West Cumbria

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

Branch area pubs selling real ale

  • Allonby
    • Jack's Surf Bar West End Allonby CA15 6PE Telephone(01900) 881088

      Beers change each week and the food is great value too with roasts, weekly specials, curry nights and pensioner meals. Vegetarian and Coeliac diets are catered for and take-aways are available for campers! Children welcome in separate area. Guide dogs only. Dangerously close to a very special ice cream shop!!

    • Ship Hotel Main Road Allonby CA15 6QF Telephone(01900) 881017

      17th Century coaching inn. Centre of village community, in pleasant seaside holiday village, overlooking the Solway Firth and across road from big play area. Offers accommodation in oak beamed rooms. Car parking is limited to outside front. Bar meals are available every lunchtime and evening throughout the summer. Throughout the winter months however, the bar is only open in the evenings and the kitchen only open Tuesday to Sunday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes.

  • Arlecdon
    • Hound Parks Road Arlecdon CA26 3XE Telephone(01946) 862162

      Historically known as the 'Jerry', this is Roadside pub with a warm, friendly atmosphere in the pub and where bar craic is shared by all. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

  • Aspatria
    • Letters Inn 1 Outgang Road Aspatria CA7 3HW Telephone(01697) 508952

      Returning to real ale after a long period without, and building up a following who like to try different beers, the choices so far have been interesting. Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the garden (no mess, though, please!) The station is a steep walk up the hill but a nice roll back down!

  • Baggrow
    • Grey Goat Inn Baggrow CA7 3QH Telephone(01697) 507285

      A 300 year old pub, essentially open plan but with various distinct drinking areas. The pub has a warm and welcoming feel, where conversation is king and strangers are made welcome, it is particularly popular with walkers and cyclists. The pub walls are adorned with local newspaper cuttings and pictures. Timothy Taylor's Landlord is the only permanent beer, with 4 changing ales available, always from Cumbrian breweries. A wide range of gins are available, often sourced from local distillers. The large beer garden has views of Skiddaw and the pub supports the local mountain rescue team. Bring your own picnic !

  • Bassenthwaite
    • Castle Inn Hotel Bassenthwaite Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG Telephone(017687) 76401

      Separate bar in a Best Western hotel facility. Open to non-residents. Large screen TV. Extensive gardens. Bar meals through to 9.30.

    • Ravenstone Manor Hotel Bassenthwaite CA12 4QG Telephone(017687) 76240
    • Sun Inn Bassenthwaite village Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP Telephone(017687) 76439

      Only pub in a village that has many holiday homes and second homes. Looking to be much more community based than in the past. Opening hours have been extended, to include lunchtimes. Afternoon Teas 12-4pm

  • Bassenthwaite Lake
    • Pheasant Inn Bassenthwaite Lake CA13 9YE Telephone(017687) 76234

      A delightful 500 year old coaching inn, in a wonderful setting, with loads of atmosphere and comfort, it's now an up-market hotel, but one where non-residents and non-diners are very welcome. Polished walls, with antique chairs and settles; carpeted corridors and luxurious 'loos'; one might prefer to take afternoon tea in one of the comfortable lounges instead of a pint in the cosy and atmospheric bar! Well-behaved dogs are warmly welcomed in the bar and in some of the lounges and bedrooms.

  • Beckermet
    • Royal Oak Beckermet CA21 2XB Telephone(01946) 451191

      Typical Cumbrian village pub, comprising a small front lounge, cosy inner snug and bar, with roaring fire when it's cold, and a spacious restaurant. No longer a managed, tied house, it is now under new, hands-on ownership. Beer is usually from Ennerdale brewery and the guest beer often from Marstons. Food is popular, especially Sunday lunches. Dogs are welcome in bar and lounge only. Also houses village shop.

    • White Mare Beckermet CA21 2XS Telephone(01946) 841246

      A reopened and refurbished country house hotel and restaurant. Saloon bar for pub games, lounge bar for meals and dogs, restaurant for more formal dining and weddings. Food locally sourced and mainly homemade. Increasingly popular with Coast to Coast cyclists. Same owners as for the Lakeland Brewhouse so effectively a brewery tap

  • Bigrigg
    • Old Captains House Springfield Road (A595) Bigrigg CA22 2TN Telephone(01946) 810347

      Multi roomed, spacious pub with a strong food bias. Large conservatory dining area.

  • Boot
    • Boot Inn Boot CA19 1TG Telephone(019467) 23711

      A walkers pub with great atmosphere. Short walk from Dalegarth station, the terminus of the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway. Both dog and family friendly (lovely play area and baby-changing facility). Lively with a jukebox, large screen TV and a pool table; outdoor boules pitch. Popular with the younger set. Participant in the annual Boot Beer Festival. Large outdoor eating and drinking area, excellent tasty and hearty food. From 1st Oct - 20th March 2016, the Boot Inn opens at noon with meals finishing an hour earlier Sun - Thu. Local Pub of the season Spring 2018

    • Brook House Inn Boot CA19 1TG Telephone(019467) 23288

      Very popular family run hotel offering spacious drinking areas, adorned with hunting and farming memorabilia. Range of meals from simple snacks to good quality cuisine served all day. Winner of West Cumbria Pub of the Year 2010 and 2014. May close at 9:30pm in winter, if no one in! Gareth is the main driving force behind the annual Boot Beer festival. By Mainline Coastal Railways to Ravenglass then change to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway to Dalegarth. Buy a through ticket for value!

    • Woolpack Inn Boot CA19 1TH Telephone(019467) 23230

      This iconic lakeland pub is at the western foot of Hardknott Pass, surrounded by stunning scenery, and just under a mile from Dalegarth station. A popular family-run pub, it is renowned for good hearty food including traditional main meals, snacks, light bites, cakes, pizzas, all available all day, starting with breakfast at 8am. The well-kept cask ales have choices ranging from local and Cumbrian to interesting from further afield. Ciders are from a range of small independent producers. The Hardknott bar was refurbished to a high standard, with a contemporary, modern interior and a massive TV screen for sports viewing. The two bars offer an attractive mix of traditional and modern styles, with wood burning stoves in both areas. The Woolpack is popular with tourists, walkers (and their rucksacks and boots), families and locals. The pub participates in the annual Boot Beer Festival held in June, when over 100 beers are sold by the three pubs and a great variety of food events are held in each. Last year's Cider Festival (21-24th April 2016) had 50 real ciders, 50 bottled Cider and 40 flavours of sausage!!!

  • Borrowdale
    • Borrowdale Hotel Borrowdale CA12 5UY Telephone(017687) 77224

      Taking guests since 1866, this was one of the first coaching inns built in the Borrowdale valley and it has a colourful history. Sympathetic modernisation in this large, characterful county house hotel, which is open to non residents, has retained old features, including the 41 service bells. Bar in a Large pleasant gardens. Evening meals in restaurant only. Near to Derwentwater and beautiful scenery, a popular area for climbers.

    • Lodore Falls Hotel Borrowdale CA12 5UX Telephone(017687) 77285

      Bar, open to non residents, in a large up market hotel, overlooking Derwentwater.

