Westmorland

Campaign for Real Ale

Local Pub Guide

Westmorland Branch real ale pubs

  • Ambleside
    • Ambleside Tavern Telephone(015394) 32535 Compston Road Ambleside LA22 9DR

      Popular town centre bar with regular live music of a weekend. The bar downstairs is open as a disco from 9.30-1.30 Wed, Fri & sat.

    • Ambleside YHA Waterhead Ambleside LA22 0EU

      Lovely youth hostel next to Lake Cruises landing stage with stunning views over Windermere to the distant hills. Bar open to non-residents. Reasonable bar prices and for food, coffee and homemade cake. Picnic tables beside the lake and swimming from the pier. Different from the tourist experience in the town. Telephone number: 0345 3719620

      Please will someone send me some photos that are copyright owned. Thanks.

    • Beer Ambleside Telephone(015394) 22290 8 Kelsick Road Ambleside LA22 0BZ

      Well-stocked (300+) bottled beer shop with real keg to drink at the spacious tables indoors or growler filling service for take away. Tarn Hows Brewery is the parent company so a full range of their beers always in stock. Great place to sample a selection of interesting ales and ciders in knowledgeable surroundings whilst visiting the Lake District. Prosecco is served by the glass also unusual soft drinks. Definitely more fun than Beatrix Potter for the over 18s!

    • Churchill Hotel Telephone(015394) 33192 33 Lake Road Ambleside LA22 0BH

      Popular with the younger set, this bar has an event on most nights of the week, as well as showing the major sporting events on the numerous televisions. Montys bar underneath is open 7-12 and 12-12 at weekends.

    • Golden Rule Telephone(015394) 32257 Smithy Brow Ambleside LA22 9AS

      One of the oldest hostelries in Ambleside at the bottom of the infamous Struggle leading up to Kirkstone Pass with a good range of very well kept and served Robinson's ales. An exceptionally high-quality traditional pub with a cosy feel: real fire, bench seating, historical rock-climbing photos decorating the walls. An attractive snug with darts board is popular for families with children. All areas are regularly packed with jolly locals and students from the nearby university facility, mingling with visiting walkers and climbers. The Rule has featured in Good Beer Guides since 1977 as a local fixture.

    • Lily Bar Telephone(015394) 33175 12-14 Lake Road Ambleside LA22 0AD

      Popular town centre bar, with three ever changing guest beers all from local Cumbrian breweries, often from Barngates and Cumbrian Legendary Ales. Large comfortable seating with solid wooden tables abound here, with a mixture of slate and wood floor. Live music is performed at weekends, with occasional open mic and comedy nights. Popular with local students. Accommodation is available at the separate Ambleside Central situated above the bar and with its own restaurant.

      Note: this pub uses return trays (aka autovacs or beer economisers).

    • Low Wood Hotel Telephone(015394) 33338 Ambleside LA23 1LP

      The English Lakes Hotel Groups flag ship, very posh with prices to match, there are unrivalled views across windermere.

    • Royal Oak Telephone(015394) 33382 Lake Road Ambleside LA22 9BU

      A vastly improved outlet since it became a Greene King Local Hero featuring local ales, its central position in the Ambleside honeypot encourages a busy trade of visitors and regulars - the outside covered seating is often full even in winter rain. The bar is efficiently run by friendly staff to avoid a bottleneck; other areas focus on dining and display old Lake District photos. Hungarian goulash speciality. Currently features Kirkby Lonsdale ales but may stock other local brews.

    • Salutation Hotel Telephone(015394) 32244 Market Place Ambleside LA22 9BX

      Comfortable village centre hotel, offering good value bar meals and a separate a la carte dining room.

    • Unicorn Inn Telephone(015394) 33216 North Road Ambleside LA22 9DT

      Cosy pub on the original main North road to Keswick. Value for money meals and accommodation. Regular live music.

    • Wateredge Inn Telephone(015394) 32332 Waterhead Bay Ambleside LA22 0EP

      A popular Inn, whose large garden has stunning views down Windermere and its own jetty. Regular live music, dogs allowed in lower bar area, meals served all day except 4-5

    • Waterhead Hotel Telephone(015394) 32566 Lake Road Ambleside LA22 0ER

      Posh lakeside hotel, the bay café bar has access to the garden with good views. Beware of the prices.

    • White Lion Telephone(015394) 39901 Market Place Ambleside LA22 9DB

      Busy town centre pub with large main bar and smaller adjoining dining areas, popular with locals and visitors. Large outside seating area overlooking the bustling town centre and main road. Live Sports TV of most major events, also juke box and weekly quizzes. It is very handy for buses from Kelsick Road. Open for breakfast and serving food all day. Monday Cask Club all ales £2.49 pint.

  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
    • Crown & Cushion Telephone(017683) 51595 2 Boroughgate Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6XB

      Refurbished pub that retains much character and original features. One main bar, especially popular with the younger set.

    • Golden Ball Telephone(017683) 51493 High Wiend Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6RD

      Very traditional and unchanged side-street pub with public and lounge bars served from a central back-to-back counter. Up to six real ales are enjoyed by a strong local custom plus visitors including Settle-Carlisle Railway enthusiasts. Excellent rock juke box in the public bar but quiet louge. Large covered rear patio has an idiosyncratic atmosphere. The pub is closed during Appleby Fair week in June.

    • Hare & Hounds Telephone(017683) 51353 13 Boroughgate Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6XF

      Low ceilinged narrow bar, with side entrance. Traditional and cosy, with discrete rear bar area. Wonderfully unspoilt with curios and an ornate bar.

    • Midland Hotel Telephone(017683) 51524 25 Clifford Street Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6TS

      Opposite Appleby railway station in the Eden Valley between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, the Midland has three handpumps showcasing mainly local ales with interesting additions from further afield including Worcestershire; cider and perry usually available. Acclaimed three-day beer festival in September. Two rooms with a light modern decor and wooden floors. The upstairs accommodation is popular all year round especially with steam train fans. The publicans are cask beer enthusiasts who have won several CAMRA awards.

      The pub is a family-owned free house providing well-kept ales and quality accommodation.

    • Royal Oak Inn Telephone(017683) 51463 Bongate Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6UN

      Stylish, roadside former coaching inn, on road east out of town. Splendid tap room resplendent with oak panelling and old school photographs; separate lounge bar.

      Please will members submit some current details for an update

    • Tufton Arms Hotel Telephone(017683) 51593 Market Square Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6XA

      Elegantly furnished, very traditional but cosy bar in town hotel, located on the market square. Genteel and friendly atmosphere.

  • Arnside
    • Albion Hotel Telephone(01524) 761226 Promenade Arnside LA5 0HA

      Two bar pub with a Public bar to the right and a Lounge to the left. Families welcome if dining. Usually has Thwaites seasonal beers

    • Olde Fighting Cocks Telephone(01524) 761203 Promenade Arnside LA5 0HD

      Large L shaped bar room divided between no-smoking dining/bar (no dogs) and games/bar areas.

  • Askham
    • Punch Bowl Telephone(01931) 712443 Askham CA10 2PF

      An open fire in the bar area lends itself to a cosy ambience. There is a separate 'snug' room and adjacent games area with pool table. Selling up to 3 guest real ales usually lighter/golden ales in addition to the regular Hawkshead Bitter. Booking for meals is advisable.

      Please will members submit some updates.

    • Queen's Head Telephone(01931) 712225 Askham CA10 2PF

      Building dates back to 1672. Low beams and plenty of gleaming brass work. Comprises 2 bars, plus a separate games room. Garden area to rear, food served all day.

      More information required please.

  • Bampton Grange
    • Crown & Mitre Hotel Telephone(01931) 713225 Bampton Grange CA10 2QR

      Traditional country hotel with recently refurbished main bar.

      Information on current status required.

  • Barbon
    • Barbon Inn Telephone(015242) 76233 Barbon LA6 2LJ

      A cosy two room village local. Good food served in the bar or separate dining room.

  • Barrows Green
    • Punch Bowl Inn Telephone(015395) 60267 Barrows Green LA8 0AA

      The front part of the L shaped bar area has plenty of standing room, the 'arm' on the right is mainly set out for dining. Pool table and piano!

  • Beetham
    • Wheatsheaf Hotel Telephone(015395) 62123 Beetham LA7 7AL

      Quality meals predominate in the front and upstairs dining rooms. Separate bar for locals and non-diners.

  • Bolton
    • New Crown Inn Telephone(017683) 61428 Bolton CA16 6AU

      Thriving village inn, opposite the church, formerly the New Crown. Much modernised with three distinct cosy bar areas.

  • Bowland Bridge
    • Hare & Hounds Inn Telephone(015395) 68785 Bowland Bridge LA11 6NN

      A very Welcoming 17th century coaching inn nestled within the tiny hamlet of Bowland Bridge in the beautiful Winster valley. It lies between the shores of Windermere and Kendal. The bar is an eclectic mix of old and new, with log fires and black slate floors. As well as having consistently good beers, it is also popular for the quality of bar meals and is very much part of the local community. A summer beer festival is held in the grounds.

