all year except 24–26 Dec.
residents’ bar and lounge, dining room, bar, free Wi-Fi in public areas and some bedrooms, 1-acre garden, drying room, parking.
none, live music on first Wed of every month.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (£5 per night).
per room B&B from £58. À la carte £25. 2-night min. stay at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Fell walkers, climbers – including some of Britain’s greatest mountaineers – and sleepy travellers have sought this unpretentious, dog-friendly inn, in a ‘glorious setting’, for more than 300 years. Standing at the head of the Great Langdale valley, the inn is managed for the National Trust by Jane and Neil Walmsley. Visitors like the ‘willing, helpful staff’ and ‘reasonably priced accommodation’. Home-baked treats are an indulgent addition to morning coffee or afternoon tea, served in the residents’ lounge. Most of the ‘quite basic’, ‘country-style’ rooms have dramatic, uninterrupted views of the surrounding fells. The popular Hikers’ bar (one-time cow stalls) dishes up ‘straightforward pub food’. Just ask about walking routes and packed lunches.
Cross-country riding across 130 acres of parkland.