    • Mary Mount Hotel Borrowdale Borrowdale CA12 5UU Telephone(017687) 72233

      Mary Mount Hotel is on the shores of Derwentwater, with fantastic views across the lake to the fells beyond. It is just yards from the Lodore landing stage, if getting there by Keswick Launch, and the Borrowdale bus service is also handy. Two bars and separate dining room

    • YHA Borrowdale Longthwaite Borrowdale CA12 5XE Telephone(017687) 77257

      Real ale bar in popular Youth Hostel. Open to public. Has had many guest beers, usually locales. 3 handpumps from vertically stillaged firkins. Less on during quieter days.

  • Bothel
    • Greyhound Inn Bothel CA7 2HS Telephone(016973) 20601

      An extended, roadside pub with a restaurant area. Offers tasty and interesting food. Lunchtime meals on Saturday and Sunday only. Closed Mondays

  • Braithwaite
    • Coledale Inn Braithwaite CA12 5TN Telephone(017687) 78272

      Historic building, once a mill and pencil factory. Note the typical lakeland carved oak bar. Two bars and Separate dining room. Dogs welcome in one bar

    • Royal Oak Braithwaite CA12 5SY Telephone(017687) 78533

      Extended and refurbished village pub with a comprehensive food menu. Dogs welcome other than meal times (12 to 2 6 to 9)

  • Branthwaite
    • Wild Duck Inn Branthwaite CA14 4SZ Telephone(01900) 602487

      Good village pub with an upstairs room for dining. Popular for meals with an extensive menu. Recently awarded 5 * for Environmental Health. Quiz on Thursdays 9.30pm

  • Buttermere
    • Bridge Hotel Buttermere CA13 9UZ Telephone(017687) 70252

      First licensed as a coaching inn in 1735, this is a typical Lakeland hotel in superb setting. Ideal base for exploring Buttermere and Crummock Water fells. The Bridge Inn is the pub behind and adjoined to the Bridge Hotel, and has three different bars and a popular outside seating area, where the views are excellent. Four changing ales from a variety of Cumbrian breweries, and a rare keg pilsner (Whistling Pig) brewed at Tractor Shed in Workington

    • Buttermere Court Hotel Buttermere CA13 9XA Telephone(017687) 70253

      Stone built historic hotel, in stunning Lakeland setting, twixt Buttermere and Crummock Water. Spacious bar area, appropriate for walkers with muddy boots and wet waterproofs. Welcoming and attentive bar staff. Stocks a good selection of cask ales from regional breweries, bottled ales are available too. Usually only 3 beers on in winter months.Closed 4th Jan to Mid Feb. Hours flexible to business. High season Easter through to end of October open 7 days per week. During winter months open for long weekends residentially from Thursday to Sunday nights. Public bar open from Thursday to Monday lunch, hours flexible to business. Name change from Fish Hotel caused some controversy. Watch out for car parking charges

  • Calderbridge
    • Stanley Arms Hotel Calderbridge CA20 1DN Telephone(01946) 841235

      This small village hotel, situated just inside the Lake District national park, has 14 en-suite rooms and a restaurant. Also has a superb beer garden alongside the Calder River; the hotel has full fishing rights. Hearty meals, freshly cooked with locally sourced foods wherever possible, are available 12 to 2.30 and 6 to 9 every day. The two guest beers are usually, but not exclusively, from Thwaites or Cumbrian breweries. Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden. Local attractions include the riverside walk past the ruins of 12th century Calder Abbey

  • Cleator
    • Ennerdale Country House Hotel Main Street Cleator CA23 3DT Telephone(01946) 815260

      Roadside hotel, bar open to non-residents, set in its own attractive grounds. Mind the pot holes in the drive. Real ale not always available but if staying here, it is a very short walk to the Cumbria Pub of the Year 2011, the Brook instead!

  • Cleator Moor
    • Crown Bowthorn Cleator Moor CA25 5JH Telephone(01946) 810136

      A traditional Cumbrian locals' pub, has a games and sports flavour. Dogs welcome. Separate quiet lounge.

    • Wath Brow Hornets RL Club Cleator Moor CA23 3EW Telephone(01946) 811101

      Busy social club associated with successful rugby league team. Non members welcome (pub licence). Beer range from Ennerdale may vary.

  • Cockermouth
    • Allerdale Court Hotel 18 - 20 Market Place Cockermouth CA13 9NQ Telephone(01900) 823654

      Modernised, small hotel bar, open to non residents. Seated bar area used by people progressing through to eat in the attached Blocks Steakhouse restaurant. No meals in bar.

    • Belle Vue Papcastle Cockermouth CA13 0NT Telephone(01900) 821388

      Edge of town pub, popular with diners. Split level L shaped room, with one long bar and booth style eating places. No seating area for drinkers only

    • Bitter End 15 Kirkgate Cockermouth CA13 9PJ Telephone(01900) 828993

      Award winning former brew-pub comprises three areas. Seating mostly given over to dining - food deservedly popular. Unique collection of Old Cockermouth photographs. Popular quiz every Tuesday evening. Plans to re-start brewing in-house are well advanced (Jan 2021). A the moment, hand-pumps dispense beer commonly from well-respected Cumbrian breweries. The House beer is brewed by various, including Marstons and Tirril.

    • Brewers Fayre Waterloo Lane Cockermouth CA13 0QX Telephone(01900) 518997

      Restaurant chain eating house, situated next to the Premier Inn

    • Bush Main Street Cockermouth CA13 9JS Telephone(01900) 822064

      Historic low beamed two bar, two roomed town centre pub. Recently reopened after short closure

    • Castle Bar 14 Market Place Cockermouth CA13 9NQ Telephone(01900) 829904

      Busy pub in the towns market place. Refurbished and commended in CAMRA Pub Design Awards 2009 .Local branch Pub of the Year 2020. The modern interior retains many historic features in this fine old building. Three floors house a bar with five hand pumps serving mainly Cumbrian ales, a restaurant on the first floor plus a relaxing second floor room with comfy leather sofas. The terraced, courtyard beer garden is popular in summer. Large TV screens show sports. Private functions for family celebrations and events available. Meal reservations 07765 696679. Dogs allowed but downstairs only.

    • Cock & Bull 7 South Street Cockermouth CA13 9RT Telephone(01900) 827999

      Town-centre pub with multi roomed bar on three levels. Recently refurbished, friendly pub - nice, comfortable place, with wooden floors and furniture, sofas, 5 varying cask ales. Competitive beer prices, popular with locals. Live music on some nights. No meals but some interesting bar snacks

    • Fletcher Christian Inn 55 Main Street Cockermouth CA13 9JS Telephone(01900) 829328

      Refurbished town centre pub offering lunchtime and evening meals. Plenty of TV's to watch sporting events.

