More pubs in Ullswater, Eden Valley and the North Pennines

Appleby. Royal Oak. Beamed and timbered coaching inn with a TAPS room (‘Totally about people socialising’), lounge with open fire and a restaurant. Children and dogs are especially welcome, says the pub.

Bampton near Haweswater. The Mardale Inn. Open for drinks in July 2022 (and aiming for food from October), the pub is owned by the Bampton, Bampton Grange and area local community. £400,000 was raised through a share offer to 'Save a Pub for the Valley’, for the long term benefit of residents and visitors. Please support it. 

Crosby Ravensworth. Butchers Arms. ‘Born 1863, Reborn 2011,’ it says on the website,  2011 being the year that over 300 people bought the pub, to bring it back to life and back ‘to the heart of the community’. 

Glenridding, Ullswater. Ramblers Bar. Once Glenridding’s fire station, now a popular watering hole for walkers and climbers. The Candleroom (more like a restaurant, with exposed beams and slate feature wall) is next door. Part of Inn on the Lake. 

Penrith. Fell Bar. Owned by the Flookburgh-based Fell Brewery, the bar was a finalist in the Pub, Bar or Taproom of the Year at the Cumbria Food Awards 2022. Spread over two floors, the bar offers beer from Fell and other breweries. Live music and a regular pub quiz too.

Ravenstonedale. The Black Swan. Pub of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 and Dining Pub of the Year at the Cumbria Food Awards 2022. Included in Estrella Damm’s Top 50 Gastropubs 2021, the Black Swan was also Best Inn of the Year in the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards 2018. The restaurant has two AA rosettes.

Skelton, near Penrith. The Dog and Gun Inn. This is the sort of local many people would love to have in their village. One of three finalists for Dining Pub of the Year at the Cumbria Food Awards 2022, one of Estrella Damm’s Top 50 Gastropubs for 2021, the Dog and Gun received a Michelin star in early 2022. It had already received a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2018. 

Also Cross Keys at Carleton, near Penrith. Stag Inn at Dufton, near Appleby. Highland Drove at Great Salkeld. Boot & Shoe at Greystoke. The Fetherston Arms at Kirkoswald. Mill Inn at Mungrisdale. The Sun Inn at Newton Reigny, near Penrith. Sandford Arms at Sandford, near Appleby. Kings Arms at Stainton, near Penrith. Queen’s Head at Tirril.

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