We love our pubs and inns in the Lake District and Cumbria and so do the visitors to the county and national park. It really is no wonder with some of the best examples within the UK and such a choice too. From a good old local like The Golden Rule in Ambleside to gastro heaven at The Punchbowl at Crosthwaite, thousands flock to sample real ale with real food in real atmospheres.
But it’s the direct link and association with walking that makes Lake District pubs and inns so special. Be it the thought of a refreshing pint at the end of a summer walk or longing for warmth from a roaring fire and a tattie pot after a winter fell experience, it’s the pub that is the pinnacle of the day.
The Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey is a prime example. Walks galore litter the area surrounding the inn and despite being a tourist hot spot in the summer, is still a popular place for a pint with locals. Onto winter and that most definitely should not put anyone off visiting. Great paths and bridleways provide walks even on the most inclement of days. Return to Cuckoo Brow and assume the position in front of one of the log fires.
Many walks can start from the pub and of course, these are always circular meaning Cuckoo Brow is there for refreshments at the end, the most important time! Local ales rule the roost and the menu packed full of locally sourced produce including daily specials has gained this inn a foodie following. Walkers are more importantly very welcome at this inn as mentioned in a Guardian Travel article once “You know what you want from a Lake District pub: roaring fires, good beer, hearty food and a blind eye turned to muddy dogs and boots.” The 14 bedrooms round off the package. Rooms start at just £80 B&B based on 2 sharing. Book direct as always for the best rates and for more information on the food and accommodation, visit http://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk.