The Derby Arms
Witherslack, Grange Over Sands, LA116RH, United Kingdom –
The Derby Arms takes its name from the owners of the surrounding Halecat Estate, the Stanleys. The estate at Witherslack was part of a reward for Thomas Stanley’s part in the suppression of Lambert Simnel’s attempt on the throne. There are stories that Thomas Broughton was not killed at Stoke Field but lived out his days hiding in the woods in Witherslack, cared for by his former tenants – who thought little of the Stanleys. The pub was built in 1821 on the turnpike road, which was the main road between Kendal and Ulverston at the time both highly prosperous. A post office is marked as in the building on the 1850 OS map. The extension housing the kitchen and lavatories is marked on the 1890’s OS map. Oliver Stanley the 17th Earl’s second son sold the pub in the 1930’s while Conservative MP for Westmorland and Minister of State for War. In the 1970’s the whole complex was the regional depot for Watneys, it was then sold to Vaux and unfortunately fell into terminal decline. Now revived and a hub for the local community this charming pub is well worth a visit
Area Info –
- Lakes Aqaurium 4.7 miles
- Burton-in-Kendal Services M6 6.5 miles
- Castle Howe 7.3 miles
- Kendal Castle 7.7 miles
- Hill Top 9 miles
- World of Beatrix Potter 9 miles
- Lake Windermere 9.4 miles
- Laurel & Hardy Museum 10.1 miles
- Killington Lake Services M6 10.4 miles
- Grizedale Forest 10.8 miles
Most Popular Landmarks
- Trough of Bowland 13.4 miles
- Leeds Bradford Airport 54.7 miles
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The staff speaks English
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Most Popular Facilities
Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
- Evening Entertainment
- Pool Table
- Game Room
Food & Drink
- Kids' Meals (additional charge)
- Special Diet Meals (upon request)
- Restaurant With Dining Menu
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Packed Lunches
Entertainment and Family Services
- Board Games/Puzzles
- All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
- Non-Smoking Rooms
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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All children under 12 years are charged GBP 10 per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Debit card The Derby Arms accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.