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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Traditional country inn surrounded by breathtaking National Park scenery

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At a glance

Dinner Award
Family rooms

This historic 16th-century inn lies in a valley surrounded by mountains. Serving great food and ale, its rustic bar and adjoining rooms prove to be a mecca for walkers. There is also a cosy restaurant offering a quieter ambiance. Bedrooms retain their original character. There is a spacious family suite in an annexe, with two bedrooms, a lounge and a bathroom.

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  • Rooms: 10
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Ground-floor rooms: 2

Room rates

  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 25 December


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Dogs allowed on premises


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service

Getting here

A66 onto B5292 into Lorton, left signed Buttermere. Follow signs to Loweswater, left signed Kirkstile Inn.

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