Just three miles from Lake Windermere with exceptional views of the surrounding fells, this 17th-century coaching inn's traditional Lakeland atmosphere is generated by the black slate floors, stacked logs, old pine tables and mis-matched chairs. Frequently changing real ales come from local breweries, while the home-cooked menu and daily specials owe much to the surrounding Lake District National Park. For something simple try Cartmel Valley burger and fries, or beer-battered haddock and chunky chips, or for something more, shall we say, sophisticated, consider grilled sirloin steak with green peppercorn sauce, or beetroot and red wine risotto with grilled goats’ cheese. Homely desserts include Bramley apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. The terrace or garden will beckon on fine days.
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
Real ales available: Tirril, Coniston, Ulverston, Hawkshead, Kirkby Lonsdale
Real ciders: Cowmire Hall
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
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.