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
    • Albert Telephone(015394) 43241 Queens Square Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BY

      Town centre pub well situated for both the lake and shops,

    • Angel Inn Telephone(015394) 44080 Helm Road Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BU

      Situated just off the town centre but still close to the shops, this is a lucky find for tired tourists. Although a hotel, the bar is a welcome rest from the bustle of Bowness and it's a great place for a tasty bite. The various rooms have different feels and the entrance area has a large fire and comfy seating with lovely views. The outdoor terraces overlook the rooftops to Lake Windermere and beyond to the distant hills.

  • Bowness-On-Windermere
    • Boat House Bar Telephone(015394) 44422 Fallbarrow Park Bowness-On-Windermere LA23 3DL
    • Boaters Windermere Quays, Glebe Road Bowness-On-Windermere LA23 3HE

      A new bar and lounge catering largely for the boating community who utilise Lake Windermere. There are stunning views of the lake from the viewing lounge and outdoor seating areas. The premises offer coffees, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks with a focus on quality craft ale in a relaxed atmosphere which is family­ friendly. Craft keg from Northern Monkey on a brewery takeover basis. Regulated occasional late night entertainment.

    • Boathouse Telephone(015394) 22785 Windermere Marina Village Bowness-On-Windermere LA23 3JQ

      Overlooking the enclosed Windermere Marina and adjacent to the Hawkshead ferry, this modern bar complex is a calm haven in the tourist maelstrom. Enjoy excellent beers and a tasty plate on the sheltered suntrap terrace with great views of the yachts, the lake and the hills beyond that are reminiscent of the Italian Lakes or the South of France. A wall of windows provides protection from the elements if the weather is more 'Lake District'. The generous upper floor function room can be booked for meetings and private parties. Live music and themed dinners. Wonderfully appointed disabled facility and access all areas by wheelchair. Special taxi rate on request. Easy walk from Bowness Pier.

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
    • Bodega Bar Telephone(015394) 46825 Ash Street Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB

      Village centre bar specialising in foreign bottled beers, open from 10 on Saturday & Sunday for non alcoholic drinks.

    • Flying Pig Telephone(015394) 43332 Rayrigg Road Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ

      Popular with visitors to the Lake District as traditionally English in style, the pub has a good selection of beers but the main interest here is food.

      'For decades British food has been the culinary joke of many nations. It’s been labelled as bland and unappetising and you might have even heard the phrase, “The day you get a good British meal is the day pigs will fly”. However, those days are long gone. Traditional British food is not only a joy to eat but it will have you coming back for more. That is our aim…welcome to the Flying Pig!' (copied from website)

    • New Hall Inn Telephone(015394) 43488 Lowside Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DH

      Originally a coaching inn, both the main bar and lower room cater for both locals and visitors. Regular live music especially on the patio in summer.

    • Old John Peel Inn Telephone(015394) 43699 Rayrigg Road Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ

      Just off the village centre, a large bar with raised seating area to the rear, popular with tourists during the season.

    • Royal Oak Telephone(015394) 43970 Brantfell Road Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB

      This traditional town pub is just a street or two back from Bowness Pier with the hustle and bustle of Windermere tourism. The outdoor terraced seating is a welcome escape and the car park is a bonus. It has a popular separate games room with pool, darts and sports TV. Several local sporting clubs use the pub as a base. Well-kept local micros feature on the bar with a couple of regional ales.

    • Ship Inn Telephone(015394) 45001 Glebe Road Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE

      Large lakeside pub with extensive dining area very popular with families, large TV in separate downstairs bar, night-club on top floor.

    • Stags Head Telephone(015394) 43132 Church Street Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DG

      Hotel with an upstairs lounge bar and tap bar with TV etc. Separate disco bar downstairs.

    • Village Inn Telephone(015394) 43731 Lake Road Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE

      Town centre pub originally the manse to the parish church opposite. Very popular with Summer visitors and locals all year round. Separate non smoking restaurant.

    • Westmorland Inn Telephone(015394) 45678 Lake Road Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3AP

      Popular inn on the Windermere road, very handy for the Royalty cinema

    • Windermere Hydro Telephone(015394) 44455 Helm Road Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA

      Lounge bar in large hotel with magnificent views of the lake and surrounding fells.

  • Bowston
    • Handsome Brewery Tap Bowston Bridge Bowston LA8 9HD

      Handsome Brewery started at Bowston Bridge June 2016 in redundant buildings which were originally the Blacksmith's shop for James Cropper's paper mills.

      Their head brewer Marcin Serwatka has developed a range of beers from Pale Ale, Handsome Top Knot through to Dark Stout, Handsome Blacksmith (named after the former buildings use).

      In the range of regular beers is an IPA, Handsome Hound, where donations go to Wainwrights animal rescue and a truly crafted lager, Handsome FKR (brewed by the Flowing Kent River).

  • Brigsteer
    • Wheatsheaf Inn Telephone(015395) 68938 Brigsteer LA8 8AN

      This village pub offers great real ale, delicious food and superior accommodation, including a comfortable bunkhouse. Parts of this historic inn date back to 1762 and it has been an ale house since the early 1800s. Part of the Individual Inns Group, the Wheatsheaf has been delightfully refurbished with a great deal of attention and care. It has a series of rooms and cosy corners, log fires and an inviting bar area serving an excellent selection of local ales. The pub is on popular cycling routes and walkers and dogs are welcome. Great dining is offered to suit all tastes.

  • Brough
    • Golden Fleece Telephone(017683) 41314 Main Street Brough CA17 4BL

      Two-bar no-frills, but friendly and traditional pub.

      Please will members send more details for a full update.

    • Inn at Brough Telephone(017683) 41252 Main Street Brough CA17 4AX
  • Burneside
  • Burton-in-Kendal
    • Kings Arms Telephone(01524) 781409 Main Street Burton-in-Kendal LA6 1LR

      Open plan village pub with rooms off the main bar

  • Casterton
    • Pheasant Inn Telephone(015242) 71230 Casterton LA6 2RX

      Comfortably furnished hotel bar, accommodation available for the disabled.

  • Chapel Stile
    • Wainwrights Inn Telephone(015394) 38088 Chapel Stile LA22 9JH

      Originally a farmhouse near the former gun powder works, this pub is now well known for it's location in one of the most popular Lakeland valleys and its quality of service and variety of real ales. The stone flagged bar area, where customers with dogs are welcome has the above regular beers plus the four guests which are usually from cumbrian or small northern breweries.

  • Clifton
    • George & Dragon Telephone(01768) 865381 Clifton CA10 2ER

      An 18th century coaching inn with a reputation for well-kept local ales and excellent locally sourced food. There are three handpumps served from an L-shaped bar. The design is sympathetic to the Georgian period with stone-flagged floors, bare wooden tables and sofas in quiet alcoves. Hops are hung from the ceiling and there is a hearty log-burning fire. The pub has a welcoming feel to it and has ample parking and outside seating. The village is of historic interest as the last battle on English soil was fought in a field across the road from the pub and there are prehistoric burial sites close to the pub.

  • Cowgill
    • Sportsman's Inn Telephone(015396) 25282 Cowgill LA10 5RG

      Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty this 17th century inn has fabulous views of Dentdale. The Grade II listed building has been in the same family for thirty years. Natural Gold from Pennine is the permanent beer of choice with two additional changing local ales. The pub sits on the Dalesway route and is close to Dent station on the Settle-Carlisle Line so making it an ideal base for touring the Yorkshire Dales.

  • Crook
    • Sun Inn Telephone(01539) 821351 Crook LA8 8LA

      Popular with locals and visitors, it has a deserved reputation for fine food and wine.

    • Wild Boar Telephone(015394) 45225 Crook LA23 3NF

      A famous popular family friendly coaching inn near Windermere, set in tranquil surroundings. There is a public bar serving real ales from its own brewery situated alongside the adjoining lounge, both have open fires. The hotel is named after the last wild boar killed in Westmorland by Sir Richard de Gilpin. The oak beamed grill and smokehouse restaurant has a regular seasonal changing menu, bar meals are also served in the lounge. There are interesting walks in the adjacent woodland.

  • Crooklands
    • Crooklands Hotel Telephone(015395) 67432 Crooklands LA7 7NW

      The central, brick floored bar serves several, mainly dining, areas. Function/dining room upstairs. Sunday lunch carvery.

  • Crosby Ravensworth
    • Butchers Arms Telephone(01931) 715202 Crosby Ravensworth CA10 3JP

      Community-owned pub in lovely village at the head of the quiet Lyvennet valley. Completely refurbished after being saved by locals. Now offers a variety of beer styles to quench the thirsts of local walkers and cyclists. Interesting menu; separate bar, games room, and dining areas. Very rural but worth seeking out. Regular pub events throughout the year including music, food-themed nights and quiz - see facebook. Check opening hours in winter as occasionally snow-bound.

