Coledale Inn

Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5TN
Coledale Inn Outside

The small village of Braithwaite is located at the foot of the glacial valley of Coledale, where the surrounding fells have been perfectly formed to create a popular walking route known as the Coledale Horseshoe that takes in several Wainwrights in one route. As a result, the village is very popular with walkers, and it is here that you will find the Coledale Inn, a superb choice of accommodation for walkers seeking to complete the challenge that the valley offers.

The inn was built in 1824, originally as a woollen mill, before becoming a pencil mill, and then later converted into an inn. Today, it retains much of its Victorian charm, with plenty of period features, as well as furniture and antiques from the Victorian eta. Braithwaite is just off the A66, and therefore gives good access to a number of attractions in the area. Keswick, Cockermouth, Whinlatter, Bassenthwaite, and Derwent Water are all within a 20-minute drive. The Lakes Distillery is just a 10-minute drive. A bus service that operates between Workington and Penrith, stopping at Cockermouth, Keswick, and various other points also calls into Braithwaite.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi


There are twenty rooms at the Coledale Inn that have been recently refurbished to a high standard. Rooms have been tastefully decorated in a classic style with neutral, calming colours, and many offer views of the surrounding fells. All rooms have en-suite facilities with showers and complimentary toiletries are provided.

In-room amenities include televisions, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities. In addition, many of the rooms include comfortable seating, and space for drying walking equipment. Double, twin, and family rooms are available.

Coledale Inn Hotel Room Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

The Coledale Inn’s dining room pays homage to its Victorian past with the walls adorned with prints from that era. Each morning, guests of the inn are treated to a delicious breakfast that will provide ample fuel for the fells. A self-service buffet selection is available alongside cooked to order items. Lunch is served daily between 12noon and 2pm, with a good mixture of lighter bites and mains available. In the evenings, dinner is served between 6pm and 9pm with a menu comprising of classic pub dishes.

If you prefer, you can eat your meal in one of the two bars, where cask ale from local brewers is available, along with a good selection of wines and spirits. Food and drink can also be consumed in the large beer garden. And, are you planning to head off to the fells for the day? The inn will provide you with a packed lunch for a small fee.


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