- Best real ale pub in the Lakes?
Most unconventional is the brewery at Staveley.
I personally quite like Tweedies Bar in Grasmere. Doesn’t really sound like the right answer to your question but parking’s easy, bikes are ‘safe’, beer and snacks are good, the place is warm and if its sunny you can sit outside.Posted 5 years agogeetee1972Member
It’s far from the most salubrious pub in the area but there is a very special place in my heart for The Old Dungeon Ghyll at the top end of the Langdale Valley. Apart from serving Jennings and Theakstons, it is a place I spent some very happy times with my Dad and brother as kids while camping walking and climbing there.Posted 5 years agohoneybadgerxSubscriber
bitter end in cockermouth
Is the pub still alright since the bottling brewery bit of it went kaput at the start of the year? Was gutted I hadn’t stocked up on their Lakeland IPA, was lovely stuff.
Personally a big fan of the Brittania Inn in Elterwater – Great surroundings, ace location for riding, slightly limited selection of ales but usually all good and well kept, cosy inside, good beergarden and good food. Also a fan of the Golden Rule in Ambleside, and as a bit of an out of the way one the Newfield Inn in Seathwaite (Duddon) is also good.
Not a big fan of the Old Dungeon Ghyll in Langdale, over-priced and the beer isn’t normally kept well, Can’t fault it for surroundings on a nice day mind.Posted 5 years ago
On the traditional Iron Keld round – the wainwright is not a bad place to stop. Not that traditional but perfect spot. If you take a LH fork just after the gate and the woods as you descend to E’water, there is a nice techie section down to quarry and afterwards that brings you out right opposite the pub. Quick pint, then climb up red bank and the terrace to finish!Posted 5 years agosmiththemainmanMember
I hate the stuff but apparently both excellent and within a couple of miles of each other, The Manor Arms , Broughton-in-Furness and The Prince of Wales in Foxfield. Both had best part of 10 different ales on last time I was in , the Prince had no “normal” lager on at all not even bottles!!!Posted 5 years agopostierichSubscriber
Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley,good beer but pants atmosphere the Eagle and Child sells the beer and as above good food and fires!Posted 5 years ago
The Watermill has very sullen staff and pricey IMHO
Majority of Kendals pubs are very poor but enjoying the Ring of Bells for cheap beer and Darts.
Pub in Near Sawery is pretty good forget its name something Arms!
Prince of Wales in Foxfield was amazing when we went there – great beer and it’s got a very unique feel about it. Old bar billiards table etc.
Seconded the Prince of Wales at Foxfield its ace, good beers and the food is home made and great. Really friendly people there too!.
You’re not supposed to talk about the food! Seriously, we had great food (enormous pasties indeed) in there, but when we asked what times they normally serve the landlady wouldn’t tell us – she said they don’t like to advertise that they do food because they want people to come for the beer. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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