  • Crosthwaite
    • Lyth Valley Hotel Telephone(015395) 68233 Crosthwaite LA8 8DB

      Well appointed hotel with a dining area overlooking the valley below and an adjoining bar area with darts and pool table.

    • Punch Bowl Inn Telephone(015395) 68237 Lyth Valley Crosthwaite LA8 8HR

      This outstanding dining pub is ranked in the top 50 gastropubs in the UK. It combines old charm with new luxury in a country-chic style. A traditional pub atmosphere, complete with log fires, blends with contemporary dining in a stunning rural location overlooking the Lyth Valley. The pub boasts a traditional bar, informal lounge/dining areas and a formal restaurant.There is an outside terrace with bar snacks, BBQs and hog roasts in fine weather- a perfect place for summer time eating and drinking. Lovely old village church next door with sheep grazing the cemetery.

  • Dacre
    • Horse & Farrier Telephone(017684) 86022 Dacre CA11 0HL

      Welcoming old Cumbrian pub saved from closure and lovingly re-furbished by friendly young enthusiasts. In the bar a woodburner has been cleverly housed in the original black range. Good craic from friendly locals; wholesome food; interesting and varied styles of guest beers. Unusual range of keg products including local real lagers. Beer festivals held at end of May and end of July. For tempting regular events see Facebook.

      Dacre is a lovely quiet village on the new Ullswater round-walk. The pagan stone bears are a unique attraction.

  • Dent
    • George & Dragon Telephone(015396) 25256 Main Street Dent LA10 5QL

      Grade 2 listed building situated in the centre of Dent Village overlooking the famous Adam Sedgwick Memorial Fountain.The Dent brewery tap showcases all it's own beers with one or two other local ales. Set on the cobbled main street of this attractive village the pub has two bars with mahogany panelled walls. It has a separate games room and downstairs dining room. There is a local bus on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

    • Sun Inn Telephone(015396) 25208 Main Street Dent LA10 5QL

      A lovely local pub in the heart of Dent village this 300 year old inn sits on the cobbled street near to St Andrew's Church. It has wooden floors, traditional bench seating together with wooden stools and armchairs. In the winter, the coal fires are welcoming for weary walkers. There is a beautiful peaceful garden to the rear - perfect for the summer. Serving two ales from Kirkby Lonsdale and up to two Yorkshire beers.

  • Dockray
    • Royal Hotel Telephone(017684) 82356 Dockray CA11 0JY

      Remote hotel serving widespread local communities in Matterdale. Separate bar with flagstone floor and open fire, more formal lounge and dining room. Very sheltered, well-kept garden - a rarity in this area of the northern fells. Much improved and more varied beer range. Welcoming to locals and walkers from the higher level Ullswater roundway which passes by the door. Locally sourced food on a changing blackboard menu.

  • Dufton
    • Stag Inn Telephone(017683) 51608 Dufton CA16 6DB

      Charming old pub facing the village green. Small bar with old black range, snug with woodburner, dining room to rear with views over beer garden to the North Pennines. One of the last Fellside pubs; the Pennine Way runs through the village. Good craic and banter with the locals. Constantly changing beers, often a dark or strong ale. All food locally sourced and good hearty portions. Camping, YHA and caravan site close by. Summer beer festival in August.

  • Eamont Bridge
    • Beehive Inn Telephone(01768) 862081 Eamont Bridge CA10 2BX

      Roadside pub, with central bar, dining area and restaurant. Barbecues and play area in summer. TV (sports by request). Useful watering hole for river walks.

    • Crown Hotel Telephone(01768) 892092 Eamont Bridge CA10 2BX
  • Elterwater
    • Britannia Inn Telephone(015394) 37210 Elterwater LA22 9HP

      A famous watering hole in the heart of the Langdale valley this cosy pub is always popular with walkers which is fortunate as the five rooms get very busy so outdoor clothing helps ensure a seat! The narrow bar room dictates efficient hand-passed service. Great atmosphere; super local beers especially from the Langdale Brewery. Hearty Lakeland food; evening booking advisable. Large annual beer festival prompts a local stay to fully enjoy; residents have full use of Langdale Spa complex nearby.

  • Endmoor
    • Club Inn Telephone(015395) 67424 Main Road, Endmoor Endmoor LA8 0EU
  • Glenridding
    • Glenridding Hotel (Beckside Bar) Telephone(017684) 82228 Glenridding CA11 0PB

      Basement beneath the hotel (which also has a bar) internet access, big screen, separate dining room and riverside garden. Shorter opening hours in winter: from 3pm Mon-Thurs.

    • Inn on the Lake (Ramblers Bar) Telephone(017684) 82444 Glenridding CA11 0PA

      The ramblers bar has plasma TV and Pool. The posh hotel bar has splendid views across Ulswater

    • Travellers Rest Telephone(017684) 82298 Glenridding CA11 0QQ

      Pleasant, two roomed pub close to paths leading to Helvellyn. Opening hours reduced in Jan & Feb

  • Grasmere
    • 1769 Bar @ The Inn at Grasmere Telephone(015394) 35456 Red Lion Square Grasmere LA22 9SS

      In the centre of the tourist-packed village of Grasmere, the rustic hotel bar has a stone-flagged floor and separate dining in Ye Olde Stables rooms resplendant with life-size horse - not for nervous diners! The four handpumps are mostly local ales as are some of the keg taps. Pleasant outside seating in front of the hotel with parking - if you're lucky! Sunny seating outside the Little Inn opposite - but no bar!

    • Good Sport Telephone(015394) 35572 1 Stock Lane Grasmere LA22 9SJ

      Fun for all the family - live sport, tasty food, good coffee and cakes. Interesting beers, scrumpy and fruit ciders including rhubarb from the nearby Grasmere brewery. Live music on Saturdays. Outdoor seating beside the River Rothay.

      More beer scores on WhatPub please!

    • Harley's Bistro & Cafe Bar Telephone(015394) 35533 College Street Grasmere LA22 9SZ

      A recent conversion of a Methodist church, Harley's is a daytime cafe and evening restaurant with bar. Food can be eaten on the premises or taken away with ice cream a speciality. The two handpumps sell selected Hawkshead beers.

    • Swan Hotel Telephone(015394) 35742 Keswick Road Grasmere LA22 9RF

      18th century roadside coaching inn, now a 38 room hotel. Non residents bar facilities, popular with walkers.

    • Thorney How Telephone(015394) 35597 Off Easedale Road Grasmere LA22 9QW

      Former youth hostel at the foot of Helm Crag overlooking Grasmere village with bed and breakfast ensuite rooms and a spacious bunkhouse. The bar is open from 3.30pm and has a happy hour from 6-7pm with 15% discount on draught beers and real cider - perfect for a pint after an exhilarating fell walk. Home cooked meals 6.30-7.30pm and hot snacks until 9pm. Cats, ducks and rare breed sheep are kept so unfortunately no visiting dogs. Local ales and ciders at very competitve prices. Plentiful outdoor seating with great views. Bike hire.

    • Travellers Rest Telephone(015394) 35604 Grasmere LA22 9RR

      Busy roadside inn with a roaring fire next to the compact bar. Good food. No smoking dining room. Close to the coast to coast walk, and the start of the path to Helvellyn.

    • Tweedies Bar (Dale Lodge Hotel) Telephone(015394) 35300 Red Bank Road Grasmere LA22 9SW

      Situated in the heart of Grasmere this amazing pub continues to gain notoriety in the real ale world with 10 handpumps on the go plus real cider - from Nottinghamshire! The walls are adorned with pump clips from beers past and present drawn from well-known through familiar to unusual breweries. The famous Grasmere Guzzler festival is held on the first weekend in September. What's not to like about this happy hunting ground? You need to head on down there!

    • Wordsworth Hotel (Dove & Olive Branch) Telephone(015394) 35592 Grasmere LA22 9SW

      A quite, stone floored bar. No juke box, pool, machines, TV etc. conservatory dining area (families OK)

  • Great Asby
    • Three Greyhounds Telephone(017683) 51428 Great Asby CA16 6EX

      A former hunting lodge in Ormside valley five miles south west of Appleby built in 1707 and overlooked by St Peter's church on the charming Asby beck and village green. An unspoilt pub with beamed ceiling, flagstone floor and iron range fireplace. Two rotating ales (mostly local) and homemade food in the evening including stone-baked pizzas. Popular stop on the Pennine Route 68 cycleway with Rutter Force waterfall within two miles. Closed Monday and Tuesday in winter. Very welcoming.

  • Great Langdale
    • New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Telephone(015394) 37213 Great Langdale LA22 9JX

      Small bar in a popular hotel in one of the most popular valleys in the southern lakes.

    • Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Telephone(015394) 37272 Great Langdale Great Langdale LA22 9JY

      Iconic hotel at the foot of the Langdale Pikes owned by the National Trust. Comfortable lounge and accommodation are provided, but the Old Stable Bar is a beacon for those in need of a pint after a day in the fells. Basic - an old black range for warmth and bench seating. A good choice of ales and hearty meals are served. The sun-trap terrace is ideal for summer evenings. Popular National Trust campsite nearby.

    • Sticklebarn Telephone(015394) 37356 Great Langdale LA22 9JU

      Forged by fire and ice, the Langdales are dramatic to say the least. Home to the majestic Langdale Pikes and mountain tarns, this is a natural playground. Sticklebarn sits at the heart of miles of walking routes, and with hearty food, real ale and roaring fires, this is the perfect place to eat, drink and relax after a day on the fells. Something for everyone: fun for all the family! Good selection of free Langdale walking maps. Well-kept local ales. Excellent service. National Trust shop. Winter Opening Hours: Sunday–Thursday:11am–9pm (food 12–8.30) Friday/Saturday:11am –10pm (food 12–9) January– closed

  • Great Strickland
    • Strickland Arms Telephone(01931) 712238 Great Strickland CA10 3DF

      Easy to find on the main road through the village, this is a large pub with two rooms served from the bar. A food led pub it has a varied menu and a specials night once a week. The bar has three hand pulls with two guest ales. There is a large car park and extensive garden wih seaing and play area.

  • Hale
    • Tavern at Hale Telephone(015395) 63203 Hale LA7 7BH

      New owners too busy to provide any details at the moment.

  • Hartsop
    • Brotherswater Inn Telephone(017684) 82239 Hartsop CA11 0NZ

      The Brotherswater Inn is located next to Sykeside Caravan Park on the shore of Brothers Water, in a superb location for exploring the eastern fells (Wainwright baggers, take note!)â¦the likes of Dove Crag and Fairfield present their most dramatic sides to the walker and drinker here. If you like pub walks, then alight from the 508 bus (Easter-end October) at the Kirkstone Pass Inn and enjoy a pleasant walk to the Inn with cracking views of the Patterdale area. Sitting in the bar with your beer you can enjoy these views through the large windows. A roaring log fire is very welcoming when the weather is bad which it can be in this area at times. Theyâre keen to support local breweries as well.

  • Hoff
    • New Inn Telephone(017683) 51317 Hoff CA16 6TA

      Please will somebody submit some information. Thanks. Ed.

  • Holme
    • Smithy Inn Telephone(01524) 781302 Milnthorpe Road Holme LA6 1PS

      A large two roomed village centre pub, popular at weekends in summer.

  • Ings
    • Watermill Inn Telephone(01539) 821309 Ings LA8 9PY

      A multi award-winning inn with 12 handpulls owned and run by the same family for 28 years. It has consistently maintained CAMRA aims and objectives. As the name indicates, it's a former watermill with several rooms – one with a window into their brewery – all served by a central bar area. Watermill beers all have doggy themes - regular canines have their own webpage! Monthly Lakeland Storytelling Club is now 25 years old. Landlord Brian is sadly missed.

  • Kendal
    • 19 The Wine Bar Telephone07555 805245 19 Lowther Street Kendal LA9 4DH

      Newly refurbished comfortable bar at the side of the town hall with a lower entrance from the old stone alleyway connecting the main street with the river. Seating over three floors and an attractive spacious sun terrace at the back of the first floor with views of Kendal castle - a surprise hidden gem. The four handpumps showcase the best of Bowness Bay and other local craft ales. Loyalty card enables quality beer drinking at a very affordable price.

    • Albion Snooker & Social Club Telephone(01539) 735848 Albion Buildings, Sandes Avenue Kendal LA9 4LL

      Well-kept real ales at reasonable prices. Free entry for CAMRA members.

      Westmorland Gazette Pub of the Year 2018.

    • Alexanders Bar (Castle Green Hotel) Telephone(01539) 734000 Castle Green Kendal LA9 6RG

      Set in the grounds of the Castle Green Hotel (a former electricity board headquarters), Alexanders occupies an older barn/stable block. As a free house it offers up to 4 different Cumbrian beers including Bowness Bay, Hawkshead and Kirkby Lonsdale. A large conservatory offers comfortable seating, dining facilities and fine views over the pub and hotel grounds, Kendal castle and the distant fells.

    • Barrel House Telephone(01539) 726800 Unit 16 Castle Mills Kendal LA9 7DE

      Exciting new venture for Bowness Bay housed in an imaginatively re-designed industrial unit beside the brewery. The range of recycled materials is inspired and the self-referencing use of copper is a visual joy! The bar is made from a 209-year-old piece of oak felled in Bowness Bay, Windermere, and oak from eight whisky casks. Fantastic opportunity to sample up to 12 Bowness beers - all under one roof - plus draught Prosecco and local cider on craft keg. Brewery tours and tutored tastings are on the cards alongside special events early week. Regular party nights with music, food and dancing - advertised on social media.

      'From a local favourite such as Swan Blonde to the award winning Steamer IPA. We have a range to suit everyone's tastes.' Richard Husbands. Owner.

      Appleby Brewery and Windmill Brewery beers are also brewed on site. **Swan Light 0.5% now available** Brilliant!

    • Bootleggers Telephone(01539) 723824 24 Finkle Street Kendal LA9 4AB

      Music Bar, entrance charge on Saturday evenings and for ticketed events.

    • Brewery Arts Centre (Vats Bar) Telephone(01539) 725133 122a Highgate Kendal LA9 4HE

      Wood floored bar upstairs with unusual vats seating. The four regularly changing beers feature a mixture of both local and national brews. Food including pizzas and tapas are available in the bar and the adjacent Green Room (drinks can be taken through). A separate bar on the ground floor is only open for events in the Theatre.

    • Carus Green Golf Club Telephone(01539) 721097 Burneside Road Kendal LA9 6EB

      Modern glazed and terraced clubhouse with stunning views. Open to the public. Quality food and accommodation. Rates for visiting golfers.

      More reports about real ale please!

    • County Hotel Station Road Kendal LA9 6BT

      Now serves real ale. Full update on my list after a visit.

    • Duke of Cumberland Inn Telephone(01539) 738534 1 Appleby Road Kendal LA9 6ES

      Popular large town pub with exposed brick work and alcoves, close to the railway station on the intersection of the Appleby and Shap roads. Upstairs function room. Outside seating, smoking area and car park. Convenient for nearby supermarkets.

    • Factory Tap Telephone(015394) 82541 5 Aynam Road Kendal LA9 7DE

      Industrial chic conversion of an overseer's cottage on a former mill complex that is a now a hub for art, craft and small commercial units. The Tap showcases a wide range of styles and interesting craft kegs alongside traditional real ales all served in excellent condition. Opened in 2015 and Westmorland pub of the year 2017, it continues to gain popularity with local groups, dog-walkers and visiting CAMRA branches. Regular music and specialist food events. Well-designed upstairs function room. Sunny terrace in front and large, partially covered back 'garden'. Beer festivals and gin celebrations.

      Autumn Beer Festival 4-6th October Spring Beer Festival 22-25th May 2020

      CAMRA Accredited for serving consistently well-kept real ales.

    • Fell Bar Telephone07725 987600 3 Lowther Street Kendal LA9 4DH

      One of two taps for Fell brewery this town centre street-side bar on two floors is modern and forward looking. It offers a perfect opportunity to experience craft beers at their best alongside a solid range of more traditionally styled ales from newer breweries. Well-informed and enthusiastic staff will ensure your conversion to craft - if you need persuading. Whatever - just enjoy this recent addition to Kendal's new youthful focus. Everyone always made very welcome.

      The bar prides itself on a small, but perfectly formed selection of gins and single malts. As for wine.... just ask!

    • Gate of Kendal Telephone(01539) 722490 Stramongate Kendal LA9 4BH

      Recently re-opened with an Italian food focus. More reports please!

    • George & Dragon Telephone(01539) 726635 Branthwaite Brow Kendal LA9 4TX
    • Globe Inn Telephone(01539) 724042 8 Market Place Kendal LA9 4TN

      Town centre pub with upstairs dining room. Food served all day Sat

    • Heron Telephone(01539) 737571 Esthwaite Avenue Kendal LA9 7NT

      Modern pub in residential area. Part wood, part carpet floor. Raised darts & pool area.

    • Horse & Rainbow Telephone(01539) 724178 32 Highgate Kendal LA9 4SX

      An old coaching inn opposite the Town Hall. One long bar with pool and live music.

    • Indie Craft Beer Telephone(01539) 721450 32 Finkle Street Kendal LA9 4AB

      Exciting, adventurous craft haven in the town centre on a pedestrianised shopping street. Peaceful chill-out room upstairs and spacious toilet facility on the top floor. Around 200 bottles and cans line the shelves and fridges including quality Belgian and other European beers - a small range of speciality glasses is sold. The four keg lines serve the usual suspects and other less usual treats. Vinyl selection available for customer requests - or bring your own! Note the Madchester connections!

