Your Guide 2 the Lake District

Lake District Pubs and Inns Guide



Awards for Pubs, Bars & Inns featured in our Lake District Pub Guide

The Masons Arms at Bowland Bridge have been awarded the title North West Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide for 2012 and also listed in the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2013.


The Pheasant Inn at Allithwaite and the Kings Arms at Cartmel have both been awarded the prestigious Trip Advisor “Certificate of Excellence”




The Lake District and Cumbria is considered by many to be the best county in the UK for the choices of traditional Pubs, Bars & Inns. Many of the Pubs have won various accolades in the eating out guides and the national press. The
Michelin Pub Guide has awarded its "Pub of the Year" title to Lake District Pubs and Inns on several occasions in recent years. Despite their size, some of the smaller towns and villages offer the best choice of Pubs, Bars and Inns. Kirkby Lonsdale and Cartmel spring to mind for the range of choice, with both hosting award-winning hostelries. More...
 
Your Guide 2 the Lake District Recommended Pubs, Bars & Inns:
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Royal Oak Inn, Cartmel
The Royal Oak Inn Cartmel, Nr. Grange-over-Sands, guarantees a warm welcome, fresh food and very comfortable accommodationmore info...
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The Masons Arms (Bowland Bridge)
The Masons Arms at Bowland Bridge is a Lake District inn that offers high quality accommodation and wholesome local food freshly prepared, using top quality Lake District producemore info...
Lamplighter Dining Rooms Windermere
Lamplighter Dining Rooms Windermere
The Lamplighter Dining Rooms is one of the top Windermere restaurants serving home cooked produce sourced from Lake District suppliers with superb guest accommodation.more info...
Kings Arms, Cartmel
Kings Arms, Cartmel
The Kings Arms bar and restaurant is situated in the centre of historic Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands offering locally-sourced food and real ale.more info...
The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale
The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale
The Sun Inn is a five star, 17th century luxury inn at the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale in the Lake District with an award-winning restaurant, great rooms and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.more info...
Cross Keys Hotel, Milnthorpe
Cross Keys Hotel, Milnthorpe
Family run Hotel Accomodation and Public House, with Real Ales on draught. The Cross Keys Hotel in Milnthorpe is the holder of several Hartleys Best Kept Cellar awards.more info...
Red Lion Inn, Hawkshead
Red Lion Inn, Hawkshead
The Red Lion Inn in the Lake District village of Hawkshead offers full board accommodation and bed and breakfast and serves traditional home cooked food.more info...
Hare & Hounds, Levens
Hare & Hounds, Levens
The Hare and Hounds is a former 16th century coaching inn in the village of Levens near Kendal that serves home cooked food and casque mark real ales.more info...
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Royal Oak Inn - Bowness-on-Windermere
The Royal Oak Inn is a family-run Lake District inn and guest house situated in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere which offers fine ales, good food and comfortable accommodation.more info...
Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens
Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens
The Gilpin Bridge Inn at Levens near Kendal is a family run inn full of character and steeped in history which offers quality accommodation and an extensive menu.more info...
Cavendish Arms, Cartmel
Cavendish Arms, Cartmel
The Cavendish Arms is a former coaching inn and one of the oldest buildings in the quaint picturesque village of Cartmel. Recommended for people looking for quality food or accommodation in the laid...more info...
The Pig and Whistle, Pub & Bistro, Cartmel
The Pig and Whistle, Pub & Bistro, Cartmel
A traditional pub serving real ale, with a real log fire to add to the warm atmosphere. Sunny beer garden at the rear.more info...
Priory Hotel, Cartmel
Priory Hotel, Cartmel
The Priory Hotel in Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands is a family-run hotel, restaurant and bar that combines traditional features and modern facilities.more info...
Brown Horse Inn - Winster - Windermere
Brown Horse Inn - Winster
The Brown Horse Inn, Winster is a traditional Lake District inn with oak beams, log fires and hand-pulled ales and offering accommodation and bed & breakfastmore info...
The Kings Arms Hotel, Hawkshead
The Kings Arms Hotel, Hawkshead
The historic Kings Arms Inn offers good food and comfortable hotel accommodation and self-catering accommodation in the gorgeous Lake District village of Hawkshead. Since Elizabethan times, the Kings...more info...
Rose & Crown, Cark
Rose & Crown, Cark
The Rose & Crown pub at Cark in Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands offers superb food and first class servicemore info...
The Ship Inn, Sandside
The Ship Inn, Sandside
The Ship Inn at Sandside in between Milnthorpe and Arnside boasts spectacular views over the Kent estuary and serves great food and real ale.more info...
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The Commodore Inn, Grange-over-Sands
The Commodore Inn in Grange-over-Sands overlooks Morecambe Bay and offers comfortable accommodation, excellent locally-sourced food and real alesmore info...
Station Inn Oxenholme, Kendal, Lake District, Pubs & Inns
The Station Inn, Oxenholme, Kendal
Excellent en-suite pub accommodation in a delightful setting on the edge of Kendal. Ideal for exploring the Lake District or Yorkshire Dalesmore info...
Punch Bowl, Barrows Green
Punch Bowl, Barrows Green
The Punch Bowl at Barrows Green near Kendal is a traditional Lakeland pub with a friendly atmosphere, great ales and superb food.more info...
Alexanders the Pub
Alexanders the Pub
Alexander's The Pub is a warm and friendly Westmorland real ale pub at the Best Western Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.more info...
The Pheasant Inn, Allithwaite
The Pheasant Inn, Allithwaite
The Pheasant Inn in the village of Allithwaite near Grange-over-Sands pride themselves on a warm welcome, clean and comfortable surroundings, value for money, well kept beer and good food.more info...
The Keg and Kitchen, Grange-over-Sands
The Keg and Kitchen, Grange-over-Sands
The Keg and Kitchen is a family-run bar in Grange-over-Sands with kitchen, serving excellent real ales and locally sourced, freshly cooked food.more info...
The Lindale Inn
The Lindale Inn
The Lindale Inn in Lindale near Grange-over-Sands is a traditional pub offering a warm and friendly welcome, excellent dining facilities and en-suite accommodation.more info...
White Hart Inn, Bouth, Lake District
White Hart, Bouth
The White Hart Inn at Bouth, Newby Bridge is a classic Lake District country pub, a 17th century coaching inn in a quiet village setting - a multi award winning CAMRA pubmore info...
The Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer
The Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer
The Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer near Kendal is very much “A Warm Welcome Inn”, offering great food and real ale.more info...
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pubs_&_inns_lake_district.jpgMany of the Lake District Pubs and Inns have a great deal of history attached, with the term “Inn” being associated with accommodation. Some modern-day pubs were former "Coaching Inns," situated on the original routes used by horse and carriage. The Inns would accommodate the travellers and the horses would stay in an adjoining barn. 
 
Lots of these Pubs & Inns have kept the open log fires, stone floors and exposed oak beams, giving them a real cosy atmosphere on dark winters' nights. In summer time, beer gardens are proving to be very popular and when you get a nice day, is there anywhere better to enjoy a beer; than looking at the Lake District scenery? A growing number offer mainly locally sourced food and real ales brewed here in the Lake District.
 
There are several locally brewed beers that are served in many Lake District Pubs, Bars & Inns with Hawskhead and Coniston breweries being amongst the most well known. There is also an increase of local "Micro Breweries" where beer is produced on the same site as the pub or inn and may only be sold at select outlets. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is very strong in the Lake District and Cumbria! Beer festivals are popular in various Lake District Pubs & Inns, visit our events pages for information on the next beer festival to be held locally

If you have a favourite Lake District Pub or Inn, that you can highly recommend, let us know and will see about featuring it on the Lake District Pubs & Inns Guide.