A traditional lakeland pub in a beautiful setting
Serving good, hearty food, great beer & wine
A cosy and comfortable retreat on the edge of the Lake District
a traditional lakeland pub in a beautiful setting

Welcome to The Derby Arms, Witherslack

A warm and welcoming dog-friendly Lake District pub with six en-suite bedrooms. We serve good food, beer and wine in a traditional setting. 

The Derby Arms became part of the Ainscoughs’ portfolio in December 2008 after an extensive restoration. You can expect cosy log fires and period furniture, in keeping with the other pubs in the group and the perfect venue for a relaxing stay, meal or drink. We were recommended in the 2015 Michelin Pub Guide and have previously won the CAMRA ‘Pub of the Season’ award, 

We’re also lucky to have a large outside seating area which hosts our weekly onsite popup pizza restaurant, Great Lakes Pizza.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Eat & drink at the derby arms

We're dedicated to sourcing local and seasonal Cumbrian produce for use in our restaurant.
You'll also find a range of great local drinks - from beers to juices to gin!

Stay at The Derby Arms

Our Rooms

Our six comfortable en-suite rooms are perfect for a special break in the Lakes.
Take a look at our availability and book your stay online.
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