    • Ivy Leaf Club 12 Kent Street Kendal LA9 4AT
    • Kendal Golf Club Telephone(01539) 733708 The Heights Kendal LA9 4PQ

      A comfortable, well-appointed clubhouse which offers unrivalled views across Kendal and towards Morecambe Bay, it is a delightful setting to enjoy pre or post golf refreshments. The clubhouse is open throughout the year. A comprehensive menu of breakfasts, snacks and meals with daily specials are available. The club is a Community Aided Sports Club, and as such members of the local community can freely use the bar. The changing guest ale typically comes from a local brewery and Wainwright is on the regular pump. The bar does a Sunday carvery during winter months when the opening hours are 11-3pm.

    • Kendal Rugby Union Football Club House Shap Road Kendal LA9 6DL

      Clubhouse of the Kendal Rugby Union Club, now believed to be serving Lancaster beers. More reports wanted.

    • Masons Yard 24 Telephone(01539) 727979 22 Stramongate Kendal LA9 4BN

      Brought back to full potential by quality craftsmanship over two years this free house, established in 1826, has six hand-pumps dispensing ever-changing regional beers. An extensive brasserie menu is normally served seven days a week with 20% off meals on Monday and Tuesday.

      The rear garden includes a new toilet block; two large covered areas (one can be heated) and ample seating. The pub has its own certified well water. The yard has a 1.25 barrel nano-brewery installed. There is full disabled access.

      Monday and Tuesday £1 off a pint of real ale. Westmorland Pub of the Year 2018.

    • Miles Thompson Telephone(01539) 815710 Allhallows Lane Kendal LA9 4JH

      Wetherspoons conversion of former council offices, originally public baths and a swimming pool, into a spacious, multi-level pub. Prints of old Kendal adorn the walls.

    • Netherfield Cricket Club Parkside Road Kendal LA9 7BL

      A cask beer, usually from a local brewery is available during the cricket season.

    • New Inn Telephone(01539) 722484 98 Highgate Kendal LA9 4HE

      Pub has reopened, reports wanted.

    • New Union Telephone(01539) 724004 159 Stricklandgate Kendal LA9 4RF

      **STOP PRESS** NATIONAL CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR

      Westmorland Branch Pub and Cider Pub of the Year within two years' of opening by a CAMRA enthusiast, this town local has seen a complete turnaround in trade. Four quality handpulls catering for all tastes are complemented by three craft keg lines for the more adventurous. Unusual real ciders and perries: annual festival in July. A wide-range of European bottled beers, also good whisky selection and special gins. Frequent community events: see Facebook for updates. Special discount of 50p off a pint when a new CAMRA member signs up online in the pub. New Union Brewery now open with first brews of Bitter, Golden and IPA.

      CUMBRIA PUB OF THE YEAR 2019. And also CAMRA West Pennines REGIONAL CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR 2019 Congratulations Phil - from All at Westmorland CAMRA

      NOTE: opening hours vary. May open Monday evening also. Phone to check!

    • Oddfellows Arms Telephone(01539) 722459 6 Burneside Road Kendal LA9 4RL

      Traditional locals pub, near the county council offices.

    • Olde Fleece Inn Telephone(01539) 731115 14 Highgate Kendal LA9 4SX

      Wow! Great town centre asset just re-opened. Watch this space for a full update...

    • Riflemans Arms Telephone(01539) 241470 4-6 Greenside Kendal LA9 4LD

      A true community pub on the edge of town with the Vaux motif still etched on the windows. Numerous local groups meet here with popular live folk music sessions on Thursdays. It has a lively atmosphere with a Sunday Quiz and traditional pub games. There are always five real ales available including local beers. The pub looks out onto a pleasant green and is often involved with events taking place there.

    • Ring O' Bells Telephone(01539) 720326 37-39 Kirkland Kendal LA9 5AF

      Community is the watchword in this friendly hostelry and a helping hand is extended to all - together with a warm welcome from the family owners and local regulars. The skilfully run original cellar ensures quality ales drawn a from a wide-ranging selection showcasing the best of the area. Roaring fire in the tap room throughout the winter; sunny tables outside in the summer. Adjacent to the parish chuch with the river Kent nearby. Tasty homemade food. All events catered for: hatch, match and despatch! A true local on every level - the little pub with the big heart!

    • Riverside Hotel (Tannery Bar) Telephone(01539) 734861 Stramongate Bridge Kendal LA9 6EL

      Large refurbished bar in a mill conversion on the banks of the river Kent. Kendal rail and bus stations are close by.

    • Romney's Telephone(01539) 720956 72 Milnthorpe Road Kendal LA9 5HG

      Kendal's most popular pub has it's largest volume of quality real ale sales at competitive prices. The A6 location is a bonus with a large car park before entering the one-way system into the town centre. The interesting range of beers is always a temptation. A welcoming hostelry for weary travellers and locals alike with wide choice of food including a carvery and beer tapas plus full a la carte and weekly specials. Self-catering apartments with up-to-the-minute facilities. Excellent childrens' adventure area. Summer suntrap garden. All seasons, all tastes, all welcome - something for everyone!

    • Ruskins Telephone(01539) 721698 Smokehouse Yard Kendal LA9 4ND

      First floor cafe bar, that also serves Teas and Coffees, light food and has music nights.

    • Shakespeare Inn Telephone(01539) 724069 78 Highgate Kendal LA9 4HE

      Newly refurbished in a style sympathetic to the name. The pub has three separate drinking areas, two served by a central bar with the third one underneath accessed by a spiral staircase. Food is served throughout. Close to the town hall, the letting rooms have car parking facilities in the original cobbled courtyard behind the pub accessed through the narrow coaching archway. Visiting coaches drop off to the front, so the pub is handy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Reached by a raised entrance under the archway, a mixed clientele is atttracted to this popular town centre pub.

    • Smokie's Telephone(01539) 738848 Yard 2, Stricklandgate Kendal LA9 4ND

      Cafe bistro by day, live music venue at night. Recently changed name.

    • Stonecross Manor Hotel Telephone(01539) 733559 Milnthorpe Road Kendal LA9 5HP

      Small hotel on the southern side of Kendal that has just started serving real ale.

    • Wakefield Arms Telephone(01539) 739217 Stricklandgate Kendal LA9 4QD

      New Pub associated with the Kendal Premier Inn mostly for diners.

    • White Hart Hotel Telephone(01539) 724109 Yard 2, Highgate Kendal LA9 4SX

      Popular town centre pub with etched Hartleys window. Families welcome at lunch-time. No meals on Sunday. No dogs during food service.

  • Kings Meaburn
    • White Horse Inn Telephone(01931) 714256 Kings Meaburn CA10 3BU

      An incredibly welcoming 17th century inn that is still the hub of the community. A proper local with relaxing atmosphere and real fire. Pleasant sunny patio. Quality local ales with justifiably famous pies that also feature at the annual pie-making competition. Visitors flock from afar to the summer Music & Beer Festival and there are regular music events throughout the year advertised on Facebook. A pub that is well worth seeking out if you are in the area.

  • Kirkby Lonsdale
    • Avanti Telephone(015242) 73500 57 Main Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AH

      Ultra modern decor is the hallmark of this unusual outlet set down an alleyway with a pleasing terrace at the back.The dining balcony is reached via a spiral staircase. This is a restaurant with two handpumps.

    • Kings Arms Hotel Telephone(015242) 71220 7 Market Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU

      Two music and real ale enthusiasts took over this vibrant pub in 2017 and it has a rapidly-growing following for both. The restored long bar features a selection of interestingly modern well-kept beers with a couple of less usual local ales. The inglenook fire warms customers on colder nights. Sports TV. Pool table upstairs. Three adjacent cottages provide self-catering accommodation. Exciting expansion developments at this gem are adding food and functions to the experience. An old pub for the young-at-heart.

    • Orange Tree Telephone(015242) 71716 9 Fairbank Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2BD

      Situated close to the church in this lovely old market town, a welcoming front bar presents a varying selection of Kirkby Lonsdale ales and good wholesome meals. Cosy dining areas to the rear. Bar has a rugby theme and proves popular with local teams. A small beer festival is staged on the first weekend in December. Sister pub to the Royal Barn.

    • Plato's Telephone(015242) 74180 2 Mill Brow Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AT

      Modern village centre bar, which is popular for its quality local ales and food. Always trying to serve the ales in top form, with only 4 pumps there is a good turn around of ales.

    • Red Dragon Telephone(015242) 71205 59-61 Main Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AH

      Traditional pub with spacious lounge at front and dining area to rear.

    • Royal Barn Telephone(015242) 71918 New Road Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AB

      The name accurately describes the Kirkby Lonsdale tap house known locally as 'The Barn'. The long bar has twelve handpumps, eight craft keg taps, real cider and a large selection of international bottled beers. Coffee roasted on site. A large stove is welcoming and warming. Tasty bites and hot pies satisfy beer lovers or cake for coffee aficianados. Men's room wittily amusing. Everyone is wryly entertained by the pianist Archie playing songs from the shows most afternoons. Requests a possibility.

