More pubs and inns in Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness

near Ambleside. Drunken Duck Inn. ‘Stunning views and lovely bedrooms,’ said the Good Pub Guide 2021 of this 400 year old coaching inn which stands at a crossroads on the back road between Ambleside and Coniston. It was the UK’s Inn of the Year in the 2019 edition of the guide. 13 bedrooms.

Bouth. White Hart Inn. A short drive north of the A590 between Newby Bridge and Ulverston brings you to this 17th century inn, with its atmospheric bar downstairs and big terrace outside. Five bedrooms.

Bowland Bridge, Lyth Valley. The Hare and Hounds Inn. One of a handful of pubs featured in The Financial Times How to Spend It Magazine in January 2022 in an article about pubs (with rooms) being ‘remade for the 21st-century traveller’. Not long afterwards The Times reviewed the 17th century pub, saying the four bedrooms had ‘the same easy charm’ as the bar and dining rooms downstairs. 

Troutbeck. Mortal Man. 12 bedrooms are available at this quirky, traditional English inn’, located at the north end of Troutbeck village. Its beer garden has great views.

Troutbeck. Queens Head Hotel. The pub’s got a cracking location overlooking Garburn Pass and the Troutbeck Valley. The ten bedrooms are named after Lakeland fells.

Winster. The Brown Horse. This 1850s coaching inn is about three miles (4.8km) south of Windermere on the A5074. There are nine bedrooms, including one family room. 

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