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The Black Bull Inn & Hotel

At a glance

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

Beside a stream, or beck as they say round here, stands this traditional Lakeland pub. Its bare stone walls, oak beams, log-burning stove and part-slate floor all contribute to its appeal, while of further interest, at least to beer drinkers, is its own microbrewery's Bluebird Bitter, commemorating Donald Campbell's attempts on the world water speed record; it also brews Old Man Ale, named for the local 2,634-ft mountain. Those out walking all morning or all day can look forward to sandwiches or filled jacket potatoes. Chances are they'll want something heartier, such as roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding and gravy; poached sole fillets with dill and cucumber cream; or roast loin and belly of pork with sage and onion stuffing, crackling and gravy.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-9
  • Dinner opening: all wk 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Coniston Bluebird Bitter, Bluebird Premium XB, Old Man Ale, Winter Warmer Blacksmiths Ale, Special Oatmeal Stout
  • Real ciders: Broadoak Premium Perry & Moonshine, Gwynt y Ddraig Haymaker, guest ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junct 36, A590. 23m from Kendal via Windermere & Ambleside

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