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The Best Pubs in the Lake District: Discover Brilliant Pub Grub Near our Campsites

After a day of exploring the Lake District, these pubs offer a welcome break to refuel, quench your thirst and warm your bones. Whether you’ve been scaling famous peaks like Scafell Pike, had a family day out at Beatrix Potter’s house or delved deep into the past at Muncaster Castle, these are some of the best Lake District pubs to visit.

Cuckoo Brow Inn, Ambleside

Nestled between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere, the Cuckoo Brow Inn is the ideal stop-off after visiting the National Trust managed Hill Top, which was Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse retreat. This pub is just a short walk away from the popular Cumbrian attraction. With a family-friendly bar, beer garden, and restaurant, the Cuckoo Brow Inn is a welcoming pub serving plenty of historical charm.

The Whistling Pig, Kendal

The Whistling Pig Lake District

If you’re looking for a campsite with a pub in the Lake District, our Windermere Club Site is home to The Whistling Pig! The dog-friendly pub serves a brilliant selection of craft beers, offers food, and serves a wonderful Sunday roast.

The Dog & Gun, Keswick

Greene King Pubs

The Dog & Gun is well worth a visit if you’re camping in Keswick. It’s less than a 10-minute stroll away from our Derwentwater Club Site and just a bit further from our Keswick Club Site. The food menu has something for everyone, but you can’t pass on the Hungarian beef goulash, which the pub is famous for.

The Inn at Ravenglass

Ravenglass Estuary

Just a 5-minute walk from our Ravenglass Club Site, The Inn at Ravenglass overlooks the beautiful estuary and moored boats. With a tasty menu of fresh seafood, small plates and specials, the only problem you’ll have is deciding what to order. Brilliantly located to stop off after a visit to Muncaster Castle.

Boaters Bar, Bowness-on-Windermere

Boaters Bar

Enjoy a hot or cold beverage from the large range on offer, and enjoy a pizza with stunning views over the waters of Windermere at Boaters Bar. This is a great one for anyone staying on our Bowness Club Site and looking for the likes of live music, games, and open mic nights for evening entertainment.

The Royal Oak, Braithwaite

The Royal Oak Keswick

Visitors to our Braithwaite Village Club Site will be pleased to hear there’s a traditional pub less than a 5 minute walk up the road. The Royal Oak offers a friendly atmosphere, hot tasty food and local beers. Dogs are welcome in the bar area too!

Fell Bar, Kendal

Fell Bar Kendal

In the centre of Kendal, you’ll find Fell Bar. Split over three floors, you can enjoy local beer, live music and freshly baked pizzas. A brilliant bar to bear in mind for those staying at our Kendal Club Site.

The Crafty Baa, Keswick

The Crafty Baa, Keswick

If you’re looking to enjoy craft ales and local food in a unique setting, The Crafty Baa is one not to miss. Open mic nights, live music and friendly faces make this a busy venue, so make sure you book in advance.

The Britannia Inn, Elterwater

The Britannia Inn is a popular pub in Langdale Valley with an open fire for the long winter evenings and a pretty beer garden for days enjoying a summer pint or two. This is a traditional country pub, perfect for fuelling up after a long walk through the valley, surrounded by the dominating giant fells.

The Boot Inn, Eskdale

The Boot Inn has been catering to the needs of travellers since the 17th century with traditionally kept cask ales, excellent, locally sourced pub food, and real log fires for warming cold walkers. Sunday roasts, steak and ale pie and delicious sticky toffee pudding, give an idea of the menu here.

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