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..

Summer holidays

Posted: July 21st, 2022

Don't get stressed by the crowds in Ambleside and Bowness, visit the tranquil Badger Bar instead. Our large and very fabulous beer garden awaits. Grab a summery Aperol Spritz or a golden ale and relax, you're on holiday!

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Badgers

Posted: June 21st, 2022

Update... Badgercam now working. Watch the badgers live at dusk. Or even better, come for a meal and a drink then watch them up close! You can get quite close to them. But if you see a ginger cat, send it packing! It's definitely not a badger and its not our cat either. It will come and steal the food off your plate in the beer garden if you give it half a chance.

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Spring has sprung!

Posted: May 7th, 2022

The bluebells are out, the lambs are skipping in the fields and the sun is shining. It is just lovely in the Lakes now, and where better than sitting in our delightful beer garden with a pint listening to the chirping birds?

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Magnificent May

Posted: April 29th, 2022

The bluebells are out, the lambs are skipping in the fields and the sun is shining. It is just lovely in the Lakes now, and where better than sitting in our delightful garden with a pint listening to the chirping birds? Why not take advantage of our last minute price reduction to come up and stay next week? Double rooms from £84 per night - yes that's £45 off! Book direct on the website.

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Beautiful Bluebells

Posted: April 18th, 2022

The woodland floor is now carpeted in bluebells, which is such a pretty sight. The lambs are skipping in the fields and the weather is lovely and sunny. Its a joy to be alive! SUNDAY EVENING 24th April. We are CLOSED from 5pm until 12 noon on Monday 25th.

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Spring in the Lakes

Posted: April 9th, 2022

The blossom is out, the sun has a bit of warmth and the lambs are playing in the fields. If the weather is not perfect, then call in for a pint and a tasty pie in front of our open fires. Very cosy. See you soon...

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Spring is coming

Posted: March 12th, 2022

The daffodils and crocuses are out, the sun has a bit of warmth and the lambs are playing in the fields. If the weather is not perfect, then call in for a pint and a tasty pie in front of our open fires. Very cosy. See you soon...

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Tuesday 8th

Posted: March 7th, 2022

We are closed from 5pm on Tuesday, just for that evening, to give our overworked staff some much needed time off. Open as normal from 12 noon on Wednesday.

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Opening times

Posted: January 3rd, 2022

Open daily for lunch 12pm to 2.30pm. Evening meals 5.30pm to 7pm. 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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