About Oily's Pub and the legend of Oily Johnnies

The building that Oily's is situated in has been used as a public house for over 100 years; it has previously been know as the Royal Oak, and the Oily Johnnies Inn. Oily Johnnies was given its name after one of the pub's landlords, James Kirkpatrick, who used to sell paraffin oil from a shed adjacent to the pub - he was known locally as Oily Johnnie.The pub had a sign saying "The Legend of Oily Johnnies".

Following a major refurbishment, Chef patron Warwick Muir opened Oily's in June 2008 keeping part of the historic name alive. Since then it has built up a reputation as one of Cumbria's premier eateries. The food is classic British with a few Mediterranean elements. Warwick has worked in the industry since the age of 13 and had a varied career as a Chef. Prior to opening Oily's he was a Chef Lecturer at the local FE College.

At Oily's we are dedicated to delivering beautifully presented food, created fresh to order from high quality ingredients and locally produced fresh produce from the Cumbria area. Perfect for relaxing, drinking and dining with friends, families or colleagues, don't just take our word for it - why not visit our Trip Advisor page.

Photo: food from Oily's