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The Britannia Inn

Village inn well placed for Lake District walkers

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly

Walks and mountain-bike trails head off in all directions from the front door of this free house in the Langdale Valley, just a short drive from Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere, Hawkshead and Coniston. Built as a farmhouse and cobbler’s more than 500 years ago, the whitewashed building only became an inn some 200 years back and the bar area is essentially a series of small, cosy rooms with low-beamed oak ceilings and winter coal fires. Bar staff pull pints of guest beers nineteen to the dozen, as well as the house special brewed by Coniston. An even wider selection of real ales is available during the two-week beer festival in mid-November. The inn offers a wide choice of fresh, home-cooked food, with an evening meal typically featuring grilled haggis with home-made plum jam; or home-made chicken, ham and leek pie. Dine alfresco in the garden and take in the views of the village and tarns.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 10.30am–11pm
  • Lunch: all week 12–9.30
  • Dinner: all week 12–9.30

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

In village centre.

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