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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Microbrewed ales
Garden
Free Wi-Fi

Stretching as far as the eye can see, the woods, fells and lakes are as much a draw today as they must have been in the inn’s infancy some 400 years ago. The beck below meanders under a stone bridge, with oak trees clinging to its banks and the mighty Melbreak towering impressively above. Tucked away next to an old church, this classic Cumbrian inn stands just half a mile from the Loweswater and Crummock lakes. It makes an ideal base for walking, climbing, boating and fishing. The whole place has an authentic, traditional and well-looked-after feel, with whitewashed walls, low beams, solid polished tables, cushioned settles, a well stoked fire and the odd horse harness to remind you of times gone by. You can call in for afternoon tea, but better still would be to taste one of the Cumbrian Legendary Ales – Loweswater Gold, Grasmoor Dark Ale, Esthwaite Bitter – brewed by landlord Roger Humphreys in Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead. Robust and wholesome dishes to satisfy the most hearty appetites are freshly prepared using produce from local suppliers listed on the menu. For a light lunchtime meal, tuck into an omelette with dressed leaves; or a tatie pot – Lakeland lamb stew with vegetables, potatoes, and pickled red cabbage. In the evening, start with a smoked duck breast with chilli, cashew and spring onion salad, watercress and hoi sin dressing. To follow look to the specials board for the Cumbrian steak or fish of the day. Finish nicely with a mixed berry and Prosecco jelly, or choose the Cumbrian cheeseboard.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-2, light menu 2-4.30
  • Dinner opening: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Cumbrian Legendary Ales Loweswater Gold, Esthwaite Bitter, Grasmoor Dark Ale and Langdale
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press
  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Contact pub for details

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets

Getting here

From A66 Keswick take Whinlatter Pass at Braithwaite. Take B5292, at T-junction left onto B5289. 3 miles to Loweswater. From Cockermouth B5289 to Lorton, past Low Lorton, 3 miles to Loweswater. At red phone box left, 200 yards

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