Welcome to the Ratty Arms

The Ratty Arms is located on the platform of Ravenglass station on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line, which runs past the main terminus of our narrow gauge railway. Guests can sit back and unwind with a drink, while watching the trains go by.

The Ratty Arms is dog friendly and wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet facilities.

The Ratty Arms was formerly a Furness railway station building. As a result of the Beeching cuts in the late 60s’, Ravenglass became an unmanned halt and when British Rail decided they had no further use of these buildings, the Railway Company purchased and converted them. "The Ratty Arms" public house was officially opened on the 13th of June 1974.


Food and Drink

Head to the Ratty Arms for a refreshing drink or a meal out in Ravenglass. We serve food and drinks daily, using the finest local suppliers and breweries to make up our menu. Take a look at our current menu below.

Food and Drink Menu at The Ratty Arms

Our dog-friendly pub in Ravenglass

If you are looking for a dog-friendly pub in the Western Lake District, where you can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat with your four-legged best friend, look no further. At the Ratty Arms, dogs are welcome in all public areas, with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating. We also provide water bowls and a dog biscuit or two, so no one feels left out. Our pet-friendly bar is the ‘pawfect’ place to enjoy a pint with your pooch after a day of railway adventures, or if you are visiting the Ravenglass area.

Dog at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Contact us & Opening Times

For any enquiries relating to the Ratty Arms, please call 01229 717676 or email rattyarms@ravenglass-railway.co.uk. Get directions here

Opening times from the 2nd of January 2024:

DayOpening TimesFood Served Times
Monday-Thursday11:30am - 2:30pm & 5pm - 10pmNo food service, sorry.
Friday-Sunday11:30 am - 10:00 pmFriday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday:
Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
Evening: 5pm - 8pm


A unique group/corporate venue in Cumbria

Looking for catering options for a group or corporate party? The Ratty Arms is a unique group venue for those with a love of all things railway related! Get in touch below to discuss your requirements for a group booking.

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