      The venue is available for private functions. Live music and other events listed on social media.

      The brewery slogan is: We put the 'ale' in Lonsdale!

    • Royal Hotel Telephone(015242) 71966 Main Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AE

      Imposing hotel overlooking the Market Place owned by Bowland Brewery, this lovingly restored Georgian exemplar provides luxury hospitality and quality beers. The bar is light and airy with the bygone feel of Bath Spa in a Jane Austen novel. Comfortable sitting rooms and a cosy snug complete the picture. Little wonder that Kirkby Lonsdale is favoured by film crews for period surroundings (Doctor Doolittle, Jamaica Inn, Poirot). The town is steeped in cultural history and John Ruskin declared ‘I do not know in all my country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine.’ His favourite view beyond the fascinating church was painted earlier by JMW Turner. The annual Victorian Festival successfully recreates a romantic past. The two house beers are from Bowland Brewery with one changing beer from Bowland plus another handpull featuring beers from Westmorland, Lancashire and Yorkshire. An excellent base for exploring the quirky town and the surrounding countryside of the Lake District, Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales. The fields, fells and valleys are home to hundreds of specialist food producers, organic farms, micro-breweries and even the odd spring water bottler.

    • Snooty Fox Tavern Telephone(015242) 97298 33 Main Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AH

      Imposing building next to the town square. oak panelled bar with 4 hand pumps.3 open fires in 3 main rooms . New to the fox only been in place 10 weeks as of 20th dec 2014 Several dining rooms connect to the back bar. Meals all day.

    • Sun Hotel Telephone(015242) 71965 Market Street Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU

      Pub with historic fa�ade, although refurbished inside with a blend of traditional and comtemporary features. shut first Monday in any month till 6pm

  • Kirkby Stephen
    • Black Bull Hotel Telephone(017683) 71237 38 Market Street Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW

      A long bar left of the entrance leads to a rear area (may be used for 'walkers teas' in Summer )

    • Kings Arms Hotel Telephone(017683) 72425 Market Square Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QN

      A 17th Century town centre coaching inn with a bar and adjoining snug on the right and a dining/function room on the left. Locally sourced home-cooked food. A good local following with visitors welcome. Annual beer and music fesival is held. The former railway station in the town holds a vehicle rally to support the restoration of the closed line to Warcop.

    • La'l Nook Telephone07506 075625 1 Croft Street Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QJ

      Newly-opened micropub in a restored coffee house on a side street corner opposite McColl's and near the central pubs. The bar has up to four changing local handpulls and aims to attract walkers and regulars who are "conversation focussed". The one room in two sections is cosy and friendly. The unisex facility is upstairs. Regular charity fundraising events are advertised on social media and are proving popular and successful. Great cakes served on the special coffee mornings! Also open bank holiday Sundays 5-11pm. Private functions welcome.

    • Pennine Hotel Telephone(017683) 71382 Market Square Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QT

      Prominent position in the market square, the hotel has central bar counters to serve the open plan front bar, seating to the right and a rear bar, mainly used for dining - pie and pint special on Thursdays. Two handpulls serving local ales and a third with a national brand - also two keykeg taps. Comfortable rooms, popular with walkers and railway enthusiasts.

    • Taggy Man Telephone(017683) 72531 4 Market Street Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QS

      Off town centre traditional pub on the main road with U-shaped bar area part tiled part carpet flooring and bench seating. Popular with friendly local drinkers rather than diners. Selling a constantly changing selection of well-kept real ales dispensed from 4 handpumps. Open 'mic' nights each Wednesday.

  • Kirkstone Pass
    • Kirkstone Pass Inn Telephone(015394) 33624 Kirkstone Pass LA22 9LQ

      Cumbria's highest pub and currently the second highest in Britain. If you arrive on foot over the hills or by bike (especially via the aptly named Struggle) you'll certainly feel that you've earned a pint. Built from 1496 it has an atmospheric interior including a photo taken in the infamously brutal winter of 1963 showing two men standing next to a snowdrift higher than their heads. The view from the outside tables is one of the best in the Lakes. En-suite rooms in the pub and bunkhouse adjacent.

  • Levens
    • Gilpin Bridge Inn Telephone(015395) 52206 Levens LA8 8EP

      Large pub noted for food with a function room available.

    • Hare & Hounds Inn Telephone(015395) 60004 Causeway End Levens LA8 8PN

      A proper village pub, full of character and an impressive menu of local cask ales and craft beers. Originally a C16th coaching inn, it is a free house, serving up to five real ales, showcasing the best in Cumbria. This thriving pub is everything a village hostelry should be with the main bar serving four comfortable areas and a welcoming dining room with stunning views across the Lyth Valley. The fare is quality, comfort food - the pizzas are a must!

  • Little Langdale
    • Three Shires Inn Telephone(015394) 37215 Little Langdale LA22 9NZ

      The Three Shires Inn is in a stunning location in Little Langdale near Ambleside and surrounded by Lakeland fells with splendid views and many walking opportunities - the much-photographed Slater's bridge is nearby. The two-room bar has a slate-flagged floor and a log burner; adjoining restaurant at the front. The homemade food is prepared from locally sourced ingredients and the bar stocks quality local beers; also a good selection of malt whiskies.

  • Long Marton
    • Masons Arms Telephone(017683) 61395 Long Marton CA16 6BN

      The pub has undergone some modernisation but retains a welcoming feel. Low benches have been replaced by soft chairs in the bar and there is a TV screen in the bar. There is a separate dining room with beams and 'pews' to sit on as well as a back room. There are two real fires which makes it feel cosy. The village pub is well supported. There is no pub garden but seating front and back.

  • Lupton
    • Plough Inn Telephone(015395) 67700 Lupton LA6 1PJ

      Refurbished roadside inn, with play area in garden, meals served all day at weekends.

  • Lyth Valley
    • Damson Dene Hotel Telephone(015395) 68676 Crosthwaite Lyth Valley LA8 8JE

      County Hotel, featured in the Channel Four documentry "The Hotel"

  • Middleton-in-Lonsdale
    • Swan Inn Telephone(015242) 76223 Middleton-in-Lonsdale LA6 2NB

      Set back from the road with large walled garden, the central bar area has a games room to the left and a dining room to the right. The Swan Inn is a 16th Century Coaching inn, Situated on the A683, between Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale. At Swan Inn, Middleton, we are a Traditional Country Inn with original olde world charm and log fires and nestled not far from the river Lune at the foot of the Middleton Fells. The Swan always has a varied choice of full cask Ales | Walkers. We also have a large beer garden with childrens play equipment and Dogs are very welcome too. Traditional Cumbrian home-cooked food at Swan Inn is available in a separate restaurant served everyday 12:00 noon till 8:30pm.

  • Milnthorpe
    • Bulls Head Telephone(015395) 62684 Beetham Road Milnthorpe LA7 7QL

      Two room, split level pub with strong local following. Large screen TV, pool etc. Good reports on accommodation and food. New management friendly and welcoming.

      More reports please! Especially beers and service times.

    • Coach & Horses Telephone(015395) 63210 Haverflatts Lane Milnthorpe LA7 7PS

      L shaped room with tables & chairs in one arm, pool, TV etc. in the other. Dogs OK on lead.

    • Cross Keys Hotel Telephone(015395) 62115 1, Park Road Milnthorpe LA7 7AD

      Large roadside pub with L shaped bar and separate dining room. Function suite upstairs. Ask for code to exit car park.

  • Morland
    • Crown Inn Telephone(01931) 714310 Morland CA10 3AZ

      Two bar village inn that enjoys a riverside location. Meals served Thursday to Sunday only

  • Nateby
    • Black Bull Telephone(017683) 71588 Nateby CA17 4JP

      Well appointed, split level inn overlooking the village green with flag floors; pew seating in the lower bar and tables/chairs in the upper bar. Separate dining room at the back. Popular bed and breakfast stopover in the Yorkshire Dales National park located close to the Wainwright Coast to Coast and Pennine Journey walks. Within hiking distance of the Settle-Carlisle railway at Kirkby Stephen station. Earlybird breakfast and packed lunch on request.

      1st October - 1st April closed 2-5.30 Mon-Fri

      More reports on beers please....!

  • Orton
    • George Hotel Telephone(015396) 24229 Front Street Orton CA10 3RJ

      Attractive village Hotel good beer garden. Popular with Coast to Coast walkers and visitors to the Farmers Market on 2nd Saturday monthly and close to the Chocolate Factory.

    • Westmorland Hotel Telephone(015396) 24351 Orton CA10 3SB

      Surrounded by dramatic Cumbrian fells and set on the edge of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Whether you’re staying the night, stopping for a taste of local food in the restaurant, or hosting a meeting, you’ll find the tranquil and secluded location is convenient, just off the M6 motorway at Tebay Services.

