open from 10am to 4pm

FRIDAY through to Monday inclusive

 01229 715 295

What we do.....

During 2017 this ‘independent’ hostelry has been thoughtfully transformed from a traditional Lakeland ‘Inn’ to a contemporary Cumbrian Cafe/Terrace/Bar. 

Now we’re ready,  so please come and.... ‘be our guest, be our guest; put our service to the test’!

We’ve also become a ‘boutique B&B’ conveniently situated on a busy crossroads, just outside Broughton in Furness on the A595. Ample parking in a secure, floodlit , large private car park.
 A perfect stop-over for long weekend retreats or longer residential business trips.

The Cumbrian Coastal Way passes our door and many popular cycle routes pass this vantage point, high on the hill.
Ideal for a pause to re-fuel and recover.

Our core menu consists of proper foodie classics massively complemented by an imaginative specials board.
Real food for real folk.

As a ‘free’ house we offer an eclectic and expanding range of Cumbrian brewed craft beers, IPA’s, lager, ciders and refreshing coolers.  Add to this our easy-drinking house wines, chilled fizz, occasional cock-tails as well as seasonal pitchers of alcoholic thirst quenchers and an astounding selection of non alcoholic sports drinks. 

Opening Hours

 10 am to 4 pm

Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Monday 

Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

We’re hoping to impress the impressionable.

  • We serve nourishing, tasty food which is available to eat in or take out. 
  • Our fresh and inviting venue guarantees a warm, friendly welcome.
  • Ample parking space for cars, bikes and horse-drawn carriages.
  • Cyclists, walkers and active sports participants welcome.
  • Well behaved children and dogs will be welcomed, entertained and rewarded.
  • Miserable mutts and grouchy children would be best tethered outside!

Breath-taking location:  We’re at the gateway to the Western fells and Lake District, on the crest of a hill with unsurpassed views of Cumbria’s coast.

Amazing natural landscapes: There are plenty of great walks in the vicinity making our destination popular for dog owners and outdoorsy folk. 

Unsurpassed views:  The Duddon estuary, river valleys, pasture and woodland all provide an incredibly rich habitat for wild birds, abundant wild flowers, and many wild animals.  Come and share it with us.

Heritage:  We’re on the doorstep of a thriving historic ‘Charter’ town, complete with market square and stocks to lock up the bad’uns, a public billiards room, a charming chiming town clock,  an ancient church and beautiful grave-yard, the region’s annual agricultural show and 5 local pubs serving real ale and scrumptious food.  Should we mention our famous Lake District poets, story tellers, philanthropists, daring speed-boat racers, marvellous miniature railways, fishing villages, real castles and court jesters, old mills with forgotten waterwheels? Or the beaches, the mountains, the stone circles....the wake-boarding, the thriving village pub cricket competition

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Who we are

New owners, Bella and Steve Howse are in the business of helping to make magical memories for you, your friends and your family by creating extra-ordinary leisure experiences.  "Our new ideas have injected life back into a landmark building, ensuring all guests enjoy a comfortable, relaxed visit to our home, our business and our community".

"Our whole team is focused on delivering attentive, professional service in a fun atmosphere.  Our aim is to enjoy ourselves when we work, as much as you do when you visit us!"

"Our aim is to exceed your tell your best friends & share the secret when that happens!" 

Our talented team are passionate about supporting local suppliers, farmers and fisheries, believing that customers should have the best of everything....

  • Quality, fresh, seasonal local produce
  • Familiar dishes with a seasonal twist
  • Home made, tasty, nutritious fayre
  • Great value for money

For anyone who has a particular penchant for something a little bit weird and wonderful, or vegetarians, vegans or those who have allergies or food intolerances there will always be a variety of options to tantalize the taste buds and satisfy the hunger....not just a token gesture hidden at the bottom of the menu.

We don’t do fast food; we do tasty food as fast as we can!

