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Popular stop-over in a wonderful setting

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AA Pick of the Pubs
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A slate-built Lake District hostelry sitting comfortably amidst the dry-stone walls and thick hedges along the winding lane to the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes. The pub is Lakeland through and through, from its Cumbrian-sourced food to real ales such as Cumbrian Legendary Melbreak Bitter and Coniston Old Man. Ian Stephenson and his family have run it for over 30 years, and everyone, including dogs, is made welcome in the beamed bar. A light lunch may comprise soup of the day and a ploughman’s, or a plate of Cumberland sausage with fresh vegetables and chips. When it’s cold there’s a fire; when it’s warm the place to settle is in the landscaped garden, where fell views are a bonus. For an evening meal, start with pan-fried scallops with Stornaway black pudding mousse; follow with a Cartmel Valley venison and cranberry burger; and finish with a selection of Lakeland ice creams. Comfortable accommodation includes self-catering options.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December, part of January
  • Days closed: May be closed some days in December and January
  • Opening times: 11-3 6-10.30 December to January, 11-10.30 February to November (Friday to Saturday 11-11 )
  • Lunch: all week 12-2 (except 24-25 December)
  • Dinner: all week 6-8.45 (except mid week December to January)

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Cumbrian Legendary Melbreak Bitter, Jennings Bitter and Cumberland Ale, Coniston Old Man Ale, Hawkshead Bitter, Ennerdale Blonde

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Exit A593, 2.3 miles from Ambleside at 2nd junction signed 'The Langdales'. 1st left 0.5 mile. Inn in 1 mile

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