1769 @ the Inn at Grasmere

Red Lion Square, Grasmere, LA22 9SS
1769 @ the Inn at Grasmere Outside

Formally known as the Lamb at the Red Lion, 1769 is a busy and traditional inn located in the heart of Grasmere. Whilst attached to a large hotel, 1769 is very much its own entity and operated as a pub. Both the pub and the hotel have changed ownership in recent years, and thankfully, the corporate décor inside the pub has now been removed.

Instead, the pub has been styled in a rustic, country chic style with leather armchairs, flagstone floors, and exposed brickwork, creating a cosy and heart-warming atmosphere. This large inn has a number of different rooms, with several snug corners for a more intimate meal or drink.

Food & Drink

Inn at Grasmere Inside Pub

1769 claims to be the only “proper pub” in Grasmere with real ale and good homecooked food at its heart. There are four handpumps that serve a changing selection of real ales, all sourced from local breweries including Jennings, the Hawkshead Brewery, and the Tirril Brewery. The bar also stocks around ten lagers, ciders, and beers available on draught. There’s a wide selection of wines and gins with the knowledgeable staff able to advise on pairings.

Food is served daily from noon until 9.30pm. There are three different menus in operation depending on the time of day. Between noon and 9.30pm, there’s a main menu that features burgers, a good choice of homemade pizzas, salads, and a limited selection of classic pub dishes. Between noon and 4pm, there is a lunch menu available offering a selection of hot and cold sandwiches. In the evenings between 6pm and 9pm, the pub offers a wider choice of classic pub dishes with some choices for vegetarians. There’s a selection of dishes available for children and the bar uses locally sourced produce wherever possible.

Other Features

Dogs are welcome throughout.


Inn at Grasmere Accommodation

1769 is part of the Inn at Grasmere. This large hotel has 49 rooms in total, and many offer views of the fells that surround Grasmere. There’s a mixture of single, double, twin, king, and family accommodation available, and many of the rooms have been refurbished as part of the change in management.

All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and the rooms are also equipped with televisions, free Wi-Fi, and a hospitality tray. The hotel also boasts of a gym, sauna, and swimming pool.


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