Opening Hours

Bar: Noon - Close

Food Served most Lunch & Evenings

Subject to change (please see “what’s new” below)

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..

Opening times

Posted: January 3rd, 2022

Open daily for lunch 12pm to 2.30pm. Evening meals 5.30pm to 7pm. Reservations taken Bar open 12pm to 9.30pm every day.

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New Year opening

Posted: December 31st, 2021

| New Year’s Eve 31st: Bar open 12noon – Midnight. No entry charge. Food 6-7.30pm Walk-ins and residents only, nearly full. Sunday 1st January 2021: Bar open 12pm–10pm. Food 12-2.30pm (sorry, no roasts today), 5.30-7.30pm Monday 2nd January: Bar open 12pm–5pm. Food 12-2.30pm We are then closed from 5pm Monday to 12noon on Friday 7th

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Holiday opening times

Posted: December 17th, 2021

We are open every day through Christmas. 3 course Christmas Roast dinner on the 25th available for residents and non-residents (menu on the food page) Just a few rooms left now over Christmas and New Year, escape while you can! Up to 24th December: open every day for food and drink as normal. Christmas Day, Saturday 25th: Bar open 12pm–4pm, 6-9pm. Christmas Dinner 1-3pm, bookings essential. No bar meals available today. 26th - 30th: Bar open 12pm –10pm. Food 12-2.30pm, 5.30-7.30pm New Year’s Eve 31st: Bar open 12noon – Midnight. No entry charge. Food 12-2.30pm, 6-8pm 1st January 2021: Bar open 12pm–10pm. Food 12-2.30pm, 5.30-7.30pm

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December update

Posted: December 12th, 2021

Christmas Day! Fires will be roaring and we will be open for drinks only from noon until around 9pm.......... if you feel the need for some fresh air or have over indulged..... we don't judge!

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November update

Posted: November 19th, 2021

​We will be CLOSED for a few days in the next weeks. Closed on these days: Mon 22nd Nov Mon 29th Tues 30th Sun 5th Dec Mon 6th Tues 7th Wed 8th Thur 9th Sun 12th Mon 13th

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The rain has stopped!

Posted: October 27th, 2021

We are fully open for food and drinks. We have plenty of staff, so come along and enjoy the open fires, tasty food and great beer. The traffic is moving freely on the road and there don't seem to be any problems on the A591 Ambleside - Grasmere - Keswick.

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Yes we are open today

Posted: October 27th, 2021

Thursday 28th. A bit of water won't stop us opening! Swim here, paddle here, get very soggy getting here then dry out in front of our fires and enjoy hearty warm food and great local ales. We have lots of chefs today, so if you can get here we can feed you! The road is passable with care (as of 10am) but why not walk to us from Grasmere or Ambleside (via the Rydal hall track, not the under Loughrigg road (you will be swimming!)

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Good weather for ducks!

Posted: October 27th, 2021

Put your wellies on, visit a waterfall.... or sit inside our nice cosy inn. The fires are roaring, the beer is the best around, and we are pleased to be offering food at lunch and in the evening everyday except next Monday 1st November. We usually have space for everyone at lunchtime, but do fill up in the evening, so the earlier you come (we open at 5.30) the better the chance of getting in, but no guarantees.

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No Food on Tuesday

Posted: October 25th, 2021

Sorry, no food is available on Tuesday 26th October because of staff shortages. We are open for drinks as normal. We should be able to offer our full lunch and evening menu from Wednesday onwards.

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Autumn Colours

Posted: October 19th, 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.

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