"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt"


Today, many of us feel that Valentine's has turned in to a commercial craze, of spending as much as you can on those people you care about.  


Here at the Middle Ruddings we believe spending quality time together is the most important thing you can offer.  And what better place to be than in the stunning Lake District, snuggled in front of the log fire or holding hands across the candle light?!? 


We don't do; trendy frills or fancy gestures! 


We do; time spent with your loved one, in a peaceful, candle-lit environment, with delicious, hearty, home-cooked meals, with the option of splashing out on some delicious, extra bubbly if you're feeling naughty! 

For only £25 per person we offer a specially designed 3-course menu, including a glass of pink Prosecco, chocolates and a rose for that special someone.   Give us a call or pop in to book a table.


A sample menu is below:


Love Apple Soup

Cream of tomato soup with olive oil croutons and our freshly baked bread

Tropical Alliance

Melon & Pineapple with coconut and lime sorbet

Neptune’s Lover

Prawns and avocado salad with lime dressing

Smooth mover

A smooth chicken liver pate with a Cumberland sauce and warm toast



Main Course...

Aphrodite Pancake

Salmon, prawns and cod in a creamy dill sauce and rolled in pancakes

Valentine’s lamb

A local Cumbrian lamb chop griddled till pink served with a redcurrant and port wine sauce

Highland fling

Oven roast corn fed chicken breast filled with Mullholland’s haggis, with a whisky cream sauce

Two Veg and no Meat

Puy Lentil, chestnuts and root vegetables encased in golden pastry with a Madeira gravy



Pink Passion

Gently roasted new season rhubarb, folded into whipped cream and crème anglaise, topped with crushed pistachio and served with a shortbread finger

Oh my Darling Clementine!

A light Clementine and almond sponge cake with crème fraiche and orange drizzle (Gluten Free)


Homemade meringue base topped with whipped mascarpone cream and refreshing Passion fruit and mango pieces

Melt my Heart

A sumptuous, gooey Chocolate Brownie served warm with a scoop of English Lakes Madagascan vanilla ice cream

Tea or coffee to finish...


Middle Ruddings Country Inn, Braithwaite, Nr. Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5RY

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