Our pride comes from serving you creative Cumbrian fare, sourced locally, cooked with passion and served with style.  Our reward is that you keep coming back again and again.....

Distinctly different, huh?




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Operations Director

Operations Director

Operations Director

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Our Facilities


  • Famous ‘Cumberland sausage’ breakfasts
  • Brilliant brunch menu
  • Fast food to go/takeaway
  • Really great choice of coffee, tea hot chocolate and hot brews
  • Exceedingly delicious home-baked cakes, biscuits
  • Truly scrumptious quiches and pastries and treats
  • Ridiculously indulgent puddings
  • Rather wonderful artisan breads
  • Superb sharing platters & more-ish mezes
  • Fabulous nibbles and bite-size mouthfuls 
  • Incredible edible fresh salads 
  • Scrumptious soups 
  • Particularly delicious hot and cold snacks 
  • Sensational smoothies and freshly squeezed seasonal juices 
  • Memorable afternoon teas 
  • Exclusive, small batch dairy ice creams, 
  • Mouth-watering sorbets & ice lollies
  • Posh picnics (eat in or take-away)
  • Healthy hampers (eat in or take-away)
  • Healthy options for special dietary requirements
  • Mini menu for smaller appetites
  • Daily changing ‘Specials’ board
  • Healthy options for junior ‘Gastronauts’
  • Well behaved dogs ‘treats’ menu

Business Suite/Lounge

  • The perfect meetings venue for smaller groups or private functions  
  • Complete hospitality package available for special events, parties, weddings
  • Ideal for serviced boardroom style business meetings, corporate events etc
  • Log burning stove
  • Health and wellbeing library
  • Supportive arm-chairs for comfy reading
  • Window seats with sumptuous cushions
  • Buffet/light snacks station
  • Hot/cold drinks station
  • Open plan or curtain screening


  • Stunning views
  • Enviable, sunny position
  • Outside seating for 40+
  • All weather attraction
  • Complimentary Brollies & Sun shades
  • Outdoor heaters/ fire pit/BBQ
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Cycle racks
  • BBQ  Facility


The elegant conservatory has been tastefully re-decorated and boasts new, energy efficient lighting, whilst still retaining its classic charm and ambience. With its beautiful parquet floor and unsurpassed panoramic views of the Duddon valley, the cosy central heating ensures year round comfort.

  • Conservatory 1
  • Conservatory 3
  • Conservatory 4
  • Conservatory 5
  • Conservatory 6
  • Beautifully appointed venue ideal for private functions
  • Perfect ‘afternoon tea salon’ for larger group bookings
  • Stylish and comfortable soft furnishings
  • Available for exclusive ‘fine dining’ and private hire
  • Suitable for exhibitions, conferences & workshops
  • Living Well Activity programme of classes, workshops & events
  • Open plan option or sound-reducing screening doors
  • Access to secluded, paved, party terrace


  • 5* rated Food & Hygiene
  • Large, well equipped, modern kitchen
  • In house bakery
  • Chiller room
  • Dry stores/Pantry
  • Pot wash
  • Storage
  • Service/Supplies entrance

Licenced Bar

  • Cumbrian craft beers, ciders and perries
  • Pimms, Sangria and Lager by the pitcher
  • House wines by the carafe/half carafe
  • Celebratory Fizz....always!
  • Notable variety of non alcoholic drinks;
  • Homemade range of cordials, coolers, thirst-quenchers 


Recently re-furbished, comfortable en-suite rooms

Unsurpassed views from double-glazed picture windows

Fully equipped resident’s kitchen with laundry facility

Flat screen TV

Wi fi

Residents’ Lounge

Boot store/Wet room

Free parking


Delicious Food We Serve

An awesome place to meet friends celebrate relax start an adventure explore the Lake District enjoy good company pause, refuel and recover eat, stay, love fall in love with Cumbria get away from the madness make magical memories

Get In Touch


The High Cross Inn
High Cross Brow,
LA20 6ES

Tel: 01229 715295