The Troutbeck Inn

Troutbeck, Penrith, CA11 0SJ
The Troutbeck Inn Outside

For around a hundred years, trains carried passengers between Penrith and Cockermouth. The railway line closed in the 1970s, but one of the inns that served the railway still remains open to this day.

The Troutbeck Inn now sits on the edge of the A66, the road that was built along much of the old railway track, and is therefore an ideal stopping point for those travelling between Penrith and the western fells. Dog and family friendly, this Victorian pub serves meals three times a day and real ale is available here. This inn also offers a range of B&B and self-catered accommodation.

Food & Drink

The Troutbeck Inn pub

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The Troutbeck Inn has a fairly small bar but it still offers a wide choice of drinks. There are three pumps for real ale, but not all of them are in use all the time. The inn largely serves locally brewed ales, usually Jennings or the Keswick Brewery.

There are several beers and ciders on draught. The modest wine list has 16 varieties, including Champagne and Prosecco, with several white, red, and rosé varieties available by the glass. The gin menu is particularly impressive, with the full range of gins produced by the nearby Lakes Distillery available here.

The Menu

Food is served three times a day at the Troutbeck Inn and non-residents are welcome at each service. Breakfast is served between 8am and 10am and there are a range of cooked options that will fuel you for a day in the fells. Lunch is served between noon and 2pm when there is a selection of hot and cold sandwiches to choose from. Evening meals are available between 5pm and 8.30pm.

The menu offers a mixture of pub classics and bistro style dining. The more imaginative dishes include items, such as Ullswater Venison and Coconut & Cauliflower curry, and the steak of the day is particularly popular. Guests can finish up with a truly decadent dessert. The children’s menu goes beyond the normal bland choices, with both safe and adventurous options to suit most tastes.

Other Features

The Troutbeck Inn beer garden

Photo thanks to the Troutbeck Inn

The Troutbeck has a small beer garden outside with delightful views of the fells. Your well-behaved dogs are permitted in the bar with tables available here for dining.


The Troutbeck Inn accommodation

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The Troutbeck Inn has seven guestrooms, all of which are beautifully presented with antique style furnishings and heritage décor. There are four doubles, one twin, one single, and one family room that features a double bed and a bunk bed. All rooms benefit from en-suite shower rooms, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, a television, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have fell views. Breakfast is served each morning.

The inn also has three self-catered cottages on the site. Blencathra and Saddleback are both two-bedroom cottages that sleep four, and both have views of Blencathra. Little Mel is a one-bedroom cottage that sleeps two people. All cottages have full kitchen and dining facilities.


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