Oily’s in Workington is a very popular pub-restaurant which reopened in June 2008 after being closed for two years. It had a fantastic makeover giving it an upmarket and modern ambience but maintaining the traditional touches.
The pub used to be called Oily Johnny’s, so-named after a former landlord that sold paraffin from the back of the pub but it’s moved on somewhat from those days. Oily’s has great views out over the surrounding country side and makes the most of them with its large windows. It’s a very food led pub with a landlord running a tight and professional ship. He’s spent 26 years in catering, latterly as a lecturer at the local catering college, and many of his former students now work for him. The food is traditional British but with an international influence.
There are separate lunch and dinner menus and popular choices include garlic mushrooms to start, herb-crusted salmon and rice pudding. Twelve wines are available, five by the glass and kids have a build-your-own menu. Fax orders are taken for lunch and Oily’s has been awarded five-star scores on the doors for hygiene. Full disabled access and toilets too. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
Tariff: Open 7 Days
Lunch 11:45 – 14:30
Dinner 17:30 – 21:30