains all the primary fruit of a great ruby port, with development and complexity from 4 years in the barrel. Plums, blackberries and dark cherry are married together with subtle spice and herbs to create this amazing ruby port. Portugal 20% 50ml £7.20
  • 64. Pineau des Charentes, Chateau de Montifaud A blend of fresh grape juice from Colombard grapes and wonderfully smooth cognac, it has a freshness, a hint of sweetness and a clean finish. France 17% 50ml £7.50
  • 65. Corney & Barrow 20 year old Tawny Port, NV Aged Tawny port is an accessible, easy way to enjoy port – no fuss, no decanting uplifting wine. Portugal 20% – VG 50ml £8.30


An Ullswater-based restaurant with rooms, 1863, is celebrating Christmas early as news emerged last week that the young and dynamic team have secured a second AA Rosette along with a Breakfast Award in a recent AA inspection!

These two accolades round off an impressive 12 months: in late 2017, the team received four gold AA stars for their accommodation along with their first AA rosette for food. Back in March 2018, they were finalists in both the ‘Taste’ and ‘Guest Accommodation’ categories in the coveted Cumbria Tourism Awards while they won the ‘Readers’ Award’ in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.


From a food perspective, this second rosette puts 1863 into the top 10% of restaurants in the country. The AA Rosette scheme has long been established and successfully recognises cooking at different levels nationwide. The success or failure in achieving Rosettes is based on a single (sometimes multiple) visit to a hotel or restaurant. Essentially it’s a snapshot, whereby the entire meal is assessed.


1863, Pooley Bridge

Recognising what a special combination of skill and dedication they have in their team, owners Anne and Mark Vause have also taken the decision to broaden the remit of ambitious, young head chef, Phil Corrie by appointing him General Manager.

On the move, Mark commented:

We are a 20 strong team which means that while we might be larger than people initially think, we are still agile enough to take good business decisions at a pace. Phil is an exciting young chef and a joy to work with. He knows the team inside out and we feel is best placed to manage the day to day direction of both the team and the food as we keep pushing forward.”


However, that does not mean that Mark and Anne will be taking a back seat. They are still very present in all things 1863. When they’re not working the floor with the rest of the Front of House team, you’ll find them serving drinks from the bar to the many loyal customers the business has secured over the last two years.



On news of the award, Head Chef and now General Manager Phil commented:

“I’m not ashamed to admit that I shed a tear or ten at the news that we’d been awarded a second AA rosette. I’m so proud of what we’re doing here and industry recognition in the form of awards is really very gratifying. The team are all working so hard and pulling together and I think customers see that and appreciate it.”


When asked what 2019 holds, Phil is unusually reserved. The young chef and graduate of Kendal College will undoubtedly always be striving for better, however, right now he claims the focus is on Christmas and ensuring that each and every dish that goes out deserves its AA rosettes.


With a choice of two Christmas menus – A La Carte or Tasting – featuring festive-inspired flavours (but no turkey this year – they’ve gone for goose!), the restaurant opens at 6pm daily. Booking is strongly advised for bookings in December. To book, call 017684 86334 or book online. Gift vouchers are available online hereor by calling direct on 017684 86334.  For further information and the Christmas A La Carte and Tasting menus, visit



The news last week that Ullswater Droving is back for a second year was met with delight from residents and visitors to the Ullswater valley alike. Set to take place on Friday 26 October, the weekend nearest the old festival of Samhain, which marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the “darker half” of the year –musicians, street performers, a giant wolf lantern and locals wearing masks and carrying flaming torches join the herd at the Ullswater Droving for a unique Halloween celebration steeped in tradition.


As the great day fast approaches, local businesses both large and small are keen to support this event and hope to see it become part of the annual calendar. With the scheduled closure of the temporary bridge in Autumn 2019, comes a stark reminder of the dark days and months that followed in the wake of Storm Desmond when the valley was literally cleaved in two as Pooley Bridge fell.


Keen to show the valley is now (and will remain!) open for business, no less than ten local businesses have sponsored the event organised by Eden Arts helping to boost funding from both Eden District Council, Barton Parish Council and the Lake District National Park. 1863 Bar Bistro RoomsAnother PlaceChestnut HouseGranny Dowbekin’sHillcroft ParkThe CrownThe Sun Inn Ullswater Steamers and Waterside House Campsitehave joined forces and literally put their money where their mouths are to help make this event happen. Some of them will also be offering further support in the form of food and drink ‘pop-ups’ on the Melodrome Stage field.


