The Nateby Inn - Nateby.
A few miles South of Kirkby Stephen - previously The Black Bull.
This pub has great walking nearby - on the path to Lammerside and Pendragon Castles by the River Eden. The pub had just been taken over by a new landlord when we visited (Aug 2012) and the staff were extremely friendly and helpfull. Black Sheep Ale (well kept) was available although more real ales are to be added.
A pleasant beer garden can be found at the rear with good views over the countryside.
Tel No: 01768 371 588