  • Oxenholme
    • Station Inn Telephone(01539) 724094 Oxenholme LA9 7RF

      Welcoming, family friendly country pub close to Oxenholme station. Separate bar and lounge areas plus conservatory annexe with dining throughout. Pleasant open aspect beer garden with large children's play area. Four handpumps offering local ales. En-suite accommodation plus camping and caravan facilities. Extensive menu with daily specials using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Wood burning stoves offer winter comfort. On one of the coast to coast cycle routes and opposite the Helm for hill walkers.

  • Patterdale
    • Patterdale Hotel Telephone(017684) 82231 Patterdale CA11 0NN

      Comfortable bar in large hotel with a large garden. Good walking country, lake steamers and hire boats nearby. On Wainwrights Coast-to-Coast route.

    • White Lion Inn Telephone(017684) 82214 Patterdale CA11 0NW

      Stone flagged bar where food is served all day, parking is across the road. On Wainwrights Coast-to-Coast route.

  • Plumgarths
    • Gateway Inn Telephone(01539) 724187 Crook Road Plumgarths LA8 8LX

      A country inn, offering good food and delightful views from the outside seated terrace with a separate childrens play area.

  • Pooley Bridge
    • 1863 Bar Telephone(017684) 86334 Elm House, High Street Pooley Bridge CA10 2NH

      Serves a good selection of beers, wines and spirits featuring ‘beers of the month’. The owners work with a number of local breweries to showcase some of the region’s finest unsung beer heroes. Keep an eye out for our monthly recommendation on social media and on the good, old-fashioned blackboard outside!

    • Crown Inn Telephone(017684) 25869 Pooley Bridge CA10 2NP
    • Pooley Bridge Inn Telephone(017684) 86215 Pooley Bridge CA10 2NN

      Open plan bar with wooden floors, with separate dining area. Large front patio and pleasant rear courtyard. Leased by Pennington Hotels.

    • Sun Inn Telephone(017684) 86205 Pooley Bridge CA10 2NN

      Busy pub with a panelled bar at the front, the large separate bar to the rear is popular with sports fans and locals, and a separate dining room.There is a large safe garden to the side.

  • Ravenstonedale
    • Black Swan Hotel Telephone(015396) 23204 Ravenstonedale CA17 4NG

      A Victorian inn, re-built in 1899, in a tranquil conservation village in the Eden valley. A former branch pub of the year in 2012, this small hotel offers a varied range of real ale. The bar has TV and darts while the lounge has adjoining well appointed dining rooms. Across the road is an extensive well-maintained garden and stream.

    • Fat Lamb Hotel Telephone(015396) 23242 Crossbank Ravenstonedale CA17 4LL

      Front bar is cosy with wooden floor and an old black cooking stove that provides additional heating when cold. Look for the sheep cartoons to the left of the stove. To the right of the bar is a quaint small carpeted parlour complete with wooden writing desk. To the back, overlooking the large garden, are two interlocking rooms laid out for eating. Look into the room to the right and see evidence of the owner's love of vintage cars; there is a selection of memorabilia including dozens of model cars. There is a separate restaurant to the left of the hotel reception.

    • Kings Head Hotel Telephone(015396) 23050 Ravenstonedale CA17 4NH

      Grade 2 listed, 16th century white washed inn opposite the Cladbeck river. Open plan bars and real fire welcome visitors to fine dining and three real ales from either North Yorkshire, Cumbria or Northumbria. 7 miles from J38 of the M6 the village is in a conservation area of the lower Eden valley. The pub has a landscaped beer garden alongside the river, where red squirrels can be spotted.

  • Rydal
    • Badger Bar (Glen Rothay Hotel) Telephone(015394) 34500 Rydal LA22 9LR

      This historical inn is popular with Rydal walkers and open-top bus riders. The fires in the panelled bar and atmospheric dining room are particularly pleasing on wet windy days and dogs are welcome. Fascinating live badgercam with real interaction for evening visitors. Unique loos built into the rock face. Good range of local ales complement the local dishes. House beer Badger Bar Ale brewed by Old School Brewery. Informative website. This is just how a quaint old pub should be: good beer, good food, great atmosphere.

  • Sandford
    • Sandford Arms Telephone(017683) 51121 Sandford CA16 6NR

      A converted farm house in a small hamlet which is very modern inside with all facilities. Refurbished several years ago with a tartan theme. Comfortable for drinking and dining. 5 en-suite letting rooms. It has a daily allocation of two rods along a stretch of the River Eden during the trout season.

  • Sandside
    • Ship Inn Telephone(015395) 63113 Sandside LA7 7HW

      A nautical theme predominates in this inn, food is served all day.

  • Sedbergh
    • Black Bull Telephone(015396) 20264 Main Street Sedbergh LA10 5BL

      New owners are awaiting a full survey for revamped entry. Meanwhile see the website.

      Large pub on the main street. A warm welcome awaits from the friendly and knowledgeable staff. The bar area retains its original quarry tile floor. Various areas off have comfortable seating in which to enjoy any of the three local guest ales and local dishes from the menu. Refurbished accommodation make this an ideal place for exploring the Howgills.

    • Dalesman Telephone(015396) 21183 Main Street Sedbergh LA10 5BN

      Comfortable welcoming family-run pub in the booktown of Sedbergh on the Dalesway Walk and Cumbria Cycleway. Free house with frequently changing selection of well-kept ales in different styles. Large bar with wood-burning stove plus two separate dining areas suitable for families. The menus are well thought out and the brunch selection is mouth-watering. The rooms are furnished to a high standard making a good base for exploring the Howgill Fells and the Lake District - or just reading books.

    • Red Lion Telephone(015396) 20433 Finkle Street Sedbergh LA10 5BZ

      Popular town centre pub, patio is covered. No food Mondays. Not open Mondays

    • White Hart Sports & Social Club Telephone(015396) 20773 31 Main Street Sedbergh LA10 5BL

      Welcoming and friendly local members' club open to visitors with well-kept real ales usually from local breweries. CIU affiliated.

      Please send more reports on real ale!

  • Shap
    • Crown Inn Telephone(01931) 716562 Main Street Shap CA10 3NL

      Located on the Coast to Coast walk and halfway along the Land's End to John O'Groats Cycleway, the pub offers comprehensive support for walkers and cyclists with use of all facilities for campers and pod users including an overnight laundry service. Hearty pub grub and real ale served beside a roaring stove - breakfast and packed lunches can be booked. There is a rear games section and separate dining room.

    • Greyhound Hotel Telephone(01931) 599995 Main Street Shap CA10 3PW

      A spacious former coaching inn dating from 1684 close to the coast to coast walk, meals served in both the bar and separate restaurant. Newly refurbished throughout with lots of quirky features. Look out for the old beer pump for water for dogs and bottom filling lager glasses. Large decked outdoor area for those warm summer nights with separate outdoor smokers' corner. Four real ales priced £3.60 to £4 a pint served in good condition. Staff friendly and efficient. Quality refurbished accommodation. Worth a visit.

    • Kings Arms Hotel Telephone(01931) 716277 Main Street Shap CA10 3NU
  • Sizergh
    • Strickland Arms Telephone(015395) 61010 Sizergh LA8 8DZ

      A fine-looking building set in a quiet location on the approach to Sizergh Castle. There are wooden and flagstoned floors in the large bar and dining area, with a further dining area upstairs. Three guest beers are all from the ever-increasing number of Cumbrian micro-breweries. Eclectic furniture and decorations abound in this warm and welcoming pub, which provides both locals and tourists with fine ales and food without compromise.

  • Skelwith Bridge
  • Stainton
    • Kings Arms Inn Telephone(01768) 862778 Stainton CA11 0EP

      Edge of village local, dating back to 1721. Spacious bar with separate dining area. Original wooden beams adorned with horse brasses. Home cooked meals using local produce. There is no dedicated disabled loo but one of the ladies' ones is wheelchair accessible, with rails, etc.

  • Staveley
    • Beer Hall Telephone(01539) 825260 Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard Staveley LA8 9LR

      At the heart of the vibrant Mill Yard complex of local and artisan businesses, this unusually modern two storey tap bar serves a variety of local tapas and larger meals. Very much a centre of excellence and showcase, this is still the Hawkshead Brewery tap although main production has moved to the Flookburgh site. Always serves a selection from the eleven core beers, plus a varying choice from their small-batch range and craft keg specials. Varied live music every Saturday; Friday is Folk and Acoustic Night. Uplifting fell views from the glazed top lounge and also access to the brewery viewing area housed in the old mill building. Bookable brewery tours. CAMRA and rail-user discounts. Large and popular beer festivals take place in March and July. Lots of walking and cycle routes nearby.

