More pubs in Kendal, Sedbergh and Cartmel

Beetham. The Wheatsheaf. Finalist for Pub of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022. Located in a striking looking building opposite Grade I listed Beetham church, the pub has been ‘serving beer and food to visitors, sightseers and locals alike for over 400 years’.

Cartmel. Cavendish Arms. Former coaching inn where the old stables are now the bar. Low beams, antique furniture and a log fire that never seems to go out. Flower tubs and flower baskets outside give great splash of colour in summer. 

Cartmel. The Royal Oak. Not that far from Flookburgh where the owners - Fell Brewery - are based, the pub has six cask and nine keg lines. 18th century coaching inn. 

Cautley, near Sedbergh. Cross Keys Temperance Inn. Close to England’s highest waterfall of Cautley Spout, the National Trust owned pub doesn’t serve beer (big range of soft drinks) but you can bring your own. Cosy parlour with lovely old range; next door is the dining room from which there are great views.

High Newton, near Cartmel. Heft. Newcomer of the Year and finalist for Dining Pub of the Year, both at the Cumbria Food Awards 2022. Also Number 33 in Estrella Damm’s Top 50 Gastropubs 2022. The inn is owned by Kevin and Nicola Tickle who - like Herdwick sheep - are ‘hefted’ to Cumbria.

Ings, near Windermere. The Watermill Inn. One of Cumbria’s best known beer pubs, with up to ten beers on handpump and its own Windermere Brewing Co. Beer Pub of the Year in the 2006 and 2011 editions of the Good Pub Guide and in the 2021 guide’s Top Ten Own-Brew Pubs. Outside seating, very dog friendly. 

Kendal. The Factory Tap. A big winner at the Cumbria Food Awards 2022 having been named Pub, Bar or Taproom of the Year. ‘No slots, no music, no gimmicks,” it says. Nine handpumps and four keg lines. 

Kendal. Fell Bar. Spread across three floors, the bar has six cask and eight keg lines, serving beers from Flookburgh-based Fell Brewery and other breweries. The first floor is host to music and other live events.

Kendal. New Union. ‘A no pretence pub, with great beer, good craic and a friendly atmosphere,’ it says. Four real ales, weekly quiz nights, fortnightly music nights. One of three finalists for Pub, Bar or Taproom of the Year at the Cumbria Food Awards 2022. CAMRA Westmorland Pub of the Year and Westmorland Cider Pub of the Year, both for three consecutive years 2019-2022.

Kirkby Lonsdale. The Royal Barn. The tap room of the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, it really is a barn in terms of size but very much a bar in terms of what it serves: 12 beers on handpump and eight keg taps at the counter. 

Kirkby Lonsdale. The Sun Inn. Close to ‘Ruskin’s View’ and just by St Mary’s Church, the inn is in the 2021 editions of both the Good Pub Guide and Good Hotel Guide. Flagstones, oak floors, oak wall panelling, beams and a log fire are welcoming features in the bar. Two dining rooms. 

Levens, near Kendal. Hare and Hounds. A ‘proper village pub, full of character, with a mean cocktail list, local cask ales, great craft beers and delicious comfort food,’ it says. Five ales on handpump. Well known for burgers and pizzas. 

Lowick Green. The Farmer’s Arms. The pub was 'rescued and revived by Grizedale Arts and the local community’ and re-opened in 2021. Stable bar, café, craft shop and venue for creative courses and workshops rolled into one.

Sedbergh. The Dalesman Country Inn. Winners of the Food and Drink Establishment award at the North West Family Business Awards 2022. Stripped stone and beams inside. Attractive floral display outside in summer. 

Sizergh near Kendal. Strickland Arms. Handsome building which was designed by the renowned Kendal architect George Webster. The high ceilinged rooms downstairs both have a mix of antique tables and chairs, rugs, wooden floors and flagstones. Two dining rooms upstairs. Seating on the front terrace. Good Pub Guide 2021. 

Staveley. The Beer Hall. One of Top Ten Beer Pubs in the Good Pub Guide 2021, the glass fronted building belongs to Hawkshead Brewery which moved here from Hawkshead in 2006. Large bar counter downstairs, plus sofas and chunky tables and chairs. Up to 14 beers on handpump serve a range of Hawkshead beers. 

Staveley. Eagle and Child. Black and white building with big bay windows. Separate bar areas - flagstones and log fires - and a dining room upstairs. Five/six beers on handpump. Photographs, prints, police truncheons, walking sticks and farm tools add interest. Riverside garden.

Ulverston. Bay Horse Hotel. Well known pub which was once a collection of fishermen’s cottages, then a coaching inn. Bar and conservatory restaurant. Great location which ‘makes the most of its scenic vantage point,’ says the Good Pub Guide 2021. Overlooks the Levens Estuary and Morecambe Bay. 

Ulverston. The Mill. There are three bars over three floors in this former flour mill. The building retains a number of original features, including a big waterwheel behind glass. It's owned by Lancaster Brewery so a big choice of beers (about ten).

Also Pheasant Inn at Allithwaite, near Grange. The Albion at Arnside. Barbon Inn at Barbon near Kirkby Lonsdale. Fishermans Arms at Baycliff near Ulverston. The Pheasant at Casterton near Kirkby Lonsdale. Sun Inn at Crook near Kendal. Orange Tree and Plato’s, both in Kirkby Lonsdale. The Plough at Lupton near Kendal. The Manor House at Oxen Park.

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