Windermere Pubs

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The Watermill Inn & Brewery (Ings)

The Watermill Inn & Brewery (Ings)

Ings, Nr Staveley, LA8 9PY

The Watermill Inn is a lively and bustling pub that benefits from its own microbrewery on site. It’s a great place to stop when travelling to the Lake District from the south of England, being located not far from the M6. Real ale, brewed on site, is available here in abundance, and the pub serves good food all day.

Tower Bank Arms

Tower Bank Arms

Near Sawrey, , LA22 0LF

If you are in the Lake District to explore Beatrix Potter’s beloved landscapes, then a visit to the Tower Bank Arms is a must. This 17th century inn is depicted in the Tale Of Jemima Puddleduck and just a few metres from Hill Top, Potter’s former home. With real Cumbrian ale and rustic home cooked food, you may find it hard to leave.

The Ship Inn & Quayside Sports Bar (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Ship Inn & Quayside Sports Bar (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Wheelhouse Centre, Glebe Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3HE

The Ship Inn in Bowness-On-Windermere is a large family friendly pub and restaurant that is part of a complex that also houses a sports bar and night club. Here you can grab a bite to eat, enjoy a pint of local ale, catch up on the latest sporting action, watch the boats on the lake, and finish your evening dancing the night away.

The Royal Oak Inn (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Royal Oak Inn (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Brantfell Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3EG

The Royal Oak in Bowness-On-Windermere is a traditional Lake District Inn with rooms. Inside this rustic style pub you will find cosy interiors with open fires and exposed beams. A member of CAMRA, the pub serves real ale from across the UK and food is available daily. There is separate games room, a small number of guest rooms, and dogs are welcome here.

The Mortal Man

The Mortal Man

Troutbeck, Nr Windermere, LA23 1PL

The Mortal Man is a delightful Lakeland Inn located in the Troutbeck valley that lies between Windermere and the Kirkstone Pass. It’s a popular stopping point for walkers, and home to regular events including music and poetry evenings, as well as a quiz. The inn serves local real ale, a good choice of real ciders, and food is available throughout the day.

The Greys Inn (Windermere)

The Greys Inn (Windermere)

Elleray Road, Windermere, LA23 1AG

The Greys Inn, part of the Grey Walls Hotel in Windermere, is a lively and friendly pub that is popular with local residents thanks to the range of entertainment it offers in the form of quiz nights, live music, and sports screenings. The pub serves food throughout the day and has a wide choice of cask, draught, and bottled beers.

The Flying Pig (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Flying Pig (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Rayrigg Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3BZ

The Flying Pig is located in the centre of Bowness-On-Windermere and is a family friendly pub that serves food all day from noon, seven days a week. The bar stocks a good choice of real ale, gin, and wine, whilst the modern menu has something to suit most tastes. There are discounts available for early evening diners and dogs are welcome.

The Brown Horse (Winster)

The Brown Horse (Winster)

Near Windermere, Winster, LA23 3NR

The Brown Horse Inn is located in a quiet corner of the Lake District, around a ten minute drive east of Bowness-On-Windermere. This former 19th century coaching inn is home to its own micro-brewery, and the bar stocks an extraordinary collection of gins from around the world. Food is served three times a day, with local produce used where possible.

The Brookside Inn (Windermere)

The Brookside Inn (Windermere)

Lake Road, Windermere, LA23 2BX

The Brookside Inn is located in a residential area of Windermere and is popular with local residents. The pub serves food twice a day and real ale is available here. The pub screens live sports events with subscriptions to BT Sports and Sky Sports, whilst on Thursday evenings there is a lively quiz. This pub is dog friendly and has a small beer garden.

The Albert (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Albert (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Queens Square, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3BY

The Albert is a very popular pub in the heart of Bowness-On-Windermere. It serves food throughout the day with a contemporary British menu that includes lighter options before 5pm. The bar stocks a good selection of cask ales, draught beers, wines, and spirits, and outside there is a beer garden that is partly covered. The pub welcomes dogs and children before 9.30pm.

Queen's Head (Hawkshead)

Queen's Head (Hawkshead)

Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS

Brimming with character, the Queen’s Head in Hawkshead is perhaps one of the best places to dine in the area, having been awarded with an AA rosette for its take on modern British cuisine. A Robinsons Brewery pub, the inn serves four real ales, all supplied by the Stockport based brewery, as well as an impressive selection of spirits from around the world.

The Queen’s Head (Troutbeck)

The Queen’s Head (Troutbeck)

Town Head, Troutbeck, Windermere, LA23 1PW

Located at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass near Windermere, the Queen’s Head at Troutbeck is one of the Lake District’s most iconic pubs. It was sadly devastated by a fire in 2014 and a three year restoration programme has created a beautiful inn that is cosy and welcoming. Food is available here throughout the day, along with real ale.

The Old John Peel Inn (Bowness-On-Windermere)

The Old John Peel Inn (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Rayrigg Road, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3BZ

The Old John Peel Inn is a quiet and friendly pub located in the centre of Bowness-On-Windermere. Child friendly, it’s a great place to stop after visiting the adjacent World of Beatrix Potter attraction, with food served throughout the day. Real ale is available here and this dog friendly pub hosts weekly quiz nights and regular live music events.

New Hall Inn AKA Hole In T’Wall (Bowness-On-Windermere)

New Hall Inn AKA Hole In T’Wall (Bowness-On-Windermere)

Lowside, Bowness-On-Windermere, LA23 3DH

The New Hall Inn in Bowness-On-Windermere has been known as the Hole In T’Wall ever since the blacksmith who worked next door knocked a hole through the wall in order to get easy access to ale as he toiled in the smithy. Today it’s a Lake District institution. The inn serves classic pub grub along with real ale provided by Robinsons brewery.

The Crafty Baa

The Crafty Baa

21 Victoria Street, Windermere, LA23 1AB

The Crafty Baa in Windermere is the place to visit for fans of craft beer. With over 100 beers to choose from, plus a wide choice of real ale, cider, wine, whiskey, and gin, there really is something here to suit everyone’s tastes. Drinks can accompanied by various charcuterie and cheese boards or sandwiches that will leave you feeling stuffed.