    • Seths Bar 1 Market Place Cockermouth CA13 9NH Telephone(01900) 829282

      Re-opened spacious Market Place pub. Contemporary decor and comfortable ambience makes this a very welcoming and venue

    • Swan Inn 52-56 Kirkgate Cockermouth CA13 9PH Telephone(01900) 822425

      Multi-roomed, edge of town pub that is one of the oldest in Cockermouth. Has flagged floors and low beams. Has two televisions which are only in use during sporting events, and then usually with the sound turned off. Home of Cockermouth Mechanics Band and two quiz teams. True locals venue that still remains very welcoming to visitors. Currently has ACV registered. Landlord is passionate about community values

    • Trout Hotel Crown Street Cockermouth CA13 0EJ Telephone(01900) 823591

      Popular bar of long established hotel, open to non residents. Super refurb. after latest 2015 flooding. Building dates back to 1670.

  • Crosby
    • Stag Inn Lowside Crosby CA15 6SH Telephone(01900) 812549

      Pub/restaurant in a fantastic setting, looking out over the Solway Firth, with friendly local atmosphere. Children welcome. Popular with tourists. Live entertainment occasionally. It looks shut because the door is not propped open - but try it - it is open all day!

  • Dean
    • Royal Yew Dean CA14 4TJ Telephone(01946) 861342

      Charming village pub, popular with locals for dining. Old building extended over the years to incorporate the adjoining barn. Predominantly an eating house but there is a corner for drinkers.

  • Deanscales
    • Old Posting House Deanscales CA13 0SL Telephone(01900) 823278

      Old mailing inn, now primarily a popular restaurant. Has undergone an extensive refurbishment recently. Smart bright interior, but still mostly given over to food. Limited space for those just wishing to have a drink. Sunday lunches available. Mail boxes and cloak wringer in back room

  • Dearham
    • Commercial Inn Maryport Road Dearham CA15 7EG Telephone(01900) 818040

      Recently re-opened (Jan 2022) and requires full survey. New tenant known for good beer

  • Dovenby
    • Ship Dovenby Dovenby CA13 0PN Telephone(01900) 823692

      Popular dining pub that also welcomes drinkers. Consists of a large open L-shaped bar. Serves home cooked food, with a carvery every Sunday.

  • Drigg
    • Victoria Hotel Station Road Drigg CA19 1XQ Telephone(019467) 24231

      A typical small village pub with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Extensively renovated and comfortable, it is open plan and L-shaped and popular for meals, especially the Over 60s lunches on Wednesdays and the hearty Sunday lunches! There are six en-suite bedrooms at very reasonable rates, for those looking to stay. Situated one mile from Drigg seashore and sand dunes it is adjacent Drigg railway station (request stop - stick your hand out!) and Spindle Crafts - a delightful, well-stocked crafts and tea shop.

  • Egremont
    • Egremont Rangers Arlc North Road Egremont CA22 2PR Telephone(01946) 820798

      Amateur RLFC clubhouse open to non-members.

    • Egremont Rufc Bleach Green Egremont CA22 2NL Telephone(01946) 820645

      West Cumbria COTY 2016, Runs a popular annual beer festival in June. Opening times irregular - mainly training night and match days from noon-12.30am. Club but open to public. .

    • Wheatsheaf 24 Market Place Egremont CA22 2AG Telephone07534 740554

      A friendly and lively Main St pub; beer £2.50 per pint; recently extended to incorporate a stage area for live bands every Saturday and a full band Jam session/open mic every Thursday night.

  • Embleton
    • Embleton Spa Embleton Embleton CA13 9YA Telephone(017687) 76606

      Originally an 18th-century Lakeland farmhouse, Embleton Spa Hotel is a family-run hotel offering apartments, suites, and en-suite rooms. The Embleton boasts its own swimming pool, steam room, and a gym. Pleasant beer terrace with superb views of nearby fells Great staff

  • Ennerdale Bridge
    • Fox & Hounds Inn Ennerdale Bridge CA23 3AR Telephone(01946) 861373

      Welcoming traditional rural pub with a light and airy interior. Stone flagged floors and real fires give it a friendly, cosy atmosphere. Well behaved dog friendly. Once known as the White Bear, this historic pub is perfect for the first or last stopover on the coast to coast walk. In a picturesque setting with large beer garden, choose from five local ales and good food with locally-sourced ingredients. There are exposed beams, cosy inglenook fireplace, with an L-shaped bar and larger dining/drinking area to rear

    • Shepherds Arms Hotel Ennerdale Bridge CA23 3AR Telephone(01946) 861249

      Large welcoming hotel featuring a bar, dining room and conservatory. Popular with walkers and particularly those on the Coast to Coast walk. Daily weather forecasts for fell walkers. Dog friendly. Reputation for good homemade food specialising in local produce. Winter opening hours apply

  • Eskdale Green
    • Bower House Inn Eskdale Green CA19 1TD Telephone(019467) 23244

      Comfortable country hotel, bar well used by locals. Bar opens into the lovely garden. Local cricket pitch in an adjacent field. Good quality food and a range of specials. Separate restaurant area. Dogs welcome outside of food serving times. One of five pubs down the valley, all selling real ale, and accessible by narrow gauge steam railway. West Cumbria POTS Autumn 2017. House beer: Bower House Ale, is brewed by Great Corby brewery,

    • King George IV Eskdale Green CA19 1TS Telephone(019467) 23407

      Large roadside pub, hard to miss!. Genuine pub feel with slate and wooden floors. Popular eating place, with a varied specials board, and a separate restaurant. 200 malt whiskies. Pool table. Dogs welcome in front bar. Sold to a local consortium and run by them, this is much improved. As well as the 2 letting bedrooms, there are three self-catering apartments, sleeping 4, 6 and 8 people. One of five pubs down the valley, all selling real ale, and accessible by narrow gauge steam railway. Accommodation is in a flat for 6 - 8 or a cabin in grounds for 4-6.

  • Gilcrux
    • Barn Inn Gilcrux CA7 2QX Telephone(016973) 23289

      Next to the Beeches caravan park in the village of Gilcrux this restaurant-bar was formerly known as 'the Barn Bistro' Renamed and re-opened in 2010 and again in 2022. Currently undergoing kitchen re-furb. so no food as yet (March 2022)

    • Masons Arms Gilcrux CA7 2QX Telephone(016973) 23267

      Friendly local pub. Has two separate bars. Building, with reclaimed ships' timbers in its structure, dates back to 1865, originally a Boot and shoe makers. Extensive bottle collection. Dogs not in lounge, please. Meats are locally sourced from a traditional family butcher and fish is fresh from Gilcrux Springs trout farm. Vegetarians and gluten-free meals available. Closed in January

  • Gosforth
    • Globe The Square Gosforth CA20 1AL Telephone(019467) 25548

      Large unpretentious pub in centre of Gosforth village, with food and accommodation mainly used by weekly Sellafield contractors Gosforth is a nice large village with a good local bakery, a church with a Viking Cross and 4 real ale pubs in total. Local Tourist attractions and a short drive in several different directions and include Wasdale Head, Wastwater, Great Gable, Sca Fell, Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway (9 miles into the most lovely valley), Seaside at Seascale, St Bees and Ravenglass, Ravenglass nature reserve, the spectacular Cumbrian coastal railway, and lots and lots of lovely walks, some gentle and some strenuous! There is a strong art and craft tradition in the area and the outlets are worth seeking out. There are campsites in the area and plenty of pub, hotel and B&B accommodations.

