The Herdwick Inn (Penruddock)

Penruddock, CA11 0QU
The Herdwick Inn (Penruddock) Outside

The Herdwick Inn is located in the village of Penruddock. This Lake District village can be found just off the A66, west of Penrith, and therefore the Herdwick Inn is an ideal place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat for those who are travelling to or from the western fells. This pub has recently changed ownership and the new owners have made significant improvements to the standard of food and service that is available here.

The Herdwick Inn is dog friendly and also welcomes families with children, offering a range of games to keep young minds occupied. This pub also benefits from overnight accommodation, and is a short drive from Ullswater.

Food & Drink

The Herdwick Inn (Penruddock) pub

Photo thanks to the Herdwick Inn

The large bar at the Herdwick Inn has a wide selection of drinks available. There are cask ales, usually sourced from local breweries, as well as several beers and ciders on draught. There is a respectable choice of wines and the inn has a particularly impressive collection of gins to choose from. You will also find the usual choice of spirits and soft drinks here.

One of the new owners of the Herdwick Inn is a professional chef with several years of experience, so you can expect the food here to be of a good standard. The menu has a good mixture of pub favourites and contemporary British dishes with a bold claim of “legendary” status for the fish and chips. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally. For those who prefer to nibble, the pub has a choice of sharing platters, including a vegetarian option, and all of the desserts are homemade, including the delicious sticky toffee pudding. Children are well fed here, with smaller versions of many of the main menu dishes available.

Other Features

The Herdwick Inn (Penruddock) beer garden

The Herdwick Inn is dog friendly, with dogs permitted in the bar, and dog treats are often available .There is a small “snug” room just off the bar that is home to a pool table, darts board, and other games, plus a comfortable sofa to sit on whilst you wait for your turn. Outside, there is a large beer garden with a good number of picnic benches.


The Herdwick Inn (Penruddock) accommodation

Photo thanks to the Herdwick Inn

The Herdwick Inn has five bedrooms available for overnight guests. There is one single, one king, one double, and two twin rooms – one of which can be converted into a superking. All rooms benefit from ensuite bathroom facilities, as well as a television and a hospitality tray. Several rooms boast of period features and views of Blencathra.

There are references to the Herdwick sheep throughout the rooms and the rooms are presented in a modern country chic style. Breakfast is included in the room rate with a choice of cooked options.


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