The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer)

Brigsteer, Kendal, LA8 8AN
The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer) Outside

Located on the edge of the Lake District national park and just over three miles from Kendal, the Wheatsheaf Inn is a delightful newly restored village inn that has won a number of awards. In 2013, the pub was faced with certain closure but was rescued by husband and wife team, Tom and Nicki. They undertook a full refurbishment and have created a warm and inviting space with elegant and understated interiors.

The inn is a popular place for eating out thanks to its delicious modern British cuisine. The inn is around a one-hour walk from Sizergh Castle and it’s also possible to ascend Scout Scar from the pub, a low level fell with 360 degree views that take in Cumbria, Lancashire, and Yorkshire.

Food & Drink

The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer) pub

Winner of the Cumbria Life Food & Drink Award for Pub of the Year in 2015 and finalist in subsequent years, the owners of the Wheatsheaf Inn have quickly built up a reputation for supplying excellent modern cuisine that uses the best of locally sourced ingredients. You will find something to suit almost everyone’s tastes here. There are traditional favourites, such as Cumberland sausage and mash, modern classics such as Thai Green Curry, and the inn even serves pizzas with a variety of toppings that are hand made on the premises. There are choices for vegetarians and a limited selection of dishes aimed at children.

No Cumbrian inn is complete without a good selection of locally brewed ale and at the Wheatsheaf you will find Bowness Bay Swan Blonde, Hawkshead Bitter, Thwaites Wainwright all on handpump, as well as one guest ale. There is a well-stocked wine cellar that caters to most tastes and there is a good choice of wine available by the glass. Gin lovers will be delighted with the selection available including gin liqueurs, and there is plenty to please whisky fans, as well.

Other Features

The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer) beer garden

The Wheatsheaf holds regular events throughout the year, including a monthly quiz night, a regular darts competition night, poetry evenings, and parties commemorating national holidays, including Christmas and New Year. The inn welcomes walkers and dogs. There is a sink outside for washing muddy boots and paws. Inside, dogs are provided with free treats and water bowls.


The Wheatsheaf Inn (Brigsteer) accommodation

The inn has six newly refurbished rooms that have been beautifully styled to create a calm atmosphere. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities with luxury complimentary toiletries, as well as televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included in the room rate. The accommodation is particularly good for family groups, with a mixture of double, twin, twin bunk, and family rooms available. Dogs can stay for a £10 charge.

A short distance along the road from the Wheatsheaf, the Lumley Fee bunkhouse is situated and owned by the Wheatsheaf. This converted school house hosts five rooms, each sleeping up to four people, mostly in bunk beds. The bunkhouse has a communal kitchen and lounge diner. Discounts are available for booking the entire property.


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