The Mortal Man

Troutbeck, Nr Windermere, LA23 1PL
The Mortal Man Outside

For a true taste of Lakeland, head to the Mortal Man in Troutbeck near Windermere. This traditional Cumbrian pub is located in a beautiful valley that still clings to the past, dotted with ancient buildings and farms that have been passed down through the generations.

The pub commands a fantastic elevated position that gives spectacular views of the Troutbeck Valley and beyond, and inside you will find a warm welcome, with good ale, real fires, wholesome food, and regular evening entertainment. Divided into three sections, the pub has a cosy and friendly atmosphere, with everyone welcome, including children, those with muddy boots, and dogs.

Food & Drink

The Mortal Man pub

The Mortal Man is highly regarded for its fine selection of real ciders. It has previously been the Westmorland CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year and has up to six available (less during the winter months). In addition, the pub serves real ale, all sourced from local breweries, including the Coniston Bluebird Bitter and the Cumbrian Legendary Ales Loweswater Gold.

The wine list is admirable, with over thirty to choose from, including a fine Spanish Rioja and an elegant French rosé. There are a reasonable number of gins to choose from, along with whiskey, vodka, and other spirits, plus the usual selection of soft drinks. Tea and coffee is also available here.

The Menu

Food is served all day, every day, from noon until 9pm (9.30pm on Fridays & Saturdays). The chef uses locally sourced ingredients where possible and food can be served in the bar, the garden room, or in the garden. Sandwiches are available until 5pm. The menu offers something for everyone, with salads, sharing platters, various burgers, and main courses that include all the usual pub favourites, as well as some more imaginative dishes, such as Fish Chowder and Lamb Kebab. There are daily specials that offer more choice, and there is a good number of dishes that are suitable for vegetarians.

The dessert selection is fantastic and if you don’t fancy something sweet but do have room for more then you can opt for a Lakeland Cheeseboard with a fabulous selection of local cheeses. Children can chomp down on a number of favourite dishes, including Mozzarella cheese sticks served with crudities that are perfect for fussy eaters, followed by sticky toffee pudding, chocolate fudge cake, or ice cream. A traditional roast dinner is served each Sunday with a choice of three meats or a vegetarian nut roast, accompanied by seasonal vegetables and giant Yorkshire puddings.

Other Features

The Mortal Man beer garden

The bar has a number of local maps that patrons can peruse whilst enjoying a pint and plan their next walk. Alternatively, you can enjoy a game of cards, chess, darts, or play some board games. The Mortal Man has regular events throughout the week. Every Sunday night, a local musician performs in the bar. Tuesday night is open mic night where anyone is welcome to sing or play and be rewarded with a free drink.

Wednesday night is the weekly quiz night. On Thursday evenings, patrons can enjoy a spot of poetry or story-telling with an open mic night for performers of the spoken word. Dogs are welcome in the bar and there is a large beer garden with fantastic views across the valley and plenty of tables.


The Mortal Man pub

The Mortal Man has 12 guestrooms, with everything you need after a long day hiking through the fells. There are comfortable beds, and en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers. Rooms are presented in a simple, but elegant style with tea and coffee making facilities, a television, and complimentary toiletries.

All rooms have views of the fells and the pub has a mixture of twin, king, double, and four-poster accommodation available. Some rooms are pet friendly with a surcharge applied. A full cooked breakfast is provided each morning. Wi-Fi is only available in the public areas and a drying room is available.


Swap Start/End