The Best Pubs in the Lake District

There’s little better than kicking up against a good fire at a classic English pub, with good food and a good brew. Pubs are as closely tied to English culture as they can be, so here we’ve compiled a list of the best in the area for those seeking to unwind.

  • General Burgoyne, Great Urswick
    The General sits comfortably amidst the subdued village of Great Urswick, in the south Lakes. Expect a comfy, friendly atmosphere and a menu complete with local produce.
  • The Cuckoo Brow Inn, Far Sawrey
    Located between Hawkshead and Windermere, the Cuckoo gets as much it can from the local area; food and beer. Welcoming to everyone, the Cuckoo becomes especially alive during the cold evenings.
  • The Golden Rule, Ambleside
    You ever wonder how few pubs burst into inspiring singsongs like they do in the old films? Well you don’t have to wonder at the Golden Rule, as this happens often. Great snack food like pork pies and scotch eggs all goes down with rich ale.
  • The Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater
    Situated in a great locale, the Kirkstile’s Cumbrian steak-and-ale pie and Loweswater Gold ale is well known for a reason. Also serves vegetarians.
  • Dog and Gun, Keswick
    A must for dog-owners, with incredible range low-cost treats and chews, with free non-alcoholic drinks. The large portions of human food also ensures this will be your dog’s favourite spot.
  • The Black Bull Inn, Coniston
    Neighbouring the Coniston Brewing Company, there’s never any risk of shortage of on-the-tap brews. Kick back with one in the suntrap beer garden.