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The Mustard Pot with its distinctive yellow door can be found on Salt Pie Lane, a quiet pedestrian ginnel located just off Main Street in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The Mustard Pot Cottage, 1 Salt Pie Ln, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth LA6 2BH

Our guests love how close The Mustard Pot is to the hustle and bustle of Kirkby Lonsdale, whilst also benefiting from being on a quiet lane away from the noise of traffic. You couldn’t find a more ideal location to explore all that Kirkby Lonsdale has to offer, as well as the wider Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Salt Pie Lane was formerly known as ‘Cattle Market Yard’. In 1911 it became ‘Salt Pie Lane’ after a lady living in the yard began selling hot salted mutton pies to the traders who visited Kirkby Lonsdale. After eating the pies, the traders felt the need to quench their thirst at the nearest pub, ‘The Snooty Fox’ on Main Street – which just so happened to be owned by the pie seller’s relative! A great business idea if ever we’ve heard one!

BEAUTIFUL Historic market town 

Kirkby Lonsdale

Voted one of the best places to live in the UK in 2022, Kirkby Lonsdale is set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales providing easy access to explore the picturesque counties of Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

This charming and historic market town has a great reputation for high quality independent shops, as well as fantastic restaurants, cafes and bars.

By Road

From J36 of M6: Take A65 South, approx. 6 miles.

From J34 of M6: Take A683, approx. 14 miles

By Rail

The nearest mainline railway stations are Lancaster (approx. 20 miles) and Oxenholme (approx. 9.4 miles).


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National Rail Website

By Bus

There are regular local bus services to and from Kendal, Lancaster and Skipton.

81 Lancaster – Hornby – Kirkby Lonsdale.

567 Kendal – Kirkby Lonsdale.

567A Sedbergh – Kirkby Lonsdale (Thurs only)

580/581/582 Skipton – Settle – Kirkby Lonsdale


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By Air 

Leeds Bradford Airport: 1 hour 21 minutes drive (50.8 miles)

Manchester Airport: 1 hour 17 minutes drive (78.9 miles)

Liverpool John Lennon Airport: 1 hour 27 minutes drive (86.1 miles)

The Mustard Pot doesn’t have its own designated parking space, however we are pleased to be able to offer guests use of our business car parking permit for the duration of their stay.

The permit allows guests to park for free in any of the below car parks in Kirkby Lonsdale:

New Road no.1
New Road no.2
Booths car park
Market Square

Please always check road and car park signage for updates to parking terms. Please be aware that the parking permit is not valid in any of the ‘1 hour, no return’ parking bays on the sides of the road and around the perimeter of Market Square car park.

Spanning the River Lune to the South and East of Kirkby Lonsdale is the famous, three arched Devil’s Bridge dating from around 12th/13th Century. The bridge is now closed to traffic, however it once provided the only crossing over the River Lune for miles.

Devil’s bridge is the perfect start or end point for a lovely riverside walk or picnic. It is also popular with motorcycle enthusiasts.

Ruskin’s View is Kirkby Lonsdale’s most famous landmark. No trip is complete without taking in this breathtaking panorama of the Lune Valley and Underley Hall. In 1875, John Ruskin the famous Lake District Poet, wrote ‘I do not know in all my country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine’. He called it ‘one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world!’

Get ready to experience breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There are so many fantastic areas to walk/hike and cycle within easy reach of Kirkby Lonsdale. Don’t forget your boots!

Kirkby Lonsdale boasts an abundance of traditional pubs, fine dining restaurants and charming tea rooms all on the doorstep of the cottage.

There are some fabulous boutique shops in Kirkby Lonsdale selling fashion, homeware, gifts, luxury bath/skincare products, health foods and more. All located within walking distance of The Mustard Pot.