Part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland" Broughton-in-Furness, dating back to the 11th Century, is located on the Furness Peninsula. Here there is still space to breathe, relax and walk in idyllic surroundings; inspirational for artists and writers it is also the ideal setting for one of the most sought after aspects of traditional English country life, the public house. And sure enough here in the attractive Square we find this epitomised to perfection at the multi award winning, family run, 17th century Free House, Manor Arms where in the welcoming and well stocked bar tourists join with locals in their appreciation of up to eight real ales available at any one time.
The Manor Arms is not really the place for a quick drink; like a good meal it needs to be digested at leisure in order to be fully appreciated. So having chosen your drink, maybe one of the seemingly numerous real ales or still ciders on offer, and perhaps decided on a hot or cold snack, begin then to look around the bar. Here you will see photographs and paintings, significantly by the local artists, Steve Whittle and Jane Rousseau, all emphasising and adding to the atmosphere of The Manor Arms. It will become apparent too that this was a favourite pub of the author Richard Adams ("Watership Down") and of course the entire area was and remains a haunt for artists; painters and writers alike. You are in Wordsworth country now and at The Manor Arms the traveller and walker (The Manor Arms is on the Innway Walk) mixes with the busy professional, artist and writer in a heady combination of good company and conversation. So be prepared to be influenced by everything that Broughton-in-Furness in general and The Manor Arms in particular has to offer and enjoy your time here at a leisurely pace, one you have stumbled across and not easily found elsewhere today.
During the long summer days and evenings, drinks and snacks can be enjoyed outside The Manor Arms perhaps sitting round the obelisk just watching the world go by. An unforgettable experience which can be extended for as long as you wish because with one foot firmly in the past The Manor Arms caters for present day requirements too and has attractive en-suite guest rooms for your continued comfort,relaxation and total enjoyment. A further attractive feature is that following a good night's sleep, a splendid Manor Arms breakfast is served in the comfort of your room!
Family owned and run since 1988, The Manor Arms draws groups from all over the UK, eager to sample the real ales on offer including local Cumbrian brews in addition to the permanently available Yates Bitter and Copper Dragon Ale. With a prestigious star rating in the CAMRA Good Beer, Bed and Breakfast Guide, proud winners of the 2004 West Pennine Award and featured in the final 16 of the National Pub of The Year 2006 The Manor Arms proves to be irresistible for many!