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The Brown Horse Inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The decor at this 1850s inn, in the beautiful and tranquil Winster Valley, has a subtly modern edge. It is virtually self-sufficient: vegetables and free-range meat come from the owners’ surrounding land, and ales are brewed on site. The innovative cooking is a contemporary take on traditional fare and dinner could see a starter of grilled Bury black pudding, fried duck egg, powdered bacon and home-made brown sauce. Mains range from Lakes Blonde beer-battered cod, chips and pea purée to their gammon plate – grilled steak and pulled ham hock, slow-cooked egg, home-made chips and piccalilli and pineapple relish.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun, BHs & School Hols 12-4
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Winster Valley Best Bitter, Old School, Hurdler, Chaser, Dark Horse & Lakes Blonde
  • Real ciders: Thatchers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Late Jul


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

On A5074 between Bowness-on-Windermere & A590 (Kendal to Barrow-in-Furness road)

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