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. Everyone, including dogs, is made welcome in the beamed bar. 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.
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
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
Exit A593, 2.3 miles from Ambleside at 2nd junction signed 'The Langdales'. 1st left 0.5 mile. Inn in 1 mile.