Perfect Lake District Pubs For Your Walking Break

15/05/2019
William Wordsworth once commented that the Lake District is “The loveliest spot that man hath found,” and he wasn’t wrong. This landscape of wilds, rambling hills, endless horizons and deep blue lakes is enough to inspire poetry out of anybody. No wonder more than 15 million people visit the Lake District every year, to “wander lonely as a cloud,” just like Wordsworth. It is an inspiring area for a walking holiday and there is no shortage of beautiful places to visit. All you need to do is book a classic English pub to rest your feet at the end of your walk.  


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The Old Ginn House Inn

The Old Ginn House Inn (Moor Rd, Great Clifton, Workington CA14 1TS), is a wonderful pub with accommodation, located for you to explore the west Lake District. It is close to the towns of Workington, Cockermouth and Maryport. Once a 17th century farmhouse, the inn has been tastefully refurbished and now offers excellent en-suite accommodation for walkers. There are even family sized rooms that will sleep up to five people, and the Superior Double Room has a luxury jacuzzi bath. Before you set out in the morning, you can fill up on a traditional Cumbrian breakfast made with local produce. The grilled herby sausages are particularly popular. You certainly won’t leave The Old Ginn House, feeling empty!

Uplands Inn

The Uplands Inn (Haggs Ln, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6HD), has completely breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside - worth waking up in the morning for. It is only a short distance from the spectacular Lake Windermere, the biggest natural lake in England. The Uplands Inn is completely dog friendly throughout, meaning that you can bring your dog on your walking holiday. They are treated just as well as the human visitors and there are always plenty of doggy snacks on hand. Whilst you are staying at the Uplands Inn, make sure that you sample some of the delicious fare that the restaurant has to offer. The burgers, whether they are beef or veggie are all homemade and the Sunday roasts are certainly hearty. It is also worth mentioning that the bar has a stock of 85 different gins to sample after a long day’s walking.

The Lumley Fee Bunkhouse

Lumley Fee Bunkhouse (Kendal LA8 8AS), is a great base to explore the Lake District from and you certainly won’t be disappointed with the view. Scout Scar is right on the doorstep and there are miles of footpaths linking many of the local pubs. The bunkhouse offers drying facilities and a bootwash, perfect if you’re walking in the wetter months of the year. All of the rooms at Lumley Fee are dog friendly, they charge £10 per well-behaved pet - there are even paw-washing facilities, so you don’t need to worry about your muddy Labrador. Don’t forget to ask about “Toby’s Trails” whilst you are there - these are lovely short routes to take your dog out for early morning walkies and still be back in time for a delicious breakfast, made with fresh, local ingredients.

The Lake District is spectacular, whatever time of the year you visit. Booking a pub to stay in will give you a great base and you can enjoy a delicious breakfast before you set out for the day, to find Wordsworth’s daffodils.



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