More pubs and inns in Kendal, Sedbergh and Cartmel

Beetham. The Wheatsheaf. Just across the way from Grade I listed St Michael and All Angels Church is this finalist for Pub of the Year at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022. Refurbished interiors, four bedrooms. 'Friendly, helpful service,’ said the Good Pub Guide 2021. 

Cautley, near Sedbergh. Cross Keys Temperance Inn. Built as a farmhouse in the 17th century, the Cross Keys - in many ways - feels almost untouched in 200 years. Upstairs from the flagstoned parlour and the dining room are two bedrooms. Not far from England’s highest waterfall of Cautley Spout.

High Newton, near Cartmel. Heft. Five bedrooms are due to be open this year at Heft which made it into Estrella Damm’s Top 50 Gastropubs in the UK (in 2022), a few months after opening. It’s had very good reviews for its food in the national newspapers, including one in The Sunday Times Magazine in 2022. 

Ings, near Staveley. The Watermill Inn.  A couple of miles (3.2km) east of Windermere is The Watermill, one of the best known beer pubs in Cumbria. Its on-site Windermere Brewing Company brews a number of ales with dog-themed names. Eight bedrooms. Good Pub Guide 2021. 

Levens. Hare & Hounds. One of ’20 top winter inns’ in The Times in late 2019 following a big feature in The Daily Telegraph in 2017. Five bedrooms. 

Staveley. Eagle and Child. The lovely valley of Kentmere lies in one direction, Kendal is another way and Windermere and Bowness a third. Five bedrooms.

Ulverston. The Bay Horse. Once a collection of fishermen’s cottages, then later a coaching inn used by people waiting to get across Morecambe Bay, this is ‘a fine place to stay,’ says the Good Pub Guide 2021. Nine bedrooms, six with views to the Levens estuary. Good Hotel Guide 2022.

Also The Fishermans Arms at Baycliff, near Ulverston. The Wheatsheaf Inn at Brigsteer. Cavendish Arms in Cartmel. The Pheasant at Casterton, near Kirkby Lonsdale. The Plough Inn at Lupton. The Dalesman Country Inn at Sedbergh.   

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