Opening Hours

Bar: 11am - 10:30pm

Food Served: Lunch and Evening

Newly renovated lounge

Newly renovated lounge

We have smartened up the public areas

We have smartened up the public areas

The woods are full of bluebells in springtime.  Magnificent!

The woods are full of bluebells in springtime. Magnificent!

Jet flying overhead

Jet flying overhead

The river next to the hotel in autumn

The river next to the hotel in autumn

Winter is magnificent when it snows.  Wrap up warm...

Winter is magnificent when it snows. Wrap up warm…

News

We are optimistic that the worst of COVID is past and the coming summer will be fantastic. Let’s hope the weather is as good as last year!

We have used the lockdown to upgrade a lot of this charming building, including a big improvement to the bar rooms, re-instating the fireplace (with logburner) in the large lounge, adding some fine antique furniture..

Autumn is here

Posted: October 5th, 2021

The leaves are turning, the evenings have a chill in the air and the Lakes are feeling a little bit calmer after the summer madness! It's been a very wet week, so plan to visit some impressive waterfalls, then venture into the cosy Badger Bar. The fires are lit, the food is good hearty fare and the beer is even better. Don't forget though, we are closed for food on Monday.

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No food on Sunday

Posted: October 1st, 2021

No food available on Sunday 3rd October. Sorry, because of a serious chef shortage we are unable to serve at lunchtime or in the evening. The bar will still be open for drinks.

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Badger Bar on BBC!

Posted: September 14th, 2021

Watch our badgers on the telly, filmed as part of a road trip by wildlife presenter Chris Packham and his daughter. See the Badgercam page...

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Open as normal today

Posted: September 2nd, 2021

We have chefs, we have bar staff, we can serve you food and drink! We do not take this for granted during this strange time. The sun is shining and our lovely beer garden awaits. See you soon.

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Wednesday 1st September

Posted: September 1st, 2021

Sorry, NO FOOD available this evening, except for residents. We are very short of chefs. The bar will be open for drinks. Please be patient with staff, we are trying our best.

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Tuesday 31st August

Posted: August 23rd, 2021

Sorry, no lunch available today. We are very short of chefs. The bar will be open for drinks. We hope to be open for food in the evening though we may have to limit the numbers we can take. Please be patient with staff, we are trying our best.

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August Pings!

Posted: August 23rd, 2021

Sincerest apologies! This evening we are only able to serve food to residents. However—drinks will be flowing all day & we are open to everyone for lunch, albeit a slightly reduced menu. Unfortunately we are short of staff due to Covid notifications, please be patient as our remaining staff are all trying their best under difficult circumstances

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August Pings!

Posted: August 23rd, 2021

The sun is beginning to shine again & although some of our team have been "pinged"..... those remaining are doing their best to ensure everyone is happy. Please be patient with them during these difficult circumstances.......

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The Dreaded Ping!

Posted: August 23rd, 2021

Sincerest Apologies, we are only serving drinks to non-residents today. Meals are available only to residents this evening (5.30pm—7pm). Unfortunately we are short of staff due to Covid notifications, please be patient as our remaining staff are all trying their best under difficult circumstances.

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Dreaded Ping strikes again!

Posted: August 23rd, 2021

Sincerest Apologies, we are only serving drinks today. Meals are not available until this evening (5.30pm—7.30pm). Unfortunately we are short of staff due to Covid notifications, please be patient as our remaining staff are all trying their best under difficult circumstances.

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