    • Gosforth Hall Inn Wasdale Road Gosforth CA20 1AZ Telephone(019467) 25322

      This inn has many attractions in addition to its four varying, well-kept, usually Cumbrian beers and a popular beer festival in May. (Show your card for a CAMRA discount). For the hungry, Rod's pies satisfy the heartiest of fell walkers' appetites. The former 17th century farm house is grade II listed and boasts a priest's hole, a spiral staircase to the upper floors and the widest single-span, sandstone hearth in England. There is a boules pitch in the large landscaped garden and the adjacent St Mary's church is famous for its Viking cross and other early Viking/Christian artefacts. Gosforth is a nice large village with a good local bakery, a church with its Viking Cross and 4 real ale pubs in total. Local Tourist attractions and a short drive in several different directions include Wasdale Head, Wastwater, Great Gable, Sca Fell, Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway (9 miles into the most lovely valley);seaside at Seascale, St Bees and Ravenglass; Ravenglass nature reserve; the spectacular Cumbrian coastal railway, and lots and lots of lovely walks, some gentle and some strenuous! There is a strong art and craft tradition in the area and the outlets are worth seeking out. There are campsites in the area and plenty of pub, hotel and B&B accommodations. The pub is an hour's walk (2.9 miles) to the nearest Station (Seascale) but there is a local taxi firm in the village (Gosforth Taxis) charging reasonable rates. West Cumbria Pub of the Year 2017

    • Kellbank Whitecroft Gosforth CA20 1JA Telephone(019467) 25254

      Comfortable village local, an old coaching inn, where you can still see the mounting block outside the front entrance! Now beautifully remodelled with modern bar area and furnishings, it is open all day and everyday, under the new establishment, Mawsons of Seascale, well-known locally for their amazing ice cream creations using the creamiest milk from their own cows. You will find some of them on the menu here! Beers vary and are from independent Cumbrian breweries. There is one of the best children's play areas ever seen in a pub, safe and tastefully separate but very supervisable. Bar has local ales and a selection of international bottled beers; also a speciality lager from Tractor Shed Brewing in Workington (try their Czech Pilsner). There are separate restaurant and dining rooms, and upstairs is a well-equipped function suite upstairs for family gatherings, weddings, social functions and conferences. Three American style pool tables and dartboards feature in the games room upstairs. Please note: the front door may be at the back in winter! Gosforth is a nice large village with a good local bakery, a church with a Viking Cross and 4 real ale pubs in total. Local Tourist attractions and a short drive in several different directions and include Wasdale Head, Wastwater, Great Gable, Sca Fell, Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway (9 miles into the most lovely valley), Seaside at Seascale, St Bees and Ravenglass, Ravenglass nature reserve, the spectacular Cumbrian coastal railway, and lots and lots of lovely walks, some gentle and some strenuous! There is a strong art and craft tradition in the area and the outlets are worth seeking out. There are campsites in the area and plenty of pub, hotel and B&B accommodations.

    • Lion & Lamb The Square Gosforth CA20 1AL Telephone(019467) 58422

      Refurbished in 2016. Now in a modern, Sports Bar style with 2 handpumps. Can be busy on weekends

  • Great Broughton
    • Broughton Craggs Hotel Craggs Road Great Broughton CA13 0XP Telephone(01900) 824400

      Hotel bar, overlooking gardens. Seperate lounges open to non-residents. Lunchtime meals on Sunday only.

    • Punch Bowl Inn 19 Main Street Great Broughton CA13 0YJ Telephone(01900) 267070

      Originally a coaching inn, this 17th Century pub is now a community pub. It is run by a committee that includes a number of CAMRA members. Very much a drinkers’ pub, it is still inviting for families. Has three hand pumps serving a constantly changing variety of beers from many Cumbrian breweries, with the occasional guest ale from elsewhere. There are usually both light and dark ales on offer. It offers darts, dominoes and a quiz team, and is adorned with Rugby League memorabilia on the walls, and water jugs hanging from the low beamed ceiling. A number of special events such as cheese festivals, fizz Fridays and Guest Ale Weekends are held regularly, with details shown on the Facebook page. Bank Holidays open 6-10pm. Limited opening hours incl. not ALL Thursdays. Check before visit.

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      • Cumbria Pub of the Year 2022

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      • West Cumbria Branch Pub of the Year 2018, 2022
  • Great Clifton
    • Market Cross 7 Hunter Bank Great Clifton CA14 1UD Telephone(01900) 65932

      Over two hundred year old two roomed village 'local' with a central bar serving both rooms. Back room has a full-size snooker table. Reputed to have a resident lady ghost! Very small car park. Singing competition Monday eves Feb-Nov

    • Old Ginn House Moor Road Great Clifton CA14 1TS Telephone(01900) 64616

      This is a large roadside hotel in a village near Workington. The bar is the Ginn Room after which the inn has been named. This unique rounded room where, in bygone times, horses walked around turning the grindstone to crush the crops, known as 'ginning', offers a good selection of soft drinks, wines, spirits and beers including Cumbrian Real Ale. Very comfortable linked seating areas and a nice ambience. There is a wheelchair users' flat in the hotel complex. No other wheelchair loo but pub and dining are accessible. Kids till 9:30pm

  • Harrington
    • Galloping Horse 95 Main Road, High Harrington Harrington CA14 4NQ Telephone(01946) 328203

      This is a large, comfortable and welcoming pub, under new management and recently reopened after extensive remodelling and renovation. It has a separate eating area and now sells at least three real ales from various breweries. It's very popular with diners (booking recommended)) but is very much a community pub: it has not lost its 'drinker-friendly' atmosphere. There are events to support nominated local charities, (currently Allerdale & Copeland Autism Support), Sky and BT Sports, and a separate games area. Quiz night is Thursdays at 9pm. NOTE: Bar may open all day during summer - check website or phone to confirm before visiting.

    • George & Dragon 57 Church Road Harrington CA14 5PT Telephone(019467) 48099
  • Hensingham
    • Globe Inn 95 Main Street Hensingham CA28 8QX Telephone(01946) 590772

      Recently re-opened, beautifully refurbished, homely, community pub. Smallish bar with upstairs dining/function room. Reasonably priced home-cooked food (huge portions) weekend lunchtimes and all evenings. Specialises in gluten-free choices. Juke box, quiz machine, large screen TV and all matches. Very friendly and sociable! Motto: strangers leave as friends.

    • Sun Inn 101 Main Street Hensingham CA28 8QD Telephone(01946) 695149

      This pub features a lounge/games room and a Public Bar. Popular with locals.

  • Holmrook
    • Lutwidge Arms Holmrook CA19 1UH Telephone(019467) 24230

      A comfortable hotel, popular as a local. Not open daytimes. Comprises a long bar area which was once two rooms. Large garden. Dogs welcome outside meal times. Nearest station is Drigg.

