The Black Dog

December 30, 2008 at 23:18 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

The Black Dog

Time to break away, I think. the old County Borough covered quite a lot of ground and I haven’t covered anything like all of that yet, but since 1974 the borough has included a rural hinterland of moorland and sheep pasture as well as the old town of Dalton and the substantial old mining communities of Lindal, Ireleth and Askam.

High up on isolated moorland roughly equidistant between Dalton, Askam and Lindal is the Black Dog, which may be a strong contender for the title of the best pub in the borough of Barrow-in-Furness. It has coal fires, which you don’t see too often these days and they may not sit too well with the wind farm across the road. There’s always a good range of independent cask-conditioned and hand-pulled beers and the food may not be haute cuisine but it’s good and filling.



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  1. Portland Oregon Daily Photo sends you heartfelt wishes for the new year. May your 2009 be filled with good health, riches of the mind and heart, loved ones returning home, an increased respect for our fragile planet, and the cessation of wars across the Earth.

  2. Truly an excellent establishment. Under a previous ownership they used to brew their own mild – a rare commodity these days. It was a lovely dark beer with a fine nutty flavour.

  3. As comfy as an old boot I expect, once one is inside.

    I hope you have a fantastic 2009!

    Sunshine Coast Daily – Australia

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