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The Brown Horse Inn

An inn of many talents

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access

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 locally. The innovative cooking is a contemporary take on traditional fare and dinner could see a starter of ham hock terrine and home-made piccalilli. Mains range from Lakes Blonde beer-battered haddock, chips and pea purée to curried cod, lentil dhal, light curry sauce and onion bhaji.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday to Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: all week 6–9

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


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


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

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

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