  • Irton
    • Irton Hall Irton CA19 1TA Telephone(019467) 26025

      This is a real ale bar in an historic holiday complex, consisting of B&B in the main Irton Hall with a variety of apartments, cottages and houses in the grounds

  • Keswick
    • 18 20 Cellar Bar & Dining 18-20 Lake Road Keswick CA12 5BX Telephone(017687) 72990

      Recently refurbished with contemporary décor. Cellar bar downstairs has large leather sofas and armchairs, leading out to a large beer garden.

    • Back Bar Main Street Keswick CA12 5JF Telephone(017687) 73333

      Recently refurbished, converted barn at the rear of an imposing town centre hotel. It was formerly known as 'Ye Olde Queen's Head'. (when actually part of Queen's Hotel), now known as Back Bar, at rear of the hotel which is now known as the Inn on the Square. On two floors. Live sport on large TV.

    • Bank Tavern 47 Main Street Keswick CA12 5DS Telephone(017687) 72663

      Refurbished town centre pub, which has a busy food trade and a range of Jennings beers. Now has a covered and heated garden area. No under 5's.

    • Cafe Bar 26 26 Lake Road Keswick CA12 5DQ Telephone(017687) 80863
    • Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 2 Bank St Keswick CA12 5JY Telephone(017687) 73561

      This former police station has been interestingly converted and has an interesting history: "This former magistrates court and police station was built in 1901-2, remaining in use until 2000, built on the site of a workhouse, founded in the will (dated 1642) of the eminent lawyer and judge Sir John Bankes. Born in 1589, he was called to the bar, elected as an MP and knighted in 1631. Three years later, he was appointed Attorney-General and, in 1640, became Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, one of the highest judicial officials in England until his death in 1644." (from JDW website) Beer choices tend to be limited and not often varied.

    • Crafty Baa 13 Bank Street Keswick CA12 5JY Telephone(017687) 85405

      Sister pub to the one in Windermere. Eclectic decoration including a wide range of items hanging from the ceiling. Although small downstairs, there is an upstairs seating area. Dozens upon dozens of bottled and canned beers are available. House beer is currently from Tirril

    • Dog & Gun 2 Lake Road Keswick CA12 5BT Telephone(017687) 73463

      Refurbished with a more modern interior, the traditional horse brasses and other artifacts have been replaced with 'vintage' furnishings. The bar has been opened up to make room for more guests. Famed for its Hungarian Goulash. Always full of dogs; special menu and doggy bags for them

    • Fox Tap Brewery Lane Keswick CA12 5BY Telephone(017687) 80700

      Superbly refurbished and enlarged brewery tap. Reopened October 2019. Serving all the brewery beers and able to offer brewery tours. Occasional live music and food events. Has large seating area outside. Is situated just outside the town centre. Beer range includes craft beers

    • George Hotel 3 St Johns Street Keswick CA12 5AZ Telephone(017687) 72076

      One of the most historic pubs in Keswick. part of the Marstons estate. Snug bar and separate restaurant.

    • Heights Hotel Rakefoot Lane, Castlerigg Keswick CA12 4TE Telephone(017687) 72251

      Small hotel bar open to non-residents, Summer season. Popular with campers from nearby campsites. Separate residents bar. Gardens with extensive views. May be closed in winter months.

    • Inn on the Square Main Street Keswick CA12 5JF Telephone(017687) 73333

      The hotel bar is open to non-residents in this popular historic and charming, and beautifully refurbished, town centre hotel. The Back Bar, at the rear of the hotel, is a contemporary caf� bar in a converted barn with wood burning stove; serving coffees and home-made cakes, local ales, light lunches and great bar meals and home-made chips! This can be accessed through the hotel or down the adjacent side lane. The opening hours for the two bars may be different but you will get a beer or something to eat between the times we have given, at one bar or the other!

    • Keswick Country House Hotel Station Road Keswick CA12 4NQ Telephone(017687) 72020
    • Keswick Park Hotel 33 Station Road Keswick CA12 4NA Telephone(017687) 72072
    • Keswick Rugby Football Club Davidson Park Keswick CA12 5EG Telephone(017687) 80186

      Rugby clubhouse open to non-members. Log fire on cold days, large patio with extensive views of surrounding fells. Pool table and darts board. Sky sports large TV. Limited opening hours

    • Kings Arms Hotel Main Street Keswick CA12 5BL Telephone(017687) 72083

      A family-owned and run, former coaching inn which sells real ale in front bar. Meals available in bar, courtyard restaurant, sports bar or pizzeria converted from former stables. Public areas and 13 en-suite bedrooms were completely refurbished to a high standard in 2014. Committed to serving locally-sourced, hearty comfort food, full of flavour with delicious twists on popular classic dishes and 5 real ales and ciders. Parking at rear in pay and display.

    • Lake Road Inn 10 Lake Road Keswick CA12 5BX Telephone(017687) 72404

      Friendly, cosy L shaped bar with beer garden. Games in adjoining barn

    • Lakes Bar & Bistro 25 Station Street Keswick CA12 5HH Telephone(017687) 74080

      Cosy, modern bistro-style bar serving up to 4 real ales-probably only 2 handpumps used in winter

    • Lion 20 Main Street Keswick CA12 5JD Telephone(017687) 44965

      Town centre pub with dining area serving traditional pub meals. Live music Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays. Keswick Jazz Festival venue

    • Oddfellows Arms 19 Main Street Keswick CA12 5BL Telephone(017687) 72682

      Long narrow town centre bar with large beer garden at rear with about 50 picnic benches. Live music every evening in Summer, weekends only in Winter. Dogs allowed in covered rear yard. Currently not serving food

    • Pack Horse Inn Pack Horse Court Keswick CA12 5JB Telephone(017687) 71148

      Deceptively large, open plan, split level pub, situated in Pack Horse Lane, just off the Main Street. The dining area is on many levels up a square shaped staircase. Bar menu is available during the day and there is table service in the evening on the upper levels. Popular weekly quiz on Wednesdays. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. A good place to sample Robinsons' range of 'seasonal' beers

    • Pheasant Inn Crosthwaite Road Keswick CA12 5PP Telephone(017687) 72219

      Serves a selection of Jennings beers from 5 hand pumps. Food served 12-2 and evenings. Sunday Dinner 12-3 offering standard, small and child sizes. Outdoor staged-seating area at the front and at the rear providing good views, partially under shelter.

    • Pocket 33 Lake Rd Keswick CA12 5DQ

      Cafe serving good fresh food and local real ales and draught German and Belgian beers. Becoming a popular music venue

    • Royal Oak Main Street Keswick CA12 5HZ Telephone(017687) 74584

      Busy town centre hotel and pub in an 18th century coaching inn. Dogs welcome in one half of pub.

