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  • AA 2 Rosettes
  • Cumbria Tourism Awards Winner


1863 Bistro

1863 Bistro


Come on in, join us for a drink and discover innovative, seasonal cooking served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Carefully structured menus allow you to savour all three courses while our commitment to quality local food in season means there’s always something new to try.

Dinner at 1863 will no doubt generate conversation around the table on the night, but (we hope!) will also give you something to talk about long after you’ve left for the evening.

Our A la Carte menu is served daily and changes frequently. Rarely are two weeks the same and Chef Phil and his team work hard to source and forage for local produce to surprise and delight your gastronomic senses.

Our children’s menu is available until 6.30pm.
From 8.30pm we kindly request that only children 10+ are in the bistro.
Please note the maximum group size we are able to accommodate is 6.
If you would like to bring a party larger than 6, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Please note groups of 6+ are subject to deposits and pre-orders.

Opening details

1863 Restaurant is open 7 days.
2pm: The Bar opens
2pm – 4pm: Join us for a ‘Bite to Eat‘
6pm: The Restaurant opens for dinner


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)


High Street,
Pooley Bridge,
CA10 2NH


Plan route to 1863 Bistro using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 473245  Lat: 54.61349 Long: -2.81635

From the M6 J40 and join the A66 westbound towards Keswick then, also if coming along A66 eastbound.
Head west along the A66 until you cross the M6 motorway, west of Penrith. Follow the A66, now signposted towards Keswick and Ullswater. After a further mile, you’ll reach another roundabout (Rheged visitor centre).
Take the second exit, towards Ullswater – this is the A592.
After about 4 miles, you’ll reach a junction at the lakeside. Turn left and carry on along the lakeside, heading towards Pooley Bridge.
After crossing the bridge itself, you’ll drive into the village centre keep going past The Crown Inn, The Pooley Bridge Inn and The Sun Inn, we are another 100 yards further on opposite St Paul’s Church.
From Windermere/Ambleside on the A592, follow the signs for Ullswater, over Kirkstone Pass and through Glenridding. Continue for Pooley Bridge, then follow the directions after you cross the actual Pooley Bridge.
We have parking for 9 cars on the left of the Building and some extra parking close by if required.

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