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Traditional pub set among woods, fells and lakes

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Microbrewed ales
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.

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Opening hours

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

Food and drink

  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Contact pub for details


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


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


  • 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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