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Wasdale Head Inn

Welcoming inn surrounded by record breakers

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Functions catered

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. 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: all week 12–9
  • Dinner: all week 12–9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


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


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A595 follow Wasdale signs. Inn at head of valley.

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