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Hare & Hounds Country Inn

Fabulous views and local produce

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Very much at the heart of the community, this 17th-century coaching inn even hosts the Post Office on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. In the pretty little hamlet of Bowland Bridge, not far from Bowness, the pub has gorgeous views of Cartmel Fell. Its traditional country-pub atmosphere is fostered by the flagstone floors, stacked logs, wooden tables and mis-matched chairs. Strong links with local suppliers bring exclusively reared pork and lamb to the menu, and an excellent range of Cumbrian ales to the bar. At lunchtime hot or cold sandwiches are available, in addition to hearty plates such as Fell House Farm trio of lamb cutlets with mint and rosemary gravy; or a special of home-made cottage pie stuffed with minced Tulithwaite Hall beef and topped with creamy mash. Also home made are desserts such as individual rhubarb and ginger crumble, served with your choice of cream, ice cream or custard.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Tirril, Coniston, Ulverston, Hawkshead, Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Real ciders: Cowmire Hall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junction 36, A590 signed Barrow. Right onto A5074 signed Bowness and Windermere. Approximately 4 miles at sharp bend left and follow Bowland Bridge sign

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