Traditional village pub in Stainton just on the edge of the Lake District National Park

Covid-19 Guidelines

Below are the rules and procedures put in place to protect both yourselves and the team at The Kings Arms.

We're doing out best to accommodate you in a safe and covid secure environment, but we need your help to make that possible.

  • Tables must be pre booked for food, exceptions can be made at the management’s discretion if it is deemed safe to do so but ideally all pre booked.
  • Food bookings will be taken in 10 minute intervals to avoid crowds of people arriving at once.
  • Tables for drinks will be on a first come, first served basis.
  • Tables must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before re use for drinks or food.
  • Upon arrival customers will be taken to the table
  • Inside full table service will be in operation for drinks or food.
  • Tables will only be set with cutlery just before food is to be served.
  • Staff must observe social distancing when taking orders and when delivering food must try to avoid face to face where possible.
  • Menus will be available online however all menus must be sanitised between use.
  • Table service will be in place where possible outside however customers may come to the bar to order drinks. They will then be asked to either return to the table outside and drinks will be delivered, queue outside under the gazebo(KA)or shelter (SI) in the marked area or may wait at the bar if no one else is present at the time.
  • Drinks will be placed on the table in the bar(KA) or the side of the bar (SI)and customers asked to collect.
  • Staff must wash hands at least every 20 minutes but ideally in between service of each customer
  • The Host will greet customers, sit them down and explain protocol until such a time as it becomes common practice with our customers.
  • Toilet doors will be propped open apart from the gents at the Kings Arms. The ladies can accommodate 2 at a time safely, the gents at the kings can accommodate 1. The hallway will be used as a waiting area for the toilets at the sun, table 4 will be removed at the kings to create a waiting area there and there is space to wait in the bar for the ladies at the kings.
  • Sanitiser will be placed outside all the toilets and at the entrances and exits to the building and customers will be encouraged to use it.
  • Obseve social distancing - Follow government guidance.
  • Keep to your trabl/area of garden
  • Dogs welcome - Kept on lead
  • One person from your table must order drinks from bar
  • Don't move furniture
  • Closes 10.30pm
  • We must record details of customers on arrival, this will be done using a guest book and details will be kept for a minimum of 3 weeks .E.g.– Adam Jakeman, 07765523755 family party of 4, same household, Snug Cottage, Stainton
  • We must remind customers of the rule of max 2 households meeting inside and up to 6 people outside.It is then theirresponsibility to stick to it.
  • Maximum of 30 people in any one area at a time –king’sarms, whole pub, sun inn –restaurant and bar separate.
  • A one way system will be in operation at the sun, in the front door, out of the side door.
  • Notices to remindcustomers on hand washing and codes of conduct will be displayed.
  • We will attempt to increasethe outdoor capacity and encourage customers to use this first.
  • Doors will remain open to increase ventilation where possible.

What We Do


Comfortable Heated Outdoor Seating Area

Enjoy your drinks and meals in our heated outdoor seating area for all the family.


Delicious Home-Cooked Food served every day

We have a varied menu of quality homemade traditional pub food.


Wide Range of Beers & Ales

We have a wide range of premium beers, ales, wines and spirits for you to enjoy.

Food Menus

Please be aware of the Covid-19 precautions in place at the Kings Arms when booking to eat here. This information can be found at the top of the website

Darts & Dominoes

We have ongoing Darts & Dominoes teams throughout the year taking part against other pubs and clubs in and around the Cumbrian area.

Come and join in on the fun, we have a warm welcome for all newcomers.

Customer Reviews

  • "Called at last minute to be given a table straight away. Sunday lunch menu excellent value for money and great service by Yvonne and Richard and Mark.. ..even when our grandson was playing up nothing was too much trouble for was excellent will definitely be back..Thank you once again." Rebecca Dickinson

  • "Fantastic food, lovely warm welcome. Homemade meals cooked to order, delicious. Cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding to die for. Really really good food, loved every bite." Dawn Whittam

  • "Brilliant. My girlfriend and I had 2 visits,both times the hosts were welcoming,very pleasant and attentive. The food was superb and it came in good time and very good portions. If I'm in the area again I'm coming back!" Alan Blamires

  • "Delicious home cooked food. Great stop off from the motorway. Been loads of times now and always great food!" Alison Flynn

  • "What a lovely place friendly staff whether you've popped in for a drink or to enjoy an amazing meal. My recommendation is the steak and ale pie it was to die for will definitely make it a regular place to go when back on holiday." Lesley James

  • "Highly recommended. Delicious food beautifully presented. Friendly attentive service. Will definitely return when in the area." Lynn Peck

  • "Another fabulous meal served this evening...i ordered my favourite starter, But this time they kindly made it as a main for me (crispy belly pork & black pudding) delicous!!! My hubby had his favorite Cumberland sausage which was fantastic! And the waitress (Kaitlin) her service was outstanding!! We would definitely recommend a visit here ....especially if you're from Yorkshire!" Patricia Briscoe

The Sun Inn, Newton Reigny

The Sun Inn is a typical English village pub and has its origins as a 17th century coaching inn extended over the years to include a restaurant, enlarged kitchen and five letting bedrooms.

It serves the village itself and attracts customers from all round the Penrith area for food and drinks, and we welcome visitors to the north-eastern Lake District from all over the country and overseas.

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This privacy policy sets out how The Kings Arms Inn uses and protects any information that you give The Kings Arms Inn when you use this website.

The Kings Arms Inn is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Kings Arms Inn may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from September 2018.

What We Collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as post code
  • Preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What We Do With The Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal Record Keeping

We may use the information to improve our products and services.

We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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Controlling Your Personal Information

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  • You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Kings Arms Inn, Stainton, Penrith, CA11 0EP.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.