More pubs and inns in Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston

Coniston. Black Bull Inn and Hotel. 15 rooms are available at this 400 year old former coaching inn, once visited by the artist JMW Turner and the writers Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas de Quincey. Sadly they were 200 years too early to enjoy the range of Coniston Brewery ales in the bar downstairs.

Elterwater. Britannia Inn. A farmhouse in the 16th century, the Britannia became a pub about 300 years later, so character is embedded in its thick whitewashed walls. Nine bedrooms. Great walking country from the doorstep. Good Pub Guide 2021.

Far Sawrey. Cuckoo Brow Inn. The Windermere ferry is one way and Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top is the other so this is a pretty good spot to stay. The 14 rooms include doubles, twins and family rooms, some being dog friendly. 

Hawkshead. Queens Head Hotel. ‘Welcoming travellers and visitors since the 17th century,’ says the Queens Head, so there’s plenty of history about the place. It’s got 13 bedrooms, including one on the ground floor.

Little Langdale. Three Shires Inn. Finalist for Pub of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022, the inn stands in perfect walking country, with great views of Wetherlam and the Tilberthwaite fells. There are ten bedrooms and a residents’ lounge, with a good choice of maps and reading material. Good Pub Guide 2021. 

Near Sawrey. Tower Bank Arms. Next door is Hill Top, so stay in one of four rooms at this charming old pub and you could be at the front of the visitor queue for Beatrix Potter’s old home. The Tower Bank Arms is in the Good Pub Guide 2021.

Also The Newfield Inn at Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley.

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