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Wasdale Head Inn

AA rating
Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 122 reviews

At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible

Wasdale Head is known as the birthplace of British climbing for good reason. The setting of this popular inn is breathtaking, surrounded by the fells with the brooding Wast Water close by. Inside, the decor is enhanced with objets d'art and photos of climbers and mountains. Bedrooms and public areas are comfortable, and the service is relaxed and informal. Real ales and good food are served in the rustic bar while a separate restaurant is available for residents.

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  • Rooms: 20
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Ground-floor rooms: 5

Room rates

  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


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


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities


  • Secure cycle storage


  • Maximum number of delegates: 20
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum):20
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum):20
  • Boardroom-styleholds (maximum): 20


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 50

Getting here

Leave A595 at Santon Bridge or Gosforth if travelling S. Follow signs for Wasdale Head

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