Last updated: 10th Feb 2014
The Lake District is well served by pub accommodation, with many inns having a distinct 'Traditional English pub' feel to them. You'll discover many an old coach house which may have once served as a real meeting house and post office, some dating back to the 17th century, offering bed and breakfast accommodation 'bed and ale' style! There is a glorious choice of Lake District Real Ales , such as the Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth (birthplace of William Wordsworth) Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley and the Keswick Brewing Company in Keswick.
Various independent breweries championing the campaign for real ale are dotted about the Lake District. Check out Penrith, renowned for it's huge number of pubs. Cumbria really is home to the country inn and pub - perfect venues for recharging your batteries after that long fell walk or climb.
Public houses are family run offering real personal service and a homely and friendly welcome. Superb country inns can be found in beautiful Cumbrian countryside, adjacent to walkways such as the Cistercian Way, making perfect walker stop-off points for refuelling! Check out the fantastic choice of pubs and inns in market towns Kirkby Stephen, Appleby in Westmoreland and of course around Ambleside, Bowness on Windermere and Keswick. Nectar awaits!
You are guaranteed an accommodation venue with real character and charm, and if you're a lover of real ale, particularly Cumbrian Jennings real ale then you'll be in your element!! Be assured of hearty full English cooked breakfasts when you awake! Most country inns and English pub venues offer bed & breakfast service.
CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale has branches all over the country, let alone the Lake District which is well represented. If you're a real lover of real ale and want to book yourself into the best bed and breakfast inn, serving the best Yorkshire bitter then check out the CAMRA site first. It's useful to call in at the local websites as well, as here you'll learn about many independent breweries working quietly away across Cumbria!
There are plenty of beer festivals throughout the year all around Cumbria and the Lake District. The best place to get an up to date list of Lake District beer festivals is the Cumbria section of the CAMRA website.