    • Skiddaw Hotel 31 Main Street Keswick CA12 5BN Telephone(017687) 72071

      Quite popular town centre hotel bar open to non-residents

    • Twa Dogs Inn Penrith Road Keswick CA12 4JU Telephone(017687) 72599

      Edge of town pub, holds regular theme nights, raises funds for charities. Only known example of Cumbrian Bogart on display. Folk singing Sunday afternoons. Prize winning outside floral display. Opening hours may be reduced in winter months

    • Wainwright Lake Road Keswick CA12 5BZ Telephone(017687) 44927

      Serving local food and Cumbrian brewed ales. 10% off real ales for CAMRA members

  • Little Clifton
    • Melbreak Hotel Little Clifton Little Clifton CA14 1XS Telephone(01900) 614430

      Hotel with recently refurbished and extended bar, open to non-residents. Spacious bar area with small tables and armchairs, plenty of standing room for events, conferences etc. The Conservatory Restaurant has good views to Western Fells

  • Lorton Vale
    • Hundith Hill Hotel Lorton Vale Lorton Vale CA13 9TH Telephone(01900) 822092

      Pleasant country hotel, set back from Cockermouth - Lorton road, open to non-residents. Popular venue for functions, but separate bar for drinkers.

  • Low Lorton
    • Wheatsheaf Inn Low Lorton CA13 9UW Telephone(01900) 85199

      17th century village pub set in the Vale of Lorton, it has two rooms each with a real fire and is unique in having its own caravan park. The pub concentrates on food and there's a children's menu. Table bookings are recommended. Dogs are welcome, and a water bowl is provided in the side room.

  • Loweswater
    • Kirkstile Inn Loweswater CA13 0RU Telephone(01900) 85219

      Brewery tap for Cumbrian Ales, creator of 2011 Champion Golden Ale of Britain: Loweswater Gold, originally brewed in the pub, now in bigger premises near Hawkshead. A short stroll from the waters of Loweswater and Crummock, this 16th century pub has six hand pumps, two seating areas and a reputation for food (It is busy at meal times). Consistent winner and finalist for local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year since early 2000s

  • Maryport
    • Lifeboat Shipping Brow, Senhouse Street Maryport CA15 6AB Telephone(01900) 814636

      There has been a pub on this site since 1751. From the outside seating there are stunning views across the harbour to Scotland. Four handpumps dispense local cask ales and both these and the good selection of meals are reasonably priced. All-you-can-eat Sunday lunch at �6.50 is highly recommended! An annual World's Biggest Leek and Onion Competition is held here with licensee George Kemp frequently winning. Be wary of well intentioned wind-ups as the landlord has, for the third time, won The Biggest Liar in the World Competition 2015, sponsored by Jennings Brewery. Good Beer Guide entries for 2014 and 2012.

  • Mawbray
    • Lowther Arms Mawbray CA15 6QT Telephone(01900) 881044

      Successfully re-opened as a Community Pub. (June 26 2021). A traditional country pub at the heart of the village of Mawbray. Also doubles as a cafe, open all day. Ideally situated on the beautiful Solway Coast with views to the Western fells from the child and dog friendly beer garden. Small touring caravan site at rear, also with camping pod

  • Nether Wasdale
    • Screes Inn Nether Wasdale CA20 1ET Telephone(019467) 26262

      Recently changed hands; the owners of the Strands, opposite, now own and run the Screes. The pub has undergone a modest refurbishment. All bedrooms have been refurbished. Friendly place with a mix of visitors and locals, this was once a Temperance Hotel! An unspoilt pub, with its stone flagged floors, is split into two areas on two levels, one the main bar/lounge and the other a lower bar area. Free wifi - no mobile phone reception in valley. Nice outdoor drinking area with great mountain views at the front

    • Strands Inn Nether Wasdale CA20 1ET Telephone(019467) 26237

      Home of Strands Brewery This inn has an extensive food and beer menu of which they are justifiably proud. Fab range of around 30 beers brewed on site - you never know what you will get! Visit during the annual May Festival of beers to try the entire range. Bottles available (RAIBs). Children are welcome as well as dogs. West Cumbria CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016. Runner up 2017. Several CAMRA Beer awards too. Wifi is free - there is no mobile phone reception in the valley. Popular for Morris dances and folk musicians, walkers, drinkers, everyone else too! Overnight stays - very reasonable pricing.

  • Newlands
    • Swinside Inn Newlands Valley Newlands CA12 5UE Telephone(017687) 78253

      Friendly family owned traditional 17th century lakeland inn. Nicely refurbished and extended. Wonderful views across Newlands Valley to Causey Pike.

  • Portinscale
    • Derwentwater Hotel Portinscale Portinscale CA12 5RE Telephone(017687) 0000
    • Farmers Arms Portinscale CA12 5RW Telephone(017687) 72322

      Extensively refurbished with a mediterranean feel, bistro style pub, which focuses on good quality food, but also welcomes drinkers. Children welcome

  • Ravenglass
    • Inn at Ravenglass Main Street Ravenglass CA18 1SQ Telephone(01229) 717230

      There's a jolly seaside cafe feel to this homely pub, a 17th Century inn, which sits beside the estuary with its wonderful views, in this delightful village. In Roman and Viking times this was one of the 5 main ports in the country. With a good choice of real ales and specializing in seafood, freshly prepared from the locally caught catch of the day and the views of sunsets over the estuary, this pub has a lot to commend it. Dogs are welcome outside food times. Close to Ravenglass stations for mainline and Ravenglass & Eskdale Valley railways. Now owned (2013) by the Muncaster Estate via Pennington Hotels

    • Pennington Hotel Main Street Ravenglass CA18 1SD Telephone(01229) 717222

      Recently renovated 16th C. coaching inn. Very high quality contempory feel as expected of the historic Pennington family. Part of the Muncaster Castle estate. High quality food with prices to match. Close to Ravenglass stations for mainline and Ravenglass & Eskdale Valley railways.

    • Ratty Arms Ravenglass CA18 1SN Telephone(01229) 717676

      A converted railway building with loads of railway memorabilia, wrought iron and glass. Sit on the platform side and look out on both the La'al Ratty station and the Big Trains. Good value tasty food served all day. Dog friendly. On Ravenglass stations for mainline and Ravenglass & Eskdale Valley railways. May close early evenings

  • Rosthwaite
    • Scafell Hotel Borrowdale Rosthwaite CA12 5XB Telephone(017687) 77208

      Real ale serving bar, beside and at rear of Scafell Hotel (use separate side entrance) Walkers and dogs welcome. Good selection of malt whiskies. Home of the classic Borrowdale Fell Race. Pleasant river views

  • Rowrah
    • Ennerdale Brewery Tap Chapel Row Rowrah CA26 3XS Telephone(01946) 862977

      Brewery in the back...More like a cafe by day and a bistro in the evenings that it is open. Acts as a community hub too

  • Santon Bridge
    • Bridge Inn Santon Bridge CA19 1UX Telephone(019467) 26221

      Comfortable hotel, recently refurbished (2021) in beautiful location; close to major tourist spots - eg Eskdale Steam railway, Wastwater, Muncaster Castle but serving a good mix of tourists and locals alike. Low beams, creaking floors. There's a great range of beers and a couple of good guests via Marston's. There's an inventive range of tasty, reasonably-priced, locally-sourced, home-cooked food, available every day. Sunday carvery is 12-3pm and campers' breakfasts are available if requested! This is the home of the World's Biggest Liar Competition, and it is also licensed for weddings! Now owned by Steve Cottrell, who owns nearby Irton Hall and run by a good staff team