Mark Vause, owner of 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms and Ullswater Droving sponsor commented:

“We’re all so pleased that 2018 will see another Ullswater Droving. We’re very grateful to all our funders and sponsors – Eden Arts and Eden District Council in particular – for this fantastic opportunity. We very much hope that this will be the first in a series of events we are planning to stage over the next 18 months that will help raise the profile of Pooley Bridge as ‘open for business’ in the lead up to and during the bridge closure in 2019/20.”


5.10pm: Mr Wilson’s Second Liners (think New Orleans meets 90s club classics) depart from Aira Force Jettyon Ullswater Steamers – why not join them on them on the boat?

5.30pm:  Visitors gather at the steamer jetty to take up their flaming torches (please sign up in advance) and welcome the musicians

6.00pm:  Steamer arrives. Mr Wilson’s Second Liners lead the torch light procession through Pooley Bridge to the field behind the Sun Inn. This year the band will be accompanied by The Wolf animal lantern which was sponsored by Ullswater Steamers in 2017.

6.30pm:  Procession arrives at field behind Sun Inn for the lighting of the bonfire.

Hot Dogs, burgers and mulled wine courtesy of The Sun Inn, popular award-winning bistro 1863 will be offering tastings, soup and prosecco or if it’s gin you’re after, Chestnut House will be on hand to help. Further afield both Granny Dowbekin’s and Tree Tops will be open late.

6.40pm: Mr Wilson’s Second Liners take to the stage

7.40pm: Dopesickfly continue the music on the Melodrome Stage

8.45pm: The party continues around the village’s pubs, restaurants and cafes


Can you help? 

In order to make this event a success – we need you!

Wood for the bonfire– we need plenty of wood for our huge bonfire – if you can help, please drop it down into the field behind The Sun by 8pm, Wednesday 24 October

Building the Bonfire – all hands on deck to build the bonfire at 3pm on Thursday 25 October – just email and turn up ready for the


Carry a Torch – join the procession as a flaming torch-bearer. You must be over 16 – please register online by visiting



We host regular tasting evenings and events throughout the year. Tickle your taste buds and delight in new culinary discoveries as Head Chef Phil and his kitchen team challenge themselves and our diners with memorable menus and exciting ingredients!

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Upcoming Events

1863 Afternoon Tea

  • Sundays in September 2020 (6, 13, 20 and 27 September) Sugar and spice and all things nice made with 1863 passion Afternoon Tea £25 | Sparkling Afternoon Tea £35


  • Docker Duck Egg Mayonnaise Winter Truffle & English Muffin
  • Cartmel Valley Smoked Salmon Dill Creme Fraiche & Rye Loaf
  • Pulled Ham Hock Wholegrain Mustard, Capers on White Bloomer
  • Sausage & Black Pudding Roll Brown Sauce


  • Buttermilk Scone Apple & Cinnamon Scone with “our” Butter, Jam, Jersey Cream
  • Yorkshire Rhubarb Vanilla Slice
  • Michel Cluziel Chocolate Choux Bun
  • Spiced Carrot Cake Cream Cheese & Honeyed Walnuts
  • Sticky Toffee Mousse


  • Add Marquis de Bonnières Brut, Champagne

Opening hours:

1863 Restaurant is open Thursday – Monday inclusive


2pm: The Bar opens
2pm – 4pm: Join us for a ‘Bite to Eat
6pm: The Restaurant opens for dinner

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Good to know:

  • Served at 2.30pm, 3pm &3.30pm.
  • Served every Sunday in March.
  • Limited exclusive numbers (14-16 people max).
  • Unfortunately some dietary requirements cannot be catered for: please speak to us for more details.
  • Children 12+ Only
  • Book via ResDiary or call us on 017684 86334
  • Maximum Table Size 6

We host regular tasting evenings and events throughout the year. Tickle your taste buds and delight in new culinary discoveries as Head Chef Phil and his kitchen team challenge themselves and our diners with memorable menus and exciting ingredients!

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.