Yewdale Inn

2 Yewdale Road, Coniston, LA21 8DU
Yewdale Inn Outside

Oozing with Lakeland charm, the Yewdale Inn is superbly located in the centre of Coniston and is less than a mile from the lake shore. The inn was built at the end of the 19th century to serve as a guest house, using the local stone and slate that is typical of other buildings in the area.

Coniston is a popular tourist destination, but quieter than the nearby Ambleside and Windermere, so you won’t feel too crowded here. Nearby attractions include the Coniston Steam Yacht Gondola, the medieval village of Hawkshead, Grizedale Forest, and Beatrix Potter’s former home at Hill Top.

Hotel Amenities

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


You won’t find glitz and glamour here, as the Yewdale Inn is proudly Cumbrian in its presentation. The nine bedrooms are decorated in a classic, understated style that complements the Victorian architecture. Rooms feature antique wardrobes, drawers, and beds (some four-poster), as well as sash windows that look out onto the town and towards the fells. Single, double, twin, and family rooms are available.

All rooms benefit from en-suite bathroom facilities with complimentary toiletries. Some rooms include baths, and if you request one at the time of booking the hotel will do their best to accommodate you. Other in-room amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, and a television. It is worth noting that all rooms are on the first and second floors of the hotel, and there is no lift due to the historic nature of the building.

Yewdale Inn Hotel Room

Restaurants & Bars

The Yewdale Inn is a traditional English inn with a twist, since along with the pub, it is also home to a Café Restaurant. The Y Café is open during the day and popular with tourists and walkers. It serves breakfast, lunch, and hot drinks, as well as a selection of alcoholic beverages. During the evenings, the Café transforms into an A La Carte restaurant with a menu that features both international cuisine and traditional yet comforting British dishes. The restaurant is a popular eatery, and reservations are therefore advised.

Over in the pub, you will find an open fire in the winter, and an outside dining area that is delightful in the summer. Along with local ales, you will find more popular national brands, and food is served throughout the day, with the option to purchase sandwiches to take away. For hotel guests, a full English breakfast is provided each morning until 11am in the café. Breakfasts are cooked to order and vegetarian options are available.


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