1871 Bistro

Welcome to our wonderful Bistro 1871. The Bistro was created to compliment our existing fine dining restaurant and benefits from a fantastic outlook over the Eden Valley with views of Appleby Castle to the Lake District fells in the distance.

There are French doors which lead out onto our Cumbria in Bloom award winning gardens and patio. The atmosphere is intended to be relaxing, friendly and informal with good quality local produce at affordable prices, appetisers start from just £3.50, starters from £4.95 and main courses from just £13.95.

There is an emphasis on using locally sourced produce with Cumbrian Fell Bred, Lakes Speciality Foods, Shaw's of Wigton, Appleby Creamery and Grapevine Wine Service among our suppliers.

The 1871 name was chosen to keep a link with the original Victorian manor house as it was built in this year. The room has been newly refurbished using local tradesmen and materials where possible with many reclaimed items such as the central down lights which have been sourced from the Concorde hangar.

Take a look at our menu
  • Marinated Olives £3.95
  • Home-made Houmous with Bread Sticks £3.95
  • Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers £3.95
  • Selection of all three appetisers to share £10.50
  • Soup of the Day £7.50
    Served with a bread roll
  • Chicken and Duck Liver Parfait Starter £9.75
    Our own smooth parfait with Cumberland sauce and toast
  • Bistro 1871 Prawn Cocktail £9.95
    Norwegian prawns, crispy lettuce, thousand island dressing and lemon.
  • Baked Garlic Bread £5.95
    Add Cheese: £7.50
  • Smokey Bacon Mac and Cheese Starter £8.50 | Main £14.95
    Macaroni with 3 cheese sauce and smoked bacon topped with a herb breadcrumb crust.
  • Caesar Salad Starter £8.50 | Main £13.95 

    Classic salad with gem lettuce bacon lardons, croutons, parmesan and our own Caesar dressing
    Add Smoked Chicken or Prawns: Starter £10.95 | Main £16.95



  • Char-Grilled Sirloin of Cumbrian Beef £25.95
    Served with hand-cut chips, grilled plum tomato and mushroom
    add diane or peppercorn sauce £3.50
  • Fishermans Board £15.75
    Smoked mackerel, sweet pickled herring, prawns, mussels and cockles with house salad
  • Chicken Parmo £19.95
    Fried breaded chicken, creamy cheese topping, chips and tomato salsa
  • Cumbrian Beef & Spinach lasagne £16.50
    Our own recipe topped with mozzarella cheese and served with garlic bread
    add cheesy garlic bread £1.50
  • Fish Fingers £17.50
    Breaded cod fingers with minted mushy peas, hand-cut chips and tartare sauce.
  • Appleby Manor Steak Burger £15.95
    6oz Burger, toasted brioche roll, hand-cut chips and chilli jam
    Add smoked bacon or Blue Cheese, Cheddar Cheese £150 per item
Main Course


  • Chicken & Coconut Curry £16.95
    Served with rice and naan bread
  • Lakeland Beef Goulash £17.95
    Slow-cooked beef with paprika, tomatoes and baby onions topped with lyonnaise potatoes and sour cream
  • Appleby Manor Vegan Burger £15.95
    Plant based burger, toasted roll, lettuce, tomato and onion, hand-cut chips and chilli jam
  • Fish Finger Sandwich £17.95
    Cod Fingers, toasted brioche roll, lettuce, tomato & onion, hand-cut chips and tartare sauce
  • Veggie Chilli Con Carne (V) £17.95
    Served with rice and tortilla
  • Turkey & Ham Pie £17.50
    Creamy pie topped with a pastry lid, hand-cut chips
  • Hand-Cut Chips £4.95
  • Onion Rings £4.50
  • House Salad £5.50
  • Pan of Peas £2.95
  • Bread Rolls £2.50
  • Cheese Board £10.25
    Selection of local cheese
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding £8.50
    Topped with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream
  • Banoffee Pie £7.95
    Fresh banana, toffee & cream served with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream
  • Selection of Ice Cream £7.50
    Ask for today’s choice
  • Selection of Sorbets £7.50
    Ask for today’s choice
  • Appleby Manor Strawberry Sundae £8.95
    Layers of fresh strawberries with shortbread biscuit, fresh cream, crushed strawberry ice cream and sauce.
  • Lemon Tart £8.50
    Classic tart glazed with sugar, served with a raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream
  • Breakfast Tea/Earl Grey/Peppermint/Fruit Teas £3.00
  • Cappuccino, Latte (16oz) £4.25
  • Espresso £3.00