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Wasdale Head Inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly

Dramatically situated at the foot of England’s highest mountain, adjacent to England’s smallest church and not far from the deepest lake, this Victorian inn is reputedly the birthplace of British climbing – photographs decorating the oak-panelled walls reflect the passion for this activity. Ritson’s Bar is named after Will Ritson who was awarded the very first title of ‘The World’s Biggest Liar’. Expect local ales and hearty food such as Cumbrian rarebit or pea and ham soup; followed by fish and chips; lamb stew and dumplings; or salmon burger in teriyaki sauce. The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherd's Meet, which is held on the second Saturday in October, is a great reason to hang up the climbing boots for a day and maybe stay over in one of the comfortable bedrooms.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-8.30
  • Dinner opening: all wk 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Cumbrian Legendary Ales Loweswater Gold & Esthwaite Bitter, Jennings, Hesket Newmarket High Pike
  • Real ciders: Westons

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Garden

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A595 follow Wasdale signs. Inn at head of valley

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