  • Scales
    • White Horse Inn Scales CA12 4SY Telephone(017687) 79241

      Traditional lakeland roadside pub, previously mainly catered for diners, but has now been re-opened under the Maudsley family, who own the Coledale Inn at Braithwaite, and real ales should be more of a focus. Great location for drinkers coming off Blencathra and the surrounding fells with plenty of parking nearby for short or longer walks. Small patio to front. Does not offer B&B type accommodation but there is excellent value bunkhouse accommodation

  • Seascale
    • Calder House Hotel The Banks Seascale CA20 1QP Telephone(019467) 28538

      Cosy, intimate and interesting Victorian style bar. Many of the original features have been retained in this the ex-sewing room in this former girls boarding school. Offers an extensive range of truly excellent food. CAMRA Pub of the Season, Autumn 2010. Wonderful views across Irish Sea from gardens. Sadly, no public transport evenings.

  • Seatoller
    • Glaramara House Seatoller CA12 5XQ Telephone(017687) 77222

      Large country hotel, specialising in outdoor activities, in beautiful setting. Separate lounges, outdoor area and restaurant. Open to non-residents. Lunchtime bar snacks. Pub of the Season Spring 2019. Sometimes closed for private functions, so check please. limited access for dogs. Look for relief sculptures by Eric Gill

  • Seaton
    • Pack Horse 10 Low Seaton Seaton CA14 1PP Telephone07834 766166

      New to the real ale scene, this well-established community pub with a welcoming atmosphere, for visitors and regulars alike. Large beer garden to the rear. Providing a good social life in the village, with trips and plenty of popular live music sessions.

    • Royal Oak 49 Main Road Seaton CA14 1HU Telephone07393 864592

      A community pub serving predominantly locals. Front bar with TV and seated drinking area. Rear games room (pool and darts). Wednesday night quiz

  • St Bees
    • Albert Hotel 1 Finkle St St Bees CA27 0BN Telephone(01946) 822345

      A light and airy bar with contemporary decor and furnishing. Beer, unusually, is served at a good temperature (ie - not chilled)! Meals evenings only, not on Saturdays but Sunday lunches popular. Small function room at rear leading outside to a pleasant garden drinking area.

    • Manor Main Street St Bees CA27 0DE Telephone(01946) 820587

      Extensively remodelled with a name change, in 2014, to make better use of a lovely, grade I listed, 17th century building. Featuring a large sports bar and 40-seater restaurant it is popular with tourists and locals alike - great reputation for excellent ales and superb food. Dogs are welcome in Public Bar only. Nearby is the station for the beautifully scenic Cumbrian Coastal railway, running between seas and cliffs, with views of mountains (eg Sca Fell and Great Gable) rivers, tidal lagoons and wildlife reserves; the ancient St Bees Priory c 1120 with its legendary Father Willis organ and lovely bells, and extensive history displays, and also, of course, St Bees Head and beach, where the 192 mile Coast to Coast walk traditionally begins.

    • Oddfellows Arms Main Street St Bees CA27 0AD Telephone(01946) 822317

      Two roomed pub offering a warm welcome from the landlady. Steak nights on a Thursday are very popular. Food Sunday lunchtime and Thurday evening only. Dog friendly. Strong links with community, monthly folk singing and local organisations, including over 60s, hold coffee mornings and fund-raising events.

    • Queens Hotel Main Street St Bees CA27 0DE Telephone(01946) 822287

      Recently re-opened after extensive refurbishment. A 17th century building comprising 2 bars and a conservertory. A number of letting rooms available. Opening hours can vary please check before visit

    • Seacote Hotel The Beach St Bees CA27 0ES Telephone(01946) 822300

      Refurbished large holiday-type hotel, now with interest in real ale briefly coming and going heavily used by coach tour companies. There are still handpumps all over the place but no longer selling real ale. They have had none in for ages and there is no policy to get any in the future. If you stay there, fortunately there are three good real ale outlets a short walk away into the village centre, and one at the other end of the village.

  • Stonethwaite
    • Langstrath Country Inn Borrowdale Stonethwaite CA12 5XG Telephone(017687) 77239

      On the crossroads of the Coast to Coast walk and Cumbria Way, at the head of Borrowdale and popular with walkers. Served by the Honister Rambler bus. The Langstrath was originally a miner's cottage built around 1590, though it was known as ‘Dove Cottage’. All that remains of the old cottage is the residents lounge with its original doorways and low oak lintels. CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 14th 2020. Limited car parking

  • Tallentire
    • Bush Inn Tallentire Tallentire CA13 0PT Telephone(01900) 823707

      A good old-fashioned pub that often serves at least one ale from a Cumbrian brewery. The hub of the community, home of the cricket team and hosts traditional music session on the last Wednesday of the month. With it's exposed beams, stone floor and wood burning stove, the pub also has an exterior sensitive to the character of the village. Well behaved dogs welcome. Food served in separate restaurant Sunday lunchtimes and Thursday to Saturday evenings

  • Thirlspot
    • Kings Head Thirlspot CA12 4TN Telephone(017687) 72393

      Multi-roomed gastropub-style inn. Walkers and dogs welcome

  • Threlkeld
    • Horse & Farrier Threlkeld CA12 4SQ Telephone(017687) 79688

      Large traditional lakeland pub which mainly caters for diners, but also welcomes drinkers. A number of different seated areas. Dogs welcome other than meals.

    • Sally@Threlkeld Threlkeld CA12 4SQ Telephone(017687) 79614

      Traditional lakeland pub, recently refurbished, with large garden with panoramic views at the rear. Situated in village. Convenient for walkers. Dogs welcome. Run by same people as Horse & Farrier. Flag stone floors, oak beams and roaring log fires create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at the 17th century Salutation Inn in the heart of the Lake District. Secure storage available for cyclists and free Wi-Fi internet. Beer range/numbers may be reduced in winter.

  • Waberthwaite
    • Brown Cow Inn Waberthwaite LA19 5YJ Telephone(01229) 717243

      Traditional roadside inn with a community focus. Welcoming to visitors, good value home cooked food.

  • Wasdale Head
    • Wasdale Head Inn Wasdale Head CA20 1EX Telephone(019467) 26229

      The World's Biggest Liar competition began here, started by the first winner, landlord Will Ritson in the 19th century (read more at http://www.santonbridgeinn.com/#!the-worlds-bigest-liar/cbic), along with a crag rat competition where the challenge was to get around the walls of the snug on the shelving! Whilst that is no longer encouraged, there is plenty more to do and look at, both inside and out, whilst enjoying great locally produced food and a choice of seven changing, but mostly Cumbrian, ales and a real cider, with a real fire in winter and outdoor tables in summer! The historic photos of the birth of rock-climbing and the outfits they wore are enlightening. Outside, there is Sca Fell England's tallest mountain on the doorstep, to look up at or to climb, with the Pike and Great Gable adjacent. England's smallest church is a stone's throw away, with its memorials to fallen climbers, and you pass England's deepest lake on the way there. The pub has accommodation, chalets and there is a campsite next door and the valley head, accessed by a twisting and turning single track road, can get very busy in Summer.

