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The Travellers Rest Inn

A pub for more than 500 years with old world charm

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

The name makes perfect sense when you arrive. Facing Fell Crag and with Rydal Crag to its rear, it stands alone a little way out of picturesque Grasmere, making it an ideal base for touring the ever-beautiful Lake District. William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere for 14 years, called it "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found"; he would probably still think so. Oak beams, inglenooks and winter fires inside, and beer gardens with dramatic views of the fells outside, prove a powerful draw. Along with much-loved real ales like Jennings' Sneck Lifter, there's an extensive cellar of fine wines and a fair few malt whiskies. Traditional home-cooked food is offered from a wide-ranging menu, which at lunchtime offers small, medium and large plates, examples respectively being crab cakes, griddled chicken superfood salad, and home-made steak and kidney pudding. In the evening, begin with warm confit duck leg salad; then wild sea trout and baby leeks; slow-braised lamb shank; or borlotti, haricot and kidney bean chilli. Or you may want to seek inspiration from the steak menu. Last, but by no means least, are Cumbrian sticky toffee pudding, and a platter of local cheeses to finish.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11
  • Lunch: all week 12–9.30 (Winter 12–3)
  • Dinner: all week 12–9.30 (Winter 5–9.30)

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Main course from12.95
  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A591 to Grasmere, pub 0.5 mile north of Grasmere.

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