About Us

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Over the years we have become renowned for our cooking and indeed the food we prepare and serve is, in our eyes, the true meaning of our existence. The Bay Horse has consistently been in The Good Food, Good Pub and Good Hotel Guides for the 28 years we have been in ownership.

All produce used is, where possible, local and adapts well to the extensive changing restaurant menu, where we try and arrange simple dishes alongside the more adventurous and imaginative ones. The Aberdeen Angus steaks have become a popular feature.

Ulverston is famous for being the birthplace of Stan Laurel with many colourful festivals such as the Dickensian Weekend in November, Flag Fortnight in May and the Lantern Procession in September.

The Bay Horse was formerly a 17th Century Coaching Inn where, in days gone by, travellers  would rest before making the treacherous journey by horse-drawn coach across the sands to Lancaster. The town of Ulverston once thrived on trade in iron ore and gunpowder. Tall ships would sail to the pier outside the Bay Horse to collect merchandise on its way to Liverpool often bound for Africa in exchange for slaves. Alas, the visits of the ships were curtailed as the canal entrance became silted up, but Ulverston remains to this day a jolly, bustling market town of character.