We have just reopened our doors following an exciting, extensive refurbishment – come and see what we’ve done with the place!
With Waterhead Pier handily opposite and an easy stroll from Ambleside centre, The Waterhead Inn, and the Lake House, is an ideal springboard into the magnificent Lake District and gives many an option, whether you’re stopping off for a relaxing drink, enjoying a spot of good, home-cooked food with superb views to match or winding down with a pub stay away.
Open daily throughout the year, be sure to have The Waterhead Inn on your list to stay for accommodation in the Lake District. Tuck into our stand-out Cumbrian fare and enjoy a great choice of hot and cold drinks inside our relaxed bar and dining areas or from our outdoor terrace with its unparalleled lake views.
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Find the very latest special offers and deals at The Waterhead Inn below.
Available November - March 2024
Our unbeatable Winter Breaks offer is back! Book a dinner, bed and breakfast stay at an The Inn Collection Group inn from as little as £49.50pp*.Find out more
A dog friendly pub with lake views in Ambleside
A skip away from Windermere shore and surrounded by England’s largest national park with its myriad trails, it’s easy to see why The Waterhead Inn at Ambleside is perfect for pooches.
Whether you’re looking for dog friendly accommodation in Ambleside, or a relaxing place to visit for drinks or where you can enjoy dining with four-legged members of the family alongside, The Waterhead Inn is a dog friendly Lake District pub to make a beeline for.
After a day’s exertion exploring fell and lake trails, forests or taking to the water, there are plenty of cosy corners for happy dogs to curl up, relax and dream about their day, while you settle back with a drink and good food.Find out more
Explore the Lake District
Prime location in the Lake District you'll find The Waterhead Inn, surrounded by some of the most epic mountains and fells.