We were out walking from Wray on the banks of Lake Windermere when we came across the Fred Robinson's tied house. I go back along way with Robinsons (although not as far as 1838 when he bought his first pub) so had no hesitation in trying the Dizzy Blonde:
Delightful on a hot day and more subtle and well balanced than many of the latterday blondes that are so popular at the moment. The staff at the Outgate were not a very smiley team but they obviously have a sense of humour as this was posted on the bar!
It was a hot lunchtime so we sat in the garden where there was some shelter and had a very pleasant lunch which was reasonably priced and well presented - just what we wanted! Also room for the kids to run around in safety.
My second pint was named after the pub and was a smooth, understated bitter, again very nice on a hot day. Robinsons will always have a place in my heart after my student days in Salford. It has been a while but my impression is that Fred's legacy is safe whilst they have pubs like the Outgate in the estate.