    • Eagle & Child Hotel Telephone(01539) 821320 Kendal Road Staveley LA8 9LP

      With an astonishing selection of artefacts and pictures, a varied menu with an extensive list of daily specials and open fires, this eclectic hostelry really is a must visit. The 555 bus stops right outside and the pub is situated in a bustling village with much to offer including the nearby Lakesline railway station. Wide range of interesting beers predominately Cumbrian. There is a busy quiz night weekly. Lovely quiet orchard behind and popular front garden overlooking the confluence of the Rivers Gowan and Kent.

    • Whistling Pig Telephone(01539) 821119 Camping and Caravanning Club, Ashes Lane Staveley LA8 9JS

      Bar on Campsite beer available during the summer months, beers can change.

  • Tebay
    • Cross Keys Inn Telephone(015396) 24240 Tebay CA10 3UY

      A 16th Century inn situated in the Lune Valley,

  • Temple Sowerby
    • Kings Arms Hotel Telephone(017683) 61211 Temple Sowerby CA10 1SB

      Refurbished large old fashioned hotel at the west end of the village adjacent to the A66. It has a strong local clientele who use the bar as a social centre.

  • Tirril
    • Queen's Head Inn Telephone(01768) 863219 Tirril CA10 2JF

      Traditional village pub with large real fires an a cosy atmosphere.

  • Troutbeck (Nr Penrith)
    • Troutbeck Inn Telephone(017684) 83635 Troutbeck (Nr Penrith) CA11 0SJ

      Two rooms with split bar, with one room with an open fire. Both rooms serve bar meals, with a separate restaurant area. Locally sourced produce used. Well behaved dogs welcome in the bar areas.

  • Troutbeck (nr Windermere)
    • Haybarn Inn (Limefit Caravan Park) Telephone(015394) 34353 Troutbeck (nr Windermere) LA23 1PA

      Bar in the old stone hay barn, mainly used by site users but all comers are welcome, especially walkers as it is on a meeting of public footpaths. Two bars and excellent family facilities. The Wainwrights may be replaced with another beer on occasion. NOTE: Closed 15th November to 1st March each year.

    • Mortal Man Telephone(015394) 33193 Troutbeck (nr Windermere) LA23 1PL

      This scenically located pub is a particular favourite of walkers enjoying the many varied routes and spectacular views of Windermere and the Troutbeck Valley. A main bar with side rooms serves food throughout the day, also an excellent function room very suitable for meetings. The garden seating is among the best in the area. Regukar events four nights a week. Has been Westmorland Cider Pub of the year, usually at least six ciders available.

    • Queen's Head Hotel Telephone(015394) 32404 Townhead Troutbeck (nr Windermere) LA23 1PW

      Recently refurbished following a major fire, this hotel has a charming old bar at its heart that features a four poster bedhead. The beers are all from Robinsons but the food is sourced locally. Popular with walkers and cyclists, there are splendid views of the Troutbeck Valley and surrounding hills.

  • Underbarrow
    • Black Labrador Telephone(015395) 68234 Underbarrow LA8 8HQ

      A 17th century inn on a scenic route between Kendal and Lake Windermere. This pub consistently maintains high quality beer and meals in three separate areas. The main bar retains a traditional atmosphere with another opening into a semi-outdoor area in summer with disabled toilets. The third is predominantly for dining or meetings. Always serves only Cumbrian beers and this year commences discounts to regulars and CAMRA members. Unsurprisingly given it's name, the pub is enthusiastically dog-friendly.

  • Watermillock
    • Brackenrigg Inn Telephone(017684) 86206 Watermillock CA11 0LP

      Large inn with outstanding views across Ullswater to Helvellyn and the Northern Fells which can be enjoyed from the sunny terrace. Large bar, separate from the hotel, with open fire and full range of ales from the Brack 'N' Brew microbrewery behind the pub. All food is local and its origins displayed on a map in the bar. The hotel is close to the Ullswater round way and serviced by the Penrith to Patterdale bus route.

  • Windermere
    • Briery Wood Country House Hotel Telephone(015394) 33316 Windermere LA23 1ES
    • Brookside Inn Telephone(015394) 43541 Lake Road Windermere LA23 2BX

      The locals pub in Windermere, this recently refurbished, friendly two bar inn also has a good following from visitors from the nearby guest houses.

    • Crafty Baa with Pie & Pint Telephone(015394) 88002 21 Victoria Street Windermere LA23 1AB

      Fascinating theme-roomed family enterprise constructed over two floors using recycled matetrials. Small patio in front. Quirky and fun, the Baa is a craft ale mecca featuring ten changing craft keg taps and eight ciders and perries plus nearly 200 worldwide bottled beers - many bottle-conditioned. Awarded AA Pub of the Year 2018 it is also famous for it's baked camembert plus speciality charcuterie and grilled sandwiches. Small but intriguing, the tiny empire has expanded into Pie and Pint next door featuring 3 changing real ales on handpull and a selection of delicious (mainly meat) pies. Useful information: only 2 toilets - one on each floor - expect queues!

    • Elleray Hotel Telephone(015394) 43120 Cross Street Windermere LA23 1AE

      A friendly pub close to the town centre, with a large main bar and a separate restaurant. Four real ales are available throughout the year, with a stronger guest beer usually on offer during the winter months. Live music is performed most weekends, while the large beer garden is a sun-trap during the summer.

    • Grey Walls Hotel (Greys Inn) Telephone(015394) 43741 Elleray Road Windermere LA23 1AG

      This pub on the outskirts of the town centre offers a good selection of real ales, with usually one local Cumbrian beer amongst its guest beers.

    • Hillthwaite House Hotel Thornbarrow Road Windermere LA23 2DF
    • Lamplighter Bar (Oakthorpe Hotel) Telephone(015394) 43547 High Street Windermere LA23 1AF

      Public bar adjoining hotel,

    • Langdale Chase Hotel Telephone(015394) 32201 Windermere LA23 1LW

      Splendid art nouveau masterpiece on the shore of Lake Windermere. Built as the holiday retreat for Daniel Thwaites - a local lad made good - and doubtless designed for entertaining on a grand scale. Visit for the views and to soak up the opulence but perhaps not as a flagship outlet for the brewery. The beer is not the business here! However a pint is no more expensive than any pub in town so it's a car park par excellence - allowing for frequent weddings and private functions.

      Bar opening times reflect requirements of guests.

    • Merewood Country House Hotel Telephone(015394) 46484 Windermere LA23 1LH

      Set in an elevated position and overlooking Windermere, England’s longest and most beautiful lake, Merewood Country House Hotel dates back to 1812. The hotel has retained much of its historical charm with many of the original features lovingly restored, including the panelled hall and reception. The bar fixture is suitably grand and there are also two lounges and two restaurants.

    • Queens Hotel Telephone(015394) 43713 Victoria Street Windermere LA23 1AB

      A friendly locals pub, also very popular with tourists, this is the original coaching inn in Windermere.

    • Windermere Social Club Telephone(015394) 43083 New Road Windermere LA23 2LA
    • Windermere Sports Club The Pavillon, Queens Park Windermere LA23 2HB
  • Winster
    • Brown Horse Telephone(015394) 43443 Winster LA23 3NR

      Traditional rural pub with its own micro-brewery. It comprises a main bar with open beams and a log fire, and a separate restaurant area, but meals are served throughout. The bar has several large tables, and four real ales are always on handpump. Beware: the brewery's Lakes lager is keg. The outside seating area offers fine views of the surrounding countryside.

  • Winton
    • Bay Horse Inn Telephone(017683) 71451 Winton CA17 4HS

      A traditional hostelry facing the village green in a picturesque setting within easy walking distance of Kirkby Stephen. Popular with visitors of all ages, it is often comfortably busy and has a bar area, dining room, family room and pleasing rural beer garden. Cosy on a cold day with a log burner in the bar, it is friendly to both dogs and customers. Good choice of food sourced locally including silver-award-winning pub pies. Well-kept mostly local beers. Definitely worth visiting.

      NB. May close after last diners have left.

  • Witherslack
    • Derby Arms Hotel Telephone(015395) 52207 Witherslack LA11 6RH

      Reopened by the Witherslack community land trust this local hub includes a community shop. A large room with open fires is entered from the front door, with dining spaces in adjoining rooms and a snug with games room at the rear. The eclectic furniture is in the style of a faded stately home. A popular stop for cyclists and walkers to enjoy hearty local food and good company. Six pumps feature a great selection of well-kept local and regional ales - every one a joy to drink!

      An outstanding local village pub on every level. Westmorland Pub of the Season Spring 2019. CAMRA Accredited for serving consistently well-kept real ales.

  • Yanwath
    • Gate Inn at Yanwath Telephone(01768) 862386 Yanwath CA10 2LF

      Lovely old pub in a quiet village close to the M6 and the northern fells. Friendly staff, a roaring fire and low beams await. A separate dining room affords a pleasant atmosphere in which to enjoy award winning fayre, along with an imaginative wine list.