Our Restaurants in The Lake District
There are many lovely places to wine and dine in the Lake District, from The Waterhead Inn near Lake Windermere to The Swan in Grasmere. We have everything covered from your full English Breakfasts to a hearty evening meal.
Here at The Inn Collection Group, we’re proud to have created inns where visitors can eat, drink, sleep and explore while paying homage to our pub roots. We value our customers and as such invest in our staff, our locations, and the community around our inns ensuring our visitors get a whole experience while visiting us. At any of our restaurants, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of our team about the allergens on our dining menus, and we will always do our best to accommodate you.
Where to eat in Ambleside
The Waterhead Inn Pub
Based just off the shoreline from Lake Windermere, The Waterhead Inn Pub is in a perfectly picturesque location in Ambleside, in the Lake District, to stop off for a drink and some delicious traditional British grub.
The charming pub boasts a wonderful foray of seasonal, home-cooked dishes and British pub favourites on the menu such as Fish and Chips. Then, the dessert menu has got you covered with something for after your main meal, with savoury classics like a cheese board to something sweeter, such as sticky toffee pudding. Better still, the food at The Waterhead Inn is made from locally sourced produce.
Stopping by for a light warm lunch? We offer a range of soups and sandwiches including the popular beef and onion gravy sandwich to fuel you for the rest of your day.
Fancy a tipple or just something to quench your thirst? The Waterhead Inn Pub is home to a wide range of ales, lager, gins, cocktails, and ciders – there is something for everyone. For those looking for something non-alcoholic, our range includes a variety of tea, coffee and hot chocolate on hand to warm you up after a lovely hike or boat ride!
The Wateredge Inn Pub
Featuring a waterfront terrace, The Wateredge Pub is the perfect place to grab a drink and take in some of the wonderful Lake District views. The restaurant menu is filled with home-cooked pub classics such as fish and chips and steak and ale pie to enjoy before heading off for a walk in the surrounding forests. Looking for something beyond pub classics? We also serve delicious hand-stretched stone oven-baked pizzas so there truly is something for everyone!
The Wateredge Inn Pub is both family and dog friendly, so it is the perfect place to spend a family afternoon. It also has a kids’ menu too which includes all the favourites to keep their bellies satisfied. With its warm and cosy atmosphere, The Wateredge Inn is the perfect place to experience a wonderful Lake District dining experience.
The Temperance Inn Pub
The Temperance Inn Pub is the newest of our locations. Beautifully furnished using upcycled furniture, it boasts the wonderful traditional interiors of an inn.
Whether you’re coming back from an afternoon of shopping or looking to stop off somewhere for some locally made ale and beer, it gives you the holiday atmosphere you are looking for when visiting the Lake District.
Alongside the charming service, The Temperance Inn Pub serves all the hearty comfort meals you know and love. The best part? The Temperance Inn is dog friendly, making it the best place to take your entire family for a special occasion or treat!
The Ambleside Inn
The Ambleside Inn is the perfect place to catch up with friends over some delicious seasonal dishes or pub classics made lovingly by our chef before heading off for a nice walk regardless of the season.
A popular place for a UK staycation The Ambleside Inn is a wonderful place to bring your family after a day exploring the village or taking a guided walk around Rydal cave to indulge and relax with some sticky toffee pudding – a favourite for kids and adults alike.
While all four pubs listed here are able to take bookings you can simply walk in for more spontaneous outings.
Restaurants in Bassenthwaite
The Pheasant Inn
Based in the Lake District National Park, which encompasses sites such as Scafell Pike, Wast Water, and Lake Windermere, The Pheasant Inn is the perfect place to stop off for food in Bassenthwaite.
Our chef has crafted the restaurant menu to feature seasonal dishes to go alongside decadent desserts such as creme brulee.
Fancy something lighter? There is a range of scrumptious sandwiches to choose from which you can enjoy with a lovely hand-pulled ale or a Ringtons speciality loose leaf tea.
Spending the day with children and members of the family who are meat-free? There’s a range of delicious dishes on our restaurant children’s menu which are vegetarian and vegan friendly. Please ask a member of staff if you have a
Pub food in Bowness-on-Windermere
The Angel Inn
With a view of the village below, spending some time at The Angel Inn is the perfect way to end a day of exploring the world of William Wordsworth, or a family filled afternoon on the treasure trail.
Using delicious Cumbrian produce, the pub menu includes wonderful pub-friendly classics featuring local seasonal vegetables, cooking up nourishing dishes fresh upon your arrival.
If you’ve been treasure trailing nearby, that can certainly leave the family hungry – our children’s menu includes all the kids’ classics such as cheese and tomato pizza and scampi and chips, allowing the whole family to enjoy a nice, relaxing meal.
The best places to eat in Coniston
The Coniston Inn
The Coniston Inn is the perfect place to settle down after hiking in Tarn Hows or exploring the Ruskin Museum and remains of the Coniston copper mines. The restaurant chef changes the specials daily so you are always in for a treat thanks to our local, seasonal produce.
Need to cater for children and pets? The inn is dog friendly and includes a range of dishes from cumberland sausages and mini fish and chips for the little ones which can then be finished with a deliciously indulgent dessert to end a wonderful meal.
Travelling by car? We provide plenty of parking spaces including disabled parking bays and step-free dining and bar areas, ensuring The Coniston Inn is accessible to both buggy and wheelchair users so the whole family can enjoy their dining experience.
The best restaurants in Grasmere
Based in the beautiful village of Grasmere, The Swan is the number one choice to start your day of village shopping or exploring Dove Cottage, the home of William Wordsworth. Begin early with a full English breakfast or a delicious breakfast sandwich, or finish your day by stopping off at our stylish restaurant for a flavour-filled meal delicately made by our chef.
If you’re taking a break before walking the Helm Crag Trail, you can pick up a picnic bag for the kids to munch on during the hike while you sip on a warming cup of hot cocoa!
No bookings are required, simply walk in and enjoy!