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Cosy Pubs to Stop at in the Lake District

Jun 14, 2022
Cosy Pub
After a long day hiking, sailing, swimming or exploring the Lake District, what more could you want than a typical British pub serving delicious food and local ales? These are the best cosy pubs in the Lake District and Cumbria to stop at, whether you fancy a lunchtime light bite or hearty Sunday roast. 

The Punch Bowl Inn

This cosy pub with rooms is located in Crosthwaite, a quaint village nestled between Kendal and Windermere. Stop for lunch or dinner here to enjoy traditional pub favourites made with local produce, like the Cartmel Valley wild boar and damson sausages served with mash and onion gravy.

The Black Swan

Bordering the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales is the village of Ravenstonedale, home to The Black Swan Inn. This gastropub with rooms is the ideal pit stop when driving through the North West near the M6 motorway. Their seasonal menu features locally sourced ingredients, offering guests a modern take on pub classics like Scotch eggs and pies. 

Manor House

This charming pub in the quiet hamlet of Oxen Park in Ulverston, is well worth a visit for lunch, dinner or a Sunday roast. Their menu features traditional pub favourites like steak and ale pie alongside plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. After your meal, enjoy a film at the Oxen Park Cinema Club or walk through the stunning countryside in this peaceful part of South Lakeland. 

The Brown Horse Inn

Situated in the Winster Valley, near Windermere, this Georgian coaching inn with rooms is a picturesque spot to enjoy lunch or dinner in the heart of the Lake District. From sandwiches and salads to traditional pub grub like gammon, egg and chips, burgers and fish pie, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at The Brown Horse Inn.

The Masons Arms

Find this homely pub with rooms in Strawberry Bank, on the edge of Lake Windermere. This is the ideal place to stop for lunch or dinner after a walk in the South Lakeland area, where you can sit and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Expect hearty pub food like burgers, pies, fish and chips, and roasts on Sundays. 

Butchers Arms 

This charming and traditional village pub in Crosby Ravensworth sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park, near the Yorkshire Dales and the M6 motorway. Stop here to refuel after a busy day spent walking, cycling or sailing and enjoy delicious pub fare in a relaxed environment. 

The Blacksmiths Arms

This historic pub in Broughton Mills has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, making it a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors. As one of the oldest pubs in the area, the Blacksmiths Arms has plenty of character and history to enjoy over a hearty pub meal or pint of real ale. The menu features plenty of delicious pub grub, including braised lamb shoulder, sirloin steak and homemade chips.

Are you considering relocating to the Lake District or Cumbria? Greater Manchester and Newcastle are less than 2 hours away, making it the perfect country escape within commuting distance from the city. Plus, these fantastic pubs and award-winning restaurants could be right on your doorstep, along with plenty of fun outdoor activities for the whole family!