8 of the Best Pubs in Windermere

It’s always good to know the best pubs in Windermere, especially if you’re visiting over the festive period. Here we take a look at 10 of the best pubs in Windermere and the surrounding areas.

8 of the Best Pubs in Windermere

  • The Crafty Baa
  • Brookside Inn
  • The Mortal Man
  • The Cuckoo Brow Inn
  • The Masons Arms
  • Wild Boar Inn
  • The Royal Oak
  • The Drunken Duck

The Crafty Baa

Awarded the 2018 “Best Pub in England AA Award” it’s no wonder the Crafty Baa is considered one of the best pubs in Windermere. However, this delightful pub is worthy of a mention regardless of any certificates proudly hanging behind the bar.

Brookside Inn

Although relatively new by comparison, the Brookside Inn has become a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. The family run business has been open for just over a year, offering a wide selection of food and drink throughout the week.

The Mortal Man

Believed to have once been a firm favourite with Williams Wordsworth, there has been a pub on the site of the Mortal Man since 1689. Even if the Mortal Man itself wasn’t the exact location for the famous poets drinking spot, you only need to see the views for yourself to see the inspiration.

The Cuckoo Brow Inn

Another of the best pubs in Windermere is also of a considerable age. In fact, having opened around the same time as the Mortal Man, the Cuckoo Brow Inn has been pouring beer since 1700.

Wild Boar Inn

If you’re a fan of locally brewed beer, then the Wild Boar Inn offers its own microbrewery on site. Although this is a growing trend across the country, while visiting one of the best pubs in Windermere you can eat well too. After all, the Wild Boar Inn is well respected for its award-winning smokehouse.

The Masons Arms

As well as some fine local breweries, the Lake District has also moved with the times in terms of drinking habits. At the Masons Arms, the large gin selection shows how popular the spirit has become in recent years.

The Royal Oak

Your New Year break in Windermere doesn’t have to be just about the pub. Especially, if you’re away for a post-Christmas detox! So why not stop by the Royal Oak, you can grab a soft drink or a coffee, prior to boarding the Windermere Lake Cruises.

The Drunken Duck

Alternatively, if you have spent the day out and about in the Lake District, then why not enjoy a pub lunch. Having walked the scenic trails around Tarn Hows and Coniston, stop off at the Drunken Duck for a bite to eat.

Book a New Year Break in Windermere

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Book your New Year break in Windermere today.