The Mill Inn (Mungrisdale)

Mungrisdale, Nr Penrith, CA11 0XR
The Mill Inn (Mungrisdale) Outside

Superbly located at the foot of Blencathra, the Mill Inn can be found in the small village of Mugrisdale. This 17th century inn is named after the corn mill adjacent to the inn, which is now a holiday cottage. Today a millstone helps to prop up the bar as a reminder of the history of the buildings.

The inn is located on the C2C cycle route and during its long history it has seen many visitors, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge who stayed at the inn in 1803 on their way to Scotland. The Mill Inn is a Robinsons pub and serves real ale along with homecooked food, and warmly welcomes walkers, families, and dogs.

Food & Drink

The Mill Inn (Mungrisdale) pub

Photo thanks to the Mill Inn

The Mill Inn is a Robinsons Brewery pub and so you will find real ale from the brewery available here. There are three regular beers: Cumbria Way, Dizzy Blonde, and Trooper. There is a fourth hand pump that is used for a guest ale, almost always from Robinsons.

There are several lagers and ciders available on keg, plus a wide choice of whiskies and spirits. The pub has a reasonable wine list that has been put together by the Robinsons wine team. Tea and coffee is available here, along with a good choice of non-alcoholic beverages.

The Menu

Food is served daily from 11.30am until 9pm (12 noon to 6pm on Sundays). For those seeking something lighter at lunchtime, there is a separate sandwich menu available until 5pm, offering a choice of sandwiches, as well as rarebits with various toppings. The main menu is available throughout the day and features typical pub fare.

Along with a choice of salads, burgers, and grilled items diners can opt for a pub grub classic such as fish & chips, sausage & mash, and steak & ale pie. There is a children’s menu that includes much loved dishes, such as pizza or sausage with chips and beans. The pub usually has a few daily specials that offer something a little different to the usual pub fare.

Other Features

The Mill Inn (Mungrisdale) beer garden

Photo thanks to the Mill Inn

Dogs are welcome throughout the pub with water bowls available if required. At one end of the bar, there is a small pool table, darts board, and games machine. Outside, there is a beer garden with several picnic benches overlooking the beck that runs through the village.


The Mill Inn (Mungrisdale) accommodation

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The pub has seven rooms let on bed and breakfast basis. There are footpaths from the pub that lead directly up to the summit of Blencathra, making this pub an ideal base for walkers. A packed lunch can be provided for overnight guests if required. Rooms are comfortable and cosy with a choice of double and twin accommodation available.

Several rooms have mountain views and all benefit from en-suite shower facilities that include free toiletries. Rooms are equipped with televisions and tea and coffee making facilities. Dogs can stay in the rooms.


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