Lake District Pubs

The lake district is blessed with a huge variety of public houses and inns. Many of these watering holes are centuries old and have helped wet the whistle of generations of travellers. The King George IV inn near Eskdale possibly lays claim to the most ancient ancestry with the oldest parts of the building dating back to Roman times. The highest pub in the lake district at 1489 feet, is the Inn at the top of Kirkstone Pass. Originally built in the year 1496, the inn is the third highest in England. These are proper lake district pubs, with oak beams, log fires, smelly dogs, and local characters. Observe the Golden Rule of the fells – the first pub that you come to, is the one to stop at for a pint.

Featured Pubs

anglers arms haverthwaite lake district pub

The Anglers Arms is to be found just inside the Lake District National Park boundary in Haverthwaite, opposite the Haverthwaite to Windermere steam train station. A real country pub with a beer garden and extensive restaurant menu. Children are welcome as is your well behaved dog (dogs not allowed in the restaurant)….. more

masons arms strawberry bank

This quaint and delightful Inn offers travellers a cosy atmospheric bar with old fireplaces, roaring log fires, low beamed ceilings, quirky furniture and has a true Lake District feel.
The Masons is a great escape with its contemporary style holiday cottages, apartments and suites with magnificent views. …. more

three shires inn langdale

A great family run inn with individually decorated rooms in the picturesque Langdale valley. The bar offers local cumbrian ales and there is free wi fi for those who want to stay connected. The Langdale valley is prime walking territory and this inn would make a great base for your lake district stay….