Review on Bay Horse Inn

Standing right on the water's edge, with spectacular views across the Leven Estuary, this pedigree country inn was once a stopover for stagecoaches making the trip across the sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay at low tide.

Chef/proprietor Robert Lyons served his apprenticeship at Miller Howe, Windermere when John Tovey was king of the hill, and the food still shows many of the old master's trademarks: tureens of soup with home-baked breads, classic terrines and pâtés, lots of colour and contrast, and a loyalty to Lakeland produce. At lunchtime, there are 'light bites', hot and cold sandwiches, baked potatoes and so on, as well as a short restaurant menu.

Dinner (7.30 for 8pm is the drill) might begin with potted local shrimps and hot buttered toast before roast rack of Holker Estate salt marsh lamb with red wine and rosemary sauce or poached fillets of sea bass with Noilly Prat and chive cream sauce. Dishes come with a harvest festival of seasonal vegetables, while desserts always include Cape brandy pudding along with – say – chocolate Mascarpone cheesecake with passion fruit custard.

Bay Horse Inn is also featured in: Good Food Guide, Hardens

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Robert Lyons

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 7.30 for 8.00pm Mon-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Bay Horse Inn

  • Childrens menu
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 45 covers


Accomodation is available, (9 rooms)


WiFi is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Bay Horse Inn
Canal Foot
LA12 9EL

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