  • Whitehaven
    • Barra Jacks James Street Whitehaven CA28 7HZ Telephone(01946) 692119

      Basic locals pub. Can be a bit rough and ready! Bar snacks. Racing favoured for TV. The name came from the landlord when it was the Lowther Arms. He came from Barrow and was called Jack Spencer - can be seen on the 2nd photo. Prior to that it was Timpson's or Simpson's Wines .....

    • Bransty Arch 9 Bransty Row Whitehaven CA28 7XE Telephone(01946) 517640

      A typical Wetherspoon's 'barn', with a very committed licencee and staff. Close to the attractive harbour. Busy in the evenings at weekends when it can be very noisy, due to the acoustics. Mini seasonal beer festivals held throughout the year

    • Candlestick 21 - 22 Tangier Street Whitehaven CA28 7UX Telephone(01946) 66288

      Unusual refurbishment has given this historic pub an evening cafe bar/cocktail bar feel, whilst still catering for sports enthusiasts and regulars. The only free house in Whitehaven with Cask Marque. May close early on Sunday night if no one in.

    • Chase Hotel Corkickle Whitehaven CA28 8AA Telephone(01946) 693656

      A large Georgian hotel with modern extension, which has recently returned to real ale.

    • Cleaver's 78 Lowther St Whitehaven CA28 7RB Telephone(01946) 64579

      Small and intimate bar with terrific food and a friendly atmosphere. Close Tuesdays.

    • Glass House 41 - 42 Duke Street Whitehaven CA28 7NP Telephone(01946) 695222

      Ultra-modern wine bar and restaurant, owned by Blackbeck Brewery, already getting good reviews for food. Two Blackbeck beers on sale but don't expect too much and please use NBSS if you visit. Last report - no real ale

    • Howgate On A595 Whitehaven CA28 6PL Telephone(01946) 662860

      A nice Brewers' Fayre pub attached to the Premier Inn in elevated position on the outskirts of the town with lovely views over the coast. Very comfortable, multiple seating and dining areas, peaceful location just off the bypass.

    • Lowther club 82 Lowther Street Whitehaven CA28 7RF Telephone(01946) 692396

      It is a lively and friendly members' club but open to the general public. If someone who is not a member is seen in frequently, they will be asked to join as a member which is £10pa. Members receive a card which entitles the holder to discount for drinks purchased. Single large bar area and other rooms. Regular entertainment at weekends. First beer festival end May 2017. Interesting guest beers. Branch Club of the Year 2018

    • Royal Standard West Strand Whitehaven CA28 7LR Telephone(01946) 328184

      A 3 storey Georgian building on Whitehaven's harbourside with good views of the attractive marina and much more. The pub used to hold a tidal license, to serve local mariners and was open at very odd times during the day and night. Recently refurbished in sports bar style, reverted back to original name

    • Shakers Cocktail & Cafe Bar 21 Duke St Whitehaven CA28 7ET Telephone(01946) 667720

      A popular and successful cocktail bar that has recently started selling real ales. A late night venue owned by the same person as the neighbouring Joe Bananas.

    • Shipwrights Arms 4 Bransty Row Whitehaven CA28 7XE Telephone(01946) 632030

      Recently re-opened locals pub. Lots of SKY SPORT, all major matches both rugby and the other game; recently refreshed frontage. There are a lot of nautical references in the pub in the form of various artifacts and ship models. Nearest pub to station and bus stop outside door.

    • Tavern Tangier St Whitehaven CA28 7UX Telephone07540 801227

      Very interesting refurbishment of historic building, featuring internal spiral staircase and indoor well. Separate bar upstairs which can be used privately. In town centre, close to hardbourside. All Whitehaven buses very close. Beer range constantly changing. On town circuit and clientele is very challenging.

    • Vagabond 9 Marlborough Street Whitehaven CA28 7LL Telephone(01946) 66653

      Two-storied, wooden-floored, quaint pub, located next to the historic harbour. The upper floor can be used exclusively for dining, parties or meetings. Superb food, locally sourced and cooked, includes daily specials, some European choices, hand made pizzas from their own stone-baked pizza oven and gorgeous hand-cut chips. Limited opening hours at the moment - mainly evenings and weekends. Beers are constantly changing and interesting choices, Often Scottish but always one or two from other parts of the country and one changing Cumbrian one; most of these are not usually available anywhere else in the town. All well kept and prices on the lower side

    • Waverley Hotel Whitehaven CA28 7UX Telephone(01946) 694337
    • Whitehaven Rufc Whitehaven CA28 7QR Telephone(01946) 695253

      Real ale is available on Match days or on request for Parties etc. Usually Ennerdale Blonde

    • Whittington Cat Lowther Street Whitehaven CA28 7DG Telephone(019467) 48845

      Sportsman bar, televised matches. Popular for lunches. Busy town-centre pub

  • Winscales
    • Oily's Winscale Winscales CA14 4JG Telephone(01900) 66655

      Long established public house, with an interesting history. Mainly given over to diners. Extensive lunchtime and evening menus, incl. childrens menu

  • Workington
    • Blue Bell 18 King Street Workington CA14 4DJ Telephone(01900) 602734

      A two roomed, town Centre circuit pub, but with a friendly, local feel. All major sports matches shown. Roadside parking nearby. A lengthy but level trek from the railway station. Some have restricted opening hours, so check before making a special journey.

    • Conservative Club Vulcans lane Workington CA14 2BT Telephone(01900) 603737

      MEMBERS CLUB serving quality local bitter. (CAMRA members can be signed in) Small, friendly club next to the bus station and close to the town centre shopping area.

    • Hall Park Hotel 23 Carlton Road Workington CA14 4BX Telephone(01900) 602968

      Comfortable hotel in older part of Workington Bar area feels quite pub-like too

    • Henry Bessemer New Oxford Street Workington CA14 2NA Telephone(01900) 734650

      Large, friendly, Wetherspoon pub that was previously a cinema. No music but can be noisy when busy, particularly at weekends. Good value food served all day. Beer range includes beers from Cumbrian breweries and they are well-kept here. Bus station over road;10 mins from rail station. Full disabled access - level entry door to the right of the main door.

    • Miners Arms 11 Guard Street Workington CA14 4EJ Telephone(01900) 67816

      The Miners was a Theakston's house serving real ale in the 1980's and has revived the tradition. The preference of the regulars is for blond session ales in the 3-4% abv range, and the pumpclips adorning the ceiling show a large variety of well chosen examples of these. There is a good crowd of locals using this pub, which is just off the main circuit and it is well supported by people who know each other. A good example of a town centre local! There are two pub football teams, a darts team and two pool teams. and the early part of the